I was a kid when I got into speakers and subscribed to magazines like Stereo Review. There I saw the amazing Martin Logans and had always been intrigued by them and their very different design. At the time I had no where to listen to them so the only thing I could do is read reviews and gawk at the pictures. Years later Magnolia came into town and along with the amazing Martin Logans. First time ever I listened to a pair of Vistas. I was blown away and knew I had to have a pair. Years later I visited a Magnolia Design Center where they had the upper end Martin Logans. Right up front a pair of Montis powered by McInstosh! As Darth Vader would say "Most Impressive" they sounded absolutely amazing even being out in the middle of a showroom. Deep bass, clear highs, depth, and detail basically the best speakers I had ever heard. I ended up getting a pair for myself and have not looked back since. They sit at the front of the room and never fail to wow anyone that comes to the house. When friends and family first come over the questions start pouring usually starting with "What is that?" " The sound is coming of of that?" I use them for home theater along with a Stage X, ESls, and a pair of Balanced Force 210 subs. The spacial detail and openness of the system makes movies come to life. I literally had to watch my movie collection over again with system.