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 . . .

Charles Purvis Kelly, Jr.'s picture

My current speaker system is the KEF Reference 102 System with the external KUBE equalizer. I fell in love with this speaker twelve years ago and eventually purchased a pair. Not only did I get a furniture grade finish (Rosewood), but I got rewarded with one of the clearest and most beautiful midbands I have ever experienced from a speaker system. However, there are a little light on the bottom and thus this my reason for looking at a Vandersteen 2Ce system. Guess when you think about it, this is a two-fold answer to one single question..

Charles Diachenko's picture

Martin Logan (Quest) A dipole with balls!

Pete's picture

Until I can get the REVEL system of my dreams in 5.1, I'll stay quite satisfied with my two channel Martin Logan Aerius system!

Gregg Hart's picture

Atlantic Technology is what I use for both Home Theater and 2-channel listening. I don't have a dedicate system for 2-channel.

Paul Braman's picture

Definitive Technology. Good speakers for the audiophile on a budget.

Paulo Nunes's picture

I own a pair of Dunlavy SC-VI. They were far superior to the Wilson X1/Grand Slamm and JmLab Grand Utopia, that I audition in my home for a couple of months( at least with my Levinson's reference sistem ).

Frank Mason's picture

Vandersteen 2's They do many things right, and nothing really wrong. A good speaker to live with until ready to take the upgrade plunge.

Anonymous's picture

I've got a pair of Thiel CS 2.3s. They're very nice. I would prefer a slightly smoother treble, but other then that the Thiels are very musical.

L.  Owens's picture

Sonus Faber Grand Pianos. I bought them about 6 months ago and they continue to amaze me. I listened to lots of other brands (Totem, Proac,etc). They just sound so lush, refined and balanced. They did however take forever to break in, so be patient!

Patrick's picture

I listen to Acoustat 1+1 medallions and Martin-Logan CLS. I love the midraange that comes with electrostatics.

Gary Richey's picture

A pair of next to the bottom line Maggies coupled to a pair of Altec model 19's which I use for bottom extension. The Maggies and Altec's are mounted together with a custom built cold rolled steel speaker stand. The Maggie's are driven directly and the Altec's are driven thru a first order air coil down 3 db at 125 hz. Although it required quite a bit of acoustic fine tuning of my listening space, I now have a system which I'll put up against systems costing 3 to 4 times as much as I have invested.

Gordon White's picture

Signet SL256 speakers with a slightly-modified 1958 Eico tube integrated (MSB Link, Toshiba DVD, Kimber, MIT, inner tubes n' sand). So damn good you forget what this whole audio-weenie stuff is all about. Sorry Krell/Levinson/Wilson owners.

Danny Stephens's picture

Dunlavy SC-V (Main) Dunlavy SM-I With Velodyne FSR-18(Bedroom) Wonderful accurate image. Astounding solidlow end even @ low levels

Sammy's picture

Acoustic Energy AE1 Signature

Bruno T.'s picture

Snell E III's Great speaker for the money.Wish I could a higher priced pair.

Gerald Deman's picture

Spica TC-60.

Mark C.'s picture

Diapason Adamantes - Despite your negative reviews, the best small speakers I have encountered.

R.  Monahan's picture

Klipsch Cornwalls for their very dynamic and live sound, but must be used with very good front end and ampliphacation to avoid thin and overly bright sound.

John Loveless's picture

Magnaplanar 2.7's because I have the room for them to sing in, and for all the reasons people like Maggies (Beautiful sound). I also discovered some Parasound Nomad 6's for deck and other remote applications in my mid-fi system, and wow do they sound nice for an indoor outdoor speaker, much smoother and more neutral than the competition with a great depth of sound stage.

T E Hastings's picture

B&W 801 Series III,

Craig Copeland's picture

Thiel 22's. - Clean, crisp sound with solid well integrated bass. And that is with less than top notch electronics.

Tony's picture

Magnepan 1.6/QRs; Other than the fact that they sound better than half the speakers in your most recent class B ratings, I like the fact that they recieved such well deserved praise in FI magazine's most recent rankings. By the way I am a Stereophile subscriber and I'm not, not yet anyway, a FI subscriber.

Anonymous's picture

Spica TC-60

A.  Torri's picture

Pro Ac Studio 100

Jeremy Karpenske's picture

I own B&W DM 602's. I'm a "starving" college student, and they were the best sounding speakers I'd auditioned in my meager price range. (If I'd spent any more on speakers, I'd have to live on ramen noodles for the rest of my school career!) I find their sound quite laid back and smooth, quite nice for the crummy acoustics of a concrete-block dorm room. Sure, I'd love some B&W Nautilis 801's, but I'd have to sell one of my kidneys to afford them!

Frank Sondgeroth's picture

I am currently listening to proac EBS speakers. They are about 15 years old and still sound great. I am considering an upgrade to a newer vintage speaker primarily for classical and jazz. Any suggestions.

dave f's picture

hales signature 2

chip merrill's picture

Vandersteen 2ce Signatures

Will Clark's picture

mains: Thiel 2.3s center: Thiel SCS2 rears: Paradigm MiniMonitors

Kenny 66's picture

Apogee Centaur Major Speakers. Had Vandersteens 2ces Am now lookig for smaller speakers maybe B&w 805s