Summary: I bought the speakers finished in dark walnut, they seem hard to find and cost more than the black or rosewood ones. The installation guide says I have to run them in for 36 hours, so I set them up as instructed and put on one of my favourite electronic music bands (Underworld), as the album played through I kept hearing sounds in the mid range that I had not heard before.
Summary: I have to keep reminding myself that I only paid $500 for these. They appear to be well made, the rosewood finish looks nice, and the sound is good. Not the last word in detail, but I've tried them on a variety of program material and they do well on all of it.