The Quartet speakers pictured run $2995 a pair. They may or may not have a "champaign(sic, even in Illinois)sound" as the maker claims, but that ain't a "beer price" in my view.
Yeah - the 'champaign taste" would be more of cow manure and pig farms,depending on wind direction.
I can get a pair of M100s for the price of those speakers and still have plenty of money left over to splurge on a great dinner.
Is the Axiom speaker shape a patented design?