The only place I've been able to hear them is in Best Buy, and they never really had that PUNCH of loudness, although they sounded really clear for the money. But that could also be because of the huge wide open space of the best buy store.
Anyone that owns the FS51's, or the newer FS52's that I have, that can comment on how these sound in a smaller, theater environment, and if they do indeed provide that true, booming ? (My theater is 12 feet wide, 18 feet long, with 8.5 ft ceilings)
I'm still waiting for my basement to be completed (around 2-3 weeks) to try them out in the space they will be used.
About the Buyer's Remorse...
When I was at Best Buy, the salesman (most are definitely NOT A/V experts, I realize this) was REALLY pushing the Klipsch Quintet system (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Klipsch---Quintet-5-Channel-Home-Theater-Speaker-System/9388833.p?id=1218096958259&skuId=9388833)
He pulled me over, threw in a blu-ray, and turned it up. It sounded awesome, I'll admit, but was this because it was running through an HDMI cable vs. the RCA (red/white) cable used on the Pioneers? Would simply those cables make a huge difference in sound?
They cost something like $550 at best buy, but I swear I found the same ones on Amazon for $260... am I crazy? haha!
Are these little speakers better than the setup I currently have?
(edit... receiver is Yamaha RX-V473BL)
Sorry for this long post... and I doubt I'll get any replies since I asked a ton of questions, but I know you guys are the experts!!