Like any story you have to have a beginning. Mine was when I put an ad in CL for my Dahlquist DQ-12's to sell or trade for either JBL 100's or Heresy II's. My wife was not happy when a nice guy from St. Louis Mo. wanted to trade his Heresy's. She liked the Dahlquist and we had them forever but they were to big and had to go. That was about 6 months ago. Fast forward to Christmas vacation and I broke out the the caps and the soldering iron and started the recap of my Pilot. I replaced the 2 100uf electrolytics that are underneath and start with the Orange caps beginning at the back and working my way up front. I always stop after a few caps and test before going on. I got the 4 .022's for the hum controls done and hooked it back up. Put on Eric Clapton's Unplugged and sat back for a listen. It was stunning to say the least this thing sounded great before. It's even more open with better separation of the instruments and peaks at higher volumes don't lose their definition and I had it cranked at 11:00 on the Pilot and 12:00 on the Yamaha C-6 pre. Now for the love story part. My wife came down stairs, she never does when I have it that loud. She stood with her back to me facing the speakers. I'm sitting on the couch. Tears in Heaven is playing. She turns to me and tears are streaming down her face and I'm starting to well up looking at her. I think it's the song and she says no that's not it. It's that it sounds so good. She was crying because she said it finally sounds as good as the when we had the Dahlquists. I had no idea that she was that attached to those speakers. The best thing was that I could move someone I love to tears of joy with something I've done. It's a wonderful feeling to make someone that happy. Dang it I'm welling up again thinking about it. What a great start to 2010. I hope for as Happy a New Year for everyone.