Originally Posted by astrallite
I have a pair of B&W MM-1s. Look very sleek and minimalistic. You can find them in all the Apple stores. The tweeter is the same from B&W's nautilus series.
Imma just stop you right there.
There are two tweeters used in the Nautilus ranges. One of which uses a metal enforced rear structure and one which uses a plastic rear structure. On top of that, if you call up B&W to order one of those tweeters, it will cost you about Â£120 for the old 2002 model (I had to do this for a customer last month). Expect to pay about Â£350-Â£500 per tweeter unit for the current Diamond models.
The tweeters, for example, incorporate the tube-loaded design we first developed for our famous Nautilus speakers, which dampens resonance and produces purer high frequency sounds.
Just because the tweeter housing uses a similarly shaped construction doesn't mean they're the same. That's like saying your beat up old Volkswagen Golf has the wheels of a Buggati Veyron because they use a "circular" design.
Oh, and the nautilus ranges from Â£3,750 for the 805 Diamond, to Â£18,500 for the 800 Diamond and Â£55,000 for the Nautilus. Do you really think they use the same tweeter in those as they do in your Â£400 desktop speakers? I'm sure they're good, but be realistic here.
To the OP: I'm pretty sure that the B&W MM-1's are the best around if your budget stretches that far.