My personal faves have to be the AE1 Mk3 SE in white.
Hi-Fi: Arcam A85, P85, CD192. B&W 602S3, PV1, Grado SR125, Atlas Titan, Hyper 2.0.
A/V: Sony KDL-V40A12U, BDP-S760, Humax Youview, Onkyo TX-SR875, B&W MT30 7.1, QED HDMI-P, S.A XT
Just goes to show how subjective taste in speaker looks is.
I think that the EV Patrician IV's are beautiful in the same way that I find Victorian mansions more beautiful than Barratt homes. It's the craftsmanship. The use of traditional materials. The over-enginering that I find beautiful.
I struggle to find beauty in toy speakers, especially plasticky ones. And yet others seem to find these types of speakers beautiful. That's fine. We can all have different tastes and everyone's opinions on looks are equally valid.
I like it
Anybody know what it is, or is it a DIY job?
Sony BDP-S790 > Matrix Quattro Dac > Digidesign RM2's on Partington Broadsides > Velodyne DD12 > And some mains cables that make it sound better
QuietPC JRMC SeeDeclip NAC252 Supercap NaimDAC XPS NaimUniti NAP250-2 Ovator S400s
I think I could crawl inside them and find Narnia on the other side!
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
More 'hernia' than Narnia, if you have to move them!
Some of Lindsayt's favourite speaker cabinets are big enough to live in.
Handy for when the wife successfully cites them (with photographic evidence) as grounds for divorce and the house has to be sold.
Marantz M-CR603 + AirPlay • Rega R3 loudspeakers • iPhone 5 • iMac • Apple Airport Extreme 802.11n • Apple iPad Mini • Panasonic TX-L32D25B • Sony BDP-S390 • Ruark Audio R1 Deluxe • Humax HDR-Fox T2
Couldn't you just wear headphones.?
The owner's ears are clearly too big for standard headphones
Call me conservative but I don't like some of the outlandish designs here, give me a nice box speaker with a jewel like finish such as the Usher S520 in high gloss Piano Black and to me it speaks volumes !
I appreciate the Usher finish too, smooth curves to minimise diffraction, perfect piano finish and real solid wood side cheeks to stop cabinet resonance. Plus of course the solid wood stands with big real marble bases..
These are what I have:
Haven't seen a better looking speaker, and I haven't yet heard a better one either, although I'm holding out for some Quad ESLs to audition.
SeeDeclip, Apple audio, Modded Behringer Ultramatch DAC, Own design GU50 SEP, world beating 12AWG OFC speaker cables (Maplins), Usher X-718s
Did Usher get inspiration from Sonus Faber?
Looks like the same designer - was Dr. D'Appolito at Sonus?
I think he does electrical/acoustic system design - not product design.
Ok. This Sonus stands look the same as the Usher X719 stands - a speaker with a prodigous bass
I think the B&W 805S standmounts look rather nice
and they look equally smart as a 5.1 setup.
PC > AVI Neutron Five 2.1
Sony NWZ-A847 64GB Walkman > Westone UM3x
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