Summary: I just purchased these speakers after trying out countless pairs of bookshelf speakers over the last 3 years. I auditioned everything from (other Boston Acoustic models), Polks (mostly my favorites) such as Tsi100, 200, as well as the RTI A1. I also did a head to head comparo against these vs both the Polk RTI A1 and the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR's. I had all 3 pairs hooked up with a Niles speaker switch.
Summary: This speaker is sold individually, don't make the same mistake I made :) Over a decade, I have gone through numerous bookshelves, most of them considered affordable. -Previously owned bookshelves- JBL 4312M (made in Japan, very beautiful case) Cambridge Audio S30 Monitor Audio Bronze BR2 B&W 683S2 PSB Alpha B1 Sony SS-B1000 Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 JBL ES20 Wave Crest Audio HVL-1 (Internet direct brand) There were few more bookshelves I have had but cannot recall them...
Summary: I liked the looks of the speakers and they didn't disappoint in person. Fills my room (small though 18ftx12ft) with ease. I've plugged them into a Marantz NR1403 receiver connected with HDMI to my HTPC running ArchLinux. PS: I can feel a great bass but on this point you can ignore me, I'm still in the process of finishing my setup which includes a real sub (probably an SVS) which will put that "great bass" in perspective.
Summary: not typical american brand speaker, remind me the feeling of my sennheriser hd 580/600 headphone little bit. well balanced in all frequency range, sweet and gentle treble, but midrange is little bit tight, lack of certain tone color (especially when compared with sennheriser hd 580/600). bass is little bit lose of control. make quality is average, could be better without increasing much cost. good for chamber music, also good for pop music.
Summary: this is my first american brand speaker, quite surprised with its sound when paired with a marantz pm 6004. not typical american sound as i always thought, but also still not euro sound style (compared with my old tannoy 615). good for chamber music, especially for piano solo.
Summary: As bookshelf speakers go, I am superimpressed. I don't have the deep pockets for the high, high end stuff, but I coupled these speakers with a Definity powered subwoofer, and I love how the stereo separation is so clear, and how vocals in particular reach out into the room. They create a nice 3 dimensional field of sound. Love 'em.