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  1. #1
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    the WAF dilemma - solved!

    Hopefully other audio product manufacturers will follow Audiovox's lead:

    http://www.audiovox.com/webapp/wcs/s...oductId=&brand

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    its a good idea, i wonder how it sounds?

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    A better solution to the WAF dilemma: Get a new W!

    I like the way my huge 1.6qr speakers look, and my wife doesn't mind the look of them at all. (As long as they can be wheeled back to the wall when we need the space).

    And they're always a great conversation piece for guests. It usually start like "Holy $&%@! Look at those speakers!"
    There's an audiophile born every minute. Congratulations; you're right on time.

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    I have just one word for this.....YUCK! ooopss two words DOUBLE YUCK!!!!!
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    all flash, no bang

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    Those are hideous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emorphien
    Those are hideous.
    Now you sound like all the wives.

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    Unhhhhh

    Seems like a fair trade to me. You buy this stuff and all it'll cost you are your balls and self respect. How imprtant are those???

    Da Worfster

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    I just made a deal with the little lady. I do what I want with the HT room & basement. The rest is her's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Worf101
    Seems like a fair trade to me. You buy this stuff and all it'll cost you are your balls and self respect. How imprtant are those???

    Da Worfster
    I like my balls and self respect
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    Nasty, nasty, nasty. It might be a good way to hide a sound system in a funeral parlor.
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    Mwhah ha ha....

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnMichael
    Nasty, nasty, nasty. It might be a good way to hide a sound system in a funeral parlor.
    "Fisher and Sons" ROTFLMBBAO . That was some funny chit right there bud...

    LOL!!

    Da Worfster

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    Good to know...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Terrence the Terrible
    I like my balls and self respect
    You may now keep them...

    LOL..

    Da Worfster

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    I was looking at Maggies specifically because they had on-wall models. But reading all the difficulties associated with getting them to sound right, I've come to the conclusion that I just won't be happy owning anything less than towers. So in looking for some narrow, easily movable towers that still had a modicum of bass, I stumbled across the Odyssey Nightingales and Circes. I showed a picture to the wife and she actually liked them. They certainly seem like contendors for "best looking budget speaker" in my book.

    Anyhow, I contacted Klaus about these and he told me of another solution he had been working on:

    www.artandaudiofusion.com

    If these don't score some WAF points, then I don't know what will. They have better specs than Martin Logan and Vienna's aluminum-trekkie-techno-Jetsons on-wall speakers, and could even better the Nightingales/Circes, albeit at twice the price. Heck, if you're artistic, you can even send them your own artwork to silk-screen on them (although I don't think the SI calendar stuff will score you any WAF points).

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    These will be off the market within 24 months.

    1. The subwoofer trunk is bound to rattle, creek and muffle the sound.

    2. Build quality looks third rate at best so most folks will not want this stuff in their home. How dumb is it for fake books to have speaker wire leading out the back?

    3. Returned goods from dissatified customers will become too costly to continue this line of audio furniture.

    Disgusing speakers has been tried and never been successful. Anyone own thin line speakers covered with art?

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    WAF solved????

    In terms of difficult quesions I place the WAF question next to the Riddle of the Ages and the String Theory........

    The WAF around my house seems to change about once a month......

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    Those things do not comply with the HAF at all !!
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    Cardas Cross and Cardas Hexlink Golden 5C
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    Just out of curiosity, has anyone tried to silk-screen a design on the screens of Acoustats/Magnepans or similar speakers?

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