I have been following this tread for quite sometime now, and also offcourse bought a pair of the 215xl (white due to wife, not sure if it helped;-))
Just to tell you little about my current speakers(beolab 5 from Bang Olufsen) considered high end i would think.
This might sound like i am kind of brainwashed or something, but i find myself listening to the berries rather than the beolab. The dryness and eagerness and effortlessness of the berries are really intriging and i am just anticipating what is going to happen next when i put on this movie or this music. I kind of find myself flabbergasted everytime i put the cd or a bluray into the player, these speakers so god damn honest. I use a receiver from Yamaha, 1020 aventage think it is called.
But i am considering to connect the berries with a music angel (tube amplifier) or go the total other way and find myself a good proffesional amp from Crown or QSC or something similar. I feel i heard this sound long time ago in a small cinema and i have tried since to create same sound at home without coming close. I tried, klipsch, maggies, jbl, svs, hørning, multicell,b&w,cerwin vega. I think now the Berries is my revelation and to almost no cost i will buy a full set so i get a full 5.1 speaker system. I am considering a passive Behringer 18 inch sub to couple with the 215xl, stince it is true they should be crossed over at 100hz or so. I use a SVS as sub right now, but maybe i cant calibrate correctly i just feel it is king kong down deep but almost no punchiness and slam like the berries deserve upwards in frequency.
just wanted to share my experienced and signed up for this forum just to let people know hat this is the real thing and atleast i encourage people too try them before judge them on specs or whatever. Sound also has to do with preference, some like the warm laidback glass of wine kind of sound(beolab is great there) but some of us like the cold hard truth that the berries deliver according to my hearing. Good luck and Merry Christmas to all!