well, i went ahead and ordered them - i guess i'll be the first to offer u a review...
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thus far i'm quite impressed, the fit-and-finish is typical totem 'excellent' - and the included mounting hardware is slick!! they're still breaking in and will be for several weeks likely but so far so good, i mean, it's a surround dipole, hard to review as you can't really audition it by itself, the point is it doesn't stand out, and this doesn't have anything bad that i've heard thus far, so i suppose that makes it very good :)
in comparison to the b&w ds6 s3 that this replaced, the tweeters on the side vs one on the front face seems to make this less of a point source, but it does have a different character re: creating an 'image' between the dipole and fronts and center backs, something to get used to i suppose.
I had CDM 1NTs before, great speakers, but these image so much better, have far better bass extension, and are more transparent.
I would think the hawk would match when it came to the tweeter (what I tend to notice most in HT) but the mid-driver compliment in the center is the same as the model 1 obviously and the same family as the forests, hence my choice (plus how amazing the forest is for 2ch).