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]
The ATC SCM-19 is only $4000. It is in the wrong tier.

The list is growing rapidly as predicted by a few posters.  As it does its value may be waning, since if it only takes one mention to make the list.

Perhaps there should be a similar list that includes only those speakers mentioned (or confirmed) by a certain number of members... maybe 5 or 10.

Multiple lists could be maintained (I'm generous with your time, aren't I?), but they would carry different weights.

Just a thought, because I do think there's a valuable purpose here.
@keegiam yup I am happy to do multiple lists. I don't see this list growing as making it more useless... its simply initial data collection. Eventually what will emerge are more popular options where some speakers have several votes and emerge as favorites. Again this doesn't mean they are 'better' simply that they may be worth listening to yourself.

Perhaps as you say we can do a list in the future of the speakers with most recommendations per category. 

[Under $1000]
Dali Oberon series: @audiotroy
Kef Q 550: @audiotroy
Kef Q 750: @audiotroy
Quad S1: @audiotroy
Audioengine 2: @kacomess
Buchart S400: @mrdon
Mark Audio Sota CestiB: @dseltz
Wharfedale diamond 225: @audioguy85
Omega Super 3i Monitors: @melvinjames
Large advents: @helomech
Magnepan MMGi: @2psyop
ADS L810 L730 1290: @bstbomber
JBL 4311 L36 L100: @bstbomber
JBL LSR308: @mdrums

Tekton Pendragons: @technick
Quad S4: @audiotroy
Quad S5: @audiotroy
Quad Z3: @audiotroy
Quad Z4: @audiotroy
Kef R 5: @audiotroy
Kef R 7: @audiotroy
Revel F208: @hemi04
Dynaudio Special 40: @bwaterme, @manorsessions
Harbeth C7es3: @biscorbit
Magnepan LRS: @kacomess
Vandersteen 2C: @kacomess
Emerald physiscs KCII: @tweak1
Paradigm Prestige 15B, 75F, 85F, 95F: @mtdining
Revel Performa 3 M106: @plinytheelder
Revel Concerta2 F36: @mdrums
Watkins Stereo Generation 4: @lightin
Zu Audio Omen Dirty Weekend: @jmarini2
Sonus Faber Sonetto V: @lradder7
Usher Dancer Mini Two: @Shakira
Kef LS50: @cheche9
Magnepan 1.7i: @tom8999
ATC SCM 19: @audiotroy

Golden Ear Tritron 1R: @audiotroy
Dali Rubicon 6: @audiotroy
Dali Rubicon 8: @audiotroy
Legacy Signatures: @audiotroy
Paradigm Persona 3F: @audiotroy
Kef Ref 1: @audiotroy
SCM 40: @audiotroy
Dynaudio C1 Confidence Platinum: @manorsessions
Harbeth super HL5: @cheche9
Monitor audio PL100II: @rsgottlieb

Pardigm Persona 5F: @audiotroy
Kef Reference 3: @audiotroy
Kef Reference 5: @audiotroy
Dali Epicon 8: @audiotroy
Wilson Sabrina: @mtdining
Kaya 45: @mtdining
Wilson Yvette: @audiotroy, @mtdining
Rethm Saadhana: @dseltz
Dynaudio C4 Confidence Platinum: @manorsessions
Dynaudio Contour 60: @wanderingmoo
Lenehand Audio ML5: @rixthetrick

Legacy Aeris: @audiotroy
Kef Blades: @audiotroy
Sonus Faber Amati: @pfank12
Avantgarde Trios: @lubachl

Pardigm Persona 9H: @smodtactical, @audiotroy
Vimberg (model?): @audiotroy
Wilson DAW: @audiotroy, @mtdining
Egglestonworks Vigniti: @liamowen
Wilson Max II: @larryh111

Magico M2: @smodtactical
Dynaudio Evidence Platinum: @manorsessions
Wilson Alexxia 2: @mtdining


Wilson Alexia: @audiotroy, @mtdining

[Over $200,000]
Kharma (which model?): @audiotroy
Wilson WAMM: @mtdining
What a ridiculous question.  
@jayh31 sorry what question are you referring to?