Most BEAUTIFUL looking speakers you have ever seen.

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  • Irrenhaus
    Irrenhaus Posts: 1,082
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    For some reason these are the one I like. I guess I did audition them when I a was a broke teenager and fell in love with them. Still looking for them.

    Sony SS-M9

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  • Irrenhaus
    Irrenhaus Posts: 1,082
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    On the other hand....

    Westminster GR


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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,531
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    Irrenhaus wrote: »
    On the other hand....

    Westminster GR


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    I can appreciate those tannoys

    Although I like the Kingdom Royale in carbon fiber too
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  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,885
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    Joey_V wrote: »
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
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    Be still my heart

    Listened to and took these personally today :wink:
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  • [Deleted User]
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    My votes for the best looking speakers does tend to follow the form follows function approach, but also happen to be the best looking speakers i've ever seen..

    + 1 on the Infinity IRS-V's. When I saw and heard this speaker system back in 1991 I was stunned how beautiful they looked and blown away by how they sounded!

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    Back to the future...the carbon fiber Genesis Dragons..

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    Tidal Contriva G2 in beautiful polished Rosewood..

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    Restored Apogee Duetta Signatures..

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    Avalon Isis..

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  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,073
    edited November 2015
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    Bodhi wrote: »
    Tidal Contriva G2 in beautiful polished Rosewood..

    OMG, don't know how they sound....but give me a set of those and an upscale dedicated space and I'm done for life in terms of aesthetics. Those are amazingly beautiful. I guess they are about $60K? Lottery speaker! I like the Ebony

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,272
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    I will confess to some admiration for the Avalon loudspeakers I've seen and heard in person -- but they are right on the edge of that "Empire of Evil"/latter-day Dalek look of incipient menace that has recently been fashionable in many facets of industrial design (e.g., the black-on-black sports cars & pickup trucks that look to me like refugees from a bad Transformers movie remake).
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,531
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    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
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    Be still my heart

    Listened to and took these personally today :wink:

    Took them home??
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,531
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I will confess to some admiration for the Avalon loudspeakers I've seen and heard in person -- but they are right on the edge of that "Empire of Evil"/latter-day Dalek look of incipient menace that has recently been fashionable in many facets of industrial design (e.g., the black-on-black sports cars & pickup trucks that look to me like refugees from a bad Transformers movie remake).

    Heck yeah.... I remember seeing pics of the Avalon Sentinel... and I was intimidated just by the looks.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,531
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    WLDock wrote: »
    Bodhi wrote: »
    Tidal Contriva G2 in beautiful polished Rosewood..

    OMG, don't know how they sound....but give me a set of those and an upscale dedicated space and I'm done for life in terms of aesthetics. Those are amazingly beautiful. I guess they are about $60K? Lottery speaker! I like the Ebony

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    Biting the back side of my hand... dang!!!
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,531
    edited November 2015
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    Oh man... take it away Coltrane 3... take it away! Dang my ears and eyes would be in heaven.
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  • [Deleted User]
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    Joey_V wrote: »

    Oh man... take it away Coltrane 3... take it away! Dang my ears and eyes would be in heaven.
    Yeah the Coltrane 3's do look gorgeous, though fyi the reason they use black lacquer over the carbon cabinet is because their workmanship with carbon fiber is not at the same standard as Wilson Benesch or Genesis who just use clear coat to show off the carbon material. For that wallop, Magico and Tidal both offer better VFM imho.

  • leftwinger57
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    Since I never and mean never saw any of those uber high end speakers ,I'm going w/ the ones I did see but did not hear. Von Schweikerts at I think !18k.

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  • Toolfan66
    Toolfan66 Posts: 17,027
    edited December 2015
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    How is it that no one has posted the ACAPELLA's in this thread??

    They are some of the most amazing speakers I have ever heard..

    I'm at work so I can't post pics, I will tonight if I remember.. LOL!!!
  • voltz
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  • iskandam
    iskandam Posts: 704
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    I think they're also my favorite looking, but certainly the speaker that had the most impact on me when I first saw it in person was the B&W Nautilus.

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    They're quite striking to see in person. My boss owns a pair, but I didn't get to hear them.

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  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,531
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    Pretty is as pretty does. They got me off of the speaker merry-go-round, so they get my vote:

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  • steveinaz
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    DSkip wrote: »
    I've come to appreciate the nostalgic undertone of the Harbeth construction. Now I just need to get my ears on them.

    Not much bottom-end, but the treble and midrange is magical.
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  • DozerCSX
    DozerCSX Posts: 22
    edited March 2016
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    A brilliant piece of art for your living room - the Teresonic Ingenium. Single Lowther 8 inch drive, in a magnificent housing... and every inch of six feet tall! My old boss left to start this company, and they sound as good as they look.
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  • polkfan38
    polkfan38 Posts: 360
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    cnh wrote: »
    Those look like they can be "weaponized", lol

    Pretty sweet, but I guarantee that most wives would look at those and ask you if "you've lost your mind bringing those monsters into MY living room!"

    Exterminate! Exterminate!
    Things are more like they are now than they ever will be!
  • Polkaguy58
    Polkaguy58 Posts: 352
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    I had the plastc bucket ones (Hood 5 gallon cottage cheese buckets) as a kid, hooked up to my Sears phonograph (with the 1lb. tonearm).
    What can I say, I got the buckets for free.
  • willwilly
    willwilly Posts: 185
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    voltz wrote: »
    The Usher Mini-X's with the matching stands that Skip sold Mikey...pure artwork!

    but here is one for ya!
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    Wow. That's something... luv the veneers!
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  • Polkaguy58
    Polkaguy58 Posts: 352
    edited March 2016
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    Back in the 70's my friend and I made a pair of speakers out of one of these cardboard storage drums and two 6.5" pilfurred Panasonic Thruster full range drivers.
    We cut a hole into the bottom of the drum for the driver to set into and faced the speakers toward the ceiling, which left the underside open.
    That's where we hid his bong.
    One day his dad came up into the attic unannounced while we were right in the middle of a bongfest, so we secreted the still smoking pipe into it's hiding place.
    While he was lecturing us about something or other, he noticed that there was a faint wisp of smoke wafting from the top of the drum.
    We told him that we had just blown the speaker from playing it too loud. (heh heh)

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  • codycatalist
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  • RamZet
    RamZet Posts: 792
    edited April 2016
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    I really like the simple look of the B&W Diamond 803 in any of the wood finishes.
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  • halo
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    DSkip wrote: »
    I guess I should add to the list the most beautiful ones I have owned. These aren't mine. Not even the same color, but the picture is awesome.

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    They look like they're moving!
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