Very full sounding speakers with tight, controlled, well extended bass. Sweet midrange and highs. These crave power so feed them well and you'll be rewarded. The new focus series is a real step up from the older focus however If you're budget is 1.5 you'll probably be looking at the next step down which from what I've heard, still isn't a bad choice. Renowned for great value for the price.
That new Focus 160 looks gorgeous. Looks like the reviews have been stellar so far. Need to find a place to audition. Thanks for the mini review.