“So how do they sound?”
I know I gush too much…but…simply sublime. After just a couple hours of ‘warm-up’, they sounded very good. Somewhere after 2 hours, I remeasured and adjusted the distance* (MANY times, actually) to get the two within 1/4", measured at the base. After that, I enjoyed maybe a couple hours of the most-transparent, ‘musical’ reproduced music that I’ve heard in years. This was produced thru those suprisingly excellent-sounding Butler TDB 5150 poweramps and the arguably mid-fi Marantz AV7704 pre/pro**, which means the system will sound even better after the BHK 300s and a new Marantz AV8805 pre/pro arrive and become broken-in. Based on how good my one M700 sounds driving the CC speaker, I’m considering a pair for the '05s.
I’m REALLY happy!
- Years ago, I bought a new laser-based Bosch-brand ‘Distance Measurer’ model DLR130. It has saved me many hours over the years setting speakers to the same distance. Bosch claims 1/16" accuracy to about 50 feet. That model is discontinued, but one can find them on eBay, sometimes at VERY low prices. I bought a 2nd for about $40 a year or so ago.
** I also have coming a Marantz AV8805 pre/pro, the new version of the hi-end series.