When it comes to ugglyness
, there are a variety of speakers. Even my favorite coaxial speakers from Geithain are among those and are considered by some to have the lowest of all WAF. Here's another picture from them :
Point is, it's usually those companies, that know that the professional is indeed interested in the pure results/performance (and price), not the looks (and those huge units are usually not carried around that much, as the smaller units, so transportation feasability is only a small factor to the looks).
When you want controlled directivity for higher listening distances (wafeguides) or a point source like behavior (coax), there are not that many options to how you can build a speaker.
Over here in Europe Dynaudio is a very strong brand, as many people know Denmark is directly next to Germany. However, when looking at the important broadcast studios, hearing to talks among those that do listen to studio Monitors, those ones who have understood and left the path of passive high end speakers, I never hear Dynaudio. I only hear "Klein und Hummel" and "Genelec" and "Geithain", sometimes Mackie for the smaller budget. Anyone from Europe can say something about it, tell me I'm wrong (which I would not mind at all) ?
K+H example (notice the display says "FIR Controlled"
Notice the similarities in looks....
Of course there are many alternatives, like ATC, KRK, Tannoy, etc, the list of broadcast grade monitors is endless. But once you understood that it's wise to go that route, I would also strongly suggest to ask some of the professionals in other forums as well. Professionals usually test the speakers in their own one studio, and blind A/B them....
Anything else is not a profound information and simply just a persons attitude.
PS: QQQ, love that word play