What is the Best Sounding Stand Mount Speaker in the world?

Price no object.

Brand and Model is adequate.

If you have not listened to it,  please restrain yourself.


I raise this question because there is a maker claiming

to be the best. I am curious if it will garner votes. 

Conclusion out tomorrow!! 

Stay tuned!!!



Yamaha calls the NS-5000 a bookshelf speaker, but it has to be put on a stand so Absolute Sound classifies it as stand-mounted and the stands are included and integral to the design.  It's a shame AS did not give it its own review but included it in a review of the series, and Stereophile didn't review it.  There's a bias in the USA against Japanese audiophile speakers although it's true basically only Yamaha and Sony in that market and then only when they want to be.  That said, name me another full-range (bass down to low 20's) speaker with a 12" woofer, a dome midrange (hard to do) AND all three drivers made from the same high tech material and innovations inside, with Yamaha's superb piano finish, AND at $14,995, Yamaha hasn't even raised the price.  With the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack, the room will vibrate, but the speaker won't.  With piano music, well it's Yamaha after all.  Ask Sir Elton.

The choice is so subjective, and the defining factor is the ROOM.... (room and system synergy).

The Borresen 01's seem to be the consensus winner here, a speaker that I never have listened to.  I am surprised that the Focal Diablo Utopia III's have been nominated for that category of the "best ever."  I had them and they are great speakers, especially with a tube amp, but the "best ever,"  . . .? The Joseph Audio Pulsars, another speaker that I have owned, is a fantastic well-rounded stand mounted speaker, but I would put them in the same league with the Focal's.  A different sound between the two, both enjoyable.  Maybe I'm just jaded now regarding what the "best" stand mounted speaker should sound like . . .