Power Rating 56W per Satellite @ 1% THD
Components 2x Satellites
Signal to Noise Ratio 85dB A-weighted
Input Sensitivity 250mV for rated power
Input Impedance 5000 Ohms
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5 x 12 x 12" (125 x 304 x 304mm)
The sound quality is exquisite from top to bottom. It's accurate, dynamic & creates a very good soundstage. They also play very loudly without distortion. For all practical purposes they eliminate the need for a subwoofer. Only those who are seeking the ultimate 2.1 setup should even consider one if they want that viseral & tactile feeling that the bottom octave will give you. Depending on your audio preferences they may need a subwoofer. In reviews current owners say this isn't the case but personally, seeing as they are 3" woofers I would use them with a sub (again, this is a matter of personal opinion/preference)
Harman Kardon Soundsticks(click this link for review). Granted, the sound quality won't be the same but it would be good. If premium sound quality isn't a concern (or if the price looks ridiculous) I'm sure you could find something else to spend the remaining $900 on.