Polk Audio LSi7
First of all I have had these speakers for about two years. They were slightly out of my price range, but I've dealt with Polk brand speakers before and I have never been disappointed. <BR> There are some concerns about lack of bass that I read about on many review forums. These speakers have excellent bass response when given proper time to break in. Also when using bookshelf speakers, many people do not get the proper placement. When using smaller speakers you need to place them closer to your walls, it makes a difference. That being said, of all the bookshelf speaker systems I've heard, the Polk's have the best bass response. <BR>These speakers sound very clean, and I've read that they can be very power hungry. I don't know exactly where some people get these ideas, but I am powering my lsi7s with a 13 watt per channel tube amplifier. It sounds wonderful. Sometimes I will be sitting and listening to a song that I am familiar with, but for the first time with the speakers and I find extra detail that I couldn't detect on some cheaper systems. A very good buy in my mind. <BR>Also, there are complaints about the fact that these speakers are only 4 ohm. Yes that will be more difficult of a load for most consumer amplifiers to run. These speakers were built for bi-amplification though. One amp runs high freq to the tweeter and the other runs bass for those who are newer than I to the audio game. These speakers also work well just Bi-wired for those of us who still have budget confinements. If you have an a/b/a+b speaker selector on your amp and you aren't using the b, I suggest you run the a's to the tweeter, and the b channels to the bass. There are a lot of resources that say bi-wiring has real life advantages. These speakers have a lot more potential then most people care to meet. <BR> Summary, A great buy. A bit pricey, and if you get these speakers, don't expect to run them with a 2 or 3 hundred dollar amplifier/reciever. You wouldn't put bottom dollar gas into your sports car unless you had to. Don't put cheap power into these speakers. I've never been more satisfied with any audio purchase.