cedman1. I personally own a pair of the pedistale loudspeakers. They are awesome and sound better than those that were three times their price. Coming from a musician background, I appreciate the natural, accurate tone, pace, and transient response. I listen to jazz, new age, world music, pop, some intimate three, four piece jazz groups. I'm not using a sub at this point, but I'm planning on one. I listen near field and drive them with the IOTAVX SA-3 and PA-3 amplifier stack in bridge mode. My front end is an Audiolab 6000 CDT transport, using the Wolfson DAC in the IOTAV SA-3. As you can tell, my system is very modest, but deeply satisfying. The Pedistale look as good as they sound as well. Hope this helps you.