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post #121 of 244 Old 05-28-2008, 11:34 AM
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And those are only the tops, they are supposed to be used with bass modules for everything under 80Hz.
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Looks like a severed pig's head to me.

I just spit out my soda on that one-very funny.


The other funny comment I saw on AVS forum was I think the Hansen speaker and QQQ said, "do they have any that haven't melted".
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I've always loved the Monitor Audio look. But the JM Labs/Focals have to be one of my favorites. The Revel Salons are awesome too.

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Stand it up and we can barbecue it.

Stand it up and we can barbecue in it!

The problem with obsessions is that they are insatiable.
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Never heard that one before.... though some say they look like a giant ham turned on its side.

These are definietly love them or hate them. They are definitely unusual.

Any other speaker manufacturers use a marble cabinet? I wish more speaker companies did. Resonance = zero, and the material is amazing to look at.

B&W Signature Diamond's tweeter uses a marble enclosure

I like the Thiel CS 3.7s...
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Stand it up and we can barbecue it.

Stand it up and we can also barbecue on it.

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There are some beautiful speakers posted here for sure! While I love the look of piano black and fine hardwoods...

... there is something special about the solid marble cabinet on the white marble nOrh 9.0. I'm afraid I'll always be in love with this speaker.


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Looks like a severed pig's head to me.

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Stand it up and we can barbecue it.

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Stand it up and we can barbecue in it!

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Stand it up and we can also barbecue on it.

Das wut I'm sayin'.

Stand it up and we can barbecue it, on it.

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Wow, this thread certainly proves the adage that beauty is in the eye of the beholder....some of the speakers posted here are just fugly.
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Isn't that, if YOU are ugly, you like ugly speakers too?
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There are some beautiful speakers posted here for sure! While I love the look of piano black and fine hardwoods...

... there is something special about the solid marble cabinet on the white marble nOrh 9.0. I'm afraid I'll always be in love with this speaker.


Loudspeakers by Weber!
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oh man, how can you guys post pics of speakers without names

Whoops, the company is called ferguson hill out of the UK
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Many of the speakers are far too busy for my tastes. I'd take a clean, classic styled speaker with a nice wood finish. I'd love to own any of these, and none of them are ridiculously priced either:


Monitor Audio RS6


AV123 Rocket 760's
[img]http://**********/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/06573dc3a32316b049521a134850f30f.jpg[/img]

AV123 XMTM in Moho
[img]http://**********/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/95d4d78755c74b902c418c2f2afdbc41.jpg[/img]

Ascend Sierra 100's


Polk Rti A7
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I was wondering with all these high dollar speakers..are they really worth the 30K, 74K, 100K+ price tag? Any one really get a chance to listen to a really high price speaker? Are they worth they money. I mean what I think what might be worth the money might be different than another persons reasoning, but come on. 100k speakers? Unless your in the music business in some way or another then maybe. Oh and I love those polks. and If were having a BBQ Ill bring the beer.
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Ushers are quite cheap for some nice pieces of room decorations
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How about some Magico Mini's...Gotta love $20,000 monitors that weigh 200 lbs w/ the stands, each.





Another vote for the B&W Signature Diamonds. These things are not only gorgeous to look at but are amazing sounding speakers.



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Mark and Daniel Apollo

The cabinet is made of compound marble. Each speaker weighs around 256lbs.
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Well, if this is a pissing contest, my Fostex LS/4 monitors are 208kg (459lbs) each.


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! What kind of stands you use for those? They are not floor standing speakers.
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I'm surprised no one has put their picture of the Salks here from what I have seen
they are eye candy.

Ask and you shall receive:

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Hah! Driven, I own Monitor Audio GS60, but I was about to post a couple pics of different Salks because I have become enamored with their looks. Those would have likely been my Song Tower example.

You beat me to it.
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This one's my favorite finish that Jim has done... I just wish the picture and the background were better. (Too busy IMO)

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YEAH!!! Now we're talkin...............ok.....well....SHUT UP!.......NO THEY'RE NOT GOOD LOOKING but.......but.....THEY'RE MINE DAMN IT! AND I THINK THEY'RE BEAUTIFULL!!!

Your system can shine no matter what it's made of.......except if it's Bose.
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Ok seriously.

Yes, the only thing worse than Bose is a Bose wannabe.

Your system can shine no matter what it's made of.......except if it's Bose.
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This one's my favorite finish that Jim has done... I just wish the picture and the background were better. (Too busy IMO)


OH sh1t, what is the name of that finish! That outta look great for the HT3a
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OH sh1t, what is the name of that finish! That outta look great for the HT3a

Western Big Leaf Quilted Maple dyed in a guitar "burst" finish

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Well, if this is a pissing contest, my Fostex LS/4 monitors are 208kg (459lbs) each.


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! What kind of stands you use for those? They are not floor standing speakers.

If you are directing your question to me, these monitors are designed for "soffit mounting" ... that is mounted in the wall, with the front of the monitor flush to the front wall of the room.

This is called 2-pi steradians or "half-space" mounting as opposed to freestanding speakers which are a 4-pi steradians or full-space mounting.

The construction techniques to do this are considerable, particularily when the speaker pair approaches one-half tons.

Here is an example of "soffit mounting", using a much smaller monitor:


PS. There are special floor-standing versions of these monitors designed for a 4-pi steradians full space application.

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Western Big Leaf Quilted Maple dyed in a guitar "burst" finish

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LOL, I knew there was a burst guitar finish, but damn thats a crazy thing to ask for. Its far easier to point at a picture than remember the name
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LOL, I knew there was a burst guitar finish, but damn thats a crazy thing to ask for. Its far easier to point at a picture than remember the name

Coincidentally, I have a guitar with that same finish although I do not own the speaker here.

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How about a second vote for the Kef Muon?

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Those KEF look like something you would buy at the Sharper Image. Do they trim your nosehair? Give your feet a massage? heh
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