For what it is worth I can say follow things about Art Speak. I own this speaker (one on the bottom) and what is even more funny is that I was there when this picture was taken back in 2005.
That particular speaker ( on the photo) was mine and had that for 7 years straight. For what ever reason I became a idiot in 2012 and sold it to Louis again.
That was my biggest mistake ever!!! and I really regretted selling ever since,......so in de beginning of 2017 i saved enough money and had my girlfriend on my side to buy a new pair of 22,28 Art Speak loudspeakers. For me these are the best speakers I ever owned and I always use theme as a reference ( Louis himself hates the term "reference" because almost every company calls their stuff reference) to compare. Before I bought the new pair (in white this time) I have listen to B&W Cm10, Monitor Audio gold 300 and even some serious high-end speakers costing several thousands more. Never they come close in musicality and pure emotion that these speakers can deliver. The speed and attack, the real imaging of a soundstage they can deliver, the clarity and focus and the "live" like presentation still amazes me everyday. These speakers make you believe the musician is really there with you and takes you on a journey. One thing I am sure about and thats i will never ever sell theme again.