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    If you've seen the threads, you'll know I'm toyingwith home cinema...currently in the planning stage.I like he idea of starting in stereo and building later if I feel the need so.Shall I keep my Castle Howard's?or sell them and but something else... quite tempted by Art stiletto's at that price, but I would want to improve on the Howards, not stand still, so need a cleaner, more open and sweet sound...the Howards tnd toward impressive scale and are slightly bass strong and warmish. What would you get? This is to go on the front of a decent AV amp (Denon 3805?)
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    yes - they are the best for £900 IMO

    but there are other options to take notice of:

    Dali Ikon 6's
    Rega R series
    Dynaudio range
    ProAc's
    s/h Sonus Faber Grand Piano's

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    rockmeister wrote:
    If you've seen the threads, you'll know I'm toyingwith home cinema...currently in the planning stage.I like he idea of starting in stereo and building later if I feel the need so.Shall I keep my Castle Howard's?or sell them and but something else... quite tempted by Art stiletto's at that price, but I would want to improve on the Howards, not stand still, so need a cleaner, more open and sweet sound...the Howards tnd toward impressive scale and are slightly bass strong and warmish. What would you get? This is to go on the front of a decent AV amp (Denon 3805?)
    Ithink that just about describes the stilettos to a tee. Very neutral midrange and clean highs.Put them close to a wall though or you may notice a hint of bass-lightness.

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    Jack Lawson at audio salon has a set of 4 stilettos and a skibo centre, make him an offer. They are exdem I believe, he used to be an ART dealer

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    with 4 stilettos you won't need a sub

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    Try also some Totem Arros,Totem are superb speakers,fast sounding,clean and out of the box,can be demanding of amps and sources,there more to speakers than just Art.

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    am actually happy with bass lightness, and had no intention of a sub...ak...the buggers in scotland! Anyway I have much listenin to do first, but thanks anyway.
    still just watching clouds

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    Not bass- lightness as such. Maybe lacking in prescence slightly. Close to wall sighting seems to really make them sing.

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    Home Cinema

    Go for Audio Salons set up. Look like they cost a bomb and sound sublime

    I have Art spkrs so I'm biased and in no state to be posting at this time of day.

    Cheers

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    I haven't heard the Stilletos so I don't know how they compare, but I would definately stick my neck out so far as to at least urge you to listen to the Neat Motive 2 (£850)if you get a chance before buying the Stilletos. The opennessand dynamics are a revelation, and might be just what you are looking for.

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    Good array of speakers - you won't go far wrong with those.
    Haven't heard the centre skibos but I suspect they will be as claimed.
    Good resale as well (except if in biscuits colour;))




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    can't understand it Kiang, does nobody like a good dark wood anymore? I blame Ikea!

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    hang on to it biscuit , the right buyer will come along.

    you were thinking of painting your yams - well theres a thought;)

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    Kiang wrote:
    you were thinking of painting your yams - well theres a thought;)
    nooooooooooo

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    analoguekid wrote:
    with 4 stilettos you won't need a sub

    I beg to differ on that one. A REL Storm 5 would be just the ticket in that system.

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    Umberto Vanni wrote:
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    you were thinking of painting your yams - well theres a thought;)
    nooooooooooo
    Red stilleto's blingtastic idea ;)

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    I believe Stillettos are up for review in next 'HiFi News' (Feb) edition so offers should come flooding in for Biscuit's pair.
    Ridicule is nothing to be scared of

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    AdamK wrote:
    I believe Stillettos are up for review in next 'HiFi News' (Feb) edition so offers should come flooding in for Biscuit's pair.
    Thats was supposed to come out last year, but with the hassles at news, it didn't surface, believe its favourable, so should help biccy right enough, unless someone buys them at th bakeoff (wigwam?)

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    Hawk wrote:
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    you were thinking of painting your yams - well theres a thought;)
    nooooooooooo
    Red stilleto's blingtastic idea ;)
    Or white...for the Essex market.

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