First impression with all three in place:
Last night after calibrating everything I put in Sherlock Holmes (2009) on BD. Set the dialog to ~80db got a beer and settled in.
My wife came in to see what all the racket was. After removing my jaw from the floor all I could say was "Damn", then I mostly pointed at the screen and babbled nonsense with a huge grin on my face. She rolled her eyes said something about 'boys and toys' and closed the door.
This kind of clarity and dynamic performance has to be experienced to be believed. Generally tactile sound comes from distortion or huge humps in the frequency response or huge SPL. These are tactile while being clean and flat
. The part of Sherlock Holmes where Holmes is doing the pit fight, where he is slap fighting the big dude, I kept flinching when a hit landed. The impact transient was crystal clear, I think that is the thing that I most notice about these. The ability to go from flinchingly loud to soft and subtle 150ms later. My room helps but my old speakers rang like bells apparently, 400ms vs 150ms. I am now a true believer in a low Qtc box.
See, I'm still babbling
I am sorry if this comes across as gloating, I am just stunned at how well this turned out.
I really need to get a forum member to hear these.
Edit: These boxes are now aperiodic enclosures