What are the best speakers in the world?


This is the most important question on our minds. This is what it all boils down to. What is the best speaker on the planet?

I dont want to hear any excuses or a dozen different opinions. I just want the facts. 

A speaker is just like a car. It has a purpose. The purpose of a car is to get you from A to B. But we are here to discuss speakers so what is the job of a speaker exactly and why are there so many to choose from?

The purpose of a speaker is to play music so that we can sit down and enjoy it. Simple as that. No resonance, no coldness no harshness no lack of bass, no booming, no nonsense, just pure buttery heaven. 

Is it the magico? is it the harbeth? is it the wilson? Avalon? Yg? vivid? 
DIY custom tuned? brick walled cabinets made of 12 inch thick concrete? 

Are we simply being cheated with all these offerings? why are there so many?

Again, i dont want to hear differences of opinions or any extraneous comments. 

I will ask again, what is the best speaker in the world?

I am sick and tired of seeing different speakers being touted as the best. I am sick of the lies. Sick of being cheated. Sick of lack of measurements. Sick of watching other audiophiles being duped. Sick of audiophiles that are tone deaf. 

We need the facts. No more lies no more BS no more opinions. 

What is the best? 
kenjit
Oh, and the listening room is more important to any particular part of the system.  Setting the acoustical stage will determine how good or bad the audio will sound, regardless of equipment except the speakers which can be designed to reduce the room's acoustical effect.  I spent more on building my room than on my entire system.  It's great not having to deal with bass response irregularities.  
best I’ve ever had (or heard) don’t have any cabinet at all. They’re a new pair of maggie LRS speakers which I’ve had for two months now. I’m driving them with a Schiit Vidar amp (also new). Speakers; $700, amp; $700. IMO a pretty good deal. The maggies take some getting used to they don’t have the volume or the punch that conventional dynamic cone drivers in a wooden box have, but the sq is amazing. After listening to them for a month I re-connected my previous wooden box speakers (ELAC B6) and all I could hear was a box. Also the maggies don’t do deep bass, so they require a good powered sub. And they eat power like I can’t believe. The Vidar amp is a high-current design that puts out 200wpc into 4 ohms and if I crank the volume on the maggies it goes into thermal overload gets hot and shuts down. It’s not a big deal for me because I don’t listen at real high volume anyway. And poor source material (highly compressed CD, mp3, you tube music, etc) sounds really sh!tty. So I may have to permanently re-install my Polk floorstanders (which really rock) as a second zone to listen to that stuff when I’m in the mood. But the sq of the maggies has to be heard to be believed. The speed, detail, and transparency blows box speakers away. And the ribbon tweeters make dynamic tweeters sound like gritty high frequency hash.And they look really cool. Like they could be in a photo featured in a home fashion magazine.
The best speakers in the world are no speakers at all, what you can't hear won't hurt you...



@hombre-How do acoustical 78s sound on the LRSs?  I am curious to know if Maggies only prefer high quality recordings or do they elevate recording defects.
my experience is they elevate recording defects. I used to listen to youtube music but it sounds really bad on the maggies. They have greater resolution than dynamic drivers in a wooden box. They're much faster in terms of the response and acoustic output of the ribbon drivers. If you like the sound of the speakers you have now the maggies may not be for you. I had a problem with them at first because I was used to my previous floorstanders which could really rock and the maggies just don't do this.