Summary: These towers are WONDERFUL for movies, sports, and any other TV watching experience. For music, however, I feel they leave a lot out in the mid-range frequency department. Now, with the right receiver and EQ settings, this deficiency is almost non-existent...but it still exists to the trained ear. I would also like to see a bi-amp option for these towers. Overall a great buy for the typical home theater setup.
Summary: Initially I planned to purchase Polk 400 TSi but they looked quite cheap and sounded poorly when I had a chance to demo them. BIC was purchased strictly based on pro and user reviews and I made sure that I can return them if I do not like them. I am very pleased with these speakers so far and do not plan on returning them. The sound they produce is great, rich and full in representing highs, mids and lows.
Summary: Strengths: high-quality sound, mid-level price, good connection posts Limitations: only average low-frequency response, slightly below average clarity The Acoustech PL-89 speakers are advertised to have a frequency response of +/-3db from 25hz to 23khz. I bought them with the expectation that I would not need to use a subwoofer.
Summary: First, I'll start with the negative. There will be people who will want to know this first drawback ahead of time and it may well disqualify the PL-89 from inclusion in some repertoires. I have a fairly decent home theater receiver, so I think this is a pretty fair assessment based solely on the PL-89s themselves. For towers this size, most people are going to be a bit underwhelmed and even disappointed by the lack of bass output and especially mid bass punch.