Around mid 80's I traded my ML CLSII for the Ref.Connoisseur 22. Wanted change,
after 2yrs, I switched to the then new Maggie IIIa - a move which I recalled I regretted
a little - for overall, still preferred Energy for the most of my music then (which were
mainly/amongst others ; jazz, fusion, pop, r&b and a little disco).
Airy, extended and refined highs (espc.for the period), neutral full sounding mids
with just a touch of warmth, reasonably quick punchy midbass and deep controlled
bass extending in room seemingly to mid 20Hz.. Really nice and compact package
for the sound delivered. VTL 300s/Krell KSA80 amps, VTL Ultimate pre, were what I
used to drive them with (+Sony CDP 557 ES - if I remembered correctly as source).
If anyone can locate a pair today in mint as new working condition (properly
reconditioned) at a good price, I'd say get them, they are worthwhile! Mine was the
natural/matt rosewood option, beautiful finish. Perhaps this is not a post relevant for
the OP (some good differences has already been noted in posts above), just thought
of sharing my early experience with these wonderful speakers.