Summary: These floor standing speakers defy the simple basic look that's been around for over half a century - the plain MDF boxes of archetypical mainstay designed right/left front main A/V loudspeakers. These were obviously designed by forward thinking designers instead of the run of the mill speaker engineer. I don't have to sit ordinary box speakers in my listening surround sound room anymore and am still getting a quality soundstage.
Summary: These are great speakers. I got them on clearance and have been very happy. If properly driven these speakers deliver very high end sound quality. Just note they are pretty big. I am very satisfied.
Summary: These speakers sound great. They are not highly sensitive at 89db and given their size do need a little bit of power to bring out the bass in them, but wow can these play loud with proper power. With a decent amp, these speakers can play as loud as you ask them and do not distort. The bass is very smooth without any port boom at all with the passive radiators. I don't even think these speakers have any competition at a price of well under $400 for a pair.
Summary: OK sound. Great tweeters, just ok mids and subs. Not as loud as I thought they would be. They're replacing some older speakers that had become muffled. Better as surround sound speakers then just actually listening to music.