The CS3 are astounding speakers to say the least. Physically, they look almost “naked” without the familiar box like shape that we have come to associate speakers with. Highly efficient, 95dB @ 1W, they are extremely tube friendly and can go fairly loud even with 10W of power. Their point-source transducer with time-aligned compression tweeter produces one of the most eerie sound stage found on any speakers. If you listen to a vocal soundtrack, its almost like having the singer right in your listening room. It has a minor weaknesses and that being light on the bass notes. The accompanying active crossover does allow the speakers to go down to 40Hz but if you like your bass room shaking, the crossover is pre-programmed to partner the speakers perfectly with another active subwoofer. For us, we love it as is – just natural.
Speakers are perfectly mint condition. They still need some hours of burn in so take note of that when you receive the speakers.