Found a (big) pic on the exact setup I'll have. They are kind of "ugglypretty" I think. The metrosexual/eastetic part of me think they're kind of ugly, but as an engineer, knowing that every little angle, dimension, detail on the cabinet, speaker elements and filter is done for pure acoustic reasons makes them kind of sexy
Anyway, just to keep on rambling, they might not look like much, but this is the most accurate, capable speakers I have ever encountered, and I've listened to all of them. The soundstage and articulation these speakers deliver is simply mindboggling. They are designed so that there is virtually no sweetspot. You can stand up, sit down, move to the right and to the left and the soundstage (if the recording permits) is rock solid! It is redicilous!
Anyway, I could go on and on about how intricately designed these speaker are...and I will! The speaker elemens in the "side system" ("the speaker") are two 8" custom designed elemets for this particular speaker cabinet, tweeter and filter combo. The tweeter is also custom for this particular cabinet, as well as the filter. Put it all togehter it is designed to radiate sound different -but very purpousfully different- in all directions. The sound field produced by these speakers (all his speakers) are designed specifically to fool the brain and your hearing to create a realistic soundstage. And they deliver, let me tell you...
Anyway, on the tech side the side system is specifically designed to be cut of at 80Hz (thus it's not called a "full range speaker" but a "side system").
The side system is cut of by a (custom made) active filter dividing the signal between the side system and the bass module. The bass module sports a (do I dare to say custom designed?) 12" long stroke driver designed specifically for the box and the active filter. The active filter is *drumroll* specifically designed to tune the speaker system perfectly to a reasonably treated room.
Goddamn, I whish you could all go to this guy's demo room and listen to his speakers...or you could come visit me....