These gorgeous floorstanders from Ruark are a sight to behold. At 70cm high, with a lovely burled walnut veneer fronts and build quality that puts to shame others. With an infinite baffle design and and 6.5″ SEAS base driver, these speakers reach down to 55Hz easily with plenty of punch.
Back in 1993 these sold for around £500, so even back then they were well regarded as a bargain. A later MkII was released in 1995 (at £560), which addressed slight concerns of a polite and laid back presentation.
British speakers rarely come as great sounding or looking as these, at this price.