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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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Bryston Mini A and AC1 Micro Speaker System Reviewed

Bryston Mini A and AC1 Micro Speaker System Reviewed

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

What kind of Bryston speaker package can you assemble for under $5,000? Dennis Burger reviews a system built around the company's Mini A bookshelf speakers, AC1 Micro center speaker, and Model A subwoofer. Read More

 
SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Myron Ho explores the small but impressive Prime Satellite 5.1 speaker system from SVS, which includes five Prime Satellites and the SB-1000 subwoofer for a package price of $999.99. Read More

 
Definitive Technology W9 and W7 Wireless Tabletop Speakers Reviewed

Definitive Technology W9 and W7 Wireless Tabletop Speakers Reviewed

By Greg Handy

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Greg Handy explores the new W9 and W7 tabletop speakers from Definitive Technology, which use DTS Play-Fi technology to offer multi-room wireless audio streaming from your phone, tablet, or PC. Read More

 
Monster Superstar Portable Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Monster Superstar Portable Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Bluetooth speakers have been a hot item for the past couple of years. The demand for portable Bluetooth speakers remains high, especially for smaller ones that can be easily packed for travel. This demand has resulted in more and more... Read More

 
Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 is different from most of the other Bluetooth speakers I've used lately in that it is a larger speaker, relatively speaking, at 13.9 by 7.2 by 4.6 inches and nine pounds. It's still easily moved... Read More

 
Atlantic Technology 44-DA Atmos-Enabled Speaker Module Reviewed

Atlantic Technology 44-DA Atmos-Enabled Speaker Module Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Myron Ho auditions the new Dolby Atmos speaker modules from Atlantic Technology. The 44-DA sits atop your existing speaker and directs the Atmos information upward to be reflected off the ceiling. Read More

 
Lawrence Audio Violin SE Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Lawrence Audio Violin SE Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

At the Chicago Axpona Audiophile Show last year, my pick for "Best of the Show" was the Audio Archon room. The system was composed of a Weiss MAN-301 DAC/streamer, Melody AN-211 tube amplifier, MG cables, a Krolo Design rack, and... Read More

 
Sonus faber Debuts New Chameleon Collection

Sonus faber Debuts New Chameleon Collection

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

Sonus faber has introduced a new speaker collection, the Chameleon Collection, that brings classic Sonus faber elements to a new price class. The Chameleon Collection includes three models: the Chameleon B two-way bookshelf speaker ($899/pair), the Chameleon T three-way tower... Read More

 
Polk Omni S2 Wireless Music System Reviewed

Polk Omni S2 Wireless Music System Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

In our first review of a DTS Play-Fi multiroom speaker system, Adrienne Maxwell reviews the $180 Polk Omni S2 tabletop speaker and its outdoor-friendly sibling, the $250 S2R. Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Brent Butterworth

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Bowers & Wilkins recently updated its entire CM Series lineup. Brent Butterworth sits down with the CM1 S2 mini-monitor, which at $1,100/pair is the least expensive model in the group. 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.