seem to be all the rage these days, with German Physiks the latest to get in on the omni-directional action. The Loreley Mk IIs go in for the whole alien style look too, with several extremely funky drivers arranged in a vertical formation. Backing up the drivers are 10" passive radiators and two 12" inverted dome subwoofers kicking out the lower frequency sounds. Audiophiles will likely jump all over these high end speakers: the rest of us will just balk at the $165,995 price tag, going up to $200,000 if you want a carbon finish. Cheapskates can look, but not listen.