Pros: look, finish, price, sound
Cons: lacks bass
Upgraded to the Series I set from the Mordaunt-Short Carnival series & such a huge improvement in overall sound & balance but imho you really do need a quality subwoofer to complement these fully. There is good bass, just not a lot & the difference is audible to me, so I use a sub. Speakers are attractive, cherry veneer is nice looking, but silver face can be overbearing without the grill so I eventually purchased another set of M70s but Series II and use these as my fronts & surrounds & have M40s as front wides. Couldn't be more pleased with the sound they produce, from cd to sirius to lp using an Onkyo HT-RC180. The CS2 center provides good balance for tv & movies as well. I'd recommend the M70 to anyone looking to start an audio system, whether it be for music listening or movies! When balanced with a good sub, my wind ensemble cds have come to life & the sound is fantastic!!