These are really interesting speakers and I can't say I've ever really heard anything quite like them. They throw up a really giant sound stage with that big ESL panel and image like crazy. As most people know, setup is kinda fussy as the sound emits from the back of the panel as well as the front. I have mine about 2' off the wall and that seems to be enough. I mostly listen to hard rock and metal, the detail retrieval is pretty awesome. Sometimes I hear a bit of image smearing but I believe that especially with this kind of music, a bit of room treatment would go a long ways to control some of those back wave reflections. The listening window isn't anywhere near as small as people make it sound, I'd say I can still use any seat on my couch and they image just fine off axis a bit. I actually bought these used and I had contacted Martin Logan with some questions prior to buying and found them to be extremely helpful. They stock replacement parts and will even build you replacement ESL panels for a pretty fair price. I highly recommend these if they fit your style and room.