I've never owned Klipsch, but plan on getting the Reference Premiere lineup, but just wanted to test out a horn in my basement for the 15 day trial. I got the R-15M bookshelf and the R-25C center channel. I haven't done any Audyssey calibration, but I kept my Pioneer BS 22 on one channel and the bookshelf on the other for some quick stereo listening. The first thing that popped out was how much more dynamic and lively the Klipsch is. It makes my Pioneer sound sooo subdued and dull. Without any calibration and the 10 minutes I listened, the R-15M sound pretty good to my ears. Voices sound more forward, instruments much more lively. But, I read these aren't actually "reference", but a knock off or something? Is this true? Is this the lowest model Klipch has then?