I had them for a couple of years. I can characterize them quickly: Boomy bass, a beautifully sweet and clear midrange, rolled-off highs. Not a bad speaker by any means, but there are better out there.
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hi...i have them for about four years now....had the upgrade bug once but couldnt find anything in the same price range that sounded close.pull them away from the back wall abit and should not sound boomy.mine are paired with a Bryston 4bst and bi-wired with audioquest caldera speaker wire....im very happy .
Rayhall, bypass the fuse and attenuator knob on the rear. Install a (1) ohm resistor in that position. The CV is one of the most neutral and transparent speakers you may ever hear. Put some poly stuffing in the subwoofer section and experiment with reducing port size, to rid boomy bass. Read the reviews on Audioreview. These are neutral speakers. If anything, they are a bit light in the bass. I could never listen to them though thru that fuse/attenuator. Even Snell gives their approval to bypass the attenuator. The fuse though, I would do only if you have an amp that will not clip. These are 8 ohm speakers and only a POS amp would clip on them. So to Flognam, I say to buy them. In todays high-end arena. you would have to move upto a Revel at 6-9k to beat the CV.
One other thing. When your at the back plate, rewire the terminals inside. Run the highs/lows off of one tap. Bi-wiring IMO, always leads to a clouded/closed in sound with less bass control. In other words, do not bi-wire these. Nor should jumpers ever be used. Lastly, never be timid to tweak a speaker, open it up etc.
THANKS FOR THE INPUT! TO KEEP YOU UPDATED I JUST GOT THEM A FEW DAYS AGO AND AFTER MOVING THEM AROUND A BIT IN THE ROOM(DEFINATLEY NEEDED SPACE FROM BACK WALL THANKS ATMO) THEY ARE INCREDIBLE SOUNDING! THE MIDS AND HIGHS ARE EXTREMELY CLEAN AND NATURAL! THE BASS CHANGES DRAMATICALLY DEPENDING ON ROOM POSITION,AND ALSO WHEN SPEAKERS ARE TO CLOSE TOGETHER THEY GET A LITTLE MUDDY AND FLAT(THEY NEED TO BE AT LEAST 7.5 FT APART).ALL IN ALL I THINK I MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE! THANKS AGAIN!