Wanted to add my first impressions. My BMRs arrived in the morning, but sadly I had to wait until the evening to open them. First of all, these are packed well. Double boxed and plenty of padding inside the box. Once unboxed, my first thoughts were "holy cow these things are huge. Put my the BMRs next to my KEF q150s and they are almost double the size!! Wow...they are beasts! Not having their permanent office spot setup yet, I put them in the basement family room space on stands and was worried they were too much for the sanus stnad. They definitely could tip over much more easily.
Now to the sound...... At first I didn't know what to think. They certainly are a lot different than my KEFs (both q100s and q150s). I had to take some time for my ears to start adjusting to them. If I had one word to describe them it would be enveloping. I closed my eyes while listening and it was like a sweet fog slowly settled in around my and transported me to the room where the band was playing. This is what people mean when they say the speakers just disappear! Now I know. And all of the hype I've heard about the raal tweeter is certainly warranted to my ears. So many more subtle sounds in songs that I had never heard (at least in such detail) before. WOW! Everything was so much more three dimensional than anything I have heard before too. I could have sworn that some instruments or even voices were coming from the surround speakers. But they weren't. I was listening in pure direct, so it was only the two BMRs putting out all this detail.
I decided to throw in Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, and the beginning of "Time" when all the clocks start ringing, with my eyes closed I still followed with my eyes where the sounds were coming from and there were so many more positions than I'd heard on other speakers. My eyes darted around as I heard each sound. It was mesmerizing. Throughout the album I continued to trace the sounds as they moved all around in front of me, and sometimes even behind or beside me.
Something else I noted, was with the detail of the raal, there were parts of songs where I knew the treble kicks in louder, and my ears would somewhat cringe in anticipation of something harsh, but it never was. Obviously my ears were trained for harshness from my old speakers. It took awhile for this to start subsiding. I probably still will for awhile, but its something I definitely noticed. Kind of a "why am I cringing when these aren't harsh at all?"
I haven't even talked about the mids or bass yet. They just all blend in so smoothly throughout. Although it isn't quite the strong bass I'm used to running with a sub, there certainly is plnty going on. Its not overpowering or muddy whatsoever. Its just there. You almost forget about it. The mids are also just so smooth. I'm running out of words and just wanna go back and do some more listening, so that's what I'm gonna go do. Let's just say that it was hard for me to get myself to spend that kind of money, but I am so glad I did. These are certainly special speakers, and I plan on keeping them a long long time.