Speaker recommendation thread (Organised by tiers of price)

The aim of this thread is to create a list of speakers that people enjoy and recommend and to organise the speakers into a list based on their MSRP. Please recommend speakers that you have personally heard or own and enjoy. I will add the names of the users who recommend a speaker next to the speaker name (and if someone already recommended the speaker you had in mind please feel free to recommend it again because I will add your name as well).

Please feel free to include gear that was used to listen to your recommendation and some impressions (although you do not have to).

This list may be useful to new buyers to get a general sense of popular models to help guide what to audition during the purchase process.

[Under $1000]




Pardigm Persona 9H @smodtactical


Magico M2 @smodtactical



[Over $200,000]
$1k-$5k: Usher Mini Dancer 2
@smodtactical I noticed that you placed the Tekton Pendragons in the under $1,000 category, but they’re actually in the $1,000-$5,000 category at just under $2,000 in the US.

Thanks for taking the time making this list! It’s both very useful and interesting.

All the Best,
- Nick 
1K to 5K - Watkins Stereo Generation 4. Price falls right in the middle of the range. 
under $1000 - Omega Super 3i Monitors

This one is for the SET/single-driver high-efficiency crowd. After living with them for a year I added an Omega sub for the obvious benefits a sub brings to the mix. I have them paired with a Decware SE84UFO. 

1K-5K, there are a number Emerald Physics options. I have owned a pair of EP KCIIs . Base MSRP $2499, but I had mine built at factory with WireWorld internals and upgraded caps. 

Slowly since purchase I have upgraded every element in my system from PLC, to cables/wires to the various components. Each time I could hear the change

I have owned Genesis Vs, Accoustats 2+2s, Magnepan 3.5Rs, Usher 6371s, and the KCIIs, which gives them all a run for the money, but the 2 upgrades are important. EP is currently offering $8K+ at $4999: run, don't walk