I owned these in the mid 2000s. They can sound really nice. Good balance top to bottom, capable of much more bass oomph than most audiophile speakers in the price range by far. I never quite got them to sound as sweet as they did in my friend’s dedicated room (I bought them from him). I tried them in different rooms/positions with different gear. Never got them to gel for me until after I decided to sell them. I had a local buyer who wanted a demo, I thought “no way he’ll buy them after hearing, but might as well try”. I set them up on a wall I haven’t tried before for some reason. Wouldn’t you know it - they sounded GREAT. Well, the buyer snapped them up for $1900, rightfully so. What a deal! Live and learn for me but I moved on back to Tannoys and have been happy there ever since.
They sound great with the Parasound Halo amps, A21 and up. They sounded awful with a Sunfire 600 Signature II - avoid that pairing!