Ignore the room, we're remodeling.\n\nThat out of the way, I thought an update was in order.\n\nYes, the things you've heard about these speakers are true. This is an older pic, I played with placement and tilt and got these speakers playing nice with the room. Wow! The thing that is most striking is how easily these speakers get out of the way of the music. You don't listen to them, only what's playing. \n\nThe Denon PMA-110 has no trouble at all driving these IN MY SPACE. At just under 50% on the volume knob dynamic music easily sees 110 db peaks at my listening position. The notable part about this is the absolute lack of audible distortion easily leads you to volumes you shouldn't be listening at for your ears sake.\n\nThey play plenty low in my room to forgo a sub for music, you will miss the sheer power and energy great subs can add to the lfe track though. I don't miss it with content I hadn't seen\/heard before, but it is very noticeable with content I'm familiar with. My reference is with a pair of SVS PB-13 Ultras.\n\nSuper pleased with the S7r's!!