Former Class B Stereophile Rec. Speaker. Well reviewed monitors that do not require high power, and they play well with tubes. Used hybrid tube/solid state int. amp. with fine results. They are amazing when played at a whisper, and even better as they fill the room. Wonderful for jazz, folk, blues, vocals, classical, but not intended for loud rock. These have Triangles best finish, high gloss burl walnut, & many people have commented on the wood. I am orig. owner and have the cloth bags, grills and factory manual....but no longer have the boxes. Am a retired eng. and have pampered them. Will carefully double box if they need to ship. They have no scratches I am able to see, am giving them an 8, but they look near new. One grill has one plastic peg broken off, it will still mount fine and I never play them with grills as some of the magic is lost with grills. I have always used them with a small sealed box sub.