Have a look at Backes and Muller (I think). They make active speakers (according to the German hifi mags) that are meant to knock other speakers into a cocked hat. They also look good.
Found them! http://www.audio.de/bestenliste/standboxen-1406471.html
Or their English website here: http://www.backesmueller.de/bm/en/index.htm.
Any idea of a price level, AL? I hope I'm wrong, but it all looks über-expensive...
Their site and the few others don't mention price
but I found another site that said the top model is 100,000 euros. Mind you I prefer the looks of the (cheaper) Prime speakers. They're probably still more expensive than my car.
TV room : Samsung 60" plasma-ATV3, -AVI ADM40, DM5 in 4.0,/Sonos ZP90,, Sky using Sonos for On Demand, PS4, Sony BDP S570 thru a Yamaha RXV3067.
HiFi : Sonos ZP90 - AVI ADM9 RSS + AVI SUB
Bedrooms : 2 x Sonos Play 3
IPad Air for Sonos & Spotify / AKG K551
Top of the line a paltry 56000 euros, small change for the great JD
Also found these on the same website: http://www.nubert.de/nupro-a-20/p932/?category=78 . They're about £500 a pair and in the Stereoplay 100 best speakers in the world, if that means anything.
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