A Few Comments: This system was designed to replace a much larger stand mounted system using a 7" woofer. I didn't want to sacrifice sound quality even though I was giving up some volume. In general terms a 5.5" won't keep up with a good 7" in terms of F3. I knew that going in and was ok with it as long as the system stayed full and satisfying and if the smaller driver could at least keep up with the larger one in terms of midrange reproduction. So those were my goals. A smaller, full sounding, satisfying system with mids and treble at least on par with what I already had.
So in the end, was the system a success? To my ears and to those that have heard it, the answer has been a resounding yes. The Symphony's are amazingly full for a 5.5" woofer and can surprise you with the bass depth that they have. As I've said before, they aren't for deep bass and loud volume at the same time but as one listener put it, for 90% of the people that would use it for music, they will be more than enough by themselves, the wouldn't even want a sub.
I've always liked the sound that an Eton driver can create in the midrange and the 5-200 is no exception. It's got a wonderful sound. With the tweeter crossing at 1500, it takes on quite a bit of the midrange sound too but the drivers blend very well and together the two produce a much better midrange than my larger system.
But.. Those are kind of expensive for small speakers can they be worth it? Before I had even completely finished voicing the network I called in a long time audiophile friend and had him listen to them for the first time. After an extended listening session he asked "How much are those woofers?" I told him they were about $160 each. His reply was reply was soft and immediate "Absolutely worth every penny" he breathed out. Since he hadn't commented on the midrange at all during our time, I wondered what he'd thought about that. I myself think it's great, but do others? He said this "You know, the mids and highs were so good that after the first couple of songs I stopped listening critically and just enjoyed the music." I considered that high praise for a speaker and especially one so small.
Is the system then a success? I truly believe so and if you want a small set of high end speakers that can do most everything very well, I think you'll be more than pleasantly surprised.