I can't agree more - Focal is among few brands that has high-quality design and build of their speakers consistent from flagship to entry models. I find my Focal speakers versatile: music, HT, or even karaoke - they just perform amazingly well with great dynamics for everything I throw at them. As for the sound, I find my Focal speakers revealing with neutral mid range, warm bass, and good depth if complemented by a good sub. I've heard quite often people saying that Focal speakers are not quite forgiving for bad recordings, but good recordings will shine. Probably true - I've recently come across Boyce Avenue music on Youtube. Unbelievably real - the timbre of an acoustic guitar is faithfully played, the voice is warm and rich, and most of all it is the sound of the Kawai piano that is exactly what I expect: a full tone with defined rhythm on lower keys - the distinct characteristic of a low-tension string design and Japanese spruce soundboards that I'm used to with my Kawai piano. It is the kind of sound not only to be heard but also to be felt. I've never been satisfied with piano sound coming from a speaker before before until now. Faithful - may be the best word I can say about Focal sound.