Excerpt: This speaker is dark. Turn on the D-contour and this thing gets very bass heavy. It's kind of amazing how much bass this thing can crank out. The top end is very smooth and not harsh at all. The mids are prominent without being overbearing but this speaker has an obvious scooped mid. It gets noisy if you are using improperly grounded equipment. Using a cellphone with the RCA jacks is probably the noisiest use case.