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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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Bose SoundDock II Reviewed

Bose SoundDock II Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
2 Stars
 

You thought Bose was going to sit on the sidelines through the iPod boom? Not a chance. The loudspeaker giant has jumped right in the game with the Bose SoundDock II which is powered front and center by an Apple iPod. Read More

 
Boston Acoustics Classic CS 2310 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Boston Acoustics Classic CS 2310 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Reviewer Sean Killibrew found the CS2310s to sound "both detailed and engaging...The vocals were "clear and highly articulate" while the guitar play was "detailed and the overall feeling of being in the concert hall was convincing." The bass was "taut and palpable, even when driven to high volume Read More

 
Xhifi XDC-1 Desktop Audio System Reviewed

Xhifi XDC-1 Desktop Audio System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

The Xhifi XDC-1 "utilizes advanced driver and enclosure technology designed for near-field listening, beefed-up amplification and elegant finishing to bring genuine high-end performance to everyday applications." Our reviewer was impressed by the bass, noting it "is better than anything I have heard in a desktop system Read More

 
Paradigm Atom Monitor V.5 Speaker Reviewed

Paradigm Atom Monitor V.5 Speaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Reviewer Andrew Robinson was really taken with the Atom Monitor, calling it "so much fun and musically enjoyable that...it reminds him "how simple his love of music used to be." The upper frequencies are "composed, smooth and non-fatiguing and the midrange and upper bass frequencies are warm, nimble and natural..." Read More

 
Paradigm Mini Monitor V.5 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Paradigm Mini Monitor V.5 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

This model is a "complete and insane value for the money." The two-channel performance is "terrific" and they do home theater "very nicely," if you use them for fronts and rears, "they will provide you with one of the richest, dynamic and most tonally right multi-channel packages on a budget you're likely to find..." Read More

 
Rogers db101 Speakers Reviewed

Rogers db101 Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Rogers db101 is designed to be "headbanging equipment wreckers" and to play loudly. As our reviewer said, "keep this in mind if you're an apartment dweller. The db101s do not assume the proximity of complaisant neighbors." Performance wise, the speaker has "suck finesse in midband, such impressive Read More

 
NuForce Icon / S1 Amplifier Reviewed

NuForce Icon / S1 Amplifier Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

NuForce is one of the newest high end players in the audiophile game with a line up of Class-D "switching" amps that run cool and are small in size. This book-sized amp can put out a small amount of power but is perfect for desktop and other small audio applications. Read more here. Read More

 
Sonus faber Concerto GP Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sonus faber Concerto GP Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Concerto GP's "bass is so much more extended, so much deeper and rounder...that the liveliness doesn't suffer that uncontrolled feel associated with small speakers as they struggle to cope with the bottom octaves." It combines "a small speaker's energy and vim with a large speaker's sense of authority..." Read More

 
B&W Solid Sub/Sat Speaker System Reviewed

B&W Solid Sub/Sat Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This model's appearance is "as attractive as a cube can get" but what will truly impress you is the sound. Our reviewer found that listeners will get "pleasant, musical, never-aggravating delivery, with exceptional sound spread and ridiculously accurate pin-point imaging" and the unit's "odd touches of greatness make you take notice..." Read More

 
ATC A7 Loudspeakers Reviewed

ATC A7 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The sound on the A7s was so "highly tuned that it lets you hear the differences in stand...yet it never seems too pushy." As for the bass, its "smooth and bump-free, fading down to its lower limits rather than cutting off abruptly...At the other end, the treble is equally smooth and almost unbelievably free of sibilance..." Read More