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Hello. I'm new to the forum. I am looking for towers that would fit the space I have. I only have 6 inches on either side of my TV to fit towers in. I was wondering if anyone knows good choices for this. I'm willing to spend $1000 to $1500 on these. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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How much space do you have to the outside of each speaker, and to the rear? What amplification will you be using? What % music vs. HT? Are you looking for wood veneer or black color or something else?
 

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This is going in a family room that is about 14 X 18 with 20-foot high ceiling. I would want to use it for mainly watching DVDs. I have an Harman Kardon AVR525 receiver and would prefer black color. Thanks in advance.
 

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Doesn't bang and olufsen make some narrow towers? I think I saw them on audiogon at one point and they were called... Beolabs? researching and will update my post. :)


Ah, yes... I was right! Bang and Olufsen Loudspeakers


Not sure of the exact dimensions or if you can find any in your budget, but they were the first speakers I thought of when I heard 'narrow towers'.
 

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Originally posted by bigwally
These are 5.13" wide, come in black, and the suggested retail price is $1299 per pair. They are the narrowest audiophile grade floorstanders I know of.

http://www.totemacoustic.com/NewFile...l#Anchor-44867
I was going to mention the same speaker!


Totem Acoustic Arro's...very narrow floor standers. :) And they sound excellent as well, imo.
 

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Thanks everyone for their replys. I think I'm going to check out the Totem Arro's. They have the look that I'm seeking....but how do they sound?
 

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I've never heard them, but they sound quite good from what I've been reading over the last few years. Like most good speakers, nothing really seems to stand out as a predominate or overwhelming characteristic. There are some magazine reviews on the Totem Arro page previously linked, however they've received more than their fair share of buzz from happy users elsewhere. Take a look here: http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/speakers/bbs.html and do a search on "totem arro".
 

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NHT VT1.4 and VT1.2 (older version) towers are both 5.5" wide. Retail was ~ 1100/pair. Places like 6ave.com, onecall.com may still carry new VT1.4s for under 750. Or you can buy either used in the 450-600 range. Matching centers and rears are available too.

http://www.nhthifi.com/home_productI...p?ProductID=20

http://www.nhthifi.com/home_productI...p?ProductID=67


A couple of things about using towers *so close* to the TV: usually the woofers are not video shielded----would this mess up your TV's picture? And if the towers are so close to the front wall, a rear ported tower (or any tower) might sound quite boomy.
 

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The present issue of Sound & Vision has a nice review of the Totem Arro's. If you want to read a HT mag review.
 

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Piega is another speaker that would be that small I believe. They have the looks and finish of B & O, but actually sound good. I have much larger piegas and they are amazing. If you have questions drop me a note and I can find more out for you. The price is near the upper end of what you are spending
 
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