Summary: These do not take much power to run because they are very efficient. They sound great for movies. I would not pick them for music but that was never their intended purpose. Best home theater mains for the price with out a doubt.
Summary: I have had a pair of these speakers for a little over a year. Got them on a special deal for $199 each on another site. Obviously that was WAY too cheap. Because they are well over $300 each now. I am no audiophile, but I cant imagine any other speaker sounding better for $199 each or even $300 plus, as the cost now. They are highly efficient for the price. You can play them LOUD with no distortion.
Summary: I have had quite a line up of speakers in the last 16 years. Not having subs in the music stage is my preference . I have now had these speakers for three mouths and wow,wow,wow is all I can say. the highs are so crisp and the firm punch of the bass excites . I have never had a speaker that is music and movie matched. most can do one better than the other.
Summary: I waited until a sale came along. At the price I got them for, they were a steal. Even without the sale price, they sound crisp and clear to my relatively trained ear. I'm not a speaker snob, mind you. I like turning off the SW and listening to music and I like movies with the SW cranked. These sound great in both situations. My neighbors around the block also like them.
Summary: These are very good for the money, although both of the ones I purchased had pretty bad shipping damage. The plastic legs seem to break fairly easily too. I just removed all of them and put some felt sliders underneath. I have a Denon 5800 running them along with 4 other floor speakers and they really help bring in some if the realism. Great for movies and music at any volume level.
Summary: These are very dynamic speakers with a very seamless sound coupled with a precise midrange and well extended treble. The dual 8" woofers really help drums sound fuller and more tonally accurate. Bass transients are excellent; the bass being agile and impactful at the same time which make these a winner for us metalheads who love double-bass drumming. The bass response never sounds bloated or painfully slow.
Summary: I have these babies hooked up to a Onkyo Htr-580 7.1 and they sound beautiful, especially when I'm playing Hotel California by the Eagles!! I can only imagine the sound of these speakers when I upgrade the receiver. My rears are the F15's and it is a great combo. If you have your eye on the F30's and you could afford the price get them. Although I got mines for $179 a piece. I had to purchase them and worry about the wife later. She wasn't to mad but who cares.
Summary: Great sounding! Also purchased the Onyko 8050 & Klipsch Sub-12HG Synergy Series 12-Inch 300-Watt. Got the sub at Frys though, spur of the moment purchase. I wanted this for music. Albums, CDs and internet radio. You want to rock your neighborhood, no problem ! These speakers hit the highs like your in front of the stage. Lows, really don't know why I bought the sub, just had to have it. This system is fantastic, unbelievable.