Just got these in. Willsenton R8, Bluesound Node. I first heard the JBLs over at the home studio of an engineer that used to work for TBS here in Atlanta (he was knowledgeable about all kinds of broadcast and analog stuff, just a fascinating guy to talk to). I've heard at least a hundred different loudspeakers, but I never forgot hearing the JBLs for the first time. First impressions- Holy moly, these guys are tough to position for sound staging. I thought the bass would be horrid against the wall (and too big in general), but that hasn’t been the case. If I want any sort of imaging, however, they gotta be at least 2 feet from the back wall. Been listening for about 12 hours over the past three days. Through dumb luck I was able to create a placement that gave me a terrific, tall center vocal image- but I thought I would be able re-create it easily, and didn’t make any marks. Any of you guys have tried and true methodology for speaker placement? I love a holographic soundstage- it's one of the quickest ways to convert folks. I usually just do a Beatles or Velvets mono and position things until Lou Reed sounds like he’s coming out of the picture I have on my console. But I feel like I’m always just a few degrees left or right, and never as focused as it should be. The biggest surprise of this setup is how well it handles electronic music. Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, Everything But The Girl, Portishead- all sound better than I’ve ever heard them.