Summary: I'll start with I started with a Marantz SR19 and a full blown Cambrige speaker 5 channel setup. That was a killer setup but after 10yrs everything was tired and I wanted something new. I got myself the Emotiva 200x5 amp and the preamp (Oh WOW). I was shopping for new front and center speakers. I read the all reviews Not only here! Now with my review of this pair....I did everything to get them properly broken in for the first 60 days.