Kudos to Calvin for recommending these. Kudos also to our Dutch friends who made these with such tender care. These tower speakers are amazingly well made...and clear and accurate sound. I have listened to many higher end brands (B&W, Vandersteen, Ohm Speakers) and these are not much off the pace of a custom high end speaker. And the more I tweak my receiver settings - the better they sound. The craftsmanship and fit and finish is just as you would expect from high end furniture builders. Nothing looks or appears to be cheap about these. Would I recommend these? Absolutely. Will these change your life in any tangible way, other than possibly hurting your social life as you sit in your room listening to obsessive amounts of BB King and Eric Clapton? Nope. Before purchasing, do yourself a favor and make sure your receiver can handle the power requirements and is stable 4ohm power. There, you've been warned. Now enjoy!
Pros: +sound quality and clarity +magnetic grills +gorgeous craftsmanship
Cons: -hurts social life possibly
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Great sounding speakers with impressive bass for their size. These are replacing old Snell Acoustic speakers in a home theatre setup where I also listen to music without the subwoofer. For most music I don't miss the subwoofer with these Evoke speakers. Even with Muse's "Follow Me", the lowest bass notes were still there and I'm guessing they are close to 30Hz! I'm giving 4 stars out of 5 because of a slight flaw in the otherwise beautiful wood finish and also because the owner's manual included is not very good. There is a slightly better version of the manual online but I would have preferred that the version included with the speakers had better info.
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