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    Wink Arcaydis - a revelation in mid price speakers

    In looking for a pair of mid-price floorstanders (Circa £600 or $1000) I was at first disappointed by the B&W 603 (nasty tizz at the top end) and Monitor Audio S6 (sounded a little thin for my taste) models. Then I came across the Arcaydis AK3 - WOW!

    Arcaydis are a small UK based manufacturer who hand make all their speakers to order, but get 5 star reviews in the Hi-Fi Mags. The AK3's immediately sounded just right - a flat frequency response, firm yet unobtrusive bass and total clarity throughout the frequency band. They put both the B&W and Monitor models to shame.

    Anyone else come across these?

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    You could immediately tell that they had a perfectly flat freqency response just by a quick listen in a store? You must be the man. But sadly, a speaker with a purely flat response will sound like pure hell.

    Nice attempt an an infomercial, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N. Abstentia
    You could immediately tell that they had a perfectly flat freqency response just by a quick listen in a store? You must be the man. But sadly, a speaker with a purely flat response will sound like pure hell.

    Nice attempt an an infomercial, though.
    If you re-read my post you will see that I used neither the phrases "perfectly flat" nor "quick listen". I spent around an hour in the store, listened to a wide variety of music. I'm not sure what point you are trying to make.

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    "The AK3's immediately sounded just right - a flat frequency response,"

    Did I fail to read that?

    It just sounds like you work for the company or something, but to be honest the B&W 603 is not that great of a speaker in the first place so I do agree with you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TVRV8
    In looking for a pair of mid-price floorstanders (Circa £600 or $1000) I was at first disappointed by the B&W 603 (nasty tizz at the top end) and Monitor Audio S6 (sounded a little thin for my taste) models. Then I came across the Arcaydis AK3 - WOW!

    Arcaydis are a small UK based manufacturer who hand make all their speakers to order, but get 5 star reviews in the Hi-Fi Mags. The AK3's immediately sounded just right - a flat frequency response, firm yet unobtrusive bass and total clarity throughout the frequency band. They put both the B&W and Monitor models to shame.

    Anyone else come across these?
    Nice to hear that you've found a speaker you like. There's a lot of 1k floorstanders out there to choose from. Many of the smaller companies never make it across the pond, so I doubt you'll find many people here in the US who have heard your speakers.

    Is TVR still in business? I remember seeing a few of them back in the early 80's.
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    "It just sounds like you work for the company or something, "

    Nope. I'm an Aerospace Engineer. Had never heard of Arcaydis until a month ago, read a review, auditioned them, liked what I heard and posted here in a genuine attempt to find if anyone else had experience of them before parting with my cash.

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    Cool. Do they have a website?

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