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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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PSB Imagine B Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

PSB Imagine B Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The drivers, "are all of the finest quality and far beyond what you're going to find on the competition. The sound is "very even" and is "far from brittle or harsh" even at high volumes while the low end is "surprisingly deep." It has a compact footprint and is well constructed. Read more in the full review Read More

 
Anthony Gallo Due Speaker System Reviewed

Anthony Gallo Due Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Due system provided "a sense of cohesiveness that really makes movie soundtracks come alive." The system is not bass heavy, but that is easily corrected with a good subwoofer. On music, the "speakers limitations were a little more evident... Read More

 
Tannoy Arena 5.1 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Tannoy Arena 5.1 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Tannoy "appears to be the sexiest most unique and highest priced" of the systems reviewed. When listening to music, the "air dynamics and imaging were incredible." When watching movies, the Tannoy "handled each performer and epic blockbuster with grace and muscle..." Read More

 
JBL SCS160SI Home Speaker System Reviewed

JBL SCS160SI Home Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Our reviewer found that the JBL SCS160SI "uses discrete satellite speakers, a matched center channel and powerful subwoofer to envelop the listener in sonic enjoyment." The system has an "unobtrusive design that will blend well with most d├ęcor." When watching movies, "the soundstage seemed much larger than my living room permitted" Read More

 
JBL SCS300.7 Surround Cinema Speakers Reviewed

JBL SCS300.7 Surround Cinema Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

When the clock in the publishing office strikes 3 p.m., a sense of excitement that's been building all afternoon reaches a crescendo. It's at this time of day delivery people arrive with new electronic products for the editorial staff to... Read More

 
JBL Northridge E Series 24A WII - Infinity Outrigger - Polk Atrium 65SDI

JBL Northridge E Series 24A WII - Infinity Outrigger - Polk Atrium 65SDI

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The 65SDIs have a "very elegant design." Sonically, "at all volumes, they were smooth and easy on the ears and our reviewer was "surprised at the spaciousness these outdoor speakers delivered...and they did a "decent job of trying to keep up with the large models of speakers" despite their smaller size..." Read More

 
Energy ACT6 SUB/SAT Speaker System Reviewed

Energy ACT6 SUB/SAT Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Although it took a little while longer than expected to break theACT6 SUB/SATs in, once they were acclimated, vocals were "smooth and the guitar work came through with surprising clarity." On movies, "the bass you get is wonderfully detailed and never muddy." Overall, the quality of sound "is far beyond what the price tag suggests." Read More

 
Sonance Cinema Ultra II LCR Speaker System Reviewed

Sonance Cinema Ultra II LCR Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

This system "really came alive" with movies. The detailed sound kept our reviewer "glued to his seat" and "conveyed the action with a solidity that was nothing short of outstanding." While music wasn't quite as good as movies, "the bass was tight and real never muddy or indistinct..." Read More

 
Klipsch Synergy Series SLX/SUB-10 System Reviewed

Klipsch Synergy Series SLX/SUB-10 System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Positional the SLXs for optimal performance was easy. Watching movies the bass texture was "rich, deep, tight and quick." While the music was not quite as good as the movies, it did sound "very good through the SLXs." The Klipsch Synergy Series features a Read More

 
KEF XQ Series and psw3500 Loudspeakers Reviewed

KEF XQ Series and psw3500 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

When listening to DVDs, "the five main speakers created a seamless sound field." Our reviewer noted that "if I had my eyes closed, I would have believed I was listening to five identical speakers." Special effects got special treatment as "helicopter flyovers sounded utterly realistic and all speakers contributed to the solidarity of the sound field..." Read More