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+/- 1dB 16Hz to 100kHz! Anyone listened to these?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by ~Kev H~, Mar 7, 2004.

  1. ~Kev H~

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    Killing time on the internet yesterday I got looking at some of the money-no-object type components in home hi-fi (just out of curiousity), as a relative newbie i'd never before heard of Avalon Acoustics but have been left absolutely taken aback by the looks and spec of their flagship loudspeaker the "Sentinel"

    Rated at +/- 1 dB from 16Hz to 100kHz they must have the flatest response I've ever seen and for those who like a precise, analytical speaker I shouldnt think can be bettered, have any of you seen or had the oppurtunity to hear these speakers at any of the shows?

    These are real dream material, even with the weak dollar you're looking at over £45,000 :eek: , the girlfriend thought they looked hideous but I think they are spectacular. What do you think?

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    http://www.avalonacoustics.com/sent.html

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    2nd try at adding the picture!
     

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    Yikes, they're absolutely godawful.

    I'd never buy a pair. I'd simply buy some ludicrously good standmounts and a selection of subwoofers :)
     
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    your girlfriend is right!! Hideous speakers!!
     
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    All American overpriced speakers look like that :) And they all lie about the specs too ;)

    Mike.
     
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    I think Goragnok in Galaxy Quest might have been styled by that speaker designer.

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    I was just about to buy some when I noticed that they didn't do a matching centre speaker so I'll stick with Bose instead.
     
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    I told you guys there were speakers uglier than the JM Labs micro utopia that arcam bought :)
     
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    Did anyone else gawp at the weight of these things ? 415kg !!!

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    crated up for delivery they are over half a ton each! I guess if you can justify spending this much on speakers they presume you live in a house with a front door big enough to get a fork-lift truck through. How on earth else would you move things like these??

    Best make sure the positioning is right first time :laugh:
     
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    Nah, you simply remove your roof and go 'crane-assisted' on positioning - once you've learned the hand signals to tell the operator where to drop it without knocking over your plantpots :)

    I take it suspended timber floors 'wooden't be up to handling these then :D

    Sorry :(

    Cheers,
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