Caesar-I am glad you appreciate the fine nuances of architechture design and style. And I would agree that the majority of houses have no real soul to them unless they are haunted. I live in a 3000 sq. ft. souless house that is decorated in early animal destruction style. The only room in the entire house that has been unaffected by animals is my listening room where no animals are allowed. I have 3 dogs (Stewie, Vinnie, and Maggie) that share their own bedroom. My wife insists on having a twin bed in their room for them to sleep on as well as using as a vantage point to look out the windows and bark anytime something passes by. I think we are on the fourth mattress as the dogs eventually decide to eat the mattress. We are currently in need of the fifth mattress. Most of my woodwork in the kitchen and great room needs to be replaced because Vinnie goes crazy if he looks out in the yard and sees a raccoon and he chews up the woodwork. So worrying about whether speakers fit in with my "decor" is just out the window for me.