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post #1 of 111 Old 11-10-07, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

Sometimes I run across some really weird or unusual... or maybe it's rare or amazing... either way it's interesting to see some of these things.

If you find something that fits... copy the image here if possible.

Big speakers always fascinate me...

Check out these JBL 4350 Studio Monitors going for 11 grand over at Audiogon...



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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

How about $24,500 for some Sonus Faber Stradavari's...



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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

gee sonnie, I gotta admit the stradivari are (to my eyes) goooorgous.

Hmm, in comparison the JBL's...just pale....

Why is it that so many 'high end' stuff I see is in a room that looks..not really set up for high fidelity??
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Why is it that so many 'high end' stuff I see is in a room that looks..not really set up for high fidelity??
That's what struck me, as well. All too typical.

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Now that you mention it...
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must be nice to have that kind of money to waste on such nice stuff
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Without first hand knowledge or even any real product knowledge (other than a little JBL stuff) I get the distinct impression that the jbl's would probably walk all over the stradvaris for reproduction quality.
The stradivari, to me, look like they spent as much time designing them to look like highend gear as they did designing at an accoustic level. where as the jbl's have just got that "ugly but it's functional" look.
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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

I don't know, drf. I haven't experienced the Stradivaris, but I have experienced the Amatis (smaller, also floorstanders), as well as a Sonus Faber bookshelf (Cremona, maybe?).

They are beautiful speakers, and they are no joke. They are very nice speakers.

Now, the JBLs... Those are really ugly -- they look like some old-school Pioneer stuff you'd find at a garage sale. At 11k, they're expensive, no doubt. Price doesn't always relate to performance, but I'm sure they're fine speakers. But they're ugly.

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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

These are Kharma Grand, Enigmas selling for $1,000, 000


Or how about these
Acapella Audio Arts, Sphaeron Excaliburs for $325,000


These are my favorite, I love the looks of them.
Von Schweikert Audio, VR -11s $150,000


I couldn't see having these in my living room, just too large.
Platinum Audio, Air Pulse 3.1 References $130,000

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Re: Rare, weird, unusual, amazing and/or interesting...

At 220lbs each / 440lbs for the pair, the Pass Labs X1000 class A mono blocks can output 1000 watts RMS into 8 ohms, 2000 watts into 4 ohms, 4000 watts into 2 ohms.

The best part is you can snag a pair of these in excellent condition (9/10) from Audiogon for only $10,000. Original retail is $24,000.



I guess you'll need a forklift to get them in your AV rack...
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