Ironically, I literally just did that myself last week and even though I drove 8 hours each way to get them, I had never heard a "Cornwall" before walking in that guys door! When he played them, using a 75 watt Marantz 2275 and a Bonnie Raitt CD, they sounded unbelievable and they immediately came home with me! I already have a pair of Klipsch "Chorus 1's", with Crite upgrades, which I run on a 1959 Scott 299b tube amp and I love them, so I figured with all of the buzz on the Cornwalls, that for my bigger listening room, that the Cornwalls would be a great choice? I have yet to fire them up yet, but they are big and beautiful with the rarer "cane" colored grills, which I feel really "pop" their look! I'm debating on buying either a VTA ST-70 or ST-120 to run them, but I'm open for other suggestions in the meantime.