My favorite loudspeakers... (drumroll)...
Well, the ALR Jordan Entry 2M - of course!
A compact 2-way design, stand mount.
They still amazes me for their clarity, the amount of detail, the way notes starts and stops, the soundstage, the lovely and sweet midband, the airy treble and the solid, dry and rhythmic bass. A solid construction, a great buy and works wonders. Whatever I throw at them - large scale classical, 70's disco, hard beat progressive trance or singer/songwriter or even Barbara Streisand - they deal with it beautifully. It's a neutral and open sound.
And the fun thing, I don't have them connected right now.
My main speakers are currently the Infinity Reference 50, large 3-way floor standers. They gives me big and large scale sound, also with a dry and solid bass (remarkable considering the 8" woofers, but it is a closed box design and not bass reflex as the ALR Jordans). Treble is extremely detailed and extended (EMIT-R element). But main drawback is the midband. It sounds "shut in" compared to the ALR Jordans. But I have only one wire connected, they are made for bi-wiring so I believe I could better the sound by hooking up an additional wire. The ALR Jordans are single wire.
I had the idea of having the ALR Jordans in my 2nd system, a bedroom system. But they're too good for that. I'm thinking of selling my Ref 50's (I bought them 2nd hand) and calling in my ALR Jordans again in my main system. I bought the ALR Jordans new 12 years ago (they comes with 5 year warranty) and they're still sweet and looks brand new. Black with a blue front grille.
Oh, my amp is the Alchemist Nexus. 80 watt.
Speaker cable is Ixos Gamma for the Inf Ref 50. For the ALR Jordans I have Supra Ply 2.