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steve59

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fischer xp95c Most were bought and sold used so actual ownership cost just moves from one speaker to the next.
realistic
kenwood
bose 901 vi
Polk sda2
epicure model 1
ADS L9e
Kef R105/3
kef q5
Vienna acoustics beethoven
kef R107/2
revel f52
revel salon
revel salon2
usher be20 dmd
VA Strauss
meridian dsp 8000
se upgrade
persona 7f
kef blade
 

frunobulax

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2.0 Technics sb-5000a
2.0 Polk Monitor Monitor 10
5.1 NHT 1.5 x2, 2.5i x2, AC1, Sunfire Truesub
7.1 Infinity RC263, R263x2, R162x4 (RH,LH,RR,LR), SVS PC13 Ultra
 

ahofer

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In main system:
KLH
Acoustic Research
B&W
Magnepan
Thiel
Harbeth

In desktop/TV/other systems:
Mirage
JBL
KEF
Genelec
 

Wolf

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If you count the powered Optimus 5W discman-sourced speakers, or the Minimus7 that were given to me, or the shot Kenwood monkey coffins sitting in the garage, or the Altec Segovias that needed refoamed when I was traded them, then those are the only commercially finished speakers I've had. Everything else has been DIY.

I bet I've built or designed over 100 pairs, likely more.

Sorry, forgot the Music Master 8" coaxes my uncle gave me, and some Ultralinear monkey coffins.
 

avanti1960

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Polk Audio
Realistic
Focal
PSB
KEF
Spendor
Harbeth

Subwoofers
Realistic
JL Audio
Martin Logan
REL
 

Rick63

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No doubt like many here I've owned quite a few pair of speakers in my 40 plus years in this hobby, and I'm sure I'm forgetting a few brands. I won't list the models because I've owned several pair from a few manufacturers on my list. In alphabetical order:

Alesis
Boston Acoustics
Chane *
Definitive Technology
Energy
Focal
Infinity
JBL *
Kali Audio
KEF
Klipsch
M-Audio
Monitor Audio
Mordaunt-Short
Paradigm
Polk
PSB
Realistic/Optimus
Sony
Tannoy*
Wharfedale

* = Currently own:
Chane L3 (absolutely love these)
JBL S38
Tannoy Reveal 502

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Old Listener

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main system from 1967 to present

AR4x
KLH 5
Thiel CS2
Waveform Mach 17
Dynaudio LYD48

Desktop systems from 90s onward

Boston Acoustics A40
Cambridge Soundworks 2.1 system
Audioengine A5
Audioengine HD6

TV system from 3-4 years ago

Audioengine HD6

No duds in all those years. No urge to change speakers now either.
 

Steve Dallas

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B&W
Dynaudio
Elac
KEF
Peavey
Philharmonic
JBL
Revel
Polk

Yamaha
DIY
SVS


I still own the speakers in italics.
 

shal

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Rennes, France
Cabasse Jersey (my first)
Cabasse Clipper (my first serious speaker, already owned by a friend)
Cabasse Sampan (already owned by another friend)
JBL L166 ( The root of the evil, high is not very good but the bass !)
Tannoy Berkeley (The second daemon : 15 inch and a compression. very good but a bit lake of dynamism )
JBL 4425 (OK, but the 12inch cannot made me forget the 15inch of tannoy)
JBL 4430 => Perfect
 

Randy Bessinger

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Early AR
Early KLH
Boston Acoustics
Martin Logan
Snell
Triad
Procella
Maggies
Dynaudio
Sunfire
XTZ
Aerial
JBL
JTR
svs
hsu
Seaton
Revel
Andrew Jones Pioneer
RSL
PSB
various speakers from Dennis Murphy (AA and AA+, Pioneer mod, BMR’s)
Salk
Elac
Polk
KEF
Rythmik
geddes speakers
Arendal
Perlisten

