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wireswithgain 6th May 2012 06:24 AM

What's the best pair of speakers you've ever heard?
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1. You have to have really heard them

2. Attach a picture!

That's it :) It's okay if you haven't heard a lot of high-end speakers, I still want your opinion.

For me, I really really liked the Winds I heard at Totem's booth at CEDIA. They also had them going with a pair of their Tribe subwoofers. Really great sound.

AudioFreeeek 6th May 2012 08:21 AM

Focal Grande utopia

Oh, also mine lol.

crazyhub 6th May 2012 09:38 AM

overall bandpass: avant-garde trio classico + basshorn for it's perfect blend of dynamic and smoothness

mid-trebble resolution: milestone:

Serge66 6th May 2012 09:46 AM

Magnepan MG12-QR.
Bigger model on the wish list. :p

Serge66 6th May 2012 09:49 AM

Sorry, forgot the pix.
Here is the link
(Do not know if the link works)

tvrgeek 6th May 2012 10:27 AM

"Best" for what? All speakers have good and bad features and are suitable for different uses. Best sub is easy: Mine. Never heard better. No picture as they are bug ugly black boxes.

When I was first into stereo's as a kid, it was the Kef 104 that blew me away. I had only heard AR and JBL kinds of speakers until then. Best I had heard at that time. The only speaker that ever could actually have fooled me into believing what I heard was live were B&W 801's is a very special setup. "Best" could mean a speaker one could actually think about saving up for. Vanderstein 2ce would come to mind really quick. I heard a set of Watt/Puppies once. Not impressed. Theil, Snell, Martin Logan, Totem, etc. Lots of decent stuff out there. Again no pictures. Do your own searching if you want a pretty gallery. I build my own speakers, but have not been able to "best the best" yet. Getting there.

Keriwena 6th May 2012 11:36 AM

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Hmmm.... we had a pair of early Snells in the studio lounge, but I preferred the URIE monitors in the control room. A few years later, I heard "Let it Bleed" on some Matrix 801's, and didn't really want to know the recording was so poor.

Lately, the best speakers I've heard are these, though it helps to be about 200 feet away for them to focus properly:

Pano 6th May 2012 11:41 AM

Isn't there already a thread like this?

KatieandDad 6th May 2012 11:42 AM

The B&W 801s are very revealing.

I never really considered Peavey in the Hi-Fi league.

The point we all need to consider is 1). What are you listening to. 2). Where are you listening to it. 3). What amplification are you using.

I've been demo-ing some B&W 802D's they sound wonderful with my Pass Aleph 4 but sounded mediocre with the mono-blocks that the store had them hooked up to. (Sorry but I didn't make a note of the mono-block model number).

KatieandDad 6th May 2012 11:44 AM


Originally Posted by Pano (
Isn't there already a thread like this?

There are a lot of threads that could be combined. Many posters could spend more time researching threads before starting new ones.

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