Yes, further to this:
@Paul - some studio- (and audiophile-)oriented companies are doing some very interesting things with small speakers that use a cardioid response pattern (and lots of other DSP tricks) to have a very intelligent response to room placement.
I have some experience with the Dutch & Dutch 8c, and impressive all-in-one monitor that combines DSP (it’s a full active DSP-enabled speaker) with midwoofer venting to provide cardioid response well into the midrange. This in combination with rear-facing woofers (which are said to capitalize on the Allison effect) allow them to tailor the in-room response to the distance from the back wall (user-selected).
@Paul - But that’s them – I have a hard time believing that PS Audio is going to create an all-digital DSP speaker… it sort of obviates all the other products you sell (!). How much DSP are you willing to get into? I know you’ve said before that you only want DSP correction in the very lowest frequencies… I’ve also wondered before why PSA have opted for dipole midrange and upper drivers in a box instead of on a baffle… Could you speak to the pros and cons there?
I’m of two minds… some days (like when I’m trying to move things around and messing with cables, or when one of my BHK tubes develops a weird noise) I relish the concept of a system comprised of two speaker boxes, 10 cm from the wall, each connected to AC power, and ethernet. No cables, no tubes, no nonsense.