Meridian have been working this field for a long time with their DSP Speakers. My DSP5200’s are 10 years old now, but surprisingly still hold their own. As long as they don’t break beyond economic repair, they’ll be with me for a while.
They’re limited to 96kHz as well, but extensive dabbling with now-gen high-bitrate DACs in my headphone setup taught me there’s not an awful lot happening above 96kHz. With a simple MS200 streamer, a MiniDSP for Dirac room correction up to 180Hz and a tiny bit of Meridian DSP taking the edges off the treble region in my lively living room, this makes for a great sounding, integrated setup that can be fully remote controlled over IR (Meridian Remote and Harmony) and directly from Roon (including standy/on and hardware volume control).
In all likelihood, I will always have a setup like this – so it is quite interesting to see other players enter this field. I did spend an afternoon with the Kii’s however – they were nice, but did not make me run out to get a pair to replace my aging Meridians.
With all the things happening in digital audio over the last 10 years, I think that’s quite a feat.