Were did you have "access" to them?
Theater Research Speakers sound to me to be a likely new name for white van speakers. If you were approached on the street about extra/leftover speakers from a job or warehouse loaded more than invoiced and shown an invoice stating a retail price of $x,xxx.xx then do a search on white van speakers and learn more.
Known names for these scam speakers include; Dogg Digital, Acoustic Image, Acoustic Response, Acoustic Lab Technology, Digital Audio, Pro Audio, Dynalab, Audiofile, Denmark Loud Speaker, and Paradym among others.
I Googled Theater Research Speakers with nothing turning up. That it is a bad sign.
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