Many thanks to Steven Stone and hometheaterreview.com for reviewing the Sampan FTL.
Among Steven Stone's comments:
"... the Sampan FTLs delivered a level of fidelity, finesse, and soundstage accuracy that approached what I've been hearing from my current desktop reference, the Audience 1+1 loudspeakers." (The Audience 1+1 retails for $1,800-$2,345.)
"The Sampan FTLs' soundstage size was comparable with that of the Audience 1+1 loudspeakers, as was their dimensionality and imaging."
"...the Sampan FTL has a more bass energy and better power-handling capabilities." compared to Audience's The One loudspeaker.
"...the Sampan FTLs are good enough that I could easily use them for mixing or mastering."
Note that Steven Stone uses the ROle Audio Kayak as a reference speaker.
Note also that the Spatial M3 Turbo SE he refers to in his comments ("Even when coupled with a subwoofer, the Sampan FTLs lack some of the "meat and potatoes" lower midrange and upper bass weight when compared with my reference Spatial M3 Turbo SE loudspeakers.") is a loudspeaker that combines a coaxial compression driver and dual 15-inch mid-woofers.
Steven Stone is a recording engineer so his comments are very much appreciated.
Read excerpts from other reviews here.
Read the review here.
To get a sense of the size of the Sampan FTL see earlier version here.