I will put up pictures of these as soon as my phone finishes charging. They really are something to be seen. I've used them with a low powered receiver as nearfield monitors but am trying to expand into something bigger. The reputation of Monitor Audio should speak for itself; all of their speakers including this entry level model are beautiful, solid and sound spectacular. They even have bi-wiring.
For a small set-up these would be great. I would not use them as mains for anything you want to be blasting sound with... however they will also make spectacular surround speakers due to their small size and still solid sound. A subwoofer is not mandatory. It helps, but I found that experimenting with position they could reproduce down to 55hz respectably.
These function perfectly, and are in fantastic shape cosmetically: definitely something you can show off! I have listed them as an 8 because I am not the original owner, but don't let that throw you off as I got these from a fellow audiogon member who took great care of them too!
Please ask me any and all questions you might have!