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? 



Magnepan IIB's gave me a glimpse of what was possible.

Been on the rollercoaster ever since.

They all have. Every speaker I’ve owned, auditioned, listened to...has helped me learn, grow and understand better. The (my) future trajectory remains open ended and exciting.

The Acoustat X with integrated tube amplifiers. 

The sound was amazing. I eventually tired of the very small (head in vise) listening window. The realistic transients, sound stage, etc. allowed me to understand why people pursue this hobby

I went from Vandersteen 2ce’s for many years of pleasurable listening to my current Spatial M3 Sapphires. Oh what I was missing!

B&W DM1800.  First quality speakers I ever had.  Kept them for a long time.  This was back when B&W still made speakers that sounded "just right".  I also had the integrated, sand-filled stands.