Rated 5 out of 5 by clamjouster100 A worthwhile upgrade
Bought these to replace some Wharfedale Diamond 9.1's I'd been using in my kitchen set up which to my ear just weren't cutting the mustard. Really glad I did as the sound quality jump has been significant. It's not really a fair comparison but the level of detail these put out is on another level the the highly regarded Wharfedales.
In other rooms I have significantly more expensive speakers than these but in terms of finish and build quality these compare very favorably.
Bottom line is they look and sound better than their price tag suggests.
28 October 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Swearingdad Good sound. Solid construction.
Brought these to pair with a Marantz McR610. Super solid construction, look good, easy to attach speaker cable (Cambridge Symphony 400). Sounds good especially for the price.
31 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by eddie705 Golden stand mounts.
Straight out of the box and these speakers look far more expensive than they actually are very well designed and built. On first using them though, I thought they might be faulty. They sounded horrible, far too bright and really ear piercing. Obviously speakers need a little time to run in, anyway it soon became apparent that the tweeter was causing all this harshness. Being a metal dome tweeter. Anyway persistence paid off and after 3 days both drivers started to relax and gel nicely. It's been almost 3 weeks now and all I can say is wow! These speakers sound Superb. Really clear treble and ample bass response.very coherent at low volume as well.Great speakers at an unbelievable low Price.
15 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michalis86 Sound great and look great
There are cheaper speakers out there, but I paid a bit more for these just for looks. I've had to turn the bass down a bit as these are quite powerful. The finish is great, the ports on the back top quality (with bi-wire capability), and the magnetic speaker grills are very clever ( no more taping mine on!).
Power is matched nicely with a Harmon Kardon AVR171
14 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JJJJ Nice sound.
Great sounding speakers. My first 'decent' speakers, all the others I have had were really cheap, so these sound amazing! Went on whathifi reviews, and seems to be paying off.
03 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wanderer Fantastic, I'm enjoying music in the dark corners of my collection all over again.
These were not on my list of speakers to listen to on the day of purchase.
In hindsight & with my budget in mind I need not have listened to any others
Many times after any initial purchase the end user is left wanting when the product is home and in use. Not so with these. For once I have Been left speechless with my choice, I'm hearing a clarity within my CD collection that I have only ever heard In a demo room with music playing through components who's cost would quite easily enable me to place something sleek & swift in the garage.
They have depth, clarity, composure And an ability to handle the moody acoustic through to the deep base notes that my music collection has asked of them, I'm hearing lyrics that have previously left me guessing as to the words spoken And instruments also unheard by my now newly awakened senses.
Am I pleased I stretched my budget just a little further to purchase these, Oh Yes.
04 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eidyn Great set of speakers!
Paired this with Marantz PM6004 amp it really packs a punch. Previously been using Logitech Z-5500 (which is only good for movies) but these really stand out. I can hear the tiny hidden instruments I thought I can only hear them from a pair of headphones but these speakers can really bring out the details. The mid is great, not the best but still packs a punch, the bass is still a lot despite many reviewers says they arn't (prehaps they were looking for earth shaking bass?). There is enough bass for me to listen to music and watch movies without having a massive subwoofer (my listening room is 64m3). Before having these speakers, I have absalutely no ideas what audiophile are talking about regarding clarity, mids and imaging (except bass), now I listen and can feel the levels of clarity, the punchiness of mids and the tightness of bass. These speakers change my views on the best multimedia systems money can buy (which costs more than my hifi seperate package).
13 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by monmon great buy
wow these bad boys are well made and look pretty slick too, have not had them long enough to run them in yet, but they sound great cant wait until they been loosen up a bit, will sound better. so if your looking for a speaker that handle's all kinds of music with a good sonic stance these are a great buy.
30 May 2013