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Old 06-27-2016, 10:56 AM
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Fellow AA's, and here is the result of the Top 5 speaker choices, presented as top 10.

48 companies were represented, which is a lot more than I expected. It just shows how wide our choice and preference is. 165 votes were counted in total.

2 top 10's are listed, first by count only, and then by weight assuming that your fist choice was your main preference and using higher weightings accordingly

TOP 10 BY Count (Where the count is the same, ranking is determined by position in the top 5)

1. Sonus Faber, 18 Votes

2. Wilson Audio, 11 Votes

3. Magico, 11 Votes

4. Magnepan, 8 Votes

5. Focal, 8 Votes

6. TAD, 7 Votes

7. KEF, 7 Votes

8. Rockport, 7 Votes

9. Vandersteen, 7 Votes

10. B&W, 7 Votes


Top 10 by Weight, and weighted score, e.g. Number 1 choice is given a higher weight

1. Sonus Faber, 4

2. Wilson Audio, 2.45

3. Magico, 2.4

4. TAD, 1.8

5. Magnepan, 1.55

6. MBL, 1.55

7. Focal, 1.35

8. KEF, 1.3

9. PMC, 1.3,

10. Rockport, 1.25


Sonus Faber, Wilson and Magico are our top 3 most popular Speakers on AA, with Sonus Faber way ahead.

KEF is an unexpected surprise in the top 10.
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Old 06-27-2016, 12:58 PM
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Interesting results.....not too surprised about Sonus Faber being number one.....although I'm still a little surprised that there wasn't more love for Aerial Acoustics or Revel.

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Old 06-27-2016, 01:20 PM
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Something to keep in mind is that our choices are also influenced by what we have had a chance to hear. There are some here who have heard pretty much every speaker ever made while others may be limited to what their local dealers happen to carry.

I am surprised that Wilson and Magico are so popular. Personally, neither of those brands do it for me. I am also surprised that B&W didn't score much higher. It just goes to show how important it is for us to go to audio shows and judge with our own ears.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:06 PM
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Full Result

Rank Count Brand
1 18 Sonus Faber
2 11 Magico
3 11 Wilson Audio
4 8 Focal
5 8 Magnepan
6 7 B&W
7 7 KEF
8 7 Rockport Technologies
9 7 TAD
10 7 Vandersteen
11 6 MBL
12 5 PMC
13 5 Revel
14 5 Vivid
15 4 Dynaudio
16 4 Raidho
17 4 YG Acoustics
18 3 Verity
19 2 Aerial Acoustics
20 2 ATC loudspeakers
21 2 Avantgarde
22 2 Dali
23 2 Macintosh
24 2 Martin Logan
25 2 Monitor Audio
26 2 Paradigm
27 1 Acoustic Zen
28 1 Apogee
29 1 Audionote
30 1 Avalon Acoustics
31 1 Bryston
32 1 Evolution Acoustics
33 1 Harbeth
34 1 Infinity
35 1 Joseph Audio
36 1 Kaiser Kawero
37 1 Klipsch
38 1 Legacy Audio
39 1 Linn
40 1 Marten
41 1 Muraudio
42 1 Pipedreams
43 1 Reference 3A
44 1 Sansui (Vintage)
45 1 Tannoy
46 1 Thiel
47 1 Tidal
48 1 Totem
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Thanks goodness Bose didn't make the list...lol. When I ask the average person what they think the greatest speaker ever made was, that is almost always their answer and I facepalm.
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Thanks goodness Bose didn't make the list...lol. When I ask the average person what they think the greatest speaker ever made was, that is almost always their answer and I facepalm.
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Thanks goodness Bose didn't make the list...lol. When I ask the average person what they think the greatest speaker ever made was, that is almost always their answer and I facepalm.
That's the secret question Ivan asks everyone before allowing them to join, that's why
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That's the secret question Ivan asks everyone before allowing them to join, that's why
Marc.......He asked you that question, too?
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Interesting. I really love Sonus Faber. Like Wilson very much, same for Magnepan, Focal, Vandersteen, Dynaudio and others. Have never had a chance to listen to Magico.

I have had the opportunity to audition Wilson, Maggie 3.7, Sonus Faber Olympica 3, and Vandy 5a all vs a Von Schweikert VR-5 SE. In each case, I preferred the Von Schweikert. And VS didn't get a single vote in the poll! I liked all of these speakers, each had wonderful strengths.
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Very interesting, but a bit surprised Harbeth weren't ranked hire... hope to own some SF's one day.
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