Obviously, only dedicated audiophiles will want a $27K speaker that stretches from floor to ceiling, which is why Carver’s also working on smaller models. One is about 2.5 feet high, the other looks less than a foot high — essentially a slimmer, taller, extruded-aluminum version of the original Cinema Ribbon with just one woofer instead of two.
Referring to the 2.5-foot-high prototype, Carver said, “It’s surprising. When you play one of them in mono, it just sounds like a little speaker sitting on the floor. But when you play them in stereo, the sound image rises up and they sound huge. I don’t understand why yet.”
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