Planets of sound

Duevel loudspeakers are made in Germany, look really cool, and project sound in a 360-degree, room-filling pattern.

Steve Guttenberg
Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg has also worked as a high-end audio salesman, and as a record producer. Steve currently reviews audio products for CNET and works as a freelance writer for Stereophile.
Steve Guttenberg
Duevel makes Planets in a wide range of finishes Duevel

As you can see from the pictures, German manufacturer Duevel takes a rather unusual approach to speaker design. I love the looks of these speakers, which are all omnidirectional designs. So instead of the usual forward-firing tweeter and woofer that project sound toward the listener, Duevel loudspeakers project sound in a 360 degree, room-filling pattern. The company offers a vast range of painted and wood-finish options for its speakers.

Duevel speakers have received rave reviews and a number of best in show awards at high-end audio festivals, and rave reviews in European audiophile magazines, but they haven't been covered all that much on this side of the pond. Duevel speakers are distributed by Mutine in North America.

A better view of the Planet Duevel