Which pair of speakers changed your Hifi life?

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Hopefully one day, someone would say "Mon Acoustic speakers were the turning point in my Hifi life".  😃

My 2ch-audio journey began when my uncle bought his BOSE system at his home (don't even know the model or never really heard it) in early 90s. Bose was rear and expensive in Korea(South) back then. So I started my own system with Bose Cinematics 2.1. Then moved on to Goldenear Triton 3, then to Triton 1. But more utilizing the speakers for AV set ups, not 2 ch stereo.   

When I had my first house, I bought a pair of Revel M105 speakers and I think these are the pair that really changed my audio life. My initial paring with M105 was Yamaha receiver. Then I tried goofie set up with center speaker 3.1 to see if it improves vocal in the songs I liked. We went through many combinations of system set up. I ended up with Chord Electronics set up. 

I still own them. Always struggle time to time, whether to sell them or not due to the number of pairs I own(out of a guilt). I cannot argue how many pairs of shoes my wife owns.  I pair them with NAD M10 (version 1) for my bedroom since my wife likes the warm and well rounded sound, and 80% its white design aspect. 

So what are the speakers that have impacted your life? 



No one brand in particular but I would say active speakers in general, particularly with DSP controlled active crossovers. I still listen to passive speakers but they are a poor imitation. 

I've always been anti horn,. not because I'd heard them but because I took the word of others that I thought were in the know.  We moved to a new house with a big room to fill.  I tried several types of speakers in the room and they sounded underwhelming.even with 300 watts.  I really liked tubes and had purchased a SET amp that sat in the box unopened for over a year.  I came across a deal on some Speaker Lab corner horns that was too good to pass up. 2 watts with those horns sound  glorious. There are several manufactures whe make upgrades switching out the horns and crossovers and these boxes would be perfect for that  but it's not the priority I thought it was going to be when I bought them. These speakers took everything I thought I knew and changed my perspective.  

Yamaha NS1000M, what an amazing revelation they were nearly 45 years ago. They looked and sounded stunning to me. OK, I have a pair of Magico A5 speakers now that I am very happy with, but, still miss the Yamaha’s.

Apogee Duetta II.  I can't go back to boxed speakers.  I still have them but one woofer panel is blown.  Got a pair of Maggies to replace them until I can maybe get them repaired