Survey: What's the best-looking floorstander UNDER $3000?

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  1. Arnel Enero

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    Currently, my votes are for both the $2500 Sonus Faber Grand Piano Home (in piano gloss) and $2600 B&W CDM 9NT (in natural cherry)... depending on the house furniture.

    How about you?
     
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    Bose Acoustimass....you can't even see them! [​IMG]
     
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    arnel, funny, I was going to say the exact same speakers you did.
     
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    I'd get a pair of these JBL Tik 4ways which can be had for less than the $3500 msrp.
    They would perfectly match my subwoofer which will soon be finished maple and aluminum.
    It's all about the silver and maple combo. Exotic materials teamed with unique concepts produces modern loudspeakers. [​IMG]
     
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    Does the sound count for anything?
     
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    My vote is for boston acoustics vr-m90's
     
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    In my opinion, the title of this thread should be change to "What's the best SOUNDING floorstanders for under $3,000?"

    Shouldn't what they sound like be the most important thing, with how they look being an added bonus?

    Maybe that's just me.
     
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    Vienna Acoustics Mozart in Rosewood ,,,,,,, SWEEEEEET!!!!
     
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    I'd check out the Polk LSi15 or LSi25. You get a beautiful speaker and great sound [​IMG]
    Don't just think because they are Polk's they can't compete with the big boys [​IMG] In fact there were designed to compete with speakers named above.
    Brian
    BTW My vote for most Beautiful speakers > $3k would be the B&W Natalius 802 [​IMG]
     
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    Arnel,

     
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    Diva by Swans in a beautiful Rosewood veneer, and piano black endcaps.
     
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    Aesthetics are in the eye of the beholder.
    I would purchase the Martin Logan Aeons, available in about 8 different wood and color trims, including Obsidian Black. Martin Logan takes transparency to a whole new level, pun intended. However, some do not like electrostatics.
    http://www.martinlogan.com/images/spgal_aeon_zoom.gif
    [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I agree with the last two posts; Martin Logans and Energy Veritas are nice looking speakers. I've always liked the look of the Mission speakers but they aren't as high end I suppose. I really like the Totem "Wind" speaker. And of course there's the Magnaplaners.
    - Mike
     
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    I wonder how my wife would like a nice red speaker?![​IMG]
     
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    If the sound didn't matter, I would probably take something in the Bang & Oulefson line. If sound is important, I would probably pick the B&W CDM 9NT.
     

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