Most agreed upon best speaker?

Which speaker is considered one of the greats by more music lovers? Price point irrelevant since some speakers outperform their peers of the same price category.
I'll start with Alexandria's and mbl's.
Ha! Agree? Ha!
I like the ones Unsound likes.

Uh...Hey Unsound, which were they?
--Me,3 on Unsound's choice--whatever those happen to be.
Who said we can't agree??
Ronald Reagan

Billy Graham
Oh brother...yet another "Which is best" thread...

MLK jr
MBL is better than Wilson, but BOSE is the best!
Abraham Lincoln!
Happy Birthday
Panasonic thrusters from the late 70's;just wonder never duplicated;only the ones that were at Kmart.
Correction:Panasonic thrusters from the late 70's;just wonderful never duplicated;only sold at Kmart.
Oh well.
Lafayette's Criterion. Nothing comes close
None of the above. All of the above. Dipolar?
Bipolar speakers are extremely entertaining, and keep you guessing.
Advent speakers from Tech Hi-fi.
Bose 901! Sound great even from space.
Whilst mowing my lawn I stumbled across a pair of Alexandria's, moved them out front for the trash man to take. Even they would not take them!lol...............
No offense intended if you own a pair.
Well Pedrillo, you asked for it!!! 8^)
and let's not forget the Radio Shack
The ones I shoplifted. Cheap--very cheap. Great sound for the money.
I bought a pretty good pair of speakers from a guy in a white van in the parking lot of Home Depot a while back. I can see if he has anymore?
so immature, I love you guys
but when I hit the lotto I expect some good responses!
If you talk to the masses it Bose.
Who are the Masses?
Should I hold my breath till you win the lottery?
merlins hanging from bungee cords
Malcolm X

Cerwin Vega!! Preferably the ones with the 18 woofers. Or maybe a Klipschorn. Hard to decide.
Ok, does it help if we expanded to the two best speakers ever?
When I had cats, they seemed to levitate towards the Optimus speakers I had at the time.

Oops, sorry, I misread the thread title. I thought it said most "Pee'ed" upon speaker.
Hey Pedrillo.
You started w/ MBL and Alexandrias and I'll end w/ them.
Pedrillo, c'mon you know its MBL, right?

Actually how about Avantgarde Trio's?

They're big, shiny, dynamic and sensitive, if not omnidirectional. And they only keep company with the highest quality amps. What else is there?
I can't take exception with MBL as a principal contender--they're magnificent!!
Even in show environments, from Denver to Munich, to Vegas, they always sound remarkable to me.
Open, spatial, tonally right, dynamic. The only issue some have with them is the fact that they have to be cranked, to sound right. I would say that they, like most speakers have to reach the acoustic output of the instrument's dynamic range. Not necessarily soft to loud, because I'm not sure that any speaker can do that accurately, and sustain tonality, but to the higher side of the output that an instrument can achieve.
02-13-09: Bikerduud
Cerwin Vega!! Preferably the ones with the 18 woofers. Or maybe a Klipschorn. Hard to decide.

Sounds like you used to be in the military. Afees specials: Klipsch, Cerwin Vega, Bose, and Polk were the brands they carried, at least in Germany where I was. And at very good prices too. Used to see guys get the biggest amplifier they sold and stick them on Cerwin Vegas. CDs had just come out and they'd crank it up so high. The sound was crystal clear but literally painful due to the SPL.

The military used to have some nice dedicated audio stores, at least in Frankfurt and Schweinfurt. Entire stores devoted to decent audio gear of the time - Yamaha, Teac, Carver, Onkyo, and others.

Don't remember seeing any tube stuff though.

I just old my mint Fortes for what I paid for them new over there back in '87.
Which speaker is considered one of the greats by more music lovers?

Ask about "agreed upon" amps to match with them, good luck with the answers.
What a stupid waste of time this thread is.

Anybody who doesn't know that Audio Note AN/Es are the best speakers for all people, in all rooms, for all music and with all electronics is a stupid pig f---er, that's for sure.
Yeah! What Paulfolbrecht said!

...come back here, Porky!!...
Isn't this an oxymoron?
the best speaker was daniel webster. obama is also a pretty good speaker, but he doesn't have anything substantive to say.
>>02-15-09: Mrtennis
the best speaker was daniel webster<<

Personal experience I'll bet.
As a highly Biased loudspeaker designer I would say anything I build is gold...In my mind you can not do better;) And you know I may be right.
02-15-09: Audiofeil
>>02-15-09: Mrtennis
the best speaker was daniel webster<<

Personal experience I'll bet.

How's it going, Bill? Do you know the Wielinskis? That was too close to home! My heart goes out to all concerned.

Stacking Quads with B&W 801s gives the best of all worlds.

That or a 7.1 system with Wilson fronts, Thiel rears, and cogent horns on the sides.
The best speaker by far that I've ever heard, and I've compared these to Magnepan Tympanis, Von Swiekart VR-11s, and Wilson Alexandrias are Legacy Audio's Helix.
I went to Springfield, IL to listen to them lately and wow I've never heard better.

They retail for $45,000 and are the only speaker I've heard that can and do sound like live music.
Review to come. Bill Duddleston has created a Masterpiece.
I heard the Helix for a couple hours at a local reviewer's place and was underwhelmed.

Horses for courses!

How about a stack of Marshall amps playing at 11.

I doubt highly a $45k speaker can replicate a 1 to 3 million sound system.

I would love to get some of the drugs you were on.
If we're going to be serious now, the best speakers that _I've_ experienced - meaning the speakers that gave me the more intense, emotional connection to (reproduced) music I've heard - were the Cogent field-coil horns. Driven by Welborne electronics in the Welborne room, RMAF 06. They gelled perfectly even in that small room, and the lack of low bass was entirely a non-issue.

Sounded good the next year, too, with much more expensive/extravagant electronics, but, for whatever reason, did not create the same magic (for me).

I think second for me are the very pricey near top-line Audio Note AN/Es.

Luckily for me the much lower-priced AN/Es are also pretty damn good. Amazing, actually.