Thinking of changing direction a bit.
Piano black finish.
I LOVE these for movies, shows, and for those nights when we want to exceed reasonable dB levels for music. They are fairly efficient, but really seem to like being cranked up.
I can't believe how loud these will play, in full range or crossed over, clearly, cleanly and crisply. Much more than I can take. These are neutral, ruggedly over-built beasts. If I could change anything about them, I would very slightly change the neutral character to add a touch of lushness (mid range?), but I prefer a neutral character overall.
If I had a dedicated room I'd keep them without question (and I still may).
These really rock with rock and acoustic.
The towers I bought second hand from a member here (no warranty, boxes were too trashed from previous shipment), the center was bought new from SVS so still under warranty and have the box in good condition.
***No longer want these in-ceilings***
I'd trade for 3 deftech UIW RCS II, or sell for $1350 (50% of new prices)
I am in Southwest Austin Texas and much prefer pickup!
Alternatively I keep these, somewhere...wouldn't break my heart
tharbmar recently reviewed the towers and measured 110dB at his reference listening level, his overall thoughts echo mine exactly. Of course lots of other reviews for these out there. I think these are a bargain and built to last.
I wouldn't call these mint condition but neither do I see any blemishes. I'll get some pictures up eventually.