Interesting to see this thread still running more than 18 years after the OP. I just grabbed a pair of T830 (x-overs on the rear) for my son to run on my old vintage system (Philips AH735 from 1978). It's a 30-W receiver and pairs extremely well with the T830. Very musical combination. With their sealed cabinets, the 830 do fast, tight bass which I love. The speakers might be a tad small for my listening room and so I'm thinking T930 Series II would be the answer for my system. Speakers are so room dependent and a matter of personal taste. Still, I wonder if any one can comment on the 930 bass compared to the 830. Bigger isn't always better, and no, I'm not interested in using a sub. Thanks.