“ Brand: Castle Acoustics / Mounting: Floorstanding „
My husband purchased these speakers before he met me in what I call his single guy/rich guy moments when he had ridiculous amounts of money to spend on hi-fi and stereo equipment. I admit they are beautiful and stunning looking and do emit incredible sound but they were really expensive and nothing something I would really spend on a speaker nowadays but I'm glad we have them in our house. I also think that they have definitely stood the test of time because they still look in perfect condition even after 10 plus years.
The speakers are about 3 feet tall and are standing speakers so you do need to have quite a lot of floor space on which to stand them. At the bottom of the speaker there are 4 little pins, one on each corner so if you have carpets these pins will stand in the carpet and will not make a big mark on the floor which is nice. You do have to be careful when moving these speakers though as the pins can scratch the floor so you need to pick them up completely to move them and not drag them across the floor.
The speakers are made of a gorgeous oak veneer and have a really beautiful colour to them. There is a speaker cover in black mesh that is at the top of the speaker and then comes down to an angle to the side. The top of the speaker is flat so you can put things like ornaments on them but my husband gets really mad at me when I do this even though its a great spot to put them in my opinion.
We have two of these speakers and they are set around the room and when the sound from the television or the stereo comes through them it is really amazing. The sound is really crisp and sharp and when we watch an action DVD the sound is absolutely amazing, they really boom out but do not vibrate and so you really feel as if you are in the action with these speakers. We have these in our lounge and our lounge is not amazingly big but it still manages to hold these speakers well and they do not overpower the room.
I'm not too technically minded so I will now quote the Castle website to give you some better technical information on these speakers:
"The Pembroke combines high performance with great flexibility. That is because it uses their acclaimed downward firing reflex port technique. This gives the twin advantages of dispersing the 'chuffing' effect common to all forward firing reflex designs and allows greater freedom of room placement. The Pembroke can be positioned very close to a rear wall without impairing sound quality. A l30mm carbon fibre coned bass unit with a shaped 30mm pole, oversized magnet and long throw voice coil gives the Pembroke performance which belies its compact size with bass extension down to 52Hz. High frequencies are handled by Castle's own low modulus polyamide dome tweeter used in many of their Classic Range models for its smooth extension, clarity and accuracy. Overall smooth, dynamic response is assured by the Pembroke's audiophile grade crossover which also offers the option of bi-wiring."
So there you have it, the tech speak to tell you that these really are great speakers and I enjoy having them in my house.