Tom has posted quite a bit of info on the ASR thread linked above but here is a video of him talking about the speaker as well:
They've only been out a few months. The closet speaker in terms of active horn design is probably the JBL M2s, and I'm pretty sure there are 100s of M2 owners on AVS based on the activity on the M2 owners thread. The Hyperion is a little bigger and probably more expensive, but I'd be willing to bet it performs better, especially in low bass. If Danley ever starts showing up at popular consumer electronics shows and marketing to consumers a little better, I think you'll see interest go way up in all their newish consumer products. In the meantime I hope to get out to Gainesville, GA soon to hear the Hyperions and the other new Studio Series speakers for myself.I'll be surprised if 3 pairs are sold to members here. Not because of cost, but because of the active design and aesthetics. Plus, they have a "horn".
Now, I'm not knocking them as I've owned Unitys since 08.
I wish Tom and crew all the best.
I didn't even realize this sub-forum existed.
Didn't you get the memo?Powered speakers, huh?
I second the recommendation to cross-post it there.I didn't even realize this sub-forum existed.
I DARE you to search for "Alcons" on there... lolI didn't even realize this sub-forum existed.
... and they are still ugly as sin.I second the recommendation to cross-post it there.
At least these units use Baltic Birch with a painted finish instead of Brazilian Rainforest Rosewood with a translucent nitro-cellulose finish.
There is nothing more Boomercore than an obsession with making audio gear out of exotic wood.
That's why, irrespective of their incredible performance, I don't think they'll sell many. M2s are pretty by comparison.and they are still ugly as sin.
It's a prototype--ya know, to get the performance as good as they can achieve then worry about the grils or finish work later.... and they are still ugly as sin.