A reader that described himself as a 'poor audio enthusiast' recently wrote me about my review of the Mordaunt-Short Carnival 2 bookshelf speakers. He wanted to know if my opinion had changed, or if I had reviewed anything of greater value. My answer was no, I have not. For $299 per pair, the Carnival 2 speakers are a terrific buy and make a great choice for a moderate stereo system or as zone speakers for a multiroom music system. It's important to place them on good speaker stands and to place them correctly in the room. Check out my review.