I haven't Greg, but looked at them on the Tristar website. First thing I'd want to know is who built them in Turkey. If it turned out they are built by AKUS I'd move ahead with the rest of my "inquisition". If AKUS doesn't make them I'd proceed with extreme caution. JMO after owning two Turkish S X Ss for a number of years. Yildiz isn't AKUS made, but having dealt with three of them I'm very comfortable with the value they offer.

Good luck! Stan

"With one foot in the grave ..........and one foot on the pedal, I was born a Rebel" T.P.