"It's like the Pearl but in a more easily digestible form," explained Jeff Joseph, as he demmed the Long Island's company's new Pulsar speaker for me. The stand-mounted speaker keeps as much as possible of the cost-no-object Pearl's qualities, but uses a new magnesium-cone woofer from SEAS with the same throw as the Pearl's 7" unit.
In a system comprising Bel Canto amplification and Cardas cabling, with the front-end Jeff's laptop sending data to the Bel Canto DAC One via a Bel Canto USB link, the sound of Jean Guillou's organ transcription of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition exhibited extraordinarily powerful low bass, considering the speaker's modest dimensions. Buddy Holly's "True Love Ways" revealed an uncolored, natural midrange.
Price is still to be decided, but will be around $7000/pair, Jeff told me.