What speakers do you listen to at home?

What speakers do you listen to at home?
Here it is . . .
99% (480 votes)
Don't like what I have, but do like . . .
1% (6 votes)
I don't listen at home!
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 486

We get requests all the time from readers who want to know what audio components others have purchased. What we're looking for is a description of what loudspeaker products you own and why you like them. Here goes . . .

Mika L's picture

I'v got Refer242ex speakers. Speakers are hand made in finland by using finnish birsh. Elements are from seas. crossover is made by using high-end components. The sound of speakers are really brigth and clear. Speakers are tested in finnish hifi magazine Hifi in 1994.

rob selina's picture

the NHT 2.5i, great speaker.

Mike's picture

B&W CDM1-se A poor match with my all Rega system. Will trade them in soon for a pair of Royd or Rega speakers

J oe Murphy Jr's picture

Legacy Audio Focus along with Legacy Audio Foundation Subwoofers.

Nicholas Wickenden's picture

After hearing some great new speakers (from Totem, B & W, JM Labs, et al.) I had my old (1978) KEF R105s thoroughly tweaked---new wiring, transistors, etc.---now they sound almost as marvellous as the new ones, and I've spent hundreds, instead of thousands, of dollars.

Anonymous's picture

Sonus faber Signum.

M.R.'s picture

Mirage M-490, like fine wine, they get better and better with age!

Jaan Warnhoff, Sweden's picture

Custom modified Sonus Faber Extremas. These are the best speakers available in the world---regardless of cost.

Greg Bandru's picture

JMLabs Daline 6.1 Had them for a year and Love them!

Ron's picture

B&W 802 Matrix series 3

mzn50's picture

NHT VT 1.2 NHT VS 1.2a NHT Superzeros HSU V10 SUB

Patrick Tracy, AKA Svenbjorn's picture

The dominant system in my house uses a set of MB Quart speakers. They are rather large bookshelf models, boasting an 8 inch mid-bass driver and a 1 inch titanium dome tweeter. I believe the model number is QL 502, but I'm not sure. I have no doubts that these units give up a bit to the models that far exeed them in cost and size, but for our small, placement intolerant living room, they are quite impressive. I've lusted after the B&W CDM 1s, but what they give you in extra clarity and smoothness, I feel they give up in slam factor. I would hesitate to trade the MB's for any bookshelf that I know of. I'm holding out for more space (an impending move for our family), and the opportunity to get some floorstanding loudspeakers.

LC Ward's picture

Hales Design Group Concept 3

Parris C.  Neal's picture

Dunlavy Sigma I Spectacular sound, precise imaging, spectral balance from lows to highs, 3d soundstage.

Greg Carlin's picture

Magnipan MG3.5R

Anonymous's picture

Main speakers: Vandersteen 2c Center: Vandersteen Rear: B&W 302 Sub: B&W ASW1000

Bob Bernstein's picture

Currently, i have years old Apogee Centaur Minor speakers,, which was the FIRST high-end product i purchased. Over the ensuing years, i have accumulated better electronis up to Krell. I can honestly say that the Apogees were comendably neutral enough to improve with every change. I admire this quality and while they certainly are limited in bass..the rest in my small room...is exemplary. The only reason i would consider upgrading, is to acquire a speaker with twin binding posts, for bi-wiring or bi-amping. But, i dont feel any rush to accomplish this. I just wish Apogee was still in business. Thanks to Apogee for a great product.

Louis McFarlane's picture

I listen to a pair QUAD ESL-63 and Muse 18SW. Good Speed on Guitar and drums. With the Muse, Pipe organ takes on another dimension.

Rick R.'s picture

A pair of KEF c25 bookshelf speakers crossed over at about 60hz to a velodyne va 1012x subwoofer. The KEF's have silky smooth highs with a natural sounding midrange. The sub does a great job filling in the lower octaves.

Howard Strader's picture

Klipschorns! Forget so called horn coloration. Klipsch corner horns make you tap your feet, with real swing and dynamics. They have a few weaknesses but so does EVERY OTHER speaker I have ever heard. Maybe Steroephile should re-think their general bias against horn loaded speakers and spend some time reviewing them! (K'Horn owner since 1988).

Louis's picture

Vandersteen 2ce's, for the following reasons: 1) Excellent value. 2) Good sound, sins of omission only. 3) Potential resale value.

Mark Mayes's picture

Revel Salons / Voice / Embrace / 2 Sub15s. Without a doubt the best I have ever heard, and I've heard a lot! Dynamics, detail, music!!!

Brad - Atlanta's picture

Alon I's in the primary system and Alon Petites in the secondary system.

Colin Cozier's picture

Apogee Stage

Bryan's picture

I have embarassing speakers, Technics SBLX 50. They are 3 way speakers with 10 inch woofer, 2 inch tweeter, 4 inch mid. I admit, they sound like shit, but I'm a college student and can't afford high end yet. After school I dream to get a pair of high end loudspeakers and equipment, more than I dream of even owning a new car. A pair of Revel Salon's or Nautilus 801's are my dream.

Tom McGrath's picture

B&W 801 III with Northcreek crossovers. A big improvement over the stock units.

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Ezee's picture

Wilson Audio Watt/Puppy Great. Works with 10W SE Amp's too. Reasonable size.... The price stinks of course....

Tony Esporma's picture

Audio: A pair of Acoustic Energy AE-1 supported by a pair of Entec woofers. Imaging, Imaging! Video: PSB 600 L/R, 300 center, Alpha V for surrounds. Matched tonality and a Sony ES decoder make for good pans and dynamic range. Good dialog intelligibity. Office: 4 from RADIO SHACK!!! Yes! with those funky tweeters, an old Marantz 4 channel receiver and a wired remote controller. I hate to say this, but I spend more time in the office than anywhere else in the house. Listening to 70s CD while playing with the QS/SQ controller is fun! "Play that funky music white boy... WAHWAHWAH.... "