I am a Home Studio geek intent on finding the best gear at a reasonable price. My main speaker monitors are Tannoys that have a great overall range for mixing, Good lows, mids, highs. They were around $400.00 for the pair. I thought I would get some standard stereo speakers to check out my mix on my stereo. Yamaha has always been admirable in my book. However these speakers prove the old adage, "you get what you pay for". The speakers had no bottom end at all, even when I tried to e.q. them with various music cds,. I took the 8 inch driver out and the quality was shameful. I know it had to have weighed less than a pound. In Yamaha's defense, I know they make great studio monitors as well as good, more expensive, stereo speakers. I can't say that about these. These will serve as a good project by replacing the speakers with better quality speakers and serve as a good lesson in 3 way design. The cabinets look very good.