Can you live with your current speaker until you die?



Yes I can!

In my 40 years of history I had gone through around 15 speakers including

ADS, Altec Lansing, Thiel, Canton, Apogee Duetta Signature(10years), BMW 801, Avalon Ascent, Wilson Audio Watt and Puppy6.

I settled at Pacific Northwest area located just midway between Seattle and Vancouver BC around 6 years ago.

It has a nice western view of Bay and Pacific Ocean with 2 acres lot.

I could play music loud during midnight with no problem to my neighbors as long as I close the windows.

With vaulted big space, my Lansche 4.1 speakers makes a beautiful voice out of classical, Jazz or even new age music.

I had been living with the speaker since 2007.

I do not claim that Lansche 4.1 is the best speaker in the world.

But with clean and pristine treble out of plasma tweeters and pretty good bass out of 2 10 inch driven by internal active amplifier and high efficiency (99db spec, but I believe it to be around 93db), it is hard to find better speaker with overall merit for my house.

The only catch is that it can stop working since it is an active speaker( plasma tweeter and active bass unit).

But I keep having good communication with Henry Dien of Lansche Audio who upgraded plasma tweeters twice at reasonable cost.

I can happily live with Lansche 4.1 speakers at my present house for my life unless serious health issues happen to either me or my speakers.

How about you gentlemen and ladies?

Had any one of you found the speaker for your life?

Well there is no perfect speaker.
I would much prefer not to have to limit myself to just one pair of speakers and instead have say four or five pairs so that when you feel like a change of flavour you just set up a different system.Of course that might also mean changing amplifiers or preamps to suit.
Perhaps if you only listen to one type of music one pair of speakers might do.In which case active speakers would perhaps be the best choice.

Im an open baffle fan, having owned Accoustat 2 + 2s, Magnepan 3.5Rs and for the last ~ 4 years Emerald Physics (EP) KCIIs with Clarity Cap and WireWorld OCC upgrades.

They are amazing at their MSRP $2900, including upgrades, but my room is too big for them, and should I sell my home, I will want a similarly sized listening space. I am replacing them with EP 2.8s which have dual 15" and one 12" concentric driver per speaker

Yes, I'm off the treadmill for all new equipment, now I've retired. I travelled to RMAF in the depths of the last depression, in 2009, when flights were dirt cheap, from the UK. What a beautiful state Colorado is, particularly the Rocky Mountain National park.

I listened to a number of US speaker I couldn't
easily listen to in Europe and loved the Daedalus Audio Da-RMas, that I've had ever since and will always be just fine for me.

Can you live with your current speaker until you die?
Yes and I plan to do just that. I have Thiel CS2.4 SEs and I upgraded every part save the drivers and cabinets. I haven't heard everything but from what I *have* heard I think I would need to spend >$25K to get something notably better.

"I haven't heard everything but from what I *have* heard I think I would need to spend >$25K to get something notably better."

Yes, this is the one big obstacle most of us run up against sooner or later. 

I'm still hoping that <£10K will get me to as near to the state of the art as I will need. 

So many possibilities but I'm beginning to feel that the Linkwitz LX521.4 might well be my ultimate loudspeaker destination, especially after learning on here that such things as 12 channel amplifiers exist!

I just wish the looks didn't spook me.