This whole situation flusters me a bit because I'm such a no-voodoo guy.
Today I went to visit Alex Yoon at his factory in downtown Los Angeles. It's on a little street where at least 30 unfortunate homeless folks have set up residence. Inside, it's obvious that a mad scientist is at work.
Here's Alex himself avoiding photographs. He's shy.
Here's his home theater rig, in the back of the office.
Here's his wave guide contraption. Looks like "Batman" right?
Here's the explanation, which sounds to me that he's creating a tunnel to the listener. Whatever it is, it's working for me.http://www.wavetouchaudio.com/tech.htmlHere's the damn pair of speakers (Grand Tetons, Piano lacquer) in my house after I bought them.
The Tannoys will be going back to Amazon. To quote Roger Sheker, they're "dog shit" compared with Alex's Grand Tetons (aka, Batman).
If you're wondering how they compare to Audience THE ONE... it's hard to compare. Alex and I both agree that THE ONE is one of the best speakers ever made for the vocal range. They're unbelievable. In a larger room where you want more juice and if you like -- as I do -- the AMT sparkle, I'd prefer the Grand Tetons. For close listening and off-axis, THE ONE is the champ.
Speaker stands are coming tomorrow. Wife is away and doesn't know that the living room has been taken over. My resolve will be tested.
So here's the deal. Alex has agreed to send a scuffed and dented/punctured (whatever) pair on tour. Who's in?
PS - he has a couple pairs up on Audiogon. The birch ones are really special in person. Awesome craftsmanship not withstanding the strange holes in back.http://app.audiogon.com/listings/monitors-factory-defective-grand-teton-speaker-wavetouch-audio-the-most-beautiful-sounding-s-2014-05-15-speakers-90015-los-angeles-ca