I have had 2 XLS 12 for about a year now. Previously had Kef the best/excellent, Lenco excellent, Wharfdale excellent.
You may ask why from Kef to CV, because the new Kefs were **** & also 1000's more expensive compared with my 20 year old ones, unfortunately a friend blew the bass on 1 of them when we were having an evening in & rocking the walls!
I found the CV to be OTT to begin with but remember the low price, also after about 6 months they mellowed & now give a very good sound playing anything from Heavy rock to classical.
So to sum up CV offer good sound & excellent value in this day & age.