My pioneer 1014 came today. I hooked up my Swan 5.2/2.1/C3 system today and I am really happy with them. The best way I can describe them is you get all the detail without the harshness. The C3 is bigger than I thought and very detailed, you arent going to miss anything with this baby. The 5.2s are tall and slender and equally as detailed. When I sent 2 channel heavy bass driven music they had no problem with it. although I dont have a sub yet, I didnt feel robbed of bass and was surprised that they "hit" a little. Of course what your missing is the low end but these towers are geared towards HT. The Faux black cherry finish looks alot nicer than in the pictures and I just love that tweeter mounted on top of the towers. Even my wife thinks they look great. Overall, Im glad I did so much research. Im never going to regret this purchase.