i had very low expectations of these speakers when i sat down to hear them for the first time at a high-end home theatre store. i was really impressed by their clarity, depth, and accuracy. i'm a jazz aficionado, so naturally i tested them out with classic miles davis & john coltrane. i also listened to 'rhapsody in blue' and i could've been knocked over with a feather.
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these speakers introduce a person into high-end audio at a very reasonable price (i've heard both sb2 & sb3), but you can't power them with a cheap receiver. i heard them running with a denon 2802... these are not speakers for those looking for loudness- i think they're about 85 db. i listen to classical, jazz & new age, so i don't need to rock the house. so if you listen to rap or rock these may not be the speakers for you.
i also have to mention the appearance of these beauties. they are gorgeous! the high-gloss, smooth black finish makes them easy on the eyes. go for the matching 'last stand', too.
Amount Paid (US$): 510