Married in Sept. 84, my wife did not care for the big Pioneer speakers I owned. It wasn't long before I bought a set of 4A's to keep the peace, those little speakers were amazing and I never looked back. 28 years, 3 kids (the youngest now 20) and many speakers later, my wife surprises me with a pair of RTiA9's on my 51st birthday. As I enjoy them one thing is clear - they were worth the wait.
Have since added RTiA3's and the CSiA6 for affordable sonic bliss.