I have owned these high end speakers now for 4 years. Super well cared for. Craftsmanship is top notch. Made in Italy. Walnut all the way through. Reason for sale is I have moved and my lifestyle has changed thus the sale. Driven with Ayon tube gear in my home. I have tried many speakers and the Chario Sovrans have stayed put. Gone to audio shows and never have been tempted. In the hobby now for over 15 years, I love it. Best speaker I have ever owned.