Solid build, look nice on the wall but sound disappointing
Install went smooth, despite flimsy clips (I broke two installing center speaker). Metal screws it comes with are easy to break just if you accidentally over-torque it even by hand. Grill is awesome, high quality and holds really well. Overall, I am please how they look.
Next is sounds. I am somewhat disappointed. I have a dedicated sub, so I do not need them to go low, however they sound so tiny, my wife compared them to a toilet sound. They are not broken in yet, but I doubt it will change much. For comparison, I have Warfendale 6.5" bookshelf speakers, and from the box you could see that driver moves effortlessly, where amber speaker is very stiff and thin. Is there some electronic behind them that does something weird? When I adjust sound, they crack, especially while playing something bass heavy. It feels like there is something between receiver and driver that does a poor job. Finally, description says it is a ribbon tweeter, however it is flat plastic piece. I have Martin Logan ribbon twitter, and they look different, you can actually see it is folded unlike amber.
I am somewhat satisfied, since these speakers are for TV in a small room, however they have poor sound reproduction.
In fairness, I'm only using these for back channel speakers so they aren't being taxed all that much. But they sound good and installed easily so I'm happy. My only grip is that the printed instructions that I read prior to taking delivery described an entirely different wire connector that I ran around looking for, and then didn't need. Otherwise everything was great.
I ordered these Amber speakers after reading some reviews on AVS Forum. While inexpensive, that is not always a sign of low-quality speakers. They came well packages, and their weight and good build quality was apparent when I took them out of the box. The instructions were pretty good, and the install went quickly (well, once I moved the hole up because of a hidden electrical box, but not the speaker's fault). After install and calibrating using my AVR, I found that I had to actually reduce the output to the speaker because they were coming in louder than the other speakers, even at the same volume level. I used these as surround speakers, but even for them I am getting nice sound and they look and sound very nice in my home theater.