Bipolar towers are limited by their placement in a room and the room. My room in no way will befit from this style of speaker. If I had to choose a tower it would have been the STS's. I want to thank you for the suggestions of the other speakers to consider. These SM65's replaced and exceptional pair of SM450's, I am familiar enough with the DT sound that it is pleasing to my ear. Also, paying $777 for these three speakers also contributed to them being chosen.