I had picked up a pair of Ascend Acoustics CBM170-SE off Craigslist for $70 a little over a year ago, for my second system. Good speakers, though not something I could rave about. My son jokingly asked one day of I wanted to swap them for the KEF iQ10's he had, which I'd given to him a few months before. I surprised him by agreeing to it. Within a couple weeks he came and swapped back. The speakers (along with the rest of the modest 5.1 system) were then given to my daughter and her BF when he bought a house and she moved out of mine. Again.
Good speakers, and a well-defined soundstage. The KEF's enjoy more latitude and depth to the soundstage, so I'll be replacing with the newer KEF Q series, probably the Q350's. I heard the new Q150's and they wowed me.
KEF R500, R200C, R100, SVS SB2000 sub, NAD T758 receiver, Pro-Ject RPM1 TT w/ Ortofon 2M Red, Bluesound Vault2, Sony BDP-S480 BlueRay player, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer.