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Speakers that sound BIG and don't look like droids

Discussion in 'audio' started by jamesd, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    It has the advantage of not being a 2-way.

    I guess I should have specified 2-way speakers using SP1014...
  2. Cappuccino

    Cappuccino pfm Member

    Vivid Audio Giya G3 - look amazing from every angle and sound to boot. Also come in any colour you can think of, what's not to like.
  3. mega lord

    mega lord Centre tapped

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say. I'm not keen on them tbh. Looks a bit like a droid anorl. I'd be surprised if they didn't sound amazing though :)
  4. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    They look awful from every angle.
  5. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    I prefer my ESLs, for looks, to the large boxes like Tannoys and all the droid type speakers on this thread. One droid is fine, but two is one too many in any room I think. Here’s mine with subwoofers, this dingy morning


    When I eventually have to get them serviced I may do something fun with the covers (socks or stockings - I can never remember the word!) But as it happens I rather like the brown speaker and black sub combination.
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  6. RichShortland

    RichShortland pfm Member

    I've found the Boenicke range seem to defy physics, with a much bigger sound than you would expect for the size, especially the little W5 (below).
    And they are very wife/partner friendly. Definitely one on my list for the future.

  7. Jono_13

    Jono_13 Duffer

    Beautiful, if a little expensive ...
  8. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    That looks like a nice room @mandryka I really like the architectural features but why so many bongs?
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  9. Darren

    Darren Murder City Devil

    Love your set up and lighting. Do those 'statics really work so near corners? Or is it just the image that makes them look that way?
  10. Old Shatterhand

    Old Shatterhand pfm Member

    That is because they have a build in Loudness:
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  11. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    Thanks. I'm never going to see my collection of Italian art glass in the same light again.


    Yes they're about 5' away from the corners and there's a bay window on the right, just out of view. The one on the left may be more than 5' from the corner.

    The lighting was a great surprise when I put up the bass traps -- all traps need an uplighter.
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  12. Cappuccino

    Cappuccino pfm Member

    Shot down in flames
  13. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Booyakashah, check out my avatar...

    Sort of reminded me of

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  14. Old Shatterhand

    Old Shatterhand pfm Member

    @Vivid Audio Giya G3:

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  15. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    One man's meat is another man's Poison
  16. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    They look like Klein bottles:

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  17. jobseeker

    jobseeker pfm Member

    Got the W5SE right now.. amazing things. I’m now in a new house and new room though. I just heard a pair of Audio Physic Tempo 35 on the end of a Pathos Classic One Mk III at the local shop and thinking I might try out that combo at home.
  18. eevo1969

    eevo1969 pfm Member


    Amplifiers that look like a droid:



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