Looking for insight on the Green Mountain Europas

i have heard good things about these speakers. i am just curious to hear some opinions on them. if you own them or have heard them, compare them to other speakers you have heard. i just want to hear about their strengths and weaknesses.

you should search the archives. Few speakers I know of have received more discussion here. Search on "Europa" - there will be pages of entries.

I had a pair, and for the money they're great. I had a pair of Totem Sttafs at the same time and preferred the Sttafs , though the Europa's had their strengths. For Rock and Jazz Fusion music I found they excelled. No so much for acoustic and voice, though I know there are those who may disagree with me there. You need a really heavy duty stand for them, and they can be a little finicky about set up from my experience.
I owned the Europas, replaced a pair of Epos M12's. Much more refined, fuller sound. Really, really liked them, not to mention Roy and Co. are the best.

Had to go to Merlin TSM-MX's to get better sound. For the money, the Europas are hard to beat.
I compared them with Spendor S3/5s and they destroyed the Spendors in every possible aspect, but most especially in imaging, an area in which the spendors are supposed to excel.

They are very transparent and image extremely well, but at the same time they remain quite listenable on poorly recorded material. They are not warm or romantic sounding, but neither are they very hifi. Overall I'd describe them as quite neutral.

They need to be well away from room boundaries, and although they sound good from anywhere in the room they have a definite sweet spot for imaging, and noticeable interference pattern if you move around while listening, most likely due to the wide overlap of the driver output.

Highly recommended.
I've owned a pair for a couple of years now. They have mainly been in my video system but have also spent a couple of stretches in my main system. It's a cliche, but these speakers have a "rightness" about them. If you have lived with a time- and phase-coherent speaker before, then you have an idea what to expect. If not, then you probably will be quite amazed by the Europas' coherence, clarity, imaging, and ability to make sense of complex musical passages. They have a full-throated, unrestrained quality about the way they play music -- many other speakers sound "choked" by comparison. As Sean noted above, they deliver the goods even with poorly recorded material. They also do very well at low volume, but they can rock (not a polite speaker).

Criticisms? To me, they sound a bit cold. Not sure how to expand on that observation except to say that they are not lean or thin at all, nor are they clinical or analytical. But they lack the "warm woodiness" of some other speakers I have. They are also a touch forward. For me, these characterisitcs make them less appealing for classical music, but very strong for jazz, rock, electronica and percussion. (They don't sound bad playing classical, mind you.)

So...highly recommended. Not sure what could be better at the price. And Roy & Co, are tremendous to deal with.