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 . . .

K Chan's picture

Celestion SL-700 A great bargain since they have been discontinued (so you will have to buy them used) Incredible soundstage, clarity, and imaging. The treble and midrange are so *clean*. Dynamics are very good, and surprisingly satisfying bass response. Most importantly, they are very musical and involving speakers... and evern work well for home theatre. What else could you ask for?

Curt Maune's picture

Maggies - MG3a

alf h hansen's picture

SoundLab Pristine III+. Since developing a taste for electrostatic speakers I have been listening to models such as Stax F81, Martin Logan's CLS/Sequel/Quest,and SoundLab Quantum leading up to my present set, the SoundLab Pristine III+. The qualities in a good electrostatic design leaves me no return to a "dynamic" design. Why is this? I think musicality and presence best sums it up. Of course they are demanding on the electronics but the end result makes it worth.

Edward Wilson's picture

I love my NHTs!

wl Chung's picture

B&W 801 s3, very enjoyed.

Jim Cumbie's picture

Joseph RM 22si Signature. Silky-smooth sound, extremely fast bass with reasonable extension, and a room-friendly footprint. All for $2300/pr.

David Young's picture

Unity Audio Signature 1 Great dynamics and soundstaging, and always friendly and musical

GeoffN's picture

1.Infinity Composition Preludes. 1. Paradigm Reference Studio/20

Patrick Dowling's picture

Acarian Alon II -

Anonymous's picture

main: B&W 601 Sub: Cambridge Soundworks Slave subwoofer

Chuck Schultz's picture

I currently have NHT Super Ones because our new place has only a tiny room for listening. I hope to build a dedicated listening room this summer and plan to get Magneplanar 1.6's. (Before retiring, I listened on Magneplanar MG-IIIa's.)I have always liked the sound of planar speakers better than "boxes".

Aaron Olmstead's picture

Linn Kaber IIs. Wonderful resolution, quick, impressively deep bass, and, surprisingly, great soundstaging. I'm just waiting to get a third amp so I can go active.

Larry Stinnett's picture

My present speaker setup began with Vienna Acoustics Beethovens and a Velodyne FSR-15. I enjoy their smooth mids & highs plus well defined bass. A subwoofer was needed because of the large wide open floor plan. I liked the Vienna's so much that I put them in the rear and got a second pair of them in the mk2 version for the front and added their center speaker, the Maestro for the center. The resulting sound is excellent, they sound right, very enjoyable, in 2 channel or sourround.

Randy K.'s picture

B&W 803 Nautilus

billy stewart's picture

maurdant short festival 25s circa 1975. sweet sounding midrange, non fatiguing treble, limited but acceptable bass from a non ported unit. willbe the last component i will upgrade. very good match for my vinyl collection.

William Davis's picture

Linn Tukans,great bookshelf speakers,nice imaging, and surprisingly detailed without being fatiguing. Its not a sit down and analyze speaker,but a rythmic,get up and dance sound. Looking forward to buying Audio Physic's Virgos next,they make some awesome MUSIC. Music is what it is all about in the first place,not equipment.

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Jorge Velarde's picture

Extremely satisfied with a pair of B&W matrix 802

Joel's picture

Kef Q70's. I like most of what they do but the bass is not very dynamic so I use a sub with them. I dont like using a sub because it breaks the signal path. I've had alot of people tell me that its not that big of a deal, but I know if I get a set of speakers that I dont need a sub with I'll be happier. I've auditioned the new B&W 802's, and like them quite a bit.

Anonymous's picture

Magnepan 1.6QR with Mirage BPS 150 Sub and Mirage FX-1 Crossover

Kevin's picture

Martin-Logan Aerius i. Love em!

Frank Peraino's picture

I own Hales Transcendence Eights because I like their seamlessness across the frequency spectrum, wonderful extended highs, full midrange and deep powerful bass. They are very non-fatiguing at any volume.

Ed Finn's picture

JBL L188 Horizon

Mark Decker's picture

Atlantic Technologies 270

Bengt's picture

Kef Reference 104/2 - Superb!

Hoovenson Haw's picture

PSB Stratus Gold. Great Affordable Sound. On the other hand, I won't complain if someone gives me a JM Lab Grand Utopia or Audio Artistry Bethoven.

Anonymous's picture

B&W Matrix 804 B&W HTM

Ravi Ratnala's picture

Carver ALIII+ - Absolutely the best speaker I've heard for under $12,000.

amalick's picture

Rectilinear III

Troy McHenry's picture

Pair of B&W 602's. They sound great and have a great range for the buck. They do need a lot of room around them to reach their full potential but they kick!