Summary: After breaking in the Polk speakers for about a year (during which they sounded better and better each month, they were slightly ‘bright’ or shrill at first) I decided to try Klipsch speakers after hearing them decades ago at a boutique stereo store in Chicago. After plugging them in right next to my Polk Monitor 70 series II, I instantly noticed a louder volume level to indicate the increased sensitivity (efficiency of speaker).
Summary: Pros: Excellent sound, quality construction, professional look, another great Polk Audio product Cons: None Other Thoughts: I have been a home theater enthusiast for 30 years, ever since my next door neighbor showed off his system and I caught the bug... (dang that guy!) Since that time and after many systems and many upgrades, my latest being the Pioneer SC-1222K A/V Receiver, I decided to replace my 20 year old Sony left and right mains.
Summary: I got them from a competitor for what I consider a great price. The sound is clean and with good definition throughout the range and spades of bass. There is really no need for a subwoofer with these babies. What I find most impressive is that they sound so good despite me just running them off of a cheap 100 watt (50 / channel) audiosource amplifier that I got on amazon for seventy bucks.
Summary: paid about $220 each due to them being open box with a few minor cabinet blemishes. drivers in perfect condition except for a dead tweeter which was quickly replaced by me. It was ordered direct from Polk and I had it in a few days. The speaker with the dead tweeter and minor edge crush damage was from "KINKOSH" AND NOT FROM THIS SELLER- "KINKOSH' OFFERED A 15% REFUND WHICH I ACCEPTED EVEN THOUGH IT ONLY COVERED ABOUT HALF THE DAMAGES AND BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO BOTHER...
Summary: I belive for the price these speakers are very impressive! Nice full range that produce true highs and midrange with some low end. For watching most movies with my girlfriend I don't use a powered sub, but when I watch an action movie I will turn the sub on for that extra punch. As for music they sound great also. I can hear more sounds coming out of these then I would ever hear with my old speaker set up.