Only shows I am old and have owned and spent too much on too many speakers
 
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MattHooper

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Owned:

QUAD
HALES
SPENDOR
AUDIO PHYSIC
MEADOWLARK AUDIO
WAVEFORM
MBL
THIEL
JOSEPH AUDIO


(Though I've had plenty more speakers in my listening room, often for extended periods, e.g. months, of listening).
 

dfuller

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Logitech
Teac
Equator Audio
Dayton Audio
Focal
Barefoot
Neumann
KEF
 

JRS

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AR-5
AR-LST
ADS 1290
Thiel CS 3.5
Infinity IRS Gamma
Dunlavy SC-IV
Newform Research Hybrid Ribbon (dual Scan Speak bass bins)
Infinity Preludes (briefly, went DIY)
Home brew 1 using B&G 50" ribbons, Scan Speak woofers, 18" long throw IB woofers
Home brew 2 Usher, SB, Dayton 18 HO SW
Home Brew 3 Focal, Russian sourced ribbons, Acoustic Elegance 15"
Home Brew 4 Audio Technology mid bass, Aurum Cantus Ribbons, AE 15 woofers

Contemplated: AE woofers--> ??--> BlieSMa beryllium 3" domes--> AC Ribbons or ?
 

FrantzM

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Random order:
Quad, Magnepan, Spica, Martin-Logan, Apogee, Kef, B&W, Celestion, Yamaha, Vandersteen, Dynaudio, KRK, HSU, Lafayette, Audioengine, Infinity, finally JBL...
 

Prana Ferox

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Various boomboxes and mini-systems
Technics (I think) monkey coffins
Polk Monitor 40, Monitor 10, R200
JBL530
B&W DM1400

I've also built DIY, (only listing the finished ones):
Overnight Sensations (a couple pairs)
Quarks
Classix II
A couple subs and bass guitar cabs

Hardly a high budget list but I'm hardly an audiophile.
 

jeffbook

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Dating myself, but here goes; a relatively short list.

1973 - RSC Pinta - I dare anyone to figure out what these were...
1976 - Dalhquist DQ-10 - ultimately added a DQ1-W sub with Dahlquist passive crossover.

Used these for a long time and replaced them with:

2000 - Vance Dickason's LDC6 Home Theater System from Part's Express (DIY build MTM LCR with dipole surround speakers)
2003 - LInkwitz Orion - DIY from from the co developer of the Linkwitz-Riley crossover and the prime mover in open baffle design.
2018 - Linkwitz LXmini - DIY again with the woofer sections from the above Orion as subwoofers.

If the LXminis are to be replaced, it will be with an Linkwitz LX521 style system using the Peerless woofers and the Seas Excel midrange driver from the Orion system along with the upper midrange driver and the tweeters specified in Siegfried's LX521 design.
 

Ken1951

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AR 2Ax
Advent - Large
Infinity 2000A
Magnepan MG-1
ADS - forgot which model
Magnepan MG-2B
Focal Chorus 707S
Paradigm Signature S8
Sunfire Sub
 

ThatM1key

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Polk Audio
KLH (The Cheap Era)
JBL
Infinity
Realistic
ELAC
Sony
Logitech


Instead of making these list posts, how about we do polls? @carewser
 

fitero

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This is a memory test for us old farts right? Thanks.

In chronological order;

DCM QED (first grown-up speakers)
Klipsch La scala
Wharfedale 505.2
Fried C3L (DIY)
1988 Speaker Builder magazine # 4, Swan Speaker system. (DIY)
Magnepan 1.6 QR
Rogers JR149
Rogers LS3/5a
KEF Q55.2
Linkwitz Pluto with Subwoofer (DIY)
Fulton FMI-80
Hartley Concertmaster VI
Revel F208
JBL 4367
Revel Salon 2
JBL M2
JBL L112
JBL L100 Classic
JBL 4349 (last grown-up speakers)
 
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