I guess I can post in the owner's thread now
I ordered a pair of cinema 12's and matching 12" center 2 1/2 months ago, despite the posts about bad amplifiers and long wait times. My sub is a Rythmik (no-brainer, they are local) so I wasn't concerned with eD amplifiers. And I knew what I was in for with the wait time despite them quoting 2-3 weeks (I ordered after their "everything will be in stock" blog post, lol). Anyway, here are my impressions so far.
I've dealt mainly with Brett and he was extremely helpful before the sale explaining his history with the cinema speakers as well as during the ordering process. I also spoke with Alex after my promised ship date came and went. He never dodged my calls but I did feel like they must have cash-flow issues since they were always out of seemingly minor parts.
The speakers arrived this weekend and despite the marginal packaging they were unscathed. I asked Brett about the packaging and he said they were waiting on the normal foam endcaps but he didn't want to hold up my order any longer. Again, i don't see a good reason for not having the proper packaging, especially with all the delays in getting the speakers done.
They also didn't ship the grills with the speakers as they are "waiting on magnets". I can think of 10 places to get rare earth magnets within a day or two so that doesn't bode well either.
But despite all the good and bad of the company, the speakers are awesome. Brett played them in their demo room for a few days to break them in for me since i have little kids and can't leave them playing for hours and hours. I've listened to a bunch of music and Scuba Steve's blu-ray so far and the speakers are everything I was looking for. I don't know what a "horn sound" is but these speakers don't sound nasally or horny (lol), they just sound clear and accurate. Not bright or fatiguing at all. And they stay that way as loud as my Pioneer SC-35 can drive them. Actually, I can't really listen anywhere above -10db without getting blown out of the room. These are stock drivers, matte finish btw.
So after two days of actual ownership I am very happy, but anxiously awaiting my grills to keep the kids from messing with the drivers. Not to worry though, they promised they'd be here in less than a week...