The Proclaim Audioworks DMT-100 ($26k/pair) defy categorization. Using an outboard crossover with a variety of tone controls, a listener is able to manipulate the sound to his or her liking. I explained the Sonic Circle concept to Proclaim's designer Daniel Herrington and he said, with a few turns of the crossover knobs, one could shift the sound from Precise to Refined to Emotional and anywhere in between. And with the adjustable driver positions, the Proclaims are able to create all kinds of sonic fireworks. Definitely not for the beginner, but experienced audiophiles are going to be in hi-fi heaven tweaking these guys into the next century.
The speakers were paired with 50 watt Red Rock monos. A GamuT preamp/amp combo was waiting in the rack, but Red Rock was a co-exibitor, so the GamuT amps never received any play time, though they are, I'm told, a better match for the speakers.
The finish on these speakers is amazing. Check out the next page for more pics.