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? 



quad esl63 (on arcici's) - taught me what transparency and purity means in this pursuit

In 1981 I gave my 3-way Jensons to a girlfriend and bought Maggie SMG's and a Nakamichi 530 to drive them. They were the most natural sounding speakers I'd ever heard and kept me happy for ten years...until I built a house with a very large livingroom that really exposed how directional they were and how bad the old stands that made them point up were.

I tried a few box speakers and went back to Maggie SMMG's and eventually 1.6's.. the vertical stands and quasi-ribbon tweeters overcame the SMG's flaws, and then some.

Now, retiring and downsizing, the Maggies are gone, and some Kef R300's are working out nicely.

Dumped my Seas Thors MTM for dual Full Range a  8 inch + 6 inch DavidLouis wood cone, clone of Voxativ.. Would not ever EVER consider going back to any/every woofer/tweeter thing. Been there DONE THAT. 

Full range for me is top of Mount Everest, The Pinnacle. 

Woofers/tweerrs fell off the cliff laying below in a  pile of broken pieces.

Poor Seas, poor Sacnspeak, what lousey fidelity with crappy sensitivity. 

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I’m surprised there are no mentions of vandersteen.  My lottery winning speaker is the model 7.   In the real world, was totally happy with my paradigms until a visit to audition an amplifier.  Bought the Fyne 702 and sold the year old paradigms for a loss.  

Pair of ADS ....i forgot the exact number...400? 600? .....a pair of 6 inch woofers, and a 1 inch silk dome tweeter...back in 1976....the beat the he'll out of the Ascents my previous roommate had used.