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Standmount speakers. I have $5000.
+1 more for the Legacy Calibre’s for the reasons noted.Legacy Anything pretty well leaves all the rest in their dust. 
RMAF 2019!
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ESL57 vs ESL63
It seems that when properly set up and amped there is very little that can compare to the sound of the ESL 57’s - the realism, resolution and liquidity, just seems to be unmatched for all acoustic sounds (e.g. jazz, classical, country, sax, trumpe... 
What are some of the most underrated and overrated loudspeakers you’ve auditioned?
I must agree with those who consider the Golden Ear products overrated.They get a lot of mileage and street cred from the great sonics of the folded ribbon tweeter, which is superb, producing great clarity and detail resolution, which also adds to... 
Magnepans or...Martin Logan
I guess I'd probably agree that the Emerald Physics open baffle speakers might be a better option than the Maggies for the reasons noted.  However, they're pretty heavy and will be more difficult to ship safely.  The Pure Audio Project open baffle... 
Magnepans or...Martin Logan
I would agree with those who suggest the Maggies - they have more weight and substance than the ML’s. The ML’s have great clarity, detail and resolution, but there is more to music than that. Of the Maggies any of the LRS, .7, or 1.7 are great. th... 
Most impressive small footprint speaker
WaveTouch Audio Grand Teton or Antero - the equal of the best out there at a bargain price.Proac Response D2 - truly magical / majestic / holographic sound with the right tube amplifier (e.g. Line Magnetic 518ia, etc.).Legacy Audio Calibre - pheno... 
Recommendation for detailed/analytical bookshelf speaker?
"Try Legacy Audio Studio Hd. AMT tweeters, and nice size woofers for a bookshelf."I overlooked the Legacy Audio stand mounts... but... yes, they are superb also... especially the Calibre.And... yes... the AMT / ribbon tweeters make all the differe... 
Recommendation for detailed/analytical bookshelf speaker?
While the current Quad ESL 57’s are superb, as are the Maggies, they are difficult to place, and require more room to perform well.The Grand Teton’s and Anteros, as well as the Response D2, have as good, or better sound quality (especially dynamic... 
Recommendation for detailed/analytical bookshelf speaker?
None better than the Proac Response D 2 or Studio SM100, or the ATC SCM20ASL or SCM50ASL.And if you want a real value that performs as well as these - the WaveTouch Audio Grand Teton or Antero (giant killers)! 
The best speaker for a small room...at any price point.
There are 3 which are as good, or better, than anything mentioned above at bargain prices!1.  Wavetouch Audio - Grand Teton or Antero.   Simply superb sound in all respects.  Free home trial.  Best value and possibly best sound.2.  Proac Response ... 
Best Headphone under 1k$?
I’m just an “old fashioned” guy - still think with the right amp, the RS-1s are hard to beat, as well as the HD600’s (with tweeks). 
Decisions on standmounts: ATC, Dynaudio, ProAc, Sonus Faber
Nothing mentioned above sounds as sweet as this speaker with the Class D Audio SDS 470C amp. I have both, along with a lot of other greats. But this combo sounds as good as it gets! Wavetouch Audio Antero or Grand Teton: http://wavetouchaudio.com/... 
Super tweeters, are they worthwile?
lak3,559 posts "Super tweeters can enhance the music including the sound stage as you noted in your opening questions. I own the Townsend Super Tweeters and I have found the results very positive however they seem to work better with some speakers... 
Best Way to Integrate Subwoofers?
So you think my 2 T9i’s (10”), a Velodyne 12”, and a KEF 10” (I think) would work fine?   Both the Velodyne and KEF are high quality subs with little use and in like new condition.  The Velodyne has a room correction circuit and 4 phase settings -...