Yesterday it was the Metal Sound Design Planets and today it's the Duevel Planets. Price is a lot more friendly at $1395, rather than $50,000, but what do you think of the looks? People commented that the Metal Sound Design's look like freakish torture devices or worse. The Duevels I can see having in my living room -- hip, retro-modernista sorta thing going on. The MSDs...I don't know.
In any case, Duevel, unlike MSD, has a true hi-fi pedigree. Their line of omni speakers (up to $23k) has won awards left and right. Omni is a rarely used technology that sends sound in every direction. The idea is to provide "space" that a typical front-firing speaker simply cannot achieve. Other omni companies include Mirage, MBL and, of all people, Bang and Olufsen. Besides, omnis are also great for parties, or so I'm told.
The Planet is Duevel's cheapest speaker and uses a 1" short horn tweeter and 5" driver firing upwards into the shiny christmas ornaments to disperse the sound. Freq range is said to be roughly 50-20k Hz from the three foot tall package.