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Speakers: Front- Diva 4.1, Center-Diva C3, Side-Diva R3, Rear (KLH cubes)


Constraints:

Rear speakers are mounted near the ceiling on the wall. New Rear speakers must be very small 8in x 8in ballpark size. Must handle 110 watts.


Desires:

Rear speakers must look nice, not black cubes like the KLH. Wood or rosewood styling.


Summary:

My KLH cubes just look horrible in a room full of Diva's, I need something to replace them with thta fits the space constraints and look very nice. Diva does not make a small enough speaker for my purpose.


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I too am looking for smaller rear surrounds. Currently I am using a pair of Event BAS monitors. They are just too big. I am looking at the Klipsch RC-3 II's to mount on the wall.


I will follow this thread and see what info others provide.
 

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Hello farscape66!


Based on your current speaker array, I am making an (educated?) guess on that your intended budget for the rear speakers will be anywhere in the $350/pr-$1,000/pr range (am I right?). Based on that assumption, I would suggest you taking a look to some of the speakers Boston Acoustics has to offer in that price range (VR-M60, VR-M50, VR-MX, VRS, Micro 90xII). You may visit the site addresses below:

http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Serie...ID=35&SpecID=1
http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Serie...ID=16&SpecID=1
http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Serie...ID=15&SpecID=1
http://www.bostonacoustics.com/Series.asp?CategoryID=1


Another suggestion would be NHT speakers (SB-1, SB-2, SB-3):
http://www.nhthifi.com/home_product.asp?subjectid=6


Yet another suggestion would be that of the Paradigm line (ADP-70, ADP-170):
http://www.paradigm.com/Website/Site...manceSpecs.htm

http://www.paradigm.com/Website/Comm...ewaboutus.html


Just my 2 cents.


Good luck!


J.V.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions I will research, yes budget is 300-1000, But size and Rosewood appearance (Must somewhat match Diva's good looks) are more important.
 

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Some of the above are the right size but Rosewood finish seems very hard to find. Any suggestions? Anyone know anything about the Mission 750LE, I believe its Rosewood. Where to buy?
 

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farscape66:


I'm aware that Aerial ( www.aerialacoustics.com )offers rosewood finish at a premium (I own Aerial speakers, so I can testify about the furniture grade of the woodwork). The most economic speaker in the Aerial line is the model 5B, but at $2,200 for rosewood finish it might be out of your intended budget.


Revel ( www.revelspeakers.com/revelm20.html )offers rosewood, too, but I think their least expensive speaker (M20) is still over $2,000 for rosewood finish. Similarly, Dunlavy ( www.dunlavyaudio.com ) offers rosewood, too; the SC-IAV being their most economical speaker, although I think it is still over $1,000. The same goes with Triad ( www.triadspeakers.com ). You might check, though.


Right now, the only brand that comes to mind which offers rosewood and might be within your intended price range is Legacy Audio ( www.legacy-audio.com ), but I don't have the prices at my fingertips. Perhaps, you might want to explore this avenue.


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Even the Legacy audio is $1750 a pair. I guess Rosewood is just at a premium these days, except of course for the Excellently priced Diva's. Too bad there is not a Diva in the Size that I want. Damn! I guess I am out of luck, nothing to be had for less tha 1K a pair.
 

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Very useful information. I am sure many others also need small surrounds similar to those I require. Thanks for all your help.
 

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farscape66:


...yet another brand which offers affordable speakers in rosewood veneer, although, admittedly, we are talking a pretty unusual design/look here! :)


Hope it helps.


Have you arrived at any preliminary short-list yet?


J.V.
 

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Am I missing a link or something?
 

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Never seen an uglier speaker in my life!!!!!!!
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Actually the QS4 looks like it would work. But the Nohr speakers posted above are horrible looking. I may have my answer for now with the QS4 in cherry.
 

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...he,he,he! Hey, don't think I'm kind of mischievious, farscape66, but I did know you were going to say that! :)


Yes, these are not exactly pretty speakers. To me, they look like those Spaniard hams named, into Spanish, Jamón Ibérico or Jamón Serrano. Zero kidding. As a proof, you may take a look at http://www.andalucianshop.com/ , see under the Jamón Ibérico and Jamón Serrano labels. You'll be surprised.


However, for the sake of completeness in my post, I felt I was obligued to let you know about the existence of these...sp...err.."things". :)


Jokes aside, and in honor to the truth, the speakers in the "Prism Series", although still "unusual", are not that ugly ( http://www.norh.com/products/prism/index.html ). What do you think?


Well, just let me know.
 

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The Prism's arent bad, but they only handle 20 watts of power. I have a 110 watt amplifier. I do like the Pyramid shape however.
 

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farscape66:


...he,he,he...I continue feeling mischievious (must be something that I ate today :) ).


...How do you like these beauties ( http://gallery.consumerreview.com/au...s/IMG_0095.asp )in the rear of your room? Do you like them better than the hams...err...the nOhr speakers?


...Hey, I believe they come in rosewood too, but that add another couple of dozen thousand bucks to the total!


Peace :)


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Not bad but they don't fit my size constraints. So far the Axiom is winning the race. WIll order next week if nothing beats it by then.
 
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