My first impressions are that these speakers sound really good! I only have about 8 or10 hours on them, most of that watching TV, but about 3 hours of music. Speakers have a great soundstage and fill the room nicely. They are very detailed on background music and sounds. Mirage MM8 sub only has about 4 hours on it with about 2 of music. Speakers and sub sound really good for music - very integrated, it doesn't sound like a sub/satellite system at all. Sub is a little anemic for home theater so far. I ran Audyssey with the sub at half volume and it boosted it to plus 2.5 which sounds good for music, but I remember I had to boost my other sub volume for HT too. Hey Jeffrey, what is a normal volume setting for the MM8? Can I turn it up to 3/4 without risking any damage to the sub?