i like to listen to music in Pure Direct (no EQ) mode with mine as well. they are super efficient. even with just my AVR powering them i have had them over 117db's clean with room to spare. i will have mine for a loooong time as well. i love their giant "live" sound. i am going to use one of my Crites CS-1T's as a center.
Etta James and Testament in the same listening night? your music tastes sound a lot like mine!
again. Awesome build. just top notch.
Marty. he lists the components in his last post. read. then go to Bobs site. almost everyone uses the components Bob provides and designs around.
PS4 PSNID = The-Barbeerian