Are you thinking of Nordost's room with Raidho X Monitors?
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Yes gentlemen they were the Raidho X Monitors! Only available in gloss black/gloss silver. And RMAF pair were definitely silver (least when I was in the room tho I cannot say if they had a black pair there also). Also correct on positioning as they were indeed "set very widely apart" at RMAF. I still can't believe the ceramic mid/bass drivers were only 100mm/3.937" diameter. Incredible!
Thanks to everyone that posted here and the emailer who invited me to call today as he had pics, component and vendor info for every room.
Just got off the phone with Raidho and found out the speakers I saw at this year's RMAF were custom painted silver (10% up-charge) Raidho Ayra C-1.0 Reference Monitors and not the X-Monitor. 15mm larger mid/bass drivers and one pound heavier than the X-Monitor. $14k including stands in Piano Black or Walnut at the only US dealer I've been able to find so far in San Francisco. Still a full 30% less than the minimum price I anticipated these would start at.
Again, thanks for everyone's help as I couldn't have gotten this far without you!
Ok, now I'm really confused as Raidho told me it was the C-1.0 custom painted silver at 2010 RMAF and I was also able to find it in print at Raidho's site. But the pic above without the lower mid/bass alloy surround bezel is definitely how I remember it looking. Admittedly, I do like the looks/specs of the C-1.0 much more but now have to decide if the C-1.0s are worth the nigh-on 50% price increase over the X-Monitors with stands. Decisions, decisions...
Hello Andre, A good quality 100W amplifier would be able to drive the Raidho Acoustics X-Series (X-Monitors) though in my experience they can benefit from even more power. I presently own X-Monitors brother, the Raidho Acoustics C-1.0 (similar specifications to the Raidho Acoustics X-Monitor) and I have them driven to good effect with a Gryphon Diablo integrated Amplifier.
These speakers produce astonishing bass for their size.
The dealer I bought my Raidho speakers from also carried KEF and size by size the Raidho was a far better speaker than the KEF Reference 201/2. Biggest difference was the resolution with Raidho's ribbon tweeter clearly being able to resolve more information than the Uni-Q.