I have been patiently waiting for these not so little surf speakers to make there way into my hands. I had the SXT6.5Q and they were great little speakers. The new SXT9Q has exceeded my expectations leaps and bounds. While the tweeter is the same the mid bass driver is considerably bigger. The result a much more full, well rounded, warm, and crisp sounding tower set up. A couple other nice perks are the new carrying bag that is fleece lined, the tower clamps have been redesigned and are all stainless and a little more low profile. Here are a couple photos mounted. For anyone looking to get away from the pain of HLCD speakers I would put these on your list to hear.