As promised, here is a short introduction to the new Spatial X1 Uniwave speaker system. Many audiophiles have asked me how the X1 will compare sonically to other superclass speakers near the X1's $100,000 list price. I can confidently state that it equals or outperforms the best in its price class. The difference being that the X1 package includes a Porsche 911 Carrera !
Just a joke to illustrate the ludicrous pricing of today's top speakers. More expensive does not necessarily mean better! The X1 is the fullest expression to date of my approach to speaker design that I have spent most of my life developing. I think the most interesting thing about this speaker is that its just fun to listen to. All I want to do now is sit around and listen, dance and sing, just like the old college days. Just forget about hardware and relive your music on a physical/emotional level. Its almost like there are no speakers in the room - just energy. The combination of a unified wave launch from a single Beryllium diaphragm plus killer dynamics, bass impact, speed and accuracy is pretty scary. Its a lot like a large horn system without all the problems. The X1 also sets new technical standards in areas such as polar response and phase accuracy that the $100K competitors can't even remotely approach.
The open architecture approach allows flexibility to upgrade later using the solutions developed by Vinnie Rossi. Detailed pricing will be on our website shortly. Orders are stacking up already, so at least place a refundable deposit if you think you will want a pair. Orders will be processed in chronological order. The first 6 pairs are heading to Europe and Asia in November, with serial production starting in December. Lead times will hopefully be around 4 weeks starting in December. The world debut will be at the Munich show next spring. We are already swamped with magazine requests for review, so there should be plenty of independent commentary available in 2017. The first major review will likely be in STEREOPLAY Magazine in Germany, which is one the very best audio magazines in the world.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for your enthusiasm and moral support over the years. Many audiophiles and industry veterans realize that I am making a long term, concerted effort to push the art forward with new and effective ideas, so your kind comments have been very much appreciated.
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