The tweeter is
the best I ever heard on any
speaker...the woofer, unfortunately, needs a lot of help (it's a bottom-of-the-line Peerless #831907). The lower end is tonally thin, doesn't have high levels of resolution....but again, the tweeter is sheer amazing. It's reportedly the inspiration for the tweeter on the Gallo's.
The Linaeum tweeter is different (better, much) than even the very decent Linaeum bi-directional tweeters on many Radio Shack speakers (I own the Radio Shack LX-8 with the cheaper tweeter...listening to it now; not bad). But, the real Linaeum tweeter on these babies is Exceptional with a capital 'E'.
I bought this same pair of Lineaum Tower (that's what the model is called) about 2 years ago for $180.00 + shipping dinged up a bit. These are brand-spanking new and a great deal if they don't go for much more than what they are asking for them. It's a floor stander (31" tall, but the tweeter makes it seem hugely taller), so you don't even need to invest in stands.
Mine have about 8 lbs each of Plast-i-Clay inside the walls and (cheap, stamped) speaker basket...the improvement was notable (quite well worth $30 and a couple hours). But, the cheap Peerless is still the mitigating factor in these speakers.
I've toyed with the idea of just swapping a likewise better 6.5" woofer in it's place - one of the great things about the Linaeum tweeters is that it requires minimal crossover, so finding a mid-bass driver to mate with it is not the chore some systems require. Some day I might, and report back on it.
Anyhow, I sincerely doubt, all in all, you can top this deal for $250.00 with any 2 way speaker...imaging, if that's your 'thang', is simply unreal, btw. Tho they will play with low wattage, they seem to like some decent wattage (25 tube or 50 SS I'd guess, minimum). I run them on 150 watts of Odyssey Khartago Extreme power - sheer overkill
Happy bidding, y'all. aa