Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?

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Hopefully one day, someone would say "Mon Acoustic speakers were the turning point in my Hifi life".  😃

My 2ch-audio journey began when my uncle bought his BOSE system at his home (don't even know the model or never really heard it) in early 90s. Bose was rear and expensive in Korea(South) back then. So I started my own system with Bose Cinematics 2.1. Then moved on to Goldenear Triton 3, then to Triton 1. But more utilizing the speakers for AV set ups, not 2 ch stereo.   

When I had my first house, I bought a pair of Revel M105 speakers and I think these are the pair that really changed my audio life. My initial paring with M105 was Yamaha receiver. Then I tried goofie set up with center speaker 3.1 to see if it improves vocal in the songs I liked. We went through many combinations of system set up. I ended up with Chord Electronics set up. 

I still own them. Always struggle time to time, whether to sell them or not due to the number of pairs I own(out of a guilt). I cannot argue how many pairs of shoes my wife owns.  I pair them with NAD M10 (version 1) for my bedroom since my wife likes the warm and well rounded sound, and 80% its white design aspect. 

So what are the speakers that have impacted your life? 



Game changer for me was the Bose 901’s. They were a true eye opener into the power of marketing and hype. Any manufacture who can commit time, money, and a Theory into a concept can start people talking and turn a turd into a filet mignon. Even when their sound was garbage people had to have them as in the day Bose was a status symbol that people would listen to music and instead of getting enjoyment you would spend all your time telling your self they have to sound good they are Bose 901’s and I have been told they sound good. Then the day comes you hear a real speaker and you wake up to the fact you have been lied to through the power of marketing and lies.

When I was a teenager in the 70's, the first time I heard Klipsch LaScalas I was floored, finally got a pair in 2001. I've owned Khorns and Hersey II's in 93 but always wanted a pair if LaScalas.

Now being older, my horn fetish has expired and own a pair of Monitor Audio Platinum PL300ii for 2 channel and couldn't be happier!!

I was at a social gathering at a colleague's house back in the early 90's, and he had some music playing through a pair of B&W bookshelf speakers.  I don't even know what model they were.

They just caught my attention.  The midrange sounded so sweet and it just left an impression on me for many years.  I finally got my first pair of B&W in the late 2000's.  They were the CM-7's.   I upgraded to the 804 D3 a couple of years ago and have been pretty happy with them so far.   They are a little bit tricky to pair and can sound bright so I have to choose my equipments carefully.