Zu is right out! :)
Volti Audio speakers are all made by one guy and he puts his cell phone number on his website. Yet he has a Stereophile review. That's not boutique?
I may have to start a thread of "Beyond Beyond Boutique Speakers", where we list manufacturers that have never been reviewed or even mentioned in a forum, only whispered about in private messages.
I think you are being far to critical of this thread and its spirit. I really don’t want to play thread nazi, and we are not threatened by new threads. I wanted to pay homage to the smallest of shops, that's all.
One of the big reasons I thought Stereophile was a good divider was that they used to have a minimum requirement of having at least 5 US dealers before they would do a formal review. That seems to be gone. I’m not sure how much Covid has played a part or a new crop of reviewers.
In any case, no I don’t have a problem with Volti being mentioned nor do I have a problem with you starting any thread you feel like.
By the way, you mentioned Volti, but you didn’t put their website in:
So please consider the positive intentions of the OP before you start threatening umbrage.