Was looking for new speakers for my "music" system in my office. Have Von Schweikert VR-4jr's but have found that, unless pulled well out into the room, they don't work well with the wood floors and open archway that the room now has. Since my wife has been incredibly indulgent and cooperative as I've built a dedicated HT, I wanted something with a smaller footprint that would better fit aesthetically in the room.
Heard the STS's at a dealer (driven by a Pathos tube integrated amp) and was very impressed with the full range response and big, well-defined soundstage. While I was mulling my options, up popped the Amazon one day sale (basically half-price with no tax or shipping) so I pulled the trigger.
Just unboxed them (someone at Deftech loves packing tape!) and set them up last night. I'm currenly using an older Pio AVR with MCACC and so I stuck the speakers fairly close to the corners and ran the auto EQ. While I plan on doing some additional tweaking (and a tube amp upgrade), I'm very happy with the results as the STS's seem fairly forgiving of less than optimal placement. So far I'm a happy camper...
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