Originally Posted by JMarat
The speakers are really sturdy and exceptional build quality.
I agree, the Acoustech speakers look great and are really heavy. My PL-76's are not totally "dead" cabinets, you still get a little echo when you tap your knuckle on the sides, but you can't have everything a such a great price point. These do score pretty high in the WAF, mine was not thrilled with the idea of new speakers, but really likes them now that they're setup.
Listening, great first impression. Bass is fuller than my old 8" 2-ways, better midrange, and the highs are actually more laid back. I'm no bass-head, so I'd say you might not need a sub if only using these for music in a smaller space. The highs probably sound better and more laid back in the PL-76's because its cleaner, my old 2-ways have a 3" cone tweeter that is pretty raspy and not too kind on the ears at higher volumes. The old 2-ways must also have a pretty big dip at the 2.5k crossover frequency, I'm getting a lot more mids now too.
If anyone is on the fence about these, just do it. Call up AcousticSoundDesign and get a great deal on some great speakers.