This will not be a purely factual article, based only on historical sales figures or specific inventions/patents issued, or the number of 5-star reviews or Product of the Year awards received or my personal favorites as far as sound is concerned. It is purely subjective, based on my having been intimately involved in the speaker marketboth as a fanatical enthusiast and as a speaker industry professionalsince the early 1960s. To my way of thinking, 50+ years entitles me to toss out some opinions and at least have them considered semi-seriously.
Audioholics reveals its picks for the ten most influential speakers over the last 5 decades. We’ll take a trip down memory lane to look at classics from Acoustic Research, Advent, Bose, Klipsch, etc. Via Audioholics: The Top Ten Most Influential Speakers of the Last 50 Years