pretty much this. I have measured my room and found the best position for the ls50 4 feet away from the back wall. I have a very smooth response at the listening position. overall, tonally, they are brighter then Id like right now. no matter the amp I use: class d, tube, class a. I dont find they are hard to drive but then again, I rarely go past 80 db. ive decided I will give them a chance, but so far, I find they lack soul. I hear the emotion of the music, but do not actually feel it. it sounds a bit synthetic. they have good punch and good extension for their size but almost feel like transient wise, they dont ''pop'' and lack grunt in the midrange. its all too clean. everything sounds polished and embelished and 2 dimensional and dull. im very confused right now and not sure I understand the hype at all.