Better than my imagination
Initially I am planning to buy Montis model, but after various consultation and consideration I went with Ethos. Main reason is size of my stereo listening area. Its better than I thought. Listening to Jazz and occasion classical and 70s/80s R&B never been better with this step of speaker. For great live recording, it like the singer standing infront of you. When I use a Tube Power Amp it even sound better especially coming from a great Jazz or vocal recording -- either Vinyl or CD/SACD. Step up relatively easily. I used the rubber feet instead and I also added a wooden flap underneath the speaker. I felt it make the bass a much more round. I listen stereo music only through Vinyl (most of the time) and SACD/CD. My stereo set up as follow: 1. Preamp - SONY1000ESD or Carver CT-25. Soon to be McIntosh C2500 or C50. 2. Tube Power Amp - Audio Research VS115. Back up Rotel 1050 Power Amp 3. Cable mostly by Wireworld.