Room #10 - Well Rounded Sound
The only things that are small about these gems are price and footprint. Great surprises I stumbled upon were the new diminutive and inexpensive Well Rounded Sound's Corgi two-way desktop loudspeakers (40 Hz - 24 kHz), which simply sounded great, both for the money and because of the minimal real estate required to use them. Utilizing a round enclosure resolves so many of the typical dynamic speakers' natural distortion predilections, improving upon Henry Kloss' Acoustic Suspension design from 1954 (along with Ed Vilchur at Acoustic Research). These little Corgi gems, as well as their smaller siblings, the Jack Terrier 2 and Yorkie, are as cute as their names, easy to drive with a few watts (particularly from a salon-built audiophile tube amplifier), and everyone that heard them began petting them. How can such a great and large sound come from such a tiny package, one that does not use equalization or even a crossover (they run full-range) to make the one- and two-driver systems here seem full-range? There was this glorious high-end sound coming from this tiny, unassuming room set-up with the nearly invisible speakers. It was a pleasure to experience the new Corgi design, which is both innovative and affordable, not to mention the extremely high Wife Acceptance Factor (WAF).