What are the top 3 dream speakers you wanna buy next regardless of price?


Assuming cost no object, equipment matching no issue, wife no opinion, what are the top 3 dream speakers you wanna own and what is (are) your current speaker(s)?

Don’t worry about being the best ... nor most expensive ... they could be something you’ve never tried yet, and you feel intensely curious about...

(if you feel you already own your dream speakers, just state so, for our education?)

My top 3 (in any order)
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YG Exquisite Extreme Grand limited
Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic
YG Sonja XV


What I have now (in any order)
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Kharma CRM 3.2 FE
Wilson 3/2
Western Electric 10D (odd isn’t it?)



bsimpson
Tidal La Assoluta...500k speakers with accuton diamond tweeters and woofers lol.

Even the cheaper Tidal Audio Akira with a single 5" diamond woofer has some of the more impressive horizontal dispersion measurements I’ve seen.
It would be the Sonus Faber SE17 for me.
Charney Audio Concerto with AER drivers finished in a black walnut veneer. Hands down!
Magneplanar MG30.7, restored Stax F-83 ESL’s, Music Reference ESL’s with dedicated Direct Drive OTL amps.
Only one for me.  Kii Three with the BXT.  I am unaware of another choice in this particluar category option.  Anything else would be simply exploring a different flavor.  I had a ten year span where I was out of the hobby and not paying any attention to developments in the industry.  I was disappointed to find out that most improvement was quite small and the same arguments go on and on.  This product I feel is an actual step forward, not the little side steps and baby steps everyone seems to exaggerate as jaw dropping improvements.  The hyperbole in this hobby is astonishing to say the least.


Bowers and Wilkins 800 D3
Vimberg Tondas
PMC MB2A SE

Cheers,

Scott
Oh, and an Eminent Technology TRW-17 Rotary Woofer (for the "real" bottom two octaves---1Hz-20Hz!).
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MBL Radialstrahler mbl 101 E MK II with full MBL electronics.
Why? I have no idea!!!!!

Vandersteen 7
TAD Ref One
Vivid Giya
I like the three I currently have (Vandersteen 5A, Von Schweikert UniField 3 Mk2, new JBL L100 Classic).  I would listen to Vandersteen 7s.  Also Focal.
while I have and love Vandersteen 7 MK2 ( and his amps...I think your discussion sort of incomplete without nailing down amps...but no matter )... and there is a rear firing tweeter for certain source material lacking spatial cues, the big MBL 101 in a massive room driven by the magical refrigerator sized AMS-100 amp certainly can be intoxicating.......

Eric - you keep mentioning the mythical rotary sub, lets get drawings / permission from Bruce to build one...what is the fan diameter ?

Vandersteen 5a
Vandersteen 7
Vandersteen Quattro
@tomic601, the fan is the easy part. Getting it to spin at the correct speed in response to frequency is a bit trickier! Then there is the matter of the fan blades spinning around their axis'. Bruce Thigpen is a REAL smart guy.
I have a small room, so a pair of MBL 126's for me.
Or, Vandy Quatro CT's.
Possibly a pair of small Sound Lab speakers.
Bob

CAT MBX Ferarri red. 3 sets.


MBL 101 X-treme with all MBL electronics
TAD E-1 with TAD electronics
One pair for each listening room.
1. JM Labs Grand Utopia
2. Kharma Exquisite
3. Gryphon Audio Kodo.
If choosing one..hmm..Gryphon.

Volti Audio :: the Vittora system 

Current manufacturer-direct price for a set of Vittora speakers is $25,750.00.

This includes two bass horns, two tophat mid/tweeter horn cabinets, and one ELF cabinet.

Second ELF Cabinet, purchased with the Vittora system $3,500

This would be my choice..!!!

At right about $30,000 , this system is not un-touchable..

But only something I can only daydream about..


Really only two.
YG Acoustics Sonja XV
or,  YG Acoustics  Sonja XV Jr.
I own Anat 3 signature that are upgraded to Sonja 1.2 now.
Joseph Audio Pearl3
YG Acoustics Hailey
Magico S5 Version 2

1,  Martin Logan Statement 2

2.  Goldmund Apolouge

3.  Vandersteen 7, Martin Logan Neolith and many many others.

enjoy

Dynaudio Special One (brown).
Wilson Alexandria
Kharma Exquisite
Dunlavy SC-IVa with crossovers tuned to +- 1 db
Most important: 50 X 100 foot listening room with 20 foot ceiling.
Surprised that there are no Focals in the mix
Apogee Duetta Ultimates or 
Apogee Diva Ultimates by True Sound Works (or by one of the other Graz trained/supplied rebuilders/updaters). I plan to one day upgrade my Duetta Signature Series IIs to Ultimates. I’ve been hooked to the magnetostatic speaker sound since the 90’s.

