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Audiophile Bookshelf and Small Speakers Reviewed

Everyone from recording studios to home theater enthusiasts to hardcore audiophiles have a place in their life for bookshelf speakers. Small speakers deliver great imaging and fit into small spaces in ways floorstanding speakers simply can't. Combine a pair of bookshelf speakers with a subwoofer and you have a system that is booth room-friendly and still capable of kicking butt. Read our vast archive of audiophile bookshelf speakers below for the best audiophile and home theater brands bookshelf speaker offerings.

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Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

It's that time of year again. The HomeTheaterReview.com staff has discussed all the products reviewed over the year and decided which ones rated the best. Check out our list of the best of 2013. Read More

 
GoldenEar Aon 2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

GoldenEar Aon 2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

GoldenEar is back with a small but deadly bookshelf speaker that is also very suitable for desktop (PC) use. Steven Stone tests these new, American classics from Sandy Gross. Read More

 
Role Audio Canoe Loudspeaker Reviewed

Role Audio Canoe Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Role Audio's Canoe is a leading candidate in the Internet-direct market. While seemingly a Chinese company - their speakers are made and sold from North Carolina and designed by Erol Ricketts. The Canoe is designed to be the top performing desktop speaker Read More

 
Audio Pro Allroom Air One Wireless Tabletop Speaker

Audio Pro Allroom Air One Wireless Tabletop Speaker

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Bringing audio to certain spaces in your home can be a challenge. Tabletop speaker systems can be a great aid in this regard. Dennis Burger tries out Audio Pro's offering, the Allroom Air One tabletop speaker. Read More

 
Aperion Allaire ARIS Wireless Tabletop Speaker

Aperion Allaire ARIS Wireless Tabletop Speaker

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Wireless audio transmission is in an interesting place right now with the presence of wi-fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay. Aperion Audio has found an interesting solution to this with the Allaire ARIS speaker. Adrienne Maxwell tries it out. Read More

 
SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

For many people in the audio/video hobby, little introduction is needed for SVS. And with what Sean Killebrew experienced during his review of the SVS Ultra bookshelf speakers, it is easy to understand why. Read More

 
PSB Alpha PS1 Powered Speaker System

PSB Alpha PS1 Powered Speaker System

By Darryl Wilkinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Getting better sound out of a computer is something that is more important than ever. PSB offers their solution with the company's Alpha PS1 speaker. Darryl Wilkinson tries it out to see how it performs. Read More

 
Vapor Audio Stiff Breeze Speakers

Vapor Audio Stiff Breeze Speakers

By Terry London

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Vapor Audio has the cleverly titled Stiff Breeze speaker. While the bookshelf speaker has a clever name, how does it sound? HomeTheaterReview.com writer Terry London tries it out to answer that question. Read More

 
Paradigm Atom Monitor Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Paradigm Atom Monitor Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Paradigm has an affordable two-way bookshelf speaker in the Atom Monitor. Andrew Robinson takes the Atom Monitor to task in his review to see what the speaker's strengths and weaknesses are. Read More

 
Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder Bluetooth Speaker

Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder Bluetooth Speaker

By Darryl Wilkinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

If you want to listen to music from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and not deal with poor sound from the internal speakers, the Definitive Technology Sound Cylinder Bluetooth speaker may be the answer. Darryl Wilkinson reviews it to find out. Read More

 

Bookshelf Speaker Reviews Wiki

1.0 An Overview of Bookshelf Loudspeakers

1.0 An Overview of Bookshelf Loudspeakers
Bookshelf loudspeakers are refer more to the size and configuration of a loudspeaker than whether or not they can or will be installed in a bookshelf. Bookshelf speakers are normally installed on stands or mounts of some sort. They tend to be front ported or fully dynamic in configuration. Because of their small size they are known for their ability to image very nicely but rarely produce deep bass thus are often also matched with a powered subwoofer to get a full range sound. Bookshelf speakers are also used frequently today as side and or rear speakers in 5.1 and 7.1 speaker configurations.