Summary: These speakers sound awesome, powered by my Yamaha R-S500 receiver/amp, which is rated at the same RMS/channel output as these speakers are designed for. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars, is because the Vinyl veneer looks like vinyl, and on close inspection, the vinyl has some wrinkling on a couple of the corners. It wouldn't be noticeable to most, but it bothers me all the same. The bass is impressive for the woofer size.
Pros: Great sound and size. High bang for buck value. Cabinets have nice feet.
Cons: Workmanship on the finish could be improved.
Excerpt: A great speaker. I am hearing new details. The soft sounds softer and the loud louder. Very efficient. Great recordings sound even better, and bad ones worse. I still prefer my Fortes for music, but these are terrific for movies.