Bigston's Single-Driver Loudspeakers

Don't let appearances fool you. Those pipes you see in the photo are actually Bigston single-driver loudspeakers with built-in amplifiers. Designed in Japan and manufactured in Elk Grove Village, IL, the Bigston speaker systems have been designed to give an accurate representation of a soundfield as recorded at a live performance. The smallest of the lot, the Light ($300/pair with 3Wpc amplification), is designed specifically for use with laptops etc., and comes complete with a travel case.

I believe I listened to the tall Yoshii9 ($5000/pair), which include a 12Wpc amplifier. The Bigston people played MP3s, which may have damned the demo from the start, as the sound was metallic.