Originally Posted by TheAttorney
Back to best looking, another vote for Sonus Faber.
I still own and love their very first model, Electa, but the ones I've always lusted after (in the small speaker category) are the Guarneri - in any of their 3 editions. No photo I've ever seen, including the one below, does them justice. NOBODY does a better wood finish.
A big factor in their aesthetics, hard to see in the photo, are the "violin strings" in the front grills and all the way round the stands.
+1. The only better wood finishes I've seen are on statement furniture and artwork (so we're talking about JUST WOOD that costs more than those speakers). They also *sound* fantastic, which completes the entire package. Sitting next to 802Ds or other equally expensive stuff, they just look awkwardly out of place. Like a Rolls-Royce at a Toyota dealership.
Has anyone here heard the Living Voice speakers? They look neat, but I've never seen them outside of Living Voice's promotional literature.
Are those the Sony speakers that are held together by nothing but compression?