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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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Klipsch Icon WB-14 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Klipsch Icon WB-14 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

At $599 per pair the Klipsch Icon WB-14 aims to provide a more balanced and less in-your-face overall sound. It's less directional than other horn designs and is better suited to wider variety of music than other models. It has less of a "horn sound' and more suavity as well. Read More

 
Polk LSi7 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk LSi7 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The venerable Polk LS series has been around since 2001. The two-way LSi7, which was developed with John Hopkins University, has two ports, one on the front and one on the rear, to reinforce it's lowest frequencies and increase it's power-handling capabilities. Read More

 
Polk TSi100 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk TSi100 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Full of Polk's proprietary technologies, including dynamic balance drivers, flared ports, and a narrow front baffle, the TSi100 delivers a stylish exterior coupled with above average performance, with crisp high frequencies and a midrange relatively free of nasal colorations. Read More

 
Polk R150 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk R150 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The black vinyl clad R150 may look like just another black box, but its 0.75 inch silk dome tweeter and 5.25 inch mineral-filled polymer composite midrange/woofer blend nicely to form a system that favors warmer recordings with less bass content. Read More

 
Polk RTi A1 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk RTi A1 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Polk RTi A1 bookshelf loudspeaker sits solidly in the middle of the Polk product line at $339.95 per pair. At 89 dB efficiency the A1 is easy to drive with an airy top end, and a natural midrange that was low on listener fatigue and high on musicality and finesse. Read More

 
Polk TSi200 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk TSi200 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

With a pair of 5.25 inch bi-laminate organic fiber cone midrange/woofers, the TS1200 can create a wide deep image with fairly precise imaging. It needs some space away from the wall to sound its best, since it has more bass extension than many small speakers. Read More

 
Sony SS-B3000 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sony SS-B3000 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The SS-B3000s "presented a surprisingly lively, crisp sound with decent warmth and depth." The sound had "good overall coherence" while the bass "held together well overall and kept pace with the overall presentation." This model "plays loud when asked" and "offers more technology and design than typical low-budget bookshelf speakers." Read More

 
PSB Imagine T Loudspeaker Reviewed

PSB Imagine T Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The PSB T system is an entire line of speakers that can be used equally well in a two channel or home theater system and PSB offers multiple options for all speakers in a home theater. PSB is known for great value and the host of models allows this system to be customized to your needs. Read More

 
Dynaudio Excite X12 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dynaudio Excite X12 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The silk-dome tweeter is "smooth as you-know-what." The fit and finish of this attractive model is "first-rate" and its compact size helps it fit into almost any room. The Excite X12 delivers "excellent sound quality with a smooth midrange and treble and superior imaging and soundstaging as its particular sonic strengths." Read More

 
Infinity Cascade Model Five Loudspeaker

Infinity Cascade Model Five Loudspeaker

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The first thing you'll notice about the Cascade is its unique look. They have a "completely distinctive, slim and narrow appearance and they utilize Maximum Radiating Surface (MRS) flat-panel drivers. The sonic signature is "quick, clean and agile" and the overall sound impression is one of "outstanding clarity and resolution, with virtually no sonic blurring or "smear." Read More