The Fluance ES1 Floorstanding Pillar Speaker ($450/pr) is a slimline tower that looks great. Fluance is a company we've come to really respect for offering inexpensive good sounding and good looking products. A 5-driver, 2-way speaker system in an aluminum enclosure for $450/pr is certainly compelling. It's interesting that Fluance chose a 2-way design instead of a 2.5 way to help minimize acoustical interference but we wonder if text book theory in this case would have made a difference in audibility. This is something we're just gonna have to find out in an eventual product review. Read the Fluance ES1 Preview Have you heard these speakers? Let us know what you think.