It's best to picture the Bespoke P15 as a quasi OB pushed further into a box-free direction. The downside? Since there's no pressure build-up in a resonant or sealed chamber, the woofers must be big. There's no way around it. Reflector's Bespoke P15 is different from typical open baffles not only because it sports no baffle at all. Its four 15" long-throw 18mm Xmax paper cone woofers align as a four-leaf'd clover and are inverted. Yes, their membranes fire at the front wall facing away from the listener. That's very unorthodox. Here Vladimir chimed in again. He explained that the inversion came about to more closely approximate a single shared acoustical axis for all four drivers. Their specific angles focus the sound radiation at 1.2m in the Bespoke P15's case and from that point on coherence is locked. These angles also translate to increased forward radiation efficiency which yields higher controlled dispersion for better performance in problematic listening rooms. This is what Roland Janevich's patented invention is all about. Reflector Audio describe this model as a 2-way baffle-free hornspeaker. Hence the mid and high frequencies are handled by a 3" compression driver. Its titanium diaphragm is coated with titanium nitride. Overall specs are as follows: 30Hz–20kHz bandwidth, 100Hz–20kHz +/-30° of acoustic phase response, max SPL of 105 and 127dB @ 30Hz and 60Hz–20kHz respectively. Sensitivity of 98/112dB (1W/1m) for LF/HF drivers seals the deal. Each speaker measures 80x130x35cm HxWxD and weighs 40kg. In other words, the Bespoke P15 is massive. It won't hide in a corner not only because of its peculiar looks but size. It's big. The manufacturer's suggestion is that the minimum distance to the listening seat be no less than 2.2m. As far as space behind our Latvians goes, 0.5m minimum is advised.

The Reflector Audio Bespoke P15 is very well made. Styling aside, this is one exceptionally solid product. The clover frame is aluminium. So is the reinforcement around the horn mouth. The horn itself is a composite affair said to be even stiffer. Big bolts are everywhere. So are steel shapes here and there to keep this Latvian creature together. Although the Bespoke P15 weighs a 'mere' 40 kilograms, this mass felt quite condensed. One really makes an effort to move it just a little. Steel feet with thick big end protectors surely keep it in place. On the frame's back in the most pointy place, there's a small gap. Cardas wiring from the drivers routes through there to not spoil appearance. Nicely done. The drivers are pro-audio sourced. Vladimir explained how Roland has been creating speaker systems for musicians, homes, cars, professional studio and sound reinforcement for more than 30 years. He's done it all but pro parts aren't key. For Reflector Audio it doesn't matter if component X was meant for consumer or professional applications. A perfect match of several parts in a specific design is of importance. Vladimir added that often pro parts are simply far more sophisticated in many aspects because of their superior thermal compression resistance or max SPL capabilities with minimum distortions to reproduce sound closer to its true SPL. What they aim for is the desired outcome, not parts labels. Fair enough. Viesturs informed me that he and Roland would personally deliver. This was a pleasant surprise as it wasn't an easy task. Yet I was informed that such service is standard. How so? Both gents drive all over Europe with their loudspeakers because it's the fastest most reliable way of transporting their goods. I was told that the long drive from Lithuania to Warsaw was nothing. They were perfectly happy that they started and finished their trip in one day. But that wasn't yet the thing. Setup was.

Here it gets really interesting. Each Bespoke series product arrives with a pair of matched mono amplifiers. Yes, you read that right. The €31'000 (VAT incl.) Bespoke P15 model is a complete package, namely a pair of speakers, proper amplifiers to run them, two power cords and two XLR interconnects of the desired length. Personal delivery and tuning in the customer's room are included. So are customs duties where applicable. One does pay a hefty price but is also treated like a prince. That's admirable. Let's get back to tuning. Roland brought a microphone, laptop with the necessary software and lots of cables. It took him about three hours to calibrate the Bespoke P15 within my own four walls. What initially was a quite shredded response in the end turned into a very linear one. There was a catch though. Just one spot quite close to the speakers was suitable for the job. I learnt several things about my room in the process. I was informed that there's a 220Hz spike right behind the listening area and yet another one at ±70Hz about 150cm farther back. Roland's measurements confirmed what I observed several months ago: boom in the first spot, bass suck-out in the latter. When asked about the acoustical decency of my manly cave, Roland smiled and called it more or less average. When questioned whether it was more or less, he smiled again and kept stumm. Ouch. Lastly to the amplifiers, one per speaker. Those are Hypex class D affairs with two amps per enclosure – one for the horn, one for the woofer quad. There is heavy DSP filtering inside but that's a company secret. Vladimir explained that conceptually Reflector Audio are against any driver cuts as these introduce phase shift. He said that they developed their own crossover different from classical solutions. Their custom filtering takes into account the acoustic specifics introduced by their horn and angled bass array to achieve linear acoustical phase with other parameters sorted as well. But the juicy details remain a sweet mystery.

In any case, the amps deliver 400 watts into 4Ω. They are light and quite compact to fit between the speaker's feet. The enclosure might seem milled aluminium but is actually multi-layered Ply coated with paint finished in gloss though there's room for customization. Ask and you shall receive. For P15 coin, the ability to personalize this feature is a must. On the amplifier's front is a blue LED for power and clipping though my eyes never saw it blink to warn of clipping. A bit higher, a nice aluminium plate sports the Reflector Audio logo. The rear houses a large presumably steel plate with multiple sockets. USB type B is for service purposes like Roland exploited to conduct his calibration magic. A bit below are several LEDs where a user can store up to four DSP presets. Next are Analog Link, Analog Input, AES Through and AES 3 Input all on XLR. AES Through and Analog Link act as pass-through for digital and analog respectively. Hence unfiltered digital or analog signal can be sent onward to additional subwoofers for example. The Analog Input serves as main line-in and is what I used from my source. The AES 3 Input is to be used if one wants to bypass the stock A/D circuitry. The PowerCon power inlet is self-explanatory. The output on the same standard is very rarely seen. It's used to send power to another device of any sort. Although very rarely used in a home environment, in pro audio it makes life much easier according to Viesturs. The power on/off switch next to two PowerCons is the very last thing on the amp's rear end. On top sit two pairs of Mundorf terminals. These are great, quite easy to work and subjectively nice looking.