Yes, I still have my Star Sound speakers, the Harmonic Precision Caravelles. It's sad that very few people know how good they are.
They say the secret behind them is the molded cabinet. They aren't the first, the seashell B&W Nautilus has one, but they're before the Vivid (the B&W Nautilus designer) and the Hansens.
I've spent an additional $9000.00 upgrading them, those brass stands and having those outboard crossovers made. I haven't personally heard the Magico Mini II speakers, but I've been told that my $14000.00 modified Caravelles sound better then them, and for half the price.
But, the upgrader, formerly of Star Sound, didn't charge hardly anywhere near what he should have because this was a special personal project for him. He says that he won't do another because of the time he actually put into the speakers, and all of the different drivers he bought to try in them.
It's strange that the anti-resonant molded cabinet means so much, because other than Hansen and Vivid, manufactures aren't using them. YG Acoustics is doing something kind of similiar with their cabinets honed from a solid aluminum billet.
I'm saddened and amazed that because they're unknown speakers, that the resale value is so low. I know that I'll never be able to sell mine, but I don't need to.
Two pair have come up on Audiogon lately for $1500.00 and $2100.00. The pair for $1500.00 sold in one day, so someone got a fantastic deal.
The other pair for $2100.00 is still here and are still a steal. They even have the dedicated custom adjustable Sistrum stands that cost $1000.00 on their own.
A lot of people are missing out on one of the best speakers around. Everyone knows how good Star Sound's Audio Points and Sistrum Stands are they sell as soon as they come up. But I don't know if even 20 pairs of the Caravelles were made because of the mold wearing out, so they're not known.
6Moons started that review, but didn't finish it because he told Star Sound that if they didn't have at least five sets ready to sell, he wouldn't finish the review and let his readers down when they couldn't buy them. But the mold was broken and the company's finances didn't allow them to buy another mold and continue with the production.
Sad times in the audio world and the economy in general, but we have our music!