Hi all. Here is the story. A month ago, I listened to a couple of MartinLogan's models on a department store (of all places...) since they had an 18 months / 0 interest plan which interested me. I auditioned the Script running off an Acurus 100 W/channel amp. To my surprise, the Script's electrostatic panels were "blown" (for the lack of a better term). It sounded even worse than a blown cone speaker on the highest frequencies. The speakers themselves sounded dull and muddy on the lower end, and mids lacked clarity. Anyway, the rep managed to sell me a pair of Scenarios, promising my 100W/channel integrated amp (an old H/K) would manage to run them well. So I agreed. Fast forward. I don't have my speakers yet, but the rep sent me a demo model they had around for me to try. Yesterday I connected everything, followed the placing instructions on MartinLogan's page, and listened. This is what I heard. 1. The muddiest bass I've ever heard. 2. Near-complete absence of mids and highs. 3. The dynamic presence of an AM radio (no, I'm not kidding or exaggerating, either). Now, I'm inclined to believe the following things went wrong. 1. The speakers are not broken in. But, will they change their sound quality so radically afterwards? 2. The panels are damaged (which I doubt, since their sonic qualities are similar to the Scripts I heard earlier). 3. My amp hasn't enough grunt (again, I don't think this is the case, since the Scripts running off an Acurus had the same sonic quality). I'm confused. Should I wait for a while? Run them 24/7? Is my amp underpowered (I read somewhere that ML's founder runs some of his speakers using 25W/channel, so I doubt so)? Are the speakers damaged? Asking for the dealership help is out of the question. They are just a department store, and think Cerwin Vega! is one of the greatest speakers out there (again, no joke). At this point, I'm really getting nervous, since I must decide whether to keep the speakers or exchange them for some others (Energy Veritas V2.4). I'd give up on my quest for electrostatic sound if I knew for a fact the amp was to blame, since I'm not willing to spend any more money on amplification. Thanks for your help!