Summary: I placed these speakers on the bookshelves on each side of the fireplace in my 22-foot tall living room. And they have absolutely no trouble filling up the room with amazing sound clarity without distortion at maximum volume. I use them to listen to music and watch movies (TV above the matle). And I am very impressed. The amount of bass coming from them is impressive given their relatively small size.
Pros: Excellent sound quality, amazing value, great looks, full range sound reproduction.
Summary: As I fully expected, DefTech delivers the goods again. I've owned 3 other DT speaker sets over the years, including the awesome Mythos STS towers, BP8s and StudioMonitor 450s and am always pleased with their performance. DT has long mastered the art of big bass from small enclosures, but have significantly improved their tweeters in recent years for more pleasing highs, making for better long-term listening.
Pros: Attractive speakers, and remarkably full-range. Can handle the power and fill a room without strain. DT is renowned for bass output but are getting it right in the mids and on the top end as well these days with a more refined metal dome tweeter and improved crossovers. Binding posts are of high quality as well.
Cons: Grills have a flimsy plastic bottom nameplate that detracts from the otherwise nice aesthetic, but this is just a picky detail that has no bearing on performance.
Summary: These bookshelf speakers pack a punch. Although I would still recommend using a subwoofer, (I have the Polk Audio PSW505) these speakers produce a respectable amount of bass: not thunderously earth shaking, but pleasing and smooth. The mids and highs sound great as well. The mids produce warm and inviting vocals. The highs are crisp without showing signs of strain.