I have to admit, over the years I have lusted. I’m talking about SPEAKERS of course! Here are a few classics that floated my boat.
Below them I’ll list a bunch of speakers we have TODAY that challenge these classics.
My first two favorites:
Magnepan Tympani 1Ds $1600pr4>
In the early 1970s when I dove into the hi-fi hobby, the coolest speaker on the planet was the T-1D.
To this day, I’m not sure there is a bigger statement saying “I love music!”
Magnepan MG-2 $800pr4>
In a single panel, the six foot MG-2 was a prominent musical statement as well.
Avantgarde Trio Classico $20k pr4>
Again, what a STATEMENT to have in your home! Huge, dynamic and over the top. Too
bad it doubled in USA pricing from 2001 to 2006.
B&W 801 $3500pr4>
Three separate chambers so each driver could do its thing.
B&W Nautilus $70k pr4>
Awesome snail shell look but totally absurd to drive and play music.
Dahlquist DQ-10 $800pr4>
Great look, though hungry and not a lotta bass.
ESS AMT-1 $600pr4>
Very cool with the Heil tweeter. Twas a mess in the middle and bass. But it was the first
ribbon I heard and the top was spectacular.
JBL Paragon $20004>
Frank Sinatra had a pair. One wasn’t enough.
Klipsch LaScala $2500pr4>
The world’s biggest mini monitor. Too bad it has no real bass despite being huge.
Ohm F $1000pr4>
Reminded me of a space ship, but had diffuse, unfocused sound.
Quad ESL $3000pr4>
That’s a speaker? Late 50s… before I was a hobbyist but great look.
RH Labs Subwoofer 1 $15004>
This photo doesn’t do it justice. Big dog walnut sub in the mid 70s.
RH Labs Subwoofer 2 $8004>
Our first powered sub! Great product for its day and handsome.
Snell Type A $1800pr4>
What a simple, yet cool looking box.
Sonus Faber Elipsa $20k pr4>
Awesome look, like a big violin. But 20k for a 10” 3-way?!
Cool Looking Speakers 2017: Small And Tall3>
GoldenEar Aon 3 $1000pr
Mid sized speaker with ribbon tweeter.
GoldenEar T3+ $2500pr
Sleek tower with ribbon tweeter and powered sub.
GoldenEar T2+ $3500pr
Bigger brother with more muscle
GoldenEar Triton 1 $5000pr
Biggest brother with more muscle
GoldenEar Triton Reference $8500pr
Due May 2017, bigger, badder & more refined
Magnepan MG .7 $1400pr
Classic Maggie look updated
Magnepan MG 1.7i $2200pr
Bigger Maggie with more modern look.
Magnepan MG 3.7i $6k pr
My favorite Maggie look these days.
Quad S-1 $800pr
Gorgeous small speaker with ribbon tweeter.
Quad S-5 $2100pr
Similarly gorgeous tower with ribbon.
Quad 2812 $12k pr
A true stat in Quad’s new classic style