I`m a newbie here :-)
I had searched a lot before I decided to buy PA-8F Home Thetare System last year and could not find anything that`s matching my expectations about having a solid review about this product. This thread is very useful for the further owners of these awesome speakers - great job ! I bought them concerned of reciving "you get, what you pay for" as I read in some of a very few words found on the internet about PA-8F, and these words were probably written by someone who has never listened to PA-8F.
I also got this set on ebay as a few of you did. Unfortunately there was no shipping to Europe available and I had to arrange it through my lad living in the US. I did wait for them for over two months - can you imagine ?
That`s the hardest deal I`ve ever had ;-) Finally I recived them, checked if they are not filled with salt water, they were OK so I put them into my subie and drove to my house quicker than with my wife to a hospital when she was just about to give birth ;-) I was more horny (to hear how they sound) than on my wirst date with my last girlfriend (currently my wife) and in that mellow mood I did a mistake while measuring the lenght between mounting brackets on the back of the surround speakers and drilled the holes to far from each other ... and had to drill one more ... so after hanging them one left useles to remind me that great day on which I realized that this 1000$ was the best spent money in my lifetime. Finally I made all the connections, switched the light off and sat back on my couch ready for the show ! First CD launched was Weather Report - Heavy Weather, which blew me away with a complete new set of sounds which were unkown for me before. Every whisper, every little sound was so clear and alive that I fell in love with PA-8F !
After about an hour of listening I decided to change the reciver`s equalizer settings preset by attached to ONKYO microphone and Audyssey, cause I realized they are too flat. This operation brought my brand new speakers to life again! My room is now like a concert hall for listening music and much more better than cinema for watching movies !
I recommend these speakers for anybody who loves the music and is looking for something that helps to discover all your records from the beggining once again !
I have a few friends who are musicians and now they love to visit me to listen to some good stuff on these speakers.
Everyone, even audiophile owners of some more "caviar" audio systems, who have paid more for one of their silver speaker cables than me for the whole system, say PA-8F is simply amazing and it`s just a STEAL for this price !
PS 1 I have the traditional version - not titanium
PS 2 sorry for any grammar or logical mistakes in my text - my english has been getting worse within each day since I don`t have to use it