The Fresco is a multi-use speaker. It can be used as stereo speakers when two are used or as a center channel speaker when only one is used. This is a hybrid design with electrostatic panels partnering cone drivers in a three way setup. As a center channel speaker, it was crystal clear with dialogue and the higher end of the frequency spectrum. Bass was naturally not as heavy with its twin 4″ woofers but was sufficient in most application. In a home theater setup where a subwoofer is present, you probably won’t notice the lack of deep bass but when used as a pair of stereo speakers, it becomes evident that a pairing with a subwoofer is much needed to achieve a more cohesive “full range” sound. This precede the Fresco i which was $900 cheaper and had a cheaper feel to the overall construction of the speaker.
Overall condition of the speaker is very good. There is a tiny scratch on the right side of the speaker and very minor marks elsewhere. Grille cover is great shape and mounting bracket is included. Switch on the rear panel allows selection of speaker placement – on or off wall. We don’t have the original box but will securely pack this for safe shipping. Manual is available online.