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Ok so through my journey to find some good speakers for the HT setup, I've been researching alot to find what Im looking for in a speaker. Accuracy, clarity, price but never the looks of a speaker. Been reading alot about the Paradigms but never really looked into them cause I know that they would be out of my price range. Then I got curious and took a look at their homepage and I must say...those are some of the sexiest speakers I've seen so far. Is it wrong to call speakers sexy? Anyways I am now wondering...what else might be out there that I have yet to discover. Im talking about speaker that just cant be ignored and just make you say DAMN! thats a good looking speaker. Let see some pics.



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i really like the Polk Audio LSi Series, not sure if i like cherry or ebony more...

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That is a mighty sexy speaker but you'd better get a new one, this one has a big crack in it.

That's considered B-stock, so you get a discount.
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Those polks look awesome...Edward what are those? JBL?
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I was tempted by the Polk LSi15s, but went with Rocket 850s instead. They use the same Vifa tweeter, and look great in rosewood with piano black end caps. I wish I knew how to post pics, but check them out at www.**********. Oh yeah, they're on sale now if you buy the whole package!
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Those polks look awesome...Edward what are those? JBL?

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Sonus faber strad's, nothing better looking IMO
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Sonus faber strad's, nothing better looking IMO

That Pass Amp looks pretty hot too!!

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That Pass Amp looks pretty hot too!!

yes it does, one of the few products IMO that pull off "silver" well
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Not likely I'll ever see these in Canada
(UK exclusive I think)

But that's probably a good thing ,






I love my Mission's (all 11 of them), but...
I'd probably sell my car or motorcycle to finance the purchase if these sound as good as they look

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For some reason a more plain looking Tall thin monolith speaker looks very elegant to me because of the simplicity of the design, especially if it has a decent finish.

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These are gorgeous in person.
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Sonus faber strad's, nothing better looking IMO


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Needs more Dali, Monitor Audio, Thiel, Focal, and Dynaudio.
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I like the TAD Reference One a lot!


Prodigious bass from those beasts. Pricey too.
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How about these


I'd like a pair some day.
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So many good looking speakers. Not enough time and of course money!! 60K for those Tad's!!

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Prodigious bass from those beasts. Pricey too.

Prodigious everything .....balanced. Pricey...yes....$60K/pair.

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I'd like a pair some day.

I know the S-1EX's retail at $9K/pr. I wonder what the S-3EX's go for.

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i've seen that b&w pic before. beautiful theater

looks like they had plenty of space to use 3 identical floor stander across the front but i guess the company wanted to show off it's center speaker for marketing reasons

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How about these


is the baffle sloped like on the Thiels ?

All this noise about noise.
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Current speakers on my short list
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Now, this is hot:

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Not likely I'll ever see these in Canada
(UK exclusive I think)

But that's probably a good thing ,



OK, I found some more info, may have to sell the Car AND the Motorcycle...$35k
and check out the weight!?? 341 pounds, each

http://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/736/


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