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Speakers of the House: 6 Standout Sound Units

Sonic wonders that will delight your ears and your eyes

By Eric Mutrie

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1 TOWERS OF POWER

Inspired by Nordic architecture, these wireless aluminum BeoLab 18 speakers feature rich maple, oak or walnut wood detailing and spread sound in a 180-degree horizontal arc. From $10,200, at Bang & Olufsen, 175 Avenue Rd

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2 RAISING THE BAR

Plug this Sonos soundbar into your HDTV to really hear the blockbusters boom. Featuring nine speakers for a theatre-like experience, it also streams tunes from your phone or tablet. $750, at Sound Designs, 534 Eglinton Ave W

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3 TEARS OF JOY

The teardrop shape of Italian manufacturer Sonus Faber’s Venere 3.0s reduces vibrations for clearer sound. Available in glossy white or black finishes, plus a premium wood veneer. $4300, at Planet of Sound, 1020 Queen St W

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4 BEAT BOX 

Mu-so, Naim’s new wireless audio system, leverages the English manufacturer’s expertise designing concert hall-quality speaker systems for stylish rides like Bentley’s Grand Convertible. $1700, at Bay Bloor Radio, 55 Bloor St W

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5 CONEY STYLIN’

Perfect for a bedroom or kitchen, this mouth blown Urania sound sculpture by Danish glassware manufacturer Holmegaard amplifies iPhone speakers. Available in clear or smoked grey glass. $225, at Studio Pazo, 219 Queen St E

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6 BRICKS ON THE WALL

This Ameno wall unit from Germany’s Spectral harmoniously integrates top-grade speakers and easily-upgradeable device docks for effortless cable management. Call for Pricing, at Suite 22, 429 Richmond St E (also: 160 Bullock Dr, Markham)

Originally published in our Summer 2015 issue as Speakers of the House.


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