Speaker recommendations :-)

Hi there good people 

In short, wanted to hear your ideas. I am into jazz and acoustic music and this is my equipment list, maybe it will help. Listening room is around 50m2 of area.  At this moment i dont have speakers, sold last one already. ( Wilson Sophia 3 ). 

Lamm M1.2Ref. monos,  

Lamm LL1.1. preamp ,

Lamm LP1 Phono. 

dCS Apex Vivaldi Dac + Cd+ Clock + Upsampler

Turntable: Chronos Pro


I am not looking for the “best speakers in the Universe”, just wanted to hear some ideas , maybe they will lead to new  interesting synergy of my system.


Thank you for your time :-)



I will just say that what I would choose, is what I have heard.  Others might say, they are old dinosaurs and there is so much better out there.  The best "jazz" speakers I've ever heard are JBL L150a's.  To me the L150a, you feel like you are sitting in a jazz club and the only thing missing is the smell of cigarette smoke in the air.  I thought I knew the music of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck or Holly Cole's Temptation .  I felt like I was in the room they were performing.  This was with a AR VSI-55 for amplification.  Whatever you end up with, I have felt that the big box speakers do things the wee little ones just can't get there.  Happy hunting.  Can't wait to see what others suggest. 


1. only consider efficient/high sensitivity speakers, so that you can more easily try tubes later

2. full range, no passive radiators, no ports, if port, front facing only.

3. IF sub, make it a stereo pair of self powered subs, located adjacent to the FL/FR. Low bass may start mono, however the overtones become directional.

I’m gonna shoot out some well-respected speakers in the 20-30k range.

Kef Blade Meta

Magnepan 20.7

PS audio FR30

There's also the new, gorgeous looking Sonus Faber too.

Joseph Audio Pearl, Usher TD20, Rockport Avior, Vandersteen Kento, Boenicke W13, Nola KO S3.

I love the Vienna acoustics beethovens. The Beethovens circa 2004 had limited spl, but managed to be some of the most involving speakers I've had and if available for a demo, worth it.