Summary: After doing some research via reading reviews and specs, I decided on this system to replace my anemic book shelf speakers. Imagine my surprise after I set them up, put on some familiar music and....blahhhhh. If you are looking for a "bright" sounding system, this is NOT it. Also, if you have a lower wattage amplifier, you might want to reconsider. I had to turn up the volume significantly more than with my old book shelf units, and still I strained to hear silky highs.