Since I have 2 systems, the Rockport Lyra for my main rig and the MBL101e for my office system.  I also would want a pair of the new JBL L100 with stands to just fool around with  low wattage amps.
Magnepan 30.7 and I am done
Classic audio Loudspeakers T1.5 Field Coils, Setup up for 16 Ohms.
Dream speakers are Raidho D-3.1's, matched with a pair of JL Audio Fathom F112v2's.  That or Magico M3's or Rockport Atria II's.  My current speakers are Raidho XT-2's, matched with a pair of JL Audio E-110's.  Dream on!
  • Legacy Valor
  • MBL 101 E MK II
  • Tannoy Westminster Royal Gold Reference
All very different but oh what fun to try them all!
The Magnepan 30.7, at $29k. 
A pair of Dominator MX-10 like they got down at Crazy Bob's!!
Or maybe the MBL 101 extreme Radialstrahler. Never  auditioned a pair but would like to .
Electro Voice Patrician. The model with the 30” woofers.

JBL Paragon

Pederson Acoustics HF-1

Sold my Altec 19s and JBL Apollo’s so I have the room.

1. Kyron Audio Gaia

2. Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic

Mmmm, a third pick ?... I like the idea of the MBLs but no,

3. Kyron Audio Phoenix

My Gryphon Kodo will blow all the others away, literally, including MBLs.
I am glad one more poster mentioned Kharma Exquisite. This would in fact be my normal choice. With Studer deck and Lamm power amps this should do it.
But biggest MBLs with Wavac amps would be sound from hell too.
If I win big lottery, then I will buy

1. Western vintage big horn system
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMtNSB4H5MbCvLRW_yUOEOl3WRBxcf--Jdo_iBJFwEeTH1i-rg4WsWWn5tp03-W...

The cost will be around 300K$.

2. Alsyvox planars
which is similar to Apogee planar speakers that I had used from 1989 to 1999.

Speakers cost around 80K$ and matching amplifier 20K$.

3. JBL DD67000

which has unlimited dynamics.

Speakers cost around 40K$ and I can use my current SET amplifier with its high efficiency.

Actually, I can afford this without winning lottery but I need permission from my wife to use living room as second listening space for this big speaker.


But without wining lottery I am happy with my current speaker of Lansche 4.1 driven by Line Magnetic 508 SET or Silbatone 300B SET.

http://stereotimes.com/speak112410.shtml

My current system is more musical than most systems that I had heard at many audio shows.

(sorry for my typos previously)

My top 3 (in any order)
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Kharma Exquisite Extreme Grand limited
Wilson Audio WAMM Master Chronosonic
YG Sonja XV

(not ordered)
Goldmund Apolouge
Magico M6
Focal Grand Utopia EM Evo
are we talking about speakrs that we could realistically get within our income bracket or are we just fantasizing?
Eggleston Works Ivy Signature SE

KEF Muon

Sonus Faber Aida 
Frankly, however, I would not buy any of those. This is all utopia, there are no realistically sounding speakers. There are many problems in the way of achieving it and the first one is signal conversion. We hear electricity imitating reality, sometimes pretty good. But it's imitation, it's not a reality.
Save your money, get something modest and decent for $25k-$50k depending on room size and music preferences and call it a day.
There are better ways of wasting financial resources. 
I really wanted the tannoy Arden Legacy and then I went and got them ...... organic music I wanted ..... makes me hanker for Westminsters but would need the stately home to match them properly.
Ilumnia Magister,Ilumnia Vocalis
Frankly, however, I would not buy any of those. This is all utopia, there are no realistically sounding speakers. There are many problems in the way of achieving it and the first one is signal conversion. We hear electricity imitating reality, sometimes pretty good. But it's imitation, it's not a reality.
Save your money, get something modest and decent for $25k-$50k depending on room size and music preferences and call it a day.
There are better ways of wasting financial resources.

@inna Of course it is fine with much cheaper systems. I can't afford any of the speakers mentioned in this thread right now (or I don't want to put all my money on that). That doesn't mean it is wrong to dream about them.

Regarding that it is not reality, that is true but I can't get all musicians and bands I like to play at my house whenever I want so I will have to keep living with this imitation. And getting that imitation better and better is something I would like.