After the drop ended, the Chane A1.4 speakers were delivered in about 10 days. My impressions of them:
Out of the box, I could tell they had potential for greatness: excellent bass extension/tightness, detailed (but non-fatiguing) treble, large sound-stage, and superb center imaging.
I first listened to the speakers in my game room, which has a wooden floor, concrete walls, and a pool table. After about 20 hours of music, I moved them to my theater room, which has thin-carpeted floors, curtains, and a large couch. In there, I felt that they sounded a bit thin in the bass and lower-mids, so I ran my Yamaha receiver's YPAO microphone set-up. With the 'Natural' setting , the sound was warm, with much more presence in the mids. Though, it did roll-off the highs a bit too much for my liking. This setting would be good for playing at high volume and/or bright-sounding music/movies.
My conclusion: The Chane A1.4 speakers contain class-leading components and are impressive for their price and physical size. Unfortunately, they require EQ to sound their best in some environments. This can be easily remedied with a home theater receiver's microphone automated set-up.
I will continue to play-around with my EQ adjustments and, later on, update my assessment of these excellent speakers.