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£10K Sony speakers!!!!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by Kazman, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Kazman

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    They also look real ugly
     
  3. Kazman

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    Yup, some of the ugliest speakers around, but they do have presence :) for £10K, they should sound bloody good as well :)
     
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    The specs are:

    Depth 555 mm
    Width 400 mm
    Height 1125 mm
     
  6. Kazman

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    ooer, maybe it isn't so big then, still ugly though.

    The price tag is something else. The review was an interesting read. £10K burning in your pocket, would you buy them? What else is out there for £10K?
     
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    A few weeks in the caribbean!!!!
     
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    those Sonys have been out for years.... Empire Direct were selling them for £5k a pair not too long ago...

    I'd like to hear the bigger brothers of my JM Lab Electras too actually.
     
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    How can they charge so much for some wood, metal, plastic, some magnets and simple circutry ?

    Perhaps that question should go to many speaker makers also :)

    I know there are plently man hours is the design of these things, but be honest, there is not much tech.
     
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    Mostly down to style and audio quality!! IMO an AV reciever at £2k is going to give youo 90% audio quality, which is more than enough to satisfy anyone, but if you want that extra 10% you have to pay big bucks, IMO speakers at £2k and speakers at £4k are going to sound pretty much the same, but with the more expensive ones your going to get solid beech cabinets rather than MDF with a real beach veneer etc, same sort of lines with this kind of stuff, you gunna get pretty much the same audio quality, maybe get that extra 10% but you will get the finish and style that matches your million ound house :D
     
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    Trouble is a lot of the people who can afford them don't appreciate them. They have them simply because they are the most expensive and therefore obviously the best that money can buy. Shame really. Oh and of course you have to pay a few quid for the research....
     
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    If we're talking stupidly overpriced speakers, that sound utterly amazing, look here I am sure these are the ones I heard a few years back, they certainly look big enough. Not sure how much they cost, but the phrase "if you have to ask, you can't afford them" springs to mind.

    Russell
     
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    You assume to much Vizslaraner. ;) PMC make a cracking speaker, I haven't heard the MB2's which i'm guessing would be the ones your talking about. FWIW I think the OB1's are about the best speaker in the sub 4K price range you can get. But yes I do like Linn speakers. Matched with the right equipment they sound great but I guess we could say that about any speaker...:laugh: Everyone has favourites I guess.
     
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    Ive never understood that, even if i was a stinking rich millionarre id want to know how much im paying for things, just to make sure im not getting ripped off!
     
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    Actually, I was thinking of the IB2's (they're awesome), but it seems to me that each successive model takes things to a whole different league. So, taking that to its logical conclusion, the MB2's must be incredible; then there's the BB5 . . . then the MB2/XBD . . . then the BB5/XBD . . . then the active versions. Oh dear, dream on David.

    By the way, when talking to the PMC chaps at the London Hi-Fi Show, they intimated the possible development of a model to go between the OB1 and the IB2 - something approaching the performance of the IB2, but in a more domestically attractive (and "reasonably" affordable) package.

    The Emotive Excellence System One retails for circa £70k. For that one gets the Satellites, Subs and Electronic Crossover. Not sure about the power amps; if I remember correctly, in the Hi-Fi News review they used Bryston, at the show it was Gamut.
     
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    If you want pricey then the Wilson Alexandria's shouold be right up your street. Around £120,000 a pair I believe.

    Wilson Alexandria
     
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    Actually, I was thinking of the IB2's (they're awesome), but it seems to me that each successive model takes things to a whole different league. So, taking that to its logical conclusion, the MB2's must be incredible; then there's the BB5 . . . then the MB2/XBD . . . then the BB5/XBD . . . then the active versions. Oh dear, dream on David.

    By the way, when talking to the PMC chaps at the London Hi-Fi Show, they intimated the possible development of a model to go between the OB1 and the IB2 - something approaching the performance of the IB2, but in a more domestically attractive (and "reasonably" affordable) package.

    Yes they certainly should sound good if the rest of the range is anything to go by. Trouble is, like you say they aren't the most attractive speaker in the world. If the new model follows the style of the OB1's then they'll have (probably) another winner.
    Believe me I would've gone with PMC but from the IB1's up they loose the attractiveness and return to the studio monitor style. And then there's the amplification required......:suicide:
    I thought Linn just offered a nicer speaker. (I got a good deal which also helped!) Hearing them active as well takes you to another world! A faster speaker than the IB1 with better sense of space and timing (I'm splitting hairs here really!) but not as expensive as the MB2's.
    I made the mistake once of going to Demo some FB1's and walking out with a pair of OB1's! I didn't want the same to happen again.....;)
     
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    Crusty?
    What do you think these company executives do?
    'Well, we're going to make the most expensive speakers known to man OK?'
    'Righto Boss! Right after i've finished fixing the fruit machine.....Hey! Now there's an idea! Loose the flashing lights and hey presto!'

    Is it just me?:rolleyes:
     
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    How much do these things weigh - ~518 kilos each? What are they made of, Granite? I wouldn't like to install those on a third story flat!

    Russell
     
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    I believe they are now 22k plus another say 10k for the amp to drive them.

    Compared with the Alexandras, however, the XS is pretty cheap!!

    :D
     

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