I originally had 1723 towers and after a year switched over to 1723 monitors mainly for future flexibility with possibly being able to put them behind a screen in the future with a false wall. The 1723 towers are amazing and put out a ton of bass on my suspended wood floor. Ran them without a sub for most of the time I owned them and was perfectly happy with the bass output. My only regret with the monitors was not buying the stands back when they were still available. Still salty about them being discontinued.