The Model 2 arrived whilst I was on a 2-week meditation retreat in Greece. Being first palletized, my wife told me of a massive lorry with lift gate and motorized pallet mover whose driver couldn't make our tree-lined country lane despite heroic efforts and a compensatory NestlĂ© coffee. He eventually capitulated. A week passed, then a far more reasonable van appeared containing these two crates which it now carried individually. Upon my return, those sat upright in the garage awaiting the usual opening ceremony. With two inset sturdy handles on either end and very clear markings on which screws to remove—a total of eight hex bolts to undo the lid—someone clearly had given thought to proper packaging.

Once uncrated and unsleeved from their black cloth liners, the final Model 2 showed how Scan not Stan had spoken loudly. All four drivers now were ScanSpeak issue, the mid/woofers all slashed Radiators, the tweeter the famous 'nipple' ring radiator. What I hadn't expected from the initial photos was the wickedly asymmetrical foot print. Not only was this speakers kinked along its vertical axis, it was also skewed around that axis to counter parallel walls with true hate. Call it a compound-angle wood shop nightmare.

Without a Tom Cruise-style ceiling suspension from his Mission Impossible prop set, the following photo is my best attempt to show the inherent asymmetry from a bird's eye perspective. Neither are the front or rear baffles parallel nor are the backward-slimming sidewalls equal in their angles. In short, this Teoharov cabinet is a very complex odd-angled affair as far removed from mitre-folded rectangular boxes as Rubik cubes are from casino dice.

Here we see the kink from the side; and how lopsided the head unit terminates at its bottom when viewed from the rear. There are two ports, a smaller on top, a larger on the bottom; and a pair of quality WBT biwire terminals on a metal place fitted with removable WBT jumpers and an unmarked 3-pole toggle. The massive spikes of the sandwich plinth are longer in the front than rear to build in additional lean.

The cheeks of the bass units came covered in a rubberized ripple/groove skin whilst the head units flaunted real wood. Front and rear baffles were flat black paint. With this brief introduction, it's time for some background on designer Vesselin, his audio philosophy and more tech details on his Model Two speaker.