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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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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

 
Focal Sopra N°1 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Focal Sopra N°1 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By Ben Shyman

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Ben Shyman reviews Focal's Sopra N°1. This bookshelf speaker is gorgeous and offered in a variety of eye-catching colors; but, as Shyman would discover, the Sopra N°1 offers much more than just a pretty face. Read More

 
Role Audio Sampan FTL Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Role Audio Sampan FTL Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Steven Stone reviews the Sampan FTL bookshelf speaker from Role Audio. This small, ported speaker uses a single full-range driver and claims a frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz. Read on to see how it performs. Read More

 
KEF R50 Dolby Atmos Speaker Modules Reviewed

KEF R50 Dolby Atmos Speaker Modules Reviewed

By Bob Barrett

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

I recently reviewed Denon's flagship AVR-X7200WA network receiver. This Swiss Army knife of a receiver supports new immersive sound formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, and Auro-3D. In order to evaluate the receiver's performance with Dolby Atmos specifically, KEF graciously... Read More

 
Sonus faber Chameleon B Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Sonus faber Chameleon B Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The entry-level Chameleon Series delivers the visual flair we'd expect from Sonus faber at a much lower price, but how does the new Chameleon B bookshelf speaker perform? Myron Ho finds out. Read More

 
THIEL TM3 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

THIEL TM3 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

My first encounter with THIEL speakers was with the excellent CS3.7 floorstanding speaker, which was the late Jim Thiel's last flagship design at the end of his life. I was impressed by how it managed to deliver extremely high-end performance... 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.