good for music and live, not so much for EDM/house/hip hop and other heavier bass
These sound musically great, very clean and true reproduction and fantastic for live music especially with a skilled sound engineer, but are not the hardest hitting at this price point by a long way. Paired with the DXR12 tops, we can run the tops at between 0 - 8 (out of -10 to +10 Db), whilst we can't run the subs past 4 (out of 0 - 10) if we want the tops and subs to start hitting clip at the same time time together on the same line signal passed through. We actually stopped using the high cut on the tops to add some punch. I always place side by side to absolutely maximise their potential. If you're looking for DJ rigs for bass heavy stuff, the DXR tops are still amazing, but would look more toward Yorkvilles or something heavier duty. One of our just died at 14 months (woofer blew totally), but our environment is harsh (beach front), and DJs get left to overdrive stuff if party goes on too late. I have no real faith in the over drive protection. I would say a 4 star for live music, and 3 star for electronic music.