Philharmonic Affordable Accurate Monitor? OK, I don't know which one of you hosebags sent this to me. It could have been any one of six or seven people, so I am not going to bother guessing. I actually didn't realize that I had these sitting around in the garage because I ordered similar Dayton cabinets and a stack of drivers from Madisound recently. It was only until today when I finally cleaned out the garage to open my boxes, and I was like WTF? Oh well. If anyone could shed more light on these speakers, please do. This is best I could do in terms of getting decent measurements for now - until I can get a better setup. Taking the measurement at 24" away instead of one meter to better avoid reflections. I know the hard concrete floor will result in an impulse response echo for sure. Philharmonic Affordable Accurate Monitor Frequency Response 1/6 Octave Smoothing On-Axis (tweeter aligned with microphone 24" away). Next step is a measurement at the listening position. From the way they measure above, it looks like some baffle step is already built in; so it's very obvious how they should be used: on stands away from the wall several feet. I found the AAM sensitive to positioning and angling. Best results are with the tweeters pointing directly at you. Philharmonic Affordable Accurate Monitor Frequency Response 1/6 Octave Bands Microphone at listening position Considering the environment with the hard floors and walls, I'd say this measurement is really darn good. The dips are not unexpected - caused by various reflections. I can see some people here freak out over the bass rolloff, but the bass extension is exceptional. We are getting usable output down to 40Hz. Many floorstanders, including some expensive audiophile brands can't even go this low. Closing Thoughts: Usable in a real home. They are not tuned so you require room treatments, or mental treatments. If anything, maybe one or two db recessed in the treble, 5kHz and above. The cabinet doesn't quite have the heroic construction as I would like, but then again, at $200, I really can't complain. The HD6X0 headphones are easily more resolving; but then again, these headphones start at over $350. LS50 is also more resolving, but costs at least $1000 more and has a slightly wonky frequency response. Don't use them on a desk against a wall. They are not designed for that. They work best on dedicated stands a few feet from the wall. Bass extension is impressive. Don't bother with a cheap sub. Mate with a real sub to cover 40Hz and below. Impressive soundstage. Depth, precision, layering. You name it. Don't even try to tell me how the Sennheiser HD800 has great soundstage - it doesn't. This is not unexpected. Small speakers tend to do this. Shines with classical or jazz. The speaker gets a little overwhelmed with rock, pop, or music with a lot of stuff going on. Inefficient. Get an amp with some decent power and sufficient gain. I don't know WTH these can be sold for $200.