list of speakers

My quest which I started three years ago to find my dream speakers resulted in a lot of lists and comparisons. It occurred to me that I had not seen a comprehensive, free and user-friendly databases of loudspeakers and maybe there should be one.  Maybe others would find it useful (although no one is as OCD with lists as I am :) )

Others - meaning my kind - budget, beginner, not advanced audiophiles like you guys. So it may not mean much to you but still, any feedback would be appreciated. 

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I know it's amateurish - my design skills suck, the only value in it is the data and possibly the search and comparison features. 

Last but not least, and I won't name names not to exclude anyone, thank you people for helping me to put together this web site, with direct feedback and advice over the years about how to find the ideal gear. Several of you also gave me awesome components for which I will be forever grateful. Thank you fellow members!


You're on a limited budget, but you still lust for your dream audio system.  The website you pointed us at doesn't include any mention of the Linkwitz designs.  The Linkwitz LX521 system (and it's a system, not just a loudspeaker) can be had as a DIY project.  You could probably do it for about $6,000 or so, total for loudspeakers, active crossover and class D amplification.  Being that it has an active crossover and not a passive one, it is more complex than your typical commercial product.  But in putting it together, you result in a system that is right there in any discussion of hi-end audio.   Visitors will leave your home with envy.  Trust me on that.

@russbutton the list is for full range 2 channel speakers. NOT systems. Nor subs. Or sound bars or swim goggles

@grislybutter  Your response to my post really shows your lack of knowledge.  Any time you match amplification with loudspeakers, it's a system.  The crossover is part of it as is the cabling.  The Linkwitz LX521 *IS* a 2 channel loudspeaker, but seeing as how you know nothing, you know nothing.

Don't know if you have done this, can't do this or don't want to for what ever reason but, is it possible that this data base could be open to this community for additions/edits like wikipedia? Could make your job a lot easier and grow fast.


Thank you for all your work. I tip my hat to you.

@russbutton I took the time to read your passive aggressive post and respond. Now you are attacking me. (While I admit, and always say, I am no expert, not at all.)

But let’s put it aside, maybe you have some issues you need to work on. And I am a sensitive person, after 200 hours of "community work", I hope for intelligible and not insulting feedback. Which was, out of 50+ comments - about 48/50, so I am happy with it.

About the substance of your posts: very confusing

it’s a system, not just a loudspeaker.

Any time you match amplification with loudspeakers, it’s a system

Which one is it? Are you contradicting yourself?

But it’s OK. I don’t have time for this. We can agree that we disagree and I always learn, one way or another.