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Speakers with wood finish

Up there in importance with fidelity for me are the asthetics. I love wood.

I like the look of the Asperion Grand III's but $4K for 2towers, 2 bookshelves, 1 center is a lot to me.

Polks LSIM series also look good and on sale for $2850 for the same set.



Do you know of other nicely wood grained speakers in the $2000ish range for those 5 speakers?
I use them for 100% movies/TV.



Any tips appreciated. Thanks!
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Wharfedale Reva's are really nice! Sound great too.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_336REV...harfedale_reva

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_336REV...harfedale_reva

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_336REV...harfedale_reva

The one issue is I can't seem to find a Reva center in that rosewood veneer.
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Speakers with wood finish

Wharfedale Diamond 250 Towers: https://www.musicdirect.com/customer...tower-speakers

Wharfedale Diamond 240C Center: https://www.musicdirect.com/wharfeda...hannel-speaker

Wharfedale Diamond 220 Bookshelves: https://www.musicdirect.com/speakers...shelf-speakers

These are some great speakers and they look very sharp! $1550 total.

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Polk RtiA series all have real wood veneer with curved cabinets and are on sale.

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Wharfedale Reva's are really nice! Sound great too.
The one issue is I can't seem to find a Reva center in that rosewood veneer.
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Wharfedale Diamond 250 Towers
These are some great speakers and they look very sharp! $1550 total.
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Polk RtiA series all have real wood veneer with curved cabinets and are on sale.

thanks for the direction. Id say for the discounted cost right now for the Polk LSIM series at 50% off they are a strong contender.. There must be a new model replacing this series and they are making room. I cant find them anywhere to see so it will be a big choice to buy them so Ill read what I can. So far they seem to have OK reviews, not overwhelming great like the Aperion. the Aperions are a new design last year so I would not expect any deep discounts for them so right now is the Polk LSIM series.
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thanks for the direction. Id say for the discounted cost right now for the Polk LSIM series at 50% off they are a strong contender.. There must be a new model replacing this series and they are making room. I cant find them anywhere to see so it will be a big choice to buy them so Ill read what I can. So far they seem to have OK reviews, not overwhelming great like the Aperion. the Aperions are a new design last year so I would not expect any deep discounts for them so right now is the Polk LSIM series.


I had forgotten about the LSi sale going on, I’d probably go with those over what I suggested. That ring tweeter is very good.
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thanks for the direction. Id say for the discounted cost right now for the Polk LSIM series at 50% off they are a strong contender.. There must be a new model replacing this series and they are making room. I cant find them anywhere to see so it will be a big choice to buy them so Ill read what I can. So far they seem to have OK reviews, not overwhelming great like the Aperion. the Aperions are a new design last year so I would not expect any deep discounts for them so right now is the Polk LSIM series.

I have LSiM's and can say they are a very good sounding speaker, and they do look good as well.


Would recommend the 705 towers, 703 bookshelf speakers and the 704c center channel. Or, if you really need all to be in Cherry, you could go with the 706c center instead.


https://www.adorama.com/pkalsm705mv2...ce=rflaid62905


https://www.adorama.com/pkalsim704c....ce=rflaid62905


https://www.adorama.com/pkalsm703mvc...ce=rflaid62905


https://www.adorama.com/pkalsim706cc...ce=rflaid62905

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Wharfedale Diamond 250 Towers: https://www.musicdirect.com/customer...tower-speakers

Wharfedale Diamond 240C Center: https://www.musicdirect.com/wharfeda...hannel-speaker

Wharfedale Diamond 220 Bookshelves: https://www.musicdirect.com/speakers...shelf-speakers

These are some great speakers and they look very sharp! $1550 total.
This is vinyl not wood however
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I have LSiM's and can say they are a very good sounding speaker, and they do look good as well.


Would recommend the 705 towers, 703 bookshelf speakers and the 704c center channel. Or, if you really need all to be in Cherry, you could go with the 706c center instead.


https://www.adorama.com/pkalsm705mv2...ce=rflaid62905


https://www.adorama.com/pkalsim704c....ce=rflaid62905


https://www.adorama.com/pkalsm703mvc...ce=rflaid62905


https://www.adorama.com/pkalsim706cc...ce=rflaid62905
Polk has a great deal going on the LSiM 703's. Buy 4 at $374.99 each and get a free LSiM 706C center speaker!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-....c100903.m5276

Polk Audio LSi M703 MT VERNON CHERRY Bookshelf Speaker NEW EACH
FREE LSiM706 With 4 qty LSiM NEW Speakers F l/r & R l/r
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Polk has a great deal going on the LSiM 703's. Buy 4 at $374.99 each and get a free LSiM 706C center speaker!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-....c100903.m5276

Polk Audio LSi M703 MT VERNON CHERRY Bookshelf Speaker NEW EACH
FREE LSiM706 With 4 qty LSiM NEW Speakers F l/r & R l/r

That is a good deal!
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This is vinyl not wood however
the manual says it wood veneer except for 702. Here is an excerpt from the manual;
"Caring for Your LSiM Loudspeakers
Enclosure Finish
Your LSiM enclosures (except LSiM702f/x) are finished
in real natural wood veneer. Clean these panels periodically
with a soft cloth and furniture polish to remove dust and
fingerprints. Never use harsh detergents and cleaning fluids."
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the manual says it wood veneer except for 702. Here is an excerpt from the manual;
"Caring for Your LSiM Loudspeakers
Enclosure Finish
Your LSiM enclosures (except LSiM702f/x) are finished
in real natural wood veneer. Clean these panels periodically
with a soft cloth and furniture polish to remove dust and
fingerprints. Never use harsh detergents and cleaning fluids."
I quoted the post regarding wharfedale speakers
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Polk has a great deal going on the LSiM 703's. Buy 4 at $374.99 each and get a free LSiM 706C center speaker!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Polk-Audio-....c100903.m5276

Polk Audio LSi M703 MT VERNON CHERRY Bookshelf Speaker NEW EACH
FREE LSiM706 With 4 qty LSiM NEW Speakers F l/r & R l/r

confusing.....are the 703's sold in pairs for $374? so thats really 8 bookshelves?
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I quoted the post regarding wharfedale speakers
ahh ok....thanks for clarification
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confusing.....are the 703's sold in pairs for $374? so thats really 8 bookshelves?
No, they are sold individually at $374 each .
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