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!


@grislybutter  I've been an audiophile since Nixon was president.  The last commercial loudspeaker I ever bought was my college dorm speakers, the KLH Model 32, which were the lowest cost speaker one could buy at the time.  Since then, everything I've owned was a home-brew of some sort.  Kit loudspeakers were designed by solid professional engineers.  You don't have to be a Master's Degree Electrical Engineer to get a good loudspeaker.  I tried my hand at designing and building some speakers, most of which came out pretty good.  The most difficult part of building a loudspeaker is making it look like good furniture.

When you "get your hands dirty" in building your own gear, you become much more involved in your system.  There's an exceptional amount of pleasure and joy that comes from building your own, even if it's just from a kit.  When you're in this passion of audio, you become an audio engineer to some extent.  The deeper you get into the weeds, the more involved you become and the more informed are your choices and results. 

Siegfried Linkwitz was one of the truly great audio engineers. He's the Linkwitz of the "Linkwitz-Riley crossover."  You'll see that mentioned many times in audio.  Siegfried lived in Corte Madera, California and was more than welcoming.  Just a friendly guy.  He chose to create something for the DIY community that would give them access to an audio experience they could have never afforded before. He was just a nice cat.  He passed away 5 years ago, but left a wealth of knowledge behind him.  His website can take you days and more to read through and learn from.  Everyone on this forum is trying to improve their systems and learn from each other.  Siegfried's website is one of the great gifts to the world.

@russbutton I am the opposite with building things. I spent a week building a WC10 case for my daughter's Marantz 1060, brought it up to her and.... it did not fit!!! 1/10 of an inch too small. And it's just wood. Imagine if I touched a transistor!  

I envy people who can build things. I can't even open something and put it back together without breaking it. 

But I enjoy good sound and thanks for sharing the link and the story!

@lanx0003 @daviddas @tomic601 I finally added photos and a few more fields. It's a good thing I didn't know how long the photos would take me because I would have then never started :) 

same place...



Outstanding Job!!!


Including the Speaker Photos add a lot of value. This was a terrific idea. I can only imagine the number of hours you have spent to compile this valuable free resource for our members.


I salute you Gabor!


I am bookmarking your website as a handy reference.

thank you @daviddas! You are very kind.

Every time I add another data type it's a great way to QC the existing data
(and of course shows a lot of errors I made, I am so bad at entering data)

Kind of like displaying stuff on a map!