I remember my first time hearing 901's..thought they had toilet paper stuffed in them...of course I came from a home w/Khorns and a Heresy center. I just figured Bose was an east Coast thing.
In all fairness, speaker taste is like anything else, there are objective measurements, the industrial series (802 III) will do 91 db 1 watt 1 meter, but they are less than impressive, which is a subjective measure. My RF-52's are objectively better than my HII's but now with the HII's out of the picture, I can't wait to get them back and unload the RF-52's (I'm keeping the center RC-52 and RW-10D sub woofer, but my HII's sound better, a subjective measure. Go figure, all this time advocating for the advancement of technology and I am waiting for new crossovers to restore a pair of 22 year old speakers, that were an uncontested part of my divorce.
I still want to skipper an SOC-R
"You're gonna eat lightening and crap thunder..You're gonna be a very dangerous person."
Mickey Goldstein to Rocky Balboa
Enough Klipsch products, which only leads to the desire for more.