I have been searching for the perfect speaker for 50 years.
My first serious speaker was actually a Klipschorn, which I built from a Klipsch kit in the late 1950s. It took 5 bottles of glue to build it...lol.
It was huge and painted flat black and ugly as hell, but it sounded pretty damn good!
I DJ'd with it at a high school canteen dance using a homemade 40 watt tube amplifier, and the 500 or so people there experienced some serious sound levels. Amazing!
The best thing I have found so far, and it DOES come very close to perfect sound quality, is the Vandersteen Treo speakers.
You might want to look at the recent Stereophile article on those speakers for some additional impressions and test results.
The article was written by John Atkinson. I will guarantee that he knows 10 times as much about speakers as either one of us, so I consider his opinions to be valuable.
But whatever you do, don't listen to them unless you are prepared to fall in love.
I don't tell ANYONE what to think. I just suggest that thinking, and a little research, and as much listening as possible, is a good thing.
On the other hand, when someone makes statements that seem to indicate a lack of knowledge about what may be available at a certain price level, I think it is useful to try to point that out. If they find that insulting, that is not my intention.
I see nothing wrong with suggesting that a person take steps to get the most satisfying thing, to them, for their dollar. The more you know, the better you can decide.
P.S.- I used to have a pair of PSB Image T6 speakers. Stereophile and The Absolute sound both picked them as best in their price class and featured them in several "recommended system" articles.They are hard to beat IMO in the $1000-1600 or so price class; worth a listen, perhaps?
Originally Posted by zahamm2
The point of what i said went way over your head but judging by your profile your age and information gave me an idea its too late to accept anything different than what your opinion is. Sound is subjective and everyone likes different sounds. A simple google search will give you plenty of reviews from respected magazines as well as known speaker reviewers who have given the klipsch reference line a listen.
Back to the OPs question the brands listed so far are good speakers to start looking at. I have tested Energy Klipsch and ARX so far and liked all 3 for different reasons of course they all had minor things I didn't like as well. Difficult to find the perfect speaker maybe even impossible but thats what makes this enjoyable as long as you don't run into people saying what you like is wrong.