Speaker porn

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by uncola, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. iFi audio

    iFi audio MOT iFi Audio

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    Yep, Fleetwood Sound is a more wallet-friendly branch of OMA, or at least that's how it looks like.
     
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    Boenicke W20SE.
    I've always found this speaker very aesthetically pleasing and intriguing. The spruce wood looks gorgeous.

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  3. iFi audio

    iFi audio MOT iFi Audio

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    Visually the very best Boenicke product to my eyes was SLS:

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    ..but each Boenicke looks good to say the least.
     
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    wild

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    Oh goodgrief, look at those silly cables with their daft supports! :rolleyes:
     
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    i don't see a door or entry back there... do you have to step over/around the super expensive equipment to get to the listening chair? Feels like an accident waiting to happen.
     
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    Could take or leave the mass of cables and amps, but sure wouldn't say no to those Kharmas.
     
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    You just jump down from a trap door in the floor above. Sort of the opposite of a treehouse.

    Also, the local BWC is going to have a shit fit over those Boenickes. Tiny woofers and no baffle! Can't possibly sound good!
     
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    I’m pretty sure you just climb in through the window
     
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    Those Boenickes look a bit like the new KEF LS60s they just announced:

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    Yes! Abseiling from the floor above is the only way, with special rope supports to prevent them from picking up planetary noise.
     
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    The solo chair in the middle of all the extravagance kinda makes me sad about this hobby we're in.
     
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    I was deep into headphones before realizing they're even worse in that respect. At least I can have friends over to enjoy music out of speakers-sweet spot or not.
     
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    Yes, all of his designs look quite good, he really does have an eye for aesthetics:

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    The "Swing Base" is a genius invention, IMO.
    I really like older, way less commercially successful W20SE because of the Raal tweeter (I don't think the small cone in the newer models is capable of smooth treble tbh). Still, the W20SE has some weird design decisions, like using the two 8' drivers coupled with the Raal tweeter (a smaller dedicated midrange in between would be the more logical choice), but I find it quite interesting and beautiful to look at despite the idiosyncrasies. Would love to hear a pair one day.
     
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    That's true!

    That doesn't have to be a bad thing. Some folks listen to music in solitude and don't mind if half their rooms are occupied by cables etc. If that gives such folks joy... ;)

    I was thinking the same thing! SLS were taller though and still sleeker, but these KEFs look great.
     
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    EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!
     
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    I love it!
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    Incomplete until you attach arms and motorize the wheels.

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    ^Actually, the tech is pretty cool. The only thing I can say is that Heil did not patent a curved version and so now we get to see/hear some exciting new implementations. Hope it is great.

    I still want to hear these:
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