I am finally getting the small speaker thing. Lifestyle speakers whatever you want to call them. I think folks should stop bashing. Not saying Bose is great blah blah blah but if you live in places like NY City where a 1000 sq feet could cost you a $1million I get the need for small form factor speakers if you must.
I am in one of those type real estate markets. I have a 1300 sq ft condo and my front end is top flight but my rears are cramped. I have decided to forego my rear monitors for a much smaller but modern design by Focal. Ugh it will not match my front end or sub by any means but I will gain precious floor space in the rear. Gonna try and have 30 days return.
If I were looking at that price range (Bose) and I needed my space, I get it, I would look at Focal Dome. Gonna try a pair in rears with a dream front end. Will it work? TBD but they look awesome for rears with matching stands. All reviews seem to be pretty darn good for a lifestyle speaker.
What the hell, gonna try . If on a Bose path at least consider Focal. Wow more room behind my couch. Breaking the rules but I am really getting the space thing (rears). If you have the space look elsewhere.
Not cheap but on par with Bose price wise.
Speakers and stands: Musicdirect.com
RickEdited by Mr.SoftDome - 4/1/13 at 7:22pm