It still baffles me (har har) how this speaker can generate a clean, precise stereo image with sound firing every which way. I mean, I know it has everything to do with managing the reflections. That’s just acoustics — you want side reflections here. And front-wall reflections. And ceiling reflections. So long as they don’t arrive at the same time as the direct-firing sound waves, what you end up with is space, not smear. The most successful demos I’ve heard — with the “pack it up, I’ll take it” sound were in large rooms.
The flip side of that is, perhaps not obviously, is that there is a huge sweet spot. Sitting hard-right, you still get a stereo image. Pretty nifty trick, that.
The fit and finish is pretty much what you’d expect for this price level — that is, spotless and luscious.
Frankly, the space-age look of the exposed drivers kinda works for me. These Radialstrahlers look like absolutely nothing else on the market, and that’s also nifty. Vibrating pineapples to the rescue!
A year or two ago, this team had run a similar system, but expanded to a multi-channel setup and thrown some super-high-def video on a screen. That demo pretty much ruined me for “home theater”, but the sound here was every bit as tactile.
Like I said, nice work.