Fancy these? E-bay item no: 190402518461
'Half price' and still 14k!!
It's not unusual to see speakers on ebay that no one has ever heard of claiming to be the "world's best" or beaters of so and so company
DavidF @FrankHarveyHiFi, Coventry.
"Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light"
Hahaha, ok. I think they look hideous.
Each to their own. I think they look quite nice actually, different. They probably sound great, but if they are as good as being claimed, why are they being sold on ebay?!
What Would you consider the worlds best?....... For under 200.00
No serious, what are known as the creme de la creme ?
I don't think you could pick one out - it's a subjective thing. You could pick a speaker out and say that that is the best pair you've ever heard, but unless you've heard every pair of high end speakers in the world, who knows which is best?
Well we might not have heard of them but they definitely look to be well crafted, I expect more well known over in Italy... I'd imagine if they had a B&W badge people would think they were gorgeous! (only joking of course ;)) Ebay isn't really a measure of good or bad product - plenty of Wilson Watt/Puppy's on there and they're pretty well regarded by most.
The Zingali's are a very well regarded speaker but the world's best is a bit generous. I would be stuggling to state anything is,"The best" but I can put, "The best I have heard" and the Zingali's are not that.
Audio Salon in Glasgow have been importing Zingali speakers for quite a few years now and the guy there really rates them. Though, as per the other comments, world's best is another story. Not sure I'd be lashing out that money on anything bar my pension, but they do look distinctive!
There is a bit of a battle between them and Sonus Faber, on occasion ... and I went down the SF route - having fallen for them long ago. I imagine they are very good .... and there are many brands that owners may feel to be the best - which is subjective really.
For me it's Sonus Faber all day long .... having heard many other brands and speakers .... Amati wins !
Though funnily enough, I did not hear of the Zingali until after I bought my Amati's .... and would be mad to listen to them now - but that said I am
happy with how mine sound and (b) prefer the looks of the Amati
World's best doesn't exist. Sometimes people audition speakers that are considered 'the best'. Driven by the wrong electronics it will sound terrible (or not as good as expected). These people will spread the words on forums, to friends, etc. That brings up the point that 'best' speakers alone won't do. And buying equipment that is considered 'the best' and tossing it all together most of the times won't give you magic. That's why you see all these high-end products that are sometimes less than 4 months old on the used market. If you decide to start on the high-end journey the first and most important thing to do in my opinion is to shop for a great dealer who knows about mixing an matching equipment and what will bring out the best of your components. Synergy is so underrated in hifi.
I agree with BigAir that 'best' is subjective. But I've also discovered that when something is really really good it will be recognized by everyone independent of tastes or preferences.
You can't really have a worlds best... Depends on the persons ears lol.
But if I had to say, it would be out of;
Monitor Audio Platinum PL300's,
Sonus Faber Cremona M's
But... For price and money (scaled down) I'd seriously have to say the old Technics SB-M 500's Floorstanders. People are still only selling them, every so often, on ebay etc for under £100! ... And They sound fantastic. Are made beautifully... You couldn't complain. Ashame they are so hard to get your hands on these days.
All I'll say is. When I go round my fathers house, It's a very nice treat X) ...
Best I heard at Whittlebury at the weekend were the new Wilson-Benesch Vectors combined with the Torus. Outstanding sound in that room partnered with Marantz kit. We had a bonus bit of celebrity spotting, as KI himself was lurking in the corner watching the show.
How can you be so sure it was him?
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'coz my mate, who is lacking in "shy" genes, went up to him and had a chat afterwards
visionary wrote:Best I heard at Whittlebury at the weekend were the new Wilson-Benesch Vectors combined with the Torus. Outstanding sound in that room partnered with Marantz kit. We had a bonus bit of celebrity spotting, as KI himself was lurking in the corner watching the show.
Was that on Sunday, because when I heard them on the Saturday (around 4pm I guess) I thought the sound was pretty ugly? It was playing some nasty heavy metal far too loud mind you, but even so...
I also spoke briefly to his Ken-ness but he was having a fag-break so I didn't keep him.
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