I know you figured DEI screwed up a good thing when they bought out A D S and slapped PPI on these speak's. I took a chance and got a set. These PPI 356cs speakers are real deal.Think Diamond HEX Silk,with a bottom end. $120.00 @ Ikesound.After hearing the first set I had to buy another. Now I have to stakeout the mailbox before the wife gets the credit card statement.