Just finished up a pair of stereo 1099's for a friend of mine and put them in my HT to "break them in"
Pulled my speakers out of my baffle wall and put in the 1099's. Did a quick eq with REW/MiniDSP and then made sure my subs integrated with them at about 110hz. This is a little higher than most people like but it works for me. All my subs are in my baffle wall so no location issues.
Put on 'Day Before the Day' by Dido, followed by 'Finality' by Woods of Ypres then Sting's 'Shape of My Heart'. Also played 'White Whisper' by Deep Forest to test for separation and depth as it has sections where the voices are seemingly coming from behind you.
As owners of these speakers probably already know I was not disappointed. They were at least as good to me as my current speakers which are active WCW's with B&C coax's and 2 Eminence 12" woofers.
Just for full disclosure tho, whether fortunately or unfortunately I cannot tell much difference in sound quality with speakers at this level. They sound different but not necessarily one better than the other. I have had JTR T8's, Danley SH-50's and 4-5 various active DIY designs including the 4pi, moderately priced ribbons and the DNA 360. I have NOT had the expensive coax in the JTR 212 which I would love to hear before I make a final decision or a high end ribbon. Also have not heard Seaton Cats which I would love to hear also. End disclosure.
Bottom line...these sound fantastic to me.
Will be using it in my HT for about 2 weeks before I deliver/install them for him so I will also get a few movies in as well.