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? 



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.

Having bought and sold a lot of speakers 2 speakers moderately priced impressed me for different reasons. 

Dynaudio audience 80 had the most amazing bass and at $2400 a pair

Vienna Acoustics Beethoven the most tangible treble, 

My hifi journey has been looking for a speaker with the A80 bass with the Beethoven treble and a natural midrange. I might be there with the Kef Blades, but I really was hoping for audio nirvana at blue collar prices.

I'll add one more from my past. From a stand mount speaker I was crazy over my Triangle Titus XS speakers that I've had for about two decades. I still have them but my KEF LS50 Metas kicked them back into the closet. Still mint and also a great contender for a solid speaker with great detail. 

I purchased a pair of 3 way speakers (Thiel's) in the late 80's (I think) after a great dealer room demo. I totally lacked any advance skills in evaluating them but they came in natural Brazilian rosewood and sounded great! That began a very frustrating, but ultimately rewarding 5 years of experience in most things audio. Speak amplification, speaker set up, ancillary equipment, source importance, and even cross over modification. When all was said and done, I moved on to Quads and sonically speaking was much happier but I sure hated to see those beautiful speakers leave!