I agree, Tony. The SVS will certainly give more bang for the buck. Remember, Monitor Audio has to deal with the middle man to get things sold, so there is price mark-up, therefore making value not as great. That's not to say that things bought at a B&M store can't be good quality, quite the opposite, but I think the recommendation for internet direct companies will always win my heart just a bit more. SVS PB12-Plus is a fantastic performer. Since they upgraded their drivers a while back they are even that much more worth it, IMO.