Speakers of the house

Make your home sound system boom without going bust.

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This showed me that, with stereo speakers at least, you get what you pay for. That said, if you choose right, you can still get quite a bit if you only spend a little.

After the Best Buy boys left, George, Scott and I enjoyed a brief after-party. We adjourned to the home theater room at AVS and tumbled into some comfy padded chairs, whereupon George played Frisell's "Good Dog, Happy Man" and Tool's "Vicarious" in its entirety through an Ayre Electronics amp and preamp, and a pair of Wilson Audio Alexandria X2 speakers that cost ... $150,000 a pair.


Did the music sound better still?

Fuck yeah.

Audio Visions South, 3655 Henderson Blvd., Tampa, 813-871-2989, avsouth.com.

About The Author

Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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