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    Best looking speakers

    This has probably been done before, but I was curious to know who you think makes the best looking speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmmmm
    This has probably been done before, but I was curious to know who you think makes the best looking speakers.
    Sonus Faber

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    Finish= Sonus Faber Stradivarie Homage
    Look= Apogee Scintilla (timeless)
    Majestic look= Perigee Definitive
    Lots of music but not enough time for it all

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    Best looking speaker

    Quote Originally Posted by hmmmm
    This has probably been done before, but I was curious to know who you think makes the best looking speakers.
    Martin Logan ,Von Schwekert (referance grade loudspeaker) B&W (NAUTILUS) Totem (Wind) .Im glad you did'nt ask who makes the best sounding speaker .Pat.P

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    SF's definitely belong on anyone's "Best Looking" list. Their woodwork is stunning.

    I like Wilson Benesch for their hi-tech look and beautiful carbon fibre work.

    Others would be B&W 800d's, Gershman, Revel, ML, and Innersound.

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    The Krells look pretty darn cool- I like the rubber stringy concept in the place of the regular speaker cover.

    http://www.abtelectronics.com/product/16232.html

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    California Audio Technologies. For somewhere between $12,000 and $2,000,000 they'll make the speaker of your dreams -- so they say.

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    Coltranes

    Quote Originally Posted by hmmmm
    This has probably been done before, but I was curious to know who you think makes the best looking speakers.
    I rather like the Marten Design Coltranes ...

    http://www.martendesign.com/english/index_eng.html

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    I dunno, the B&W Nautilus are one that really should be in the MOMA.
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    My favorites are the Legacy Audio Whispers and everything from Salk Sound (take a look at the Veracity floorstander in particular).

    Other favs are just about all of the Sonus Faber upper lines, and for something different, I really like the futuristic look of the Gallo Reference IIIs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    I rather like the Marten Design Coltranes ...

    http://www.martendesign.com/english/index_eng.html

    Oh yeah...those Coltranes look sweet!

    My other favs are Sonus Fabers Stradivaris, Meadowlard Blue Herons,
    and B&W Naut 802's.

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    The Bose jewel cubes.

    Tiny, almost invisible and for the price, sound awful. Hey, two outta three ain't too bad. At least Meat Loaf would say so.

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    These look funky http://www.cd-konzert.de/Produkte/Ejupiter.htm

    And these are for those who like chess http://www.cabasse-usa.com/english/artis/ -- I heard these some years ago -- They look good don't sound great for the money -- usually the case when designing looks over sonics.

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    Cabasse: yeah, their coaxial looks remarkable ...

    Quote Originally Posted by RGA
    These look funky http://www.cd-konzert.de/Produkte/Ejupiter.htm

    And these are for those who like chess http://www.cabasse-usa.com/english/artis/ -- I heard these some years ago -- They look good don't sound great for the money -- usually the case when designing looks over sonics.
    I wonder how they sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor
    I wonder how they sound?
    The Duevel sounds very good, though its ominidirectional dispersion pattern has profound effects on the soundstage and the image and this will not be to everyone's taste. Never heard the Cabasse, so cannot comment.
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    Cool For me....

    Ohm Walsh Series, Allison 4's.

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    Call me old fashioned guys, but I prefer the classic looking wood finish...nothing fancy. Maybe chamfered(rounded) edge or something, but no silver or gimmicky looks. Genelec and PMC have a few that look simple enough.

    I do like some of Hi-Vi/Swans designs though as far as fancier looks go, even if they might be borrowing from B&W (they look better IMO).

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    I can't believe no one has mentioned B&O. Yeah, yeah, they're overpriced and don't sound that hot (except the Beo 5, which is quite nice), but they do look damn cool.

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    Revel Ultima line

    yes, they are contemporary looking...but in person they are stunning. At 270lbs each, rock solid and one can order any color comination. Audio bliss

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmmmm
    This has probably been done before, but I was curious to know who you think makes the best looking speakers.
    I rather like Maggies because they don't look like speakers - more like decorative room dividers. While my current Sound Labs are a bit funky looking, my old Acoustats got a similar reaction. Folks would walk around them and ask "so where are the speakers?"

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    Totem winds are pretty nice looking speakers.

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    Obviously, I don't find all the following to be "the best", but failing to make up my mind on that, here are a bunch that I quite like. I know a lot of these probably aren't considered very special looking by too many, but I mostly like simple and woody.

    Totem
    Monitor Audio
    B&W (700 & 800 series)
    ASW
    Sonus Faber
    Canton
    Meadowlark
    Von Schweikert (lower models)
    Revel (older Performas)
    Acoustic Energy (Reference)
    RBH (some)

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    I think the Revels look like a buck knife..lol

    but I kinda like the blue logo on the ML Prodigy's....and I really like the look of Innersounds...and I love the big Legecy's...awesome looking

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    Smile Legacy Audio

    I think that Legacy Audio makes some gorgeous loudspeakers.I
    liked the WHISPER the most,but I'd buy a no less than
    fantastic SIGNATURE III.Its specs and reviews are also
    amazing.

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    Smile Best looking speakers

    NHT-ST4 Black gloss, considered one of the most beautiful speakers ever, awesome sound and a steal

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