Speaker that are 'KEEPERS" for the long haul!!!

For years and years, I brought in a multitude of different speakers into my listening room, never really being truly, completely satisfied with any of them. So the speaker merry-go-round went on and on, until I finally found the speakers that put all of that to rest. Not only was I dissatisfied, I was also going broke in the process. All that buying and selling was killing me and stressing me out, as well. It was the Revel Salon 2 speakers that finally got the job done for me. Once I got my hot little hands on the Revel Salon 2 speakers, it was all over. Now, I have absolutely no desire to switch out the Salons for anything else. The Revel Salon 2 speakers covered all the sonic bases for me, truly capturing my imagination, from top to bottom, like none of the others completely did. I get to hears all the new speakers at dealers and at shows, and they all sound just awesome, too.  But, still, for my money, the Salons 2s are the ones (they’re just that good). The Revel Salon 2 speakers turned out to be all the speaker I think I’ll ever need, and will be with me for the duration. For which, my ears and my wallet thank me.


I have to agree with @mikekollar . I have the Legacy Audio Focus SE and see no reason to ever part with them. There are speakers that come to mind that I would like to try such as Von Schweikert and the Vandersteen Quattro CT but I doubt they would ever replace my Legacy’s.

I too think the Legacy Focus may be mine forever.  Using a Wavelet's active crossover and by-passing the crossover to direct connect the woofers, driving them with a PowerBloc2 and a KT88 push-pull for the upper's, sounds great!

Maybe I'd switch for a pair of Whispers and two triple stack GR Research H framed subs?

I tend not to sell gear I have enjoyed (and thus have 3 separate systems made up of previous favourites). My keep forever speakers are Wilson Maxx 2, but one of my systems in another room uses Martin Logan CLS and I'd not give those up either as they offer a transparency and presentation that I have never heard matched in a dynamic driver speaker.

Edcyn, skchun,

Good to see other cyclists here. I ride an `06 Roubaix Expert with the `17 CG-R seatpost/Selle Anatomica X saddle, 28mm Con't. 5000's and a Shockstop stem.  Might be my forever comfort road bike.  Last week a local Craigslist seller listed a 2022 Roubaix Expert so I test rode it to see what I may be missing out on.  My Shockstop stem is just as good as a FutureShock2, my cable pull Ultegra 3x9 driveline is just as precise and effortless as the 2x12 Ultegra Di2, just takes a moment longer to complete a shift and my CG-R Anatomica combination is leagues ahead of the Pave seatpost and stock saddle.  That $8k bike even at half price was poor value IMO.  Especially being locked into the Pave seatpost due to it's shape. The only improvement I'd really like to have from it is the hydraulic disc brakes but my rim brakes have never made me feel unsafe so I'll keeps peddling my`06 and maybe spend the $4500 on more music.

I run a set of custom built Linkwitz Orion loudspeakers.  Like everyone else, I get Audiophile Lust, but then I play my Orions and it goes away.  The Orions sound amazing on voices, piano and most anything acoustic that is well recorded.  They are my "forever" loudspeaker.