List of "different" and Excellent Monitors

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  1. Steve_D

    Steve_D Second Unit

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    I'm looking to integrate my HT into my main living area, and would like a list of attractive and excellent bookshelf sized speakers. They should have a fine quality furniture or art look to them. Right now, lets exclude boxes, and also satellite/separate woofer systems like the Gallo.

    Top of the list so far (to give an idea):

    B&W 805
    Norh Syn Marble mini-9.0

    Are there any others that should be considered, in this form and function category?

    TIA
     
  2. Troy R

    Troy R Stunt Coordinator

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    The one generation old Dynaudio Contour series may be a "boring" box but they sure are purrty!

    My Dynaudio 1.3mkII in Rosewood

    Furniture grade wood, and a gorgeous finish, hand made by a master Danish craftsman... They are SOLID! and they sound pretty darn good too! [​IMG]
     
  3. Chris Quinn

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    Europa's from Green Mountain Audio. While a box, the "cast marble" cabinet has an art deco design.

    Have you looked at any Sonus Fabers?
     
  4. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I just heard this weekend the Reference 1 monitors from AV123 and can say for certain that they are outstanding. Very detailed and an excellent sound stage. I don’t own a pair, but if I were looking for a 2-channel system, they would be on my short list.

    For HT use, there is also a center channel available. I did not listen with HT in mind, so I’m unable to comment, but based on the Monitors, I would expect very good performance.

    As usual with the Mark Schifter’s speakers, these are stunning visually—the craftsmanship is excellent. You can get details
    here.
     
  5. Scott Oliver

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    Sonus Faber speakers have a nice look to them.
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    ProAc does some excellent wood cabinets for their speakers.
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    Wilson Benesch Arcs maybe
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    AAD 2001s are pretty cool looking
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    And I like the look of my JM Reynaud Offrandes, as well as everyone that has seen them. Comments usually go along the lines of "Those look more like a sculpture than speakers." Plus they sound amazing to boot.
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    How about the Beauhorn B2, not exactly a bookshelf but certainly a piece of art
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    Or another non bookshelf the Cain and Cain Abby
    http://img.audioasylum.com/cgi/i.pl?...yroomstevo.jpg
     
  6. ShaunLB

    ShaunLB Stunt Coordinator

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    Also the Polk LSI series the 9's or the 7's.

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  7. Steve_D

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    Great ideas everyone thanks, and particularly for going above and beyond with the in-thread pics!
     
  8. Martice

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    Darren Thomas's handy work.

    Try these on for size. I think these are some of the most beautiful custom finishes that I've seen recently.

    Good Luck.
     
  9. Jason_Me

    Jason_Me Stunt Coordinator

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    Ellis Audio 1801

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    Tetra Bullit

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    Eartworks Sigma 6.2

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    Meadowlark Swallow

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    Amphion Argon2

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  10. Nick V

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    How about the ACI Jaguar
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