Home Theater Review

 

Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

Everyone from recording engineers to home theater enthusiasts to hardcore audiophiles has a place in their life for a good pair of bookshelf speakers. Small speakers can deliver great imaging and fit into small spaces in ways that floorstanding speakers simply can't. The traditional bookshelf speaker is passive, meaning that you need to connect it to an amplifier. However, active (powered) bookshelf speakers are growing in popularity, particularly for desktop and other nearfield applications where you sit closer to the speakers. Combine a set of bookshelf speakers with a subwoofer, and enjoy a two-channel or multichannel system that is both room-friendly and high-performance. Here are some Resources that can teach you more about speaker design:

What’s the Ideal Speaker Driver Configuration?
Picking and Placing Your Display, Speakers, and Subwoofer by THX
First-Order Crossovers: Panacea or Problem?
How DSP Can Take Audio to New Heights

Search Reviews By Category

MartinLogan Bravado Wireless Speaker Reviewed

MartinLogan Bravado Wireless Speaker Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Sean Killebrew auditions MartinLogan's Bravado wireless speaker, which features dual Folded Motion tweeters, a five-inch aluminum woofer, a 200-watt Class D amp, Anthem Room Correction, and support for both DTS Play-Fi and AirPlay. Read More

 
RSL CG3 5.2 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

RSL CG3 5.2 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Dennis Burger explores RSL's CG3 5.2 speaker system, which includes four of the company's CG3 bookshelf speakers, the CG23 center channel, and dual Speedwoofer 10S subs for $1,478. Read More

 
Atlantic Technology LCR3 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Atlantic Technology LCR3 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Scott Schumer

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Atlantic Technology is a Norwood, Massachusetts-based designer and manufacturer of home theater loudspeakers since 1989. The LCR3 compact loudspeaker ($275 each) is designed for use as a left, right, or center-channel speaker, as well as a left or right surround.... Read More

 
Riva Audio Riva S Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Riva Audio Riva S Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Riva Audio has introduced the Riva S, the little brother to the Turbo X that we reviewed in 2015, which made a big splash in the Bluetooth speaker world. The Riva S ($149) measures 7.5 by 2.5 by 2.6 inches... Read More

 
MarkAudio-SOTA Viotti One Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

MarkAudio-SOTA Viotti One Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Brent Butterworth reviews the $2,995/pair Viotti One from MarkAudio-SOTA. This two-way bookshelf speaker combines a 5cm tweeter/midrange driver with an 11cm woofer in a well-built cabinet that comes with a matching stand. Read More

 
Focal Dȏme Flax 5.1.2 Speaker System Reviewed

Focal Dȏme Flax 5.1.2 Speaker System Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Brent Butterworth auditions Focal's petite Dȏme Flax 5.1.2 speaker system--a $2,499 package that includes five Dȏme Flax satellites, the Sub Air wireless subwoofer, and two 300 ICW 4 in-ceiling speakers for Atmos/DTS:X effects. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

'Tis the season for Home Theater Review's annual best-of list, where we select the best products we've reviewed in the past 12 months. Read More

 
SVS Prime Elevation Satellite Speaker Reviewed

SVS Prime Elevation Satellite Speaker Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

In a perfect world, all HT enthusiasts would own perfectly proportioned theater rooms where all speakers can be placed in the perfect position, at the perfect height. Sadly, our world is far from perfect, and so are most of the... Read More

 
DALI Opticon 1 Loudspeaker Reviewed

DALI Opticon 1 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Let's clear one thing up right from the get-go: DALI is short for Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries and has nothing to do with a certain Spanish surrealist painter. Now that we've cleared that up, let's move on to more important... Read More

 
Klipsch Reference R-15PM Powered Monitor Reviewed

Klipsch Reference R-15PM Powered Monitor Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Sean Killebrew explores Klipsch's R-15PM powered monitor, a two-way speaker that features built-in Bluetooth and a variety of input options--including a phono input. Read More