I bought these as interim speakers (I didn't want to spend a lot on a system I knew I was going to replace) & they have performed beyond my wildest expectations. They're loud, clear, punchy, & produce enough bass to pi$$ off the neighbors without the sub (even though I have two of them.) I usually unplug the two SP-FS52 speakers & the two SW8-MK2 subs & just use four of these bookshelves & the center channel for a 5.0 setup so I can still get my Home Theater fix without pi$$ing off the neighbors (I own a townhome.) If you're not an audiophile, do yourself a favor & pick these up. If you don't like them, you can always return them after a few weeks.
My 7.2 setup:
Receiver: Sony STR-DN1040 7.2 Channel 1155-Watt A/V Receiver
Main speakers: 2x Pioneer SP-FS52-LR Andrew Jones Designed Floor standing Loudspeaker
Center channel: 1 Pioneer SP-C22 Andrew Jones Designed Center Channel Speaker
Surrounds: 2x Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers
Surround Back: 2x Pioneer SP-BS22-LR Andrew Jones Designed Bookshelf Loudspeakers
Sub: 2x Pioneer SW-8MK2 Andrew Jones Designed 100-Watt Powered Subwoofer