I upgraded my Focal CMS 65 to these. I do some mixing, but often use my system for listening to classical, jazz, avant-garde, and a bit of metal. The A17 are very clear.
There is nothing in the sound that will blow you away, but they a very detailed and clean. Read more
My well recorded classical and jazz recordings sound awesome. Some of my rock recordings showed their dark muddy sound. In the classical recordings the instruments come alive with a clarity and sense of space in the sound field that make listening a joy! Details can be heard that previously I noticed only when using headphones.
I still use my Focal subwoofer. Going down to 43 hertz, these speakers go almost to the lowest note of a bass guitar. Having had a sub already, I would never go back to not using one. Highly recommended!