From The Abso!ute Sound, Issue Number 252, April 2015, starting on page 86, review written by Robert E. Greene:
"The AudioKinesis Swarm represents a new departure in subwoofer systems, and to say it works well is an understatement. It is completely stunning. To my mind, it is a revolutionary development in subwoofer design."
"It will no doubt be somewhat disconcerting to the makers of large monolithic subwoofers to report the truth here: The Swarm, in fact, worked better than one or two subwoofers, even when those were DSP-adjusted."
"The Swarm makes bass that has both power and definition. Go to an orchestral concert and you will get the idea.... The definition aspect is more than a matter of "tight bass" in the audiophile sense.... One can readily follow bass lines in orchestral music in a way that escapes most systems completely. This is how live bass sounds."
"The clarity [of the bass] combined with its natural level gets one very close to the live experience of bass in large halls."
"[T]he Swarm, presumably because of its smoothing out of response, largely suppresses the bass signature of your listening room. And as a result one can hear the original venue in a most unusual way."
"If you are interested in the reproduction of large-scale music, the Swarm will offer new dimensions - almost literally - to your audio experience."
"I think [distributed multisubs] is the future of bass in rooms. Period."
"The Swarm is such an excellent manifestation of the general idea and at such a reasonable price that one is hardly tempted to do anything except just purchase it."
"...one Swarm is already a new world of bass excellence."
"This is a system that works. Truth to tell, it seems to me to make even the most magnificent of one-point subwoofers into dinosaurs, something grandly impressive in their time, but their time is over."
Okay not that I'm exactly an objective observer, but it seems like Robert is saying there really is something new, different, and worthwhile going on here.
If you want to see whether I quoted anything out of context, or misleadingly cherry-picked these quotes, well you'll just have to read the whole review!
For those who are not aware, Robert E. Greene is not your average human being. He's at the tail end of not just one bell curve, but several. He turned down an offer to head the mathematics department at an Ivy League-caliber university to take his current position in the math department at UCLA because the research opportunities were greater. When I asked him about his day job, he tried valiantly to explain his work on developing the multi-dimensional mathematics of the theory that is the next level beyond string theory. He is a concert violinist and recording artist, violin instructor (you've seen his work if you saw Russell Crowe in Master and Commander), and he also rescues and socializes abused Doberman Pinschers. Robert E. Greene is one of those rare people who seems to bring light into the room when he enters it. Somehow he still finds time to review unusually practical and/or innovative (but still affordable) audio equipment, and the audio world is the richer for it. It is an honor just to have him see enough merit in the Swarm to want to review it.
Here is his audio website: http://www.regonaudio.com/
And, the Swarm page on my website: http://www.audiokinesis.com/the-swarm-subwoofer-system-1.html