Speakers which always sound good

This is brought up because I'm home shopping, but I'm not actually looking for speakers right now, so please don't take this as a request for advice so much as opinions.

As I shop for homes I've realized how few are really equipped for the audiophile.  Too many fireplaces and windows and damn kitchens and bathrooms placed completely inappropriately for us! :-)

And as you may know, I'm a big fan of appropriate room treatments.

So, wanted to step away from this world for a bit and ask, what are speaker brands that you feel always work?  Or at least, work really well without having to think about the room acoustics or placements?  Reminder that this is 99% of the buying public.  We who have laser line levelers, a closet full of measurement microphones and a chair which bolts our head into a fixed location may not believe it is true, but this is the majority of the buying public. 

What do we, the audiophile community recommend to them to actually be helpful in getting them as many positive music listening experiences as possible?


Oops - changed a few minor things, like speaker position by an inch or two - lost half an octave. Ah well - there's Sunday.
No one if your talking full-range or close to. But if I really had to I would probably go for my JBL 4425’s :-)
@erik_squires Whatever you decide on, make sure you set the room up with 4 subwoofers, 1 in each corner. I think this might be just the sound you’ve been looking for.

For the money, I would look seriously at the Revel Performa3 line (not the BEs, I don't quite understand those) as a great speaker for general public.  I had a pair for years and it was only when I tried to go beyond them that I discovered how limited a lot of more premium speakers are but this is not a thread about that.  

They work in most rooms.  Have great dispersion and off axis performance.  Lots of detail but not fatiguing.  Compared to their peers they deliver a big and immersive soundstage.  They can be driven relatively easily (at lest the bookshelf speaker) and sound good driven a Denon or Marantz receiver.  

Subwoofer integration is easy with the bookshelf speakers and the floor standers have good bass response.  They are smallish and have a relatively high WAF.  True broad appeal...feels like a good option.  

You know I was actually thinking of Revel and Magico for the same reason.  One thing they share is really great off-axis listening.  They maintain a stable stereo image almost anywhere in front of them.