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Old 12-14-01, 06:39 PM   #1
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White Surrounds

I am thinking about buying these new Bose speakers in white to use as my rear surrounds.

http://www.bose.com/home_audio/ht_speakers/model161/

I generally don't like Bose but these should be fine for surrounds. Anyone have any personal experience with this set yet? I just want something white, cosmetically attractive, good sounding and reasonbly priced. The BOSE 161's are $175 a pair.
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Old 12-14-01, 06:43 PM   #2
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I think that Energy and Paradigm make white speakers for use as surrounds, and I know that PSB does.

Sorry -- I have no experience with the Bose 161s.


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http://www.energy-speakers.com/take5...rs_system.html
http://www.energy-speakers.com/take5...peakers_2.html
http://www.energy-speakers.com/exl/exl_speakers_15.html
http://www.energy-speakers.com/exl/exl_speakers_r.html

http://www.psbspeakers.com/s/AlphaBCTspecs.html (look for "finish")
http://www.psbspeakers.com/s/ImageSpecs.html (look for "finish")
http://www.psbspeakers.com/s/AlphaIntro.html

Couldn't find any white Paradigms...

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Old 12-14-01, 08:26 PM   #3
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White paint?
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Old 12-15-01, 10:40 AM   #4
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Sorry, no experience with the Bose speakers, but add Def Tech to the list of manufacturers that sell white surrounds. Back when I was shopping for a pair of BPXs, I saw a pair of the white ones, and I must say...black is the way to go
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Old 12-15-01, 11:01 AM   #5
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and of course NHT offers models in white.
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Old 12-15-01, 12:47 PM   #6
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Infinity QPS-1 can be found fairly cheap online - I use a pair of these and am quite happy with them.
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Old 12-15-01, 04:08 PM   #7
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I guess I should have mentioned I am looking for a pair that can be eaisily mounted on the wall and angled down. That is why mst box designs won't work for me.
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Old 12-15-01, 09:53 PM   #8
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I guess I should have mentioned I am looking for a pair that can be eaisily mounted on the wall and angled down. That is why mst box designs won't work for me.
Most of the small "box" speakers such as the NHT Super Zero, PSB Alpha, and the like are easily mounted to the wall and angled using an appropriate mounting bracket. Another option in the small, white speaker category is the Gallo Micro.
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Old 12-15-01, 11:51 PM   #9
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I use JBL N24 speakers for my rears. They come in both black and white, fit your price range, and come with the wall mounts. Plus they sound pretty good.
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Old 12-16-01, 10:09 AM   #10
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For hanging in the middle of a wall, white is a great choice. I had the Def Tech surrounds in black but the looked pretty f'ugly on the wall. I sold them and got the white ones. Much more esthetically pleasing especially against my white wallpaper.
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Old 12-17-01, 07:36 PM   #11
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PSB White Speakers

Look at the PSB Intro LR's -$190 per pair. White, small but with fantastic sound. I have them as front speakers as well with a PSB Subsonic 5 woofer. Magic, magic, magic!!
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Old 12-18-01, 04:39 AM   #12
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Klipsch surrounds - the bracket allowed me to angle mine down to just the right angle. Seemed affordable enough earlier this year.

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Old 12-18-01, 09:33 AM   #13
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Infinity come in white....

http://www.abtelectronics.com/script...t.php3?id=6736
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Old 12-18-01, 10:03 AM   #14
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Look at the Pioneer Elite TZ-S700 surrounds. They come in white, and they have a wall-hanging system on the back. The MSRP sounds high, but they can be had for lots less (they're one of the "older" models. I'm using a pair as rear surrounds, and they sound pretty good.

See Pioneer's page
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Old 12-18-01, 01:19 PM   #15
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I have Infinity qps-1 ( )

The Pioneers are excellent, they were designed be head acoustic engineer from Infinity, he was at KEF before that.

They are discontinued now and are a steal. They have a pivoting tweeter pod so you can aim the image.

People could just not get past the name- great speaker.
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