Lars Goller proudly rests on the GamuT Phi7 (price tbd), which couples five-midrange woofers in what he calls "perfect unison," thanks to GamuT's proprietary DC Coupled Midrange technology and Acoustic Coupled Driver technology. He says the tall, thin baffle, which arrays the woofers along almost its entire height, delivers excellent acoustic coupling to the listening room.

Since Goller has been Mr. Loudspeaker at ScanSpeak for the last 20 years, developing new driver technologies and writing acclaimed peer-reviewed articles about designing loudspeakers, we believed him.

Besides, we thought they sounded great.