Win a pair of PMC speakers worth £4600

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In a compressed and clipped MP3-driven music world good sound often comes second to design. As fans of both we’ve teamed up with the people at PMC who supply the best recording and mastering studios around the world to give away a pair of Fact8 speakers worth over £4500.

The fact 8s are Advanced Transmission Line speakers derived from the company’s reference speakers used by the likes of Coldplay, Prince and Stevie Wonder and companies such as Lucasfilm, the BBC Atlantic Records and Polygram.

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Until now studio monitors have looked OK in the studio but terrible in your living space – just accessorise with overflowing bowl of half-burnt ciggies and some empty bottles of blue label vodka to turn your designer living area into a black hole reeking of unwashed guitar tech.

Not so with the Fact 8s. Their look is as pure as their sound. The lucky winner can pick the finish from a choice of Graphite Poplar, Rich Walnut, Tiger Ebony and Natural Oak all of which are sourced from sustainable forests (which is where you’ll likely be chased to once the neighbours hear how loud they can be driven.)

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We could tell you about the twin hand-built five-and-a-half inch bass units formulated with a feather light stiff-matte doping process or the  SONOMEX™ soft-domed tweeter made from a phenomenally uniform  pre-coated material offering advantages over individually treated domes - but we’d have to kill ourselves.

To enter, email your name and address to online@esquire.co.uk with PMC competition in the subject head by midday on 9 April 2010.

Competition rules

Only one entry will be accepted per person.  The closing date for receipt of competition entries is 9 April 2010.

The competition is only open to UK residents over the age of 18.

Entry to the competition and acceptance of the prize constitutes permission to use the winner’s name for promotional purposes without additional consultation.

This competition is not open to employees of The National Magazine Company Limited or our competition partners or their direct family members.

The prize winners will be selected at random by The National Magazine Company Limited.  No purchase necessary.

Only the winners will be contacted personally. A list of winners will be available by sending a SAE to Esquire magazine, Competition winners, 72 Broadwick Street, London W1F 9EP.

Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred although The National Magazine Company Limited reserve the right to change the prizes in the event of unforeseen circumstances. There will be no cash alternative.

The National Magazine Company Limited does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries.  Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

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Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them.

The National Magazine Company Limited shall be permitted to exclude any entrant at any time at its sole discretion.

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