I just got to Princeton University, I'm a freshman, and I signed up for an unprecedented class called "PLOrk," for Princeton Laptop Orchestra. I didn't know what to expect.... The class met for the first time today, and I walked in the room and saw some of the coolest equipment ever! There are 15 students, and each one has a station, which is basically a laptop, hooked up to a rack case that has a bunch of stuff, and then to a really funky hemispherical speaker with 6 drivers on it. Check this out: http://www.oddnoise.com/spheres.html The professor, Dan Trueman, uses these to amplify violin and guitar. The drivers are sort of small.... But I thought it would be an interesting idea if someone ordered one of these with, say, a mix of larger drivers and maybe a tweeter. Perhaps a project for one of TB's wealthy gearheads. Anyway, I just thought all this is so cool!