Hi Johnnyb53. I heard about their new design and saw some pictures as well. I don't know when they will be available or the price so I'm not sure about waiting (my 3.5Rs are too big for my room so I'm without speakers right now). Also, the bass units which have an "end table" design may be difficult to fit into my room.
Were the panels mounted on a wall or was there some clearance behind them? How would you compare the sound quality to other speakers you've owned/heard?
The bass units are a bit wide (maybe 24"), but they're low and very shallow. Also, they make them in various levels of trim so you can forego the glass tops that make them bigger and heavier.
The panels are designed with desktop or table top in mind. They were sitting on a table with about 1 foot in front of the wall.
As to the sound, that's precisely my point. Granted, to sell the idea, they had 4 speaker panels instead of two, and they had at least 150w feeding each speaker. The thing is, the speakers were up to the task. They reproduced the sound of a drum kit better than anything I've ever heard, and they were very transparent, fast, linear, and involving.
The woofer is very cool, as that panel responds up to 7kHz, making integration a breeze.
They sort of hedged about the price. They said they'd probably be more than a pair of 1.6s because it's a downsized 3.7, which integrates a maggie panel with a true ribbon.
Certainly the most amazing 10"x12" speaker (regardless of depth, which in this case is about an inch) I've personally ever heard.