Man, I can't tell you guys how long I've been wanting a pair of these with the ebony side panels. A pair popped up less than 10 minutes from me and I had to have them.
I'm surprised at how much bass these things put out. They sound more like towers than bookies. The tweeter is nice. There is a bit of mud in the mids & lows, but I'm hoping Trey's Fortress xover mods will help that out. It's hard not to hear the mud when all I've been listening to is a pair of Magnepan MG10's for the past few months. The MG10's are just wonderful speakers, but the wife can't stand having them in the living room and that's the only spot for the stereo these days.
I need more time with them but I'll be sure to check-in in a few weeks :)