elee---I was in a similar situation as you not too long ago. I first heard K-Horns back when I was 18. I made up my mind back then that someday I would own a pair. However, I have never been able to afford them. I would move onto other things besides audio for a while. I got back into audio about 10 years ago. Since then, I have owned KG2's, Forte II's, CF3 version 2's, along with a plethora of non-Klipsch speakers. BTW, I really like the Salk speakers you own, but they have a different sound from Klipsch. I had practically given up the dream of owning K-horns because none ever came available locally to me or reasonably priced within a decent road trip. However, after 35 years of waiting patiently, a pair came available (on this forum) within driving distance and reasonably priced a couple months ago. What is really crazy is I almost passed on them. I had built a great system with other speakers and was really content audio wise. However, the K-Horns were an itch I had to scratch. I told my buddy who went with me to assist in the pick up and getting them into my house that this was a road I had to go down. They are different from any speaker I have ever owned. I am very happy and glad I chased that dream. Since buying the K-Horns, I have not listened to any of my other speakers.