Like another said...I am pretty late to this thread...but as a Snell owner, we have to stick together!!!
I currently own Snell Ci speakers. They are incredible!! I purchased them in 1987. I had to replace the main woofer surrounds a couple of years ago.
I originally bought Snell E series in 1985? Way back then...the store had a full return price for one year if you spent more on your new purchase. So in 1986 I brought back the Snell E's for full purchase price value to apply to a new set of Snell D's. Then in 1987, I brought those back for full purchase value to purchase the set of Snell Ci speakers I own now.
I power them with an Adcom GFA-555II 200 watt amp. Most AVR receivers just don't cut it driving speakers like this. They are old school sealed/infinite baffle design...so quite inefficient at SPL per watt.
I have a buddy that has a set of Snell J's he is not using. I would like to get my hands on those to use as surrounds to replace my DefTech BPX2 surrounds. I like the DefTech speakers and they sonically match the Snell's pretty darn well (tried many brands)...but I know a small set of Snell's will kick @ss over the DefTech's.
Good Luck to everyone with their Snell's