"the sound quality is something I never thought I would be able to achieve..."
My living room is approx. 21X18 and is attached to the kitchen so it is very open. Sound was a major concern for me so I purchased a Bose V30 which I thought would take care of the open space. My only thought was "This sounds like a $250.00 system that they sell in Wal-Mart! I ended up taking it back and ordering the Mythos 8's. I was orginally going to purchase the Pro 1000 system which sounds fantanstic but when I saw the Mythos 8's I knew they would look great. I ended up purchasing a Denon Receiver 3808CI along with 3 Mythos 8's (Front, Center, Left) one supercube III, and 2 Gem Xl's for the surround. All, I can say is money well spent. Music sounds crisp and clear, NO distortion at all! Movies are unreal, the sound quality is something I never thought I would be able to achieve with that much open space. It trully sounds better than any movie theater I have been in. If you have the funds I highly recommend these speakers. They look great and sound fantastic. Another plus is that they come with mounting brackets so consider than when looking at the cost of buying brackets seperately.