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Speakers are Ugly!

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by KIWIBOY, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. KIWIBOY

    KIWIBOY Extra

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    .... well, thats what my wife says! Hence the ultimatium. Find something that is small, asethically pleasing and sounds good. Price is a consideration, but not a huge obstacle.

    My setup is Denon AVC3808, Denon DVD, Sony BlueRay/HDD, CATV box and Sony 52 Plasma mounted on the wall.

    Looking for small, well designed speakers for front, centre, rear and sub. In wall a possible option. Have considered in-ceiling but it just does not seem to Gel in terms of where my ears are in relation to the screen!

    Many thanks!!
     
  2. Alon Goldberg

    Alon Goldberg Screenwriter

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    I've been impressed with Vienna Acoustics on-wall speakers, they are trendy, blend well with your flat panel tv, wife friendly, and sound great. If you have an opportunity, audition the Schönberg Series: Webern x 3, Berg x 2, Subson x 1.

    Martin Logan has a number of on-wall (Fresco i or Vignette), and in-wall (Voyage, Passage or Ticket) options, I haven't had an opportunity to audition these but they are definitely wife-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.
     
  3. SethH

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    I personally think the B&W 805's are some pretty sharp looking speakers. B&W also makes some on-walls to match up with the size of your plasma.
     
  4. chuckg

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    I say get a new wife. Speakers are beautiful! [​IMG]
     
  5. LanceJ

    LanceJ Producer

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    Hate to sound like a broken record but IMO these are still some of the best looking speakers I know of (small or full size):

    Infinity Cascade Series

    Wall or stand mounted, looks like something in a modern art museum.

    For a conventional "box" speaker, Focal's super-slick Chorus series is hard to beat (and sound great too).
     
  6. KIWIBOY

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    Many thanks Alan,

    Have you auditioned SpeakerCraft at all? Hard to find much information on their website as its so poorly designed (the website that is).

    I will follow your advice and have a listen to the Vienna Acoustics as I think there is a dealer not too far away.

    Many Thanks

    SAM
     
  7. John Gates

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    These don't get much press anymore, but they sound TERRIFIC and some (my wife included) swear they are more works of visual art than speakers.

    Norh Loudspeaker and high-end audio manufacturer

    They come in hardwood, ceramic, or (yes) real marble, and they are even affordable.

    Did I say they sound terrific?

    My wife would absolutely kill me if we sold ours. I admit that they are not for everyone, but they are certainly good for us!

    John
     
  8. KIWIBOY

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    Many thanks All,

    I have some reasearch to do! Will check in and let you know the final solution. Happy to hear any further recommendations too of course as this forumn is great!

    SAM
     

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