I have a soft spot for Rethm. I appreciate owner Jacob George's industrial design skills. I appreciate his ongoing obsession with perfecting his widebander plus active bass system approach to speaker building, all from his shop in India's water state of Kerala. So it was with fondness that I opened the following email and admired the attached pix. "As you know, I have wanted to work at the bottom end, price wise, of the high-end. I have always had 'philosophical difficulties' with the notion of paying prices equalling that of cars for a pair of speakers, however good they may be. Catering to just the top 1% of the population is becoming increasingly unjustifiable (yes I was a Bernie Sanders supporter and my Indian socialist roots leavened with a fair amount of guilt are probably just poking through). But we still need good music - and good sound. This is Rethm's attempt to do it at slightly more realistic prices. We still use a widebander, powered bass with level control. It is immensely musical whilst not having the ultimate resolution of our higher-up models. So I thought I would send you some photographs of our latest baby at just US$2'900/par. This is just for your information and to let you know that I am alive and well."