... I like them! These are Series II Continental Edition 901s, walnut finish complete with chrome tulip stands, and thus aren't as prone to paper/cone rot. I'd like to say I did my homework there, but frankly it was dumb luck. Note I am not running them with the original Series II equalizer. Rather than playing roulette by trying to find a working model on eBay, I ended up purchasing a miniDSP from Deer Creek Audio which emulates the EQ settings and also includes a subsonic filter for a subwoofer. I think I made the right decision. The "no highs, no lows, must be a Bose" immediately comes to mind if you listen to them without the EQ curve applied– there is no mistaking between when it is and isn't being used. With that said, I do want to pair these with a sub for a little added oomph... just like I would with any other vintage speakers of mine. I'm having a lot of fun with playing music on them. I think they're great for home theater application and it seems clear to me that these did a lot to inspire the home theater systems that would follow. I wouldn't say they reveal any detail not heard before, but with that larger than life stage, they are ....*gasp* among the most fun speakers I've had. Truthfully, I've both owned and poked fun at Bose speakers in the past. The 901s were always the models I wanted the most, I always liked hearing them in any kind of social setting. Roast me!