A sensibly designed loudspeaker
On the exhibit floor of the 129th AES Convention in Munich I saw a loudspeaker that impressed me by the logic with which it was designed, the GRIMM AUDIO LS1.
I could not listen to it closely because the surrounding noise level was far too high, but what I saw and heard from the exhibitors convinced me that the LS1 is a remarkable loudspeaker design.
The wide baffle yields a forward pointing and smooth polar response over a very wide frequency range with a low frequency transition region to omni-directional behavior.
The inside of the box and the panels appeared to be properly designed.
The speaker is active and uses intelligently applied DSP for response correction.
A subwoofer can be correctly integrated if needed. One can only hope that the LS1 breaks bad habits in recording studio and home.