I am the original owner having purchased these speakers brand new from an authorized US Sonus Faber/Sumiko dealer (full documents will be furnished for any future service requirements). These speakers are less than seven months old and are in as new condition. Absolutely no cosmetic or operational issues. The Amati Violin Red is a deeper color and more beautiful than previous models. Photos were taken with grills off as these have never been installed. These are truly wonderful speakers capable of reproducing any type of music with resolution, transparency, dynamics and most important musicality. See the great new review in the March 2012 issue of Stereophile. I have owned the Stradivari and much prefer the Futuras. These come with the original grills, accessories and packaging. Shipping is included via motor truck freight within the lower 48 states. Acceptable payment is by check or wire transfer.