The highs are marvelous thanks to the tweeter and super tweeter. The mids are also very well reproduced. Despite the 4.7" (12 cm) woofer, the lows are deep and correct, surely thanks to the quality of the neodyme speaker. The housing is made of solid wood.
The speakers are rated at 40 watts and that's more than enough.
They are elegant due to their sleek design and the wood.
Their value for money is really good when you see how much they sell now. I got them both for about $250.
Really nice small speakers!
I have been using them for a dozen years and I don't have anything to reproach them.
They are still good (very good) with a low-end Pioneer, an old Toshiba or a Yamaha 596 amp.
The pros: Precise sound, nice highs but not shrill at all (despite the Yamaha amp, which is sometimes stiff on the highs, depending on the source). The woofer is only 6.3" (16cm) big but it doesn't fear deep lows (at moderate volumes, though).
The cons: They are only small speakers, so you can't expect too much from them, neither in terms of output power nor breadth of sound.
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Anonymous 's review
They are 30 years old and, yet, faced to contemporary reference products they come out very good. They even do much better in the mids and high mids, where they excel. Some would say the lows are a bit limited, but they are not speakers to go boom boom, these are speakers for music lovers. The double bass sounds like it should
I think they are made of solid wood.
3 months, you need to hear the sound they make for old speakers, the highs, the lows are great. From all the speakers I've had, I prefer this b&w,
Yes, I've tested other models and, actually, I've had many, given my age (52)!.
They might seem expensive, given their age, but once you listen to them, you know why.
The English have always made good products.