Summary: These speakers deliver fresh, detailed highs and mids and offer up a tremendous amount of bass. With appropriately powerful amplification (I'm running 200W RMS, Class A/B) they sound tremendous. They also look beautiful which satisfies SWMBO. :)
Summary: Absolutely the correct decision in purchasing the 1038s. 3 months running now and all round sound is superb. Go reat with my Mcintosh pre/power amps. Also trialled the Dynaudio 380s, which just don't compare.