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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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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

 
Oppo Digital Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Reviewed

Oppo Digital Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell auditions Oppo Digital's new Sonica Wi-Fi tabletop speaker--a fully featured 2.1-channel model that supports AirPlay, Bluetooth, and DLNA wireless technologies, as well as multi-room streaming. Read More

 
Clearwave Loudspeaker Design Resolution BE Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Clearwave Loudspeaker Design Resolution BE Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

I am no longer surprised at the number of small, American-based companies that design and build superlative speakers that can compete with the historical "big boys" in both build quality and performance yet can beat them on the very important... 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.