Great, uncolored, unveiled sound, wonderful transparency, and amazingly deep and taut bass for smallish bookshelf speakers. Not to diminish bass and treble because they're both great, but the star of the show is the midrange, it's wonderful. These are keepers, after going through KEF Q750's, Wharfedale Evo 4.2;s, SVS Ultra Bookshelves (a surprisingly close second), and SVS Prime Pinnacles. I have these paired with an SVS subwoofer just to seek those extreme lows, most people probably wouldn't need it. They're getting their sound from a NAD M33 (well worth the wait!) 200 watt (both 8 and 4 ohms) integrated amp, blusound system streamer, Dirac Live, all in one, beauty. Still experimenting with different speaker cables. I really can't recommend these speaker enough BUT, your amp must have the wattage and current to drive these power hungry winners.
Pros: Amazing sound, surprisingly deep, tight bass with wonderful clarity in the midrange, and perfect non-fatiguing treble. Highly recommended.
Cons: Not really a con, but you've gotta have the wattage and current to drive these power hungry speakers.
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I wanted a bookshelf speaker that had excellent tweeter and mid-range capabilities. I wasn't looking for a stand alone speaker to compete with my SVS sub woofer bass capabilities. I am running a Outlaw RR2160 that is conservatively rated at 110 watts at 8 ohms per channel. It has 2 sub outs as well as bass mgmt built in. At 4 ohms it has more watts available. Although not completely broke in, the L200 sound very large and robust for there size. At around 80 decibels the classic rock I like fills up a med to large great room with ease. I would take the advice of not trying to run these with a lesser powered receiver. You could fry an Amp. Without a sub woofer in a small to med room these have enough bass to do the job. Overall I am pleased with my purchase and this is my first 4 Ohm speaker. Just make sure receiver is 4 ohm compatible.
Pros: HIgh end speaker that takes up little space. Back friendly
Cons: requires lots of power, but not really a reflection on the sound quality
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I switch from Klipsch to Polk LSI 7 over 12 years ago because the Klipsch were fatiguing to me. But when my Yamaha Advantage DTS decoder board went out. I knew it was time to upgrade my system. So I decided to buy the L200 and another Yamaha Advantage AV since the two work so well for me in the past. Now I'm a retired avionic tech & inspector, so I know I should verify the specs. But for some reason, I just assume that the Yamaha Avantage would be able to handle the L200. I made the purchase and the next day A Crutchfield Rep called to inform me of my mistake. So he made some recommendations and we went with the Marantz SR7013. All I can say is WOW the L200 fills the room with rich bass and a wide detailed center stage. In Atmos mode, its as good as you can get in any movie theatre. But it's in the two-channel mode where this paring of the Marantz and the L200 really shine. And yes, in IMAX mode it simply sounds incredible. Love Crutchfield customer service they save me from a bad oversight on my part. Thank you so much, Crutchfield, for paying attention to your customer needs.
Pros: Bookshelf speakers with a floor-standing speaker sound.
Cons: The aesthetics are nice but for flagship speakers, I expected more.
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Big sound from a bookshelf speaker. I don't have to turn the knob much on my power amp to get great sound. Very happy with my purchase.
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