Well, I can't write a review after one day. I have already learned a few things about them though. I first hooked them up in my boss's office when they came in. It is a 9 X 12 foot room (approximately). Without the external crossover it sounded like crap. Once we hooked that up the sound was good. The most interesting aspect was the low bass. My boss kept saying it sounded like we had a good sub hooked up. I tried to make out a soundstage but it seemed almost non-existant. Keep in mind this was a very quick setup with a cheap amp and no effort put into speaker placement. One thing that really hit me was that the kick-drum sounded (and felt) real. This is not normally the case with most speakers I have tried.
Now at home. I hooked them up to my Jolida 302 amp with Mullard preamp tubes and dark blue Telsa el-34's. I set the speakers on top of my 1.2's just to get a feeling of what the sound would be like. This time I got a decent sound stage but the sub type bass was gone. The midrange was nice but not great. The first LP I played was some older ZZ Top. It sounded OK but nothing special. Later I put on some Fleetwood Mac and they really strutted their stuff.
These are very strange speakers. Their sound is very dependent upon the room. It will take some time to set them up properly. Next I put on some AC DC. They really seemed to like that. I found myself enjoying the music more than normal. The detail seemed less but they had an extreme amount of presence. I'm guessing at this point but I think they will be a pleasant addition to the system for those songs which are great but not mixed really well. I think given enough tweaking that they may really enhance my listening on certain music. I am finding myself disappointed on stuff the SDA's do well but other stuff that is not enjoyable on the SDA's seems to be, well, enjoyable.
It is very strange, in my opinion, why many audiophiles are so against these particular speakers. They really seem to have a lot to offer when it comes to certain music. As I said, I'm just getting started but so far I am enjoying them. Believe me, the SDA's are not and will not be for sale but they certainly don't do justice to some of the lesser material I own. More later...