How many NICE looking high end floor standing speaker are there at present


Hi, 
Sometimes when I dream, imagining of replacing my current 1997 Burmester 961 speakers, before maybe COVID19 is sending me to an early grave - I'm practically only stumbling on ugly often even like somehow crippled looking speaker creations.
Test will say, sounding fantastically gorgeous and - looking like 💩. 
This, or par tout looking like some or other children's coffin ⚰. 😥👻

Not for the life of it, can I imagine ever having some such 'creation' invading my daily living space. Ever.

Talking 'bout a BAD WAF situation, I say.

Some makers are trying to improve on this tragic situation with creations looking far too anatomical or something alien👾 fruit thing hanging off a tree... handle an' all. 

Is there no hope out there at all...? 🤔

So can one savely move on forgetting about a replacement, still in this here life, and saving the money 💰 ?

Well, the budget <= max 20k $ lets say, so I won't risk starving before the lockdown will end ever. 😱 

😘 M. 🇿🇦 
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@isochronism

Hm, makes me wonder... are you trying for first price in fuglyness? 🤔 
Maybe you just kidding? 
Not posting your system though, might be a clue,- that you mean it. 
Now a girl could always be cajoled to part take in some blind(folded) testing in an audio-den, no? 🤔😊
So long its not my living room - it be just beholding odd stuff.
I've seen my share, without making any noises. Seriously 😊

Michélle 🇿🇦 
Spendor D series if you like mid-century modern with real wood veneers! The D9 is the top of the line around $9k.
@shahram 

Sorry too, um, retro - or maybe not enough retro for my liking?
They will sound nice as you say - as do so many...
In fact these soet of 'long boxes' ⚰, they remind me of my early German aquistion of a pair of ELACs.
Those had also good test results, but of course for recommended 'Einsteiger' hifi.
I'm sure these Spendor D series will be superior, by how much, who knows?

In any case, those plain Englophile designs are too 70s, never mind 80s... to my likings. 
I then had a pair of AR7s, which I really did like (at the time).
Alas, - 'times they are a changing...' eh?
Michélle 🇿🇦 
Just goes to show that everyone's tastes are different! I just love how the Spendor D7 looks in my system. I love the clean lines and walnut wood look. Plus they are pretty small and dont impose much on the room.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/FMGxinTW6jHENYWp9
@shahram 

I agree, your speakers do look fine in your setting. 🙂
And thanks for sharing your pictures. 👍
Michélle 🇿🇦