The six-sided cabinet of the Venus is just over a meter tall and is ported to the rear. An 8" carbon-fiber woofer fires up into a nicely finished wood saucer shaped radiator that disperses sound over 360 degrees. A 1" soft-dome tweeter fires down onto the top surface of the radiator. Note that the radiator is shaped differently on top and bottom to optimize the unique sound wave characteristics of both drivers.
The claimed sensitivity is 88dB and impedance is 4 Ohms. According to Duevel, real in-room sensitivity should be higher as the normal measuring procedure only captures a fraction of the acoustic output of an omnidirectional speaker as the Venus. Indeed, my 30-watt Audiomat Opera Reference amplifier had little difficulty driving the Venus to whatever volume I wanted. Of course this combo is not what I'd recommend for those who desire Metallica played at concert volume levels.The Venus sits on hard rubber feet which are threaded for those who wish to monkey around with aftermarket feet, spikes and whatnot. I stuck with the stock feet.