I needed speakers for my man-attic. I initially looked at bookshelf speakers because my space was so small and the walls were sloped due to the pitch of the roof. I ended up investigatint small towers as they presented a better bass and didn't need stands...which was a plus due to my cat infestation. I ended up ordering the Polks because of their size and reputation. The Polks were not my first choice. I had settled on a set of Fluance Towers but at 45 inches, they were too tall. The Polks were my second choice and at 36 inches fit well with my limited space. I got a great deal off Crutchfields and they were delivered in two days as promised. I use them primarily for music but will listen to movies through them as well. Currently set up as a 2.0 system run through an Onkyo A9010 One of the speakers was a 'scratch and dent' but you can't tell there is anything wrong with them at all. The cherry finish is a veneer but they look great. The sound is good and reflects the quality of the recording. Some of my content sounds outstanding and some sounds just ok. The speakers really seem to shine with jazz though they sound good with all material. I initially had them about 30 inches apart but moved them to about 5ft apart after I got things arranged and the separation really opened them up. I've got them toe'd in but I'm not sure that's necessary but I'm still dialing them in so I'm not done. At the price, these represent an outstanding choice for music or as part of a AV
Pros: Great value and size. Nice veneer, good looking speakers. Good open sound and pumps a big volume. Works well with music or home theater.
Cons: Not for huge spaces. Probably best for medium to small spaces.