Thanks for sharing. Couldn't tell much about sound quality obviously but it's cool to see them being demo-ed and you get a better sense of their size from the video than the pics.
They look big for bookshelf speakers. If I'm understanding the specs correctly the 6.5 inches woofer is inside the cabinet and the one on the outside is a "passive radiator" that is 8 inches. If that is really 8 inches these will be some pretty large bookshelfs.
I wonder if anyone can comment on the concept of putting the woofer on the inside and using a passive radiator? How is that type of design supposed to influence the sound? Not knowing much about speaker design, it seems odd to put the woofer inside the cabinet. I'm sure it makes perfect sense. I'd just love to hear the theory behind it. Apparently this particular design concept is similar to something KEF has done.
I was going to be buying the Kef R300, but came across these speakers. I will be holding off buying the Kefs until the reviews come out for these. The AS-61 seem to be between the Kef R300 and Reference 1. The R300 weigh 26 lbs and the Ref 1 weight 40 lbs., the AS weigh 35 lbs.
I ordered the As-61 and matching center channel for our new retirement lake Home that will be complete in April or May. I needed something other than my Maggies that my wife would allow on display in our downstairs great room/home theater area. IMO, these are much better than the comparably priced B&W’s I listened to. I would have loved to get the floor standing version but they simply won’t work and I was planning on a sub anyway. The Maggies will get set up in our regular home 2 hours away but I will get the opportunity to listen to both a lot this year with retirement only a few months away.