I don't like wooden box speakers with black fronts.. any other options?

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  1. Scoobiesnacks

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    Hi

    I'm not a speakers expert and would like some advice please on non traditional options for speakers.

    Basically I don't like rectangular wooden box speakers with black fronts, are there any other options that are more stylish?

    Sony used to have some nice rounded shaped speakers but I'm not sure they do them anymore.

    They are to go with one of these..

    http://www.johnlewis.com/Audio+and+TV/DAB+Digital+Radios/+By+Brand+/Onkyo/230202570/Product.aspx

    Recommendations welcome!
     
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    Check out the blueroom minipods. They sound like just what you are looking for!!

    Still one of the most distinctive speakers about, they were developed by B&W IIRC.

    Bit expensive though, you would probably be best served buying a seperates syste.
     
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    Not cheap, but how about...

    Anthony Gallo

    od Celestions have some nice speakers. AV501s or AVS302

    There's plenty with style,

    Mark.
     
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    B&w and Tannoy do funky sat sub systems.. again not cheap...but very nice..

    Or Mission's M-Cubes..
     
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    KEF 2005 Eggs...

    Canton...

    Acoustic-Reality...

    B&W XT...

    Audica...

    Just a few...
     
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    If you go the DIY route the options are huge or how about some electrostatics
     
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    mission cubes are another option, or there are a lot of in wall speakers by the likes of KEF. If you have a lot of £ to spare Martin Logan, Wilson or Magnepan have non boxy options.
     
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    thanks for the replies so far

    I've realised I should have given an idea of price and size in my original post.

    Price wise - I'm looking for something in the £250 region, max. Any cheaper great.

    Size wise - a bit smaller than a traditional 2 box set. Nothing on stands, these will be on a wooden shelf.

    I've not investigated all the above options yet but one of the above replies led me to the B&W m-1 which is the sort of look and size I am after. No idea if they are any good though or how much they cost or if they are suitable for music as they come in a home cinema system

    http://www.bwspeakers.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/products.ranges/Label/Range Mini Theatre
     
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    Depending on your budget, Wharfedale has a few options you may want to audition.

    The Opus being the most expensive and highest quality range, followed by the Evolution series and then the Diamond 9.

    All three have speakers with curved side panels..... or as Wharfedale calls it....."curvaceous".

    The Opus series:

    http://www.wharfedale.co.uk/range.php?range_id=1


    The Evolution series:

    http://www.wharfedale.co.uk/range.php?range_id=2



    The Diamond 9 series:

    http://www.wharfedale.co.uk/range.php?range_id=3
     
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    Just reading through, and a lot of the options listed will require a sub. I have the B&W M-1's and would not use them without a sub.

    Check out the minipods, you should be able to get an ex demo pair within your budget.

    Wharfedale evo 10 are a cracking pair of speakers.

    Have fun, there's loads out there!
     

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