and they were awesome! I couldn't believe the powerful sound these speakers were producing. Like you guys recommended I had the salesperson turn off the sub and set the speakers as large. They were being played in a large wide open show floor and they filled the floor with great sound. The bass was great as well. Tight and accurate. I do have one concern though. When I was listening it sounded great and the receiver was flat(no bass or treble adjustments)but the bass was still great. But at home on my receiver(a Pioneer VSX-D510) when I play music flat, it sounds too bright so I turn down the treble a little. Are Pioneer receivers brighter than most?