For the past few years, the trend in speaker design has been to make models that blend into the environment - from super-flat on-wall speakers to paintable in-walls that disappear entirely. But the Energy RC-Mini speakers ($200 to $250 each) scream that loudspeakers can be beautiful! You'll want to put these classic cabinets front and center to show off their real-wood cherry or rosenut veneer or high-gloss black finish. Based on the company's larger Connoisseur speakers, the Minis still sport decent-size (4.5-inch) woofers.
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