Soundfield Audio, a speaker company which launched six months ago in Tampa, was making a considerable mark with its Soundfield Audio Monitor 1 ($1300/pair) and larger Soundfield Audio System 2 ($7500/pair with separate subwoofers). The Monitor 1 is a 3-way bookshelf that claims to reach down to 38 Hz ±3 dB, and boasts a passive 5.25" midwoofer and 1" tweeter united in a coincident coaxial driver, and an 8" active long-throw subwoofer. Not yet posted or detailed on their website is the larger System 2.
As you might expect, there were huge differences in bass slam and overall impact from the two different set-ups. I was especially taken with the bass, depth, air, and detail of the bigger speaker package. But even the $1300 monitors, however, delivered solid sound that turned heads and influenced people. Source was a laptop running Windows Media Player, feeding a NuForce uDAC-2, VT 01 preamp, and MB 200 monoblocks. (I can't find the last two on NuForce's website, but it's what company founder Ammar Jadusingh, shown in the photo, scribbled in my notepad.