Summary: These speakers are great to go "deaf" to. I put on a "Who" DVD and played it at concert level. My wife said she could hear it in the street driving up to our house from work. My 28 year old son and his friend recommended these to me when I told him I wanted to upgrade my big screen TV and BluRay machine to a "theater experience." First BluRay disc on speakers was Woodstock. A literal "blast from the past" experience.
Summary: i bought these speakers based on the fact that i had purchased jbl products in the past and had no complaints. the great reviews also helped along with the price. when i got them they were bigger than i expected but impressive nontheless. i hooked them up to a recently purchased yamaha receiver and only listened to audio from a couple of movies but was pleasantly suprised at the detail and imaging especially in a cable showing of "star wars.
Excerpt: I'm a bit of an audiophile; my reference system is B&W and I've owned a lot of speakers over the years (Paradigm, PSB, Axiom etc.). I wanted a second home theatre setup that wouldnt break the bank and set out to put together the best speaker system I could for under $1,000. I did a ton of research and listened to just about everything.
Vasilev, Vasil BG a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
2 January 2012
Summary: I have tried that speakers on harman kardon hk970 stereo amp. The result was teribble. After that Pioneer LX-81. It was better but still no tidy bass, HF very annoing. BI-amping little better but stil annoing. OK i will replace the wires inside. Anybody? Other suggestions for DYI stuff (resistors, capacitators, new crossovers. SOMETHING :)) on these awfull noise making mashines. How to drive them for better sound? Full range, low cut ot 50,80,100,200Hz ?