The Parsifal is really all finesse and class, AND offers the option or front-firing or rear-firing woofers, to tailor the low-bass response to taste and room condition. What amazes me with this speaker is that despite it's small footprint, it goes down L O W to about 25Hz - truely incredible. No wonder it's the reference for so many well-known reviewers (and other's who will not admit to kiss-assing big name manufacturers)the Avalon opus is also a fine speaker, but I preferred the Parsifal in every way, having purchased the Opus, kept it for 1 month and trading it for - guess what? You got it. If ever the Parsifal sounds less than excellent to you, look elsewhere for the trouble...these gloriously-made speakers will be my pride and joy for the rest of this lifetime anyways. And no, they are NOT FOR SALE! Happy listening, hope this helps.