Originally Posted by ainsworth
Thanks for the feedback! Looks like this speaker would be ideal for my situation. Do you think the subwoofer would need to be HSU as well. I had read that these speakers are tuned for their HSU subwoofers? Don't know if that is true or not. It may factor in my decision.
These speakers match well with any good subwoofer, as they play flat to about 60 Hz. This enables them to blend very well with a subwoofer crossed over at 80Hz. Lower quality bookshelf speakers, or satellite speakers often do not play that low, which means a sub has to be crossed much higher. Over 80-100 Hz, some can start to tell where the bass is coming from (i.e. the sub instead of the speakers). Normally, crossed at 80 Hz, a subwoofer can not easily be located audibly, which makes it sound as though your main speakers are producing all the sound, including the bass.
The only potential drawbacks you might consider with these is that you should keep the tweeters close to ear level for the best sound, and personally, I don't much like the way they look with the grilles off, but I leave mine on.,
There are many good quality bookshelf speakers in the $300/pair price range so take your time and look around, but I can't imagine you would be disappointed with these.
As far as HSU's subwoofers, they are right up there among the best of any other ID sub in their price ranges, and you might get a package discount if you purchase them together with a sub.