Ive got the 2050i hooked up to an A-S500 amp and the CDS-300 CD player and it all sounds great! these speakers are very power hungry and other lower powered amps just couldn'd cut it.
Also as it says in the review, these speakers really need to be thoroughly ran in. My ones required over 85 hours before they turned beautiful- before this time i was just dissapointed so please bear with them. The ports are at the bottom which is a nice touch but space is a bit limited underneath especially if your bi-amping your speakers and have banana plugs.
Also these speakers are very big compared to other floor standers like CA, Dali's Monitor Audios and therefore you should check you have space for them. They need to be minimum 50cm from an adjacent wall and at least 30cm from a back wall. distance between the speakers should be between 2-4m and toe in can range from 0-30 degrees. i underestimated the space they would take up and as a result they are a bit too big for my room but they are not going anywhere since i do really like them.
Finally, although my amp has a sub out i really dont need one and its the reason i actually chose these speakers. I prefer cabinets that can provide the bass i require since they are designed that way. I feel adding a sub to your stereo system afterwards is not the best idea since many factors need to be considered to make the sub really blend in with the front speakers. So these speakers provide a lot of bass if necessary. if its too much, they also come with rear port plugs which tightens up the overall punchiness of the bass. Win win!
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