Well it's been almost 1 year now that I've had the 5 ARX A2's - just wanted to report back briefly saying that I'm overly satisfied with these speakers - Blu-rays, music, high volume (
)... all sounds amazing
I love what Audyssey XT in my Onkyo AVR does after correction..
When I first installed the ARX's, it was in a 5.1 system with an SVS 20-39PCi sub, sounded great, no complaints at all, but I recently sold it to expand my system to 5.2, and got 2 SVS SB12-NSD subs. Still sounds amazing now, but the bass response is more even throughout the whole room
I know ARX has a new model of the A2, the cabinet is shorter but deeper in order to keep the same cabinet volume as the previous model A2 (the ones I bought in 2012), and I believe the specs are identical.
All that being said, I wouldn't hesitate at all to recommend these speakers ! I was satisfied with the price that I paid (well except for shipping and custom fees/taxes, but that's the reality of living in Canada and ordering items from the US). I've been taking great care of them, and plan on keeping them for a very long time, i don't see what else i would ever need in terms of speakers.. I spend enough on changing displays anyways