Summary: Back in the day I was an audio enthusiast. Then my stereo gear was stolen, I had a couple kids, picked up other interests and found myself listening to music less often and through a portable system. Two years ago, my wife and I decided we wanted to really listen to music again, so we did a bunch of online research and then visited a local Audio/Video dealer to try out a pair of $600 bookshelf speakers and a NAD amp.
Summary: Bought them with a Yamaha AS500. Still waiting for the famous 72 hours settle period, but as of now, music is awesome. Movies as well sound better, though for that case usually a 5.1 system is better, due to heavy surround effects. I'm still working on getting it to the maximum level possible of quality (dampening my back wall, placing properly according to owners manual, and trying a quality DAC/flac files). Bass sound is not lacking.
Summary: Just purchased a pair of these. Spent a couple of hours placing them precisely in my listening room (27' W X 18' D X 9' Tall. Running with a 12' reference sub, pushed by twin NAD C370's bridged mono, Rega RP3 turntable, Accurus preamp, and Dennon CD. These make you believe the performers are right in front of you with extremely good clarity. The music is displayed with outstanding soundstage.
Summary: These speakers are simple amazing. Sound quality fills in the room. They are a little bit on the bulky size, but it more than compensates for the quality of the sound. Strongly recommend for all audiophiles.
Summary: I have owned a number of high end speakers over the years and the MartinLogan's are the best yet. Crisp highs, solid lows - it sounds like the bands are in my living room. Highly recommend these speakers, which perform on par with much more expensive MartinLogan models.
Summary: These speakers sounds amazing! They sound ALIVE! Transparent, tight deep bass. I finally removed my subwoofer from my system. Very detailed. Huge wide sound stage. I could actually hear mistakes or flaws in recordings through these speakers. With electrostatics, placement is key, but once u get it, just sit down and be immersed in it. Took a while to break in. At first it sounded metallic, but after many hours, they started to bloom and smoothed up.