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Paradigm Signature Reference S1 Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

Paradigm Signature Reference S1 Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

The Signature Reference S1s are the smallest speakers in the Paradigm's Signature Line. With their 1 inch Beryllium dome tweeter and easy to drive 90 dB sensitivity, the S1s can play loudly and cleanly. Mated with a subwoofer the S1s can deliver world-class sound. Read More

 
Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v.5 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v.5 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The second smallest speaker in Paradigm's Reference Studio Line, the 20 V.5 uses a dual front-firing port to enhance its bass extension, but if you want to rock your house a subwoofer will be required. Not as airy on top as the Signature S2, more "just the facts" with a super smooth yet revealing midrange. Read More

 
Orb Audio Mod4 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Orb Audio Mod4 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Orb has long been an innovator in compact and round speakers. The Mod4 "possesses an amazing coherence along nearly all of the frequency range due largely to their point source design and cross over free nature for a two-channel or home theater experience that must be heard to be believed..." Read More

 
Wilson Audio Duette Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Wilson Audio Duette Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

While Wilson does not make inexpensive speakers, this is the lowest price model they have produced thus far. This attractive model has a "to-die-for finish, astounding build quality and...true high-end performance." Sound wise, the Duettes "will sing with a full-blooded, massive soundstage, enough to humiliate systems twice their size..." Read More

 
Infinity Primus P142 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Infinity Primus P142 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Built to perform "beyond the norm" the Infinity Primus P142 bookshelf speaker delivers a humongous amount of sonic value for less than $200 a pair. The smallest in the Primus line, the P142 has a winning combination of elegant sound and stylish good looks. Read More

 
Infinity Classia C205 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Infinity Classia C205 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Part of the Classia series, which was created to complement flat panel displays. With a front port, 1inch tweeter, and 5.25 midrange/woofer, the C205 combines lifestyle looks with serious sonics for under $700 a pair. Read More

 
Klipsch VB-15 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Klipsch VB-15 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Available exclusively from Best Buy, these bookshelf speakers employ Klipsch's famous XT Tractrix horn to house its 1 inch dome tweeter. Only 13.75 inches high, the VB-15 will fit into spaces that few Klipsch speakers have gone in before. They also like to rock. Read More

 
Klipsch XB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Klipsch XB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

There are plenty of $499 a pair bookshelf speakers but few are as dynamic as the Klipsch XB-10 bookshelf speaker, with its .75 titanium diaphragm tweeter mated with an XT Tractrix horn. If you like it loud, clean and accurate - you will like these speakers. Read More

 
Yamaha NS-333 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Yamaha NS-333 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Not known for their speakers, Yamaha can surprise you. The NS-333 combines a 1inch aluminum dome tweeter in a waveguide horn with a 5inch polymer-injected mica diaphragm midrange/woofer. It can play loudly with little breakup or loss of control. Read More

 
Sony SS-B1000 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sony SS-B1000 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The baby brother of the SS-B3000, the SS-B1000 speakers are only $49.99 a pair, yet despite this rock-bottom price, produce a lively crisp sound that can get edgy if overdriven. For more volume, the larger SS-B3000s would better fill the bill. Read More