This year, just like the year before, I wanted a new pair of speakers. Since for some while now money tends to be a problem for me, I thought I'd go for a pair of DIY speakers and the most accessible, tech-wise, seemed to be Troels Gravesen's designs, so I seriously'considered a couple of them that didn't look to be too challenging.
However, even those were well over 2k euro in components alone, forget about my time and labour, so that went nowhere.
Anyways, to cut a long story short, I stumbled upon a pair of now vintage speakers, a German brand called T+A (Technik and Acoustik something), model Criterion TB160. Bought them for about 1700 euro, P+P included from Germany. Man, they are monsters! Big, majestic things, a combination of wardrobe and Darth Vader. Maybe I should attempt a review of them, they are really good, it could possibly help someone else make a decision, because they do pop up for sale now and then, and they are a steal.
As you could probably tell, I am a very happy bunny, so unless I somehow make a small fortune unexpectedly, I don't plan to make changes in my system any time soon now.