Artison has been regarded as the premium add on speakers for your HD TV. The Portrait you see is essentially a pair of speakers providing duties of a three front speaker setup. Within each speaker are five drivers – two 4.5″ kevlar midrange driver and two 1″ Vifa DX dome tweeter mounted on the front baffle and one side firing tweeter. The four drivers on the front baffle are split into two “speakers”. The top half of one tweeter and one midrange of each speaker is the mono center. The bottom half pair are the Left and Right channel of each respective speaker. The side firing tweeter enlarges the soundstage by sending the HF sideways which broaden the horizontal imaging. Frequency response is 80 Hz to 50 KHz with a nominal impedance of 6 ohm and a sensitivity of 89 dB. Each speaker is about 23.5″ tall, 6.25″ wide and 4.5″ deep. They are designed to be fitted on the sides of 40″ or bigger TVs. We don’t have the mounting brackets (you can easily make them with materials from Home Depot) but place them on one of our makeshift stands next to our TV and the audio portion was a big improvement in terms of listening pleasure. The dynamism of voices and soundtracks when watching movie or even just a plain old news channel was clearly evident through the Artison speakers. If you have a HD TV but use the in-built speakers inside the TV for its sound projection, you are short changing yourself from a much improved performance with the Artison speakers.
Speakers look good overall. It does have some scuff marks and minor stain spots on the grille cover from use and from being dismantled down from a high end HT setup but nothing major. So if you don’t mind a bit of scuff marks here and there, this is a great bargain if you want to add some dynamic realism over your TV speakers. Speakers will be securely packed for safe shipping.