Final Electrostatic Loudspeakers
There are other excellent electrostatics on the market, notably those by Martin Logan. But the Finals come in enough sizes to be applicable to more home theaters, and because of the outboard power supply system, there's one less cable to run to each speaker. The Final's wall mounting system is simple, and from a visual standpoint, the speakers will nicely complement any plasma display that they're set up to frame. While a system like the Finals requires a bit more from the installer in the way of initial setup, overall the speakers (and even the compact sub) are easy with which to work.
If you've been looking for a high-end speaker line that clearly isn't a "me-too" product, the Finals offer a compelling alternative. More than most, they should be able to help sell themselves on both sonic and visual merits. While certainly not inexpensive, they clearly convey "exotic" to the customer, and sound unlike just about anything else they'd be demonstrated against. Final deserves a tip of the hat for updating a much-beloved audio technology for the custom-install market.
Final Model 100, 200 Electrostatic Speaker System
$6695 as reviewed
Unique sonics and visuals
Central power supply