JansZen and exaSound's Superb Sound
The zA 1.1 is designed primarily for near-field listening. David Janszen, who has so far built five of them, may add optional side-firing tweeters in the future. Its bigger brother supplies more midrange and detail, but this little baby is no slouch. Ideally it would be positioned lower in the room, but David couldn't find stands of the right height in time.
Ordinarily, I'd write something like, "Imagine what the sound might be like with even better electronics and cabling," but no doubt David and exaSound's George Klissarov would chastise me. In fact, no sooner had David said, in response to my query about cabling, "George and I don't go for fancy cables," than George followed up with, "I invest a lot of time to make my devices immune to cables." With that said, since I have yet to hear a component that didn't sound different with different cables, I'm more than eager to test out their claims in practice.