I'm not an audiophile but I do enjoy listening classic rock, jazz and blues. My problem was always having to adjust the sub-woofer on the power output when going from listening to a movie/TV to listening to music. I have been using a Yamaha HTR-5250 100 watt per surround receiver with Harman/Kardon HKTS 5 speakers that have a 10" powered subwoofer. I had to bring the sub-woofer out into view to be able to adjust the volume (the bass adjustment on the receiver did not affect the sub properly) whenever switching from movie to music. The SDAT speakers solved this problem. I kept my Sub with these speakers but I was able to change the receiver to Full Range front and center speakers which took all of the bass (except 90 HZ and below) away from the sub. I'm now able to hide the sub and leave it at one setting. The speakers sound great. No the cabinets are not solid wood and would be better if they were, but, for the money, you can't go wrong.