These speakers are absolutely phenomenal, I can't recommend them enough. I upgraded a much older pair of Polk speakers to the ES20 and my god was it worth the price of admission and more. I listen to primarily electronic music (house, techno, dnb) and am basking in the enjoyment of going through and rediscovering old tunes. Everything sounds extremely crisp, and my god do these things pack a massive punch (in a good way). I swear if I turn my amp past 60% volume I'm going to get a noise complaint. These speakers are basically making my separate subwoofer redundant at this point! Definitely be aware of their size - they are some of the biggest bookshelf speakers I've seen. For me personally this isn't an issue as I bought them knowing the dimensions beforehand. I'm no expert on the matter, but I would imagine that the size is very much related to how loud and powerful they can be. Don't let me mislead you though, the loudness / bass is not "covering up" for any other lacking aspect - the his and mids sound very, very clean. Furthermore I've gone through and tested listening to all kinds of genres - electronic, rock, classical, jazz, heavy metal, even stuff like podcasts - and everything sounds amazing. Build quality is very solid as well, you can tell that no expense was spared in constructing them. And yes, they are heavy as a result but that's a good thing from where I stand. Couldn't be happier with them. Props to Crutchfield for recommending them to me!
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OMG... I have these speakers paired with TS15 in the rear, TS CS10 center channel and HTS10 Subwoofer and my house is BOOOMMMING... Movies and music sounds amazing... it brings out the rear speakers so good... I have to turn down my sub... Sound is extremely clear and vocals jump out at you... I watched Total Recall and it doesn't miss a thing with sound... I'm 100% committed to POLK... Thanks Crutchfield... I bought the Scratch and Dent and I have no clue what is damaged. The only CON... I didn't realize how big the speakers are, this is my fault for not looking at the measurments.... these are not your normal bookshelf speakers...
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