They have also exposed the weakness in my amp as they do need real power to get the best out of them. That's purchase for another day, but also something to look forward to. I really enjoyed the research process that led me to the Maggies and I will have an equally good time searching out the right power to drive them.
Anyone in the market for a new pair of speakers (that have the requisite room) and are in the $2,000.00 up to $10,000 price range would do well by auditioning a pair of the 1.7's. The sound speaks for itself, this is a product that absolutely stands on its own merit.