It's still early but I've had time to listen to some of my regular evaluation songs.
Note at this time I am using a low powered amplifier, a custom Dennis Had (founder of Cary Audio) hand built single-ended tube amp which develops 17 wpc. Not enough power to drive my speakers to loud volume levels but I love this combination and it is sufficient to drive them to my typical listening levels. I have other higher powered amps which I will, eventually, use in this room.
Listening position is rather close, mostly at around 6' to 7'. Can't do anything about that - except to get closer.
Overall impression - quite favorable. Clarity is excellent. Instruments are well defined, separation of voice is excellent, no congestion or muddiness at all. Bass is clean and well defined, better than I expected in this smaller room and given that the speakers are only 16" from the back wall. If anything it sounds a bit light through the 60-120Hz region, but that's an impression I've had with these speakers going back to when I had them upgraded over 15 years ago. I know most of that perception comes from how these speakers are flat through that region when so many speakers have a bump in that region. They seem a bit lighter in this room, perhaps because of them being well out from room corners.
Soundstage is good, but not as big as in previous rooms, when I was able to get the speakers 24" to 30" from the back wall. It is still better than my other speakers, but not as big and 3-D as when in a large room. Previously I had them in rooms of 500 to 600sf and they filled those rooms with an astounding soundstage.
I imagine the bass output will be more substantial once I connect my 200wpc SS amp.
I was concerned that in this smaller room and at such a close distance, that much of the magic of these speakers would be lost. That the bass would be boomy, the imaging lost, the open, natural sound congested. Some of that is true, but only to small degrees. And the clarity and separation might even be a little better now, probably due to the close listening position.