Not for Two Channel Music Listening
I bought these after reading the many positive reviews online. I was pretty excited and really wanted to like them, but alas, it wasn't to be. My previous Polks were the weak link in my otherwise pretty good audio chain (Marantz integrated amp, Rega RP1 turntable, Oppo BDP95 disc player). The Polks did some things quite well for the price, but the highs were rather sharp and the bass was a bit weak. The BMR technology sounded like a great solution. Here's the problem though: The highs were smooth as can be (as advertised), but they lacked energy in the highest registers in a big way that robbed all the excitement from the music. Also, the bass was overpowering the already weak highs and the two didn't integrate very well. I can see how the original surround sound package could sound good with the addition of more BMR's, but for two channel stereo, they were a big fail. The build quality was also very disappointing for the price I paid for these speakers. Four of the Eight screw seats for the spikes were stripped when I screwed them in and just kept turning when I tried to tighten them. Asthetically, they are also quite ugly. Sharp cornered vinyl wrapped MDF boxes. The color of the "walnut" was much darker than the pictures. Crutchfield was great on the return and I ended up buying a pair of GoldenEar Triton 7's that I absolutely LOVE! In closing I would say that these are pretty good for movies, but lousy for two channel stereo music listening.
Pros: Smooth. Deep bass.
Cons: Lacking treble energy. Timing between highs and lows seems off. Large and ugly.