Summary: Excellent, well balanced sound! I just received these yesterday, and couldn't stop listening, so I ended up going to bed after 2:00 a.m., even though I had somewhere to be early this morning! I'm upgrading from a Bose AM5 Series II system that I've had for 20 plus years, and the difference is similar in magnitude to upgrading from a kazoo to a trumpet.
Summary: I have recently purchased these speakers and the first time you listen and connect them they sound a bit out of synch or floating like some call it. However, after playing them for a couple of hours/day, and of course supplying the correct power 300+ watts of it. I was amazed by the sound these speaker are able to reproduce. Its true they are very power hungry and unless you are using a 200-500 W RMS amp to drive them you are not going to get the desired music levels.
Summary: Like many I spent many hours reading reviews and agonizing before I upgraded my Polk 70s but when they dropped under $600 each I pulled the trigger. They are big and heavy but worth it and besides harder for the cats and dog to knock them over. I hooked them up to my 775 Yamaha along with a Polk 505 sub/25c center and my old 70s and all I can say is WOW. I am hearing things on my old cds that I never heard before.
Summary: Gave me chills when I heard them first. I can't imagine how they're going to sound after they break in. Unless you're into heavy bass there is no need for a sub with a set of these Make sure you have an amp capable of driving these.
Summary: Beautiful sound! It needs a lot of power to drive it to the fullest. They are quite heavy so get someone to help you. The packaging got pretty mangled during shipping, however, everything arrived intact. The tape Polk uses to secure some of the foam and other items internally was sticking to the inside of the cardboard. Definitely recommended!