These speakers provide excellent sound when driving them with a pretty hefty amp. I now run with a Yamaha A-S700 a pure stereo amplifier. Super satisfied. The base will certainly emerge if you do not save your amplifier. Had previously a cheap multi-channel receiver and it sounded very basfattigt so I then had a sub. After buying the A-S700, I could sell the subwoofer! Now it is a really good and solid bass, clear and crisp highs and a soft, non pushy midrange.