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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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Celestion SL700 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Celestion SL700 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

While the SL700 does play louder than its predecessor, the real meat of this product is the bass, which "conveys more weight and richness." The imaging "remained precise and accurate." Our reviewer felt it was so silky sounding, "they could have been spun by worms." Read More

 
Genesis IM-5200 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Genesis IM-5200 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The IM-5200 has "excellent and impressive image height" and "a touch more precision" than the competition. It's a "punchy, sparkling, involving speaker which offers a greater sense of weight and bass extension" then other models in its class. Read More

 
Celestion 5 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Celestion 5 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The Celestion 5is available in simulated black ash or oak finishes. It is "capable of recreating a fairly realistic soundstage" The Celestion 5 has "added bass and improved dynamics" over the popular and well received Celestion, "with no tradeoff in bass control" and there are also "gains in dynamic capabilities..." Read More

 
JBL XPL 90 Loudspeakers Reviewed

JBL XPL 90 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The detailed craftsmanship of the XPL 90 combines "to create a close-to-dead resonance free reap the reward of smear-free, precise sound." The response towards this model, from both audiophiles and "civilians" were "unanimously favorable" according to our reviewer... Read More

 
ATC SCM20 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

ATC SCM20 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Although it is not a very large unit, ATC has endowed the SCM20 "with dynamic capabilities which are found only in massive or expensive systems." In fact, our reviewer noted he had "yet to find much material which taxes the SCM20. It also avoids "any fatigue-inducing 'edges'" while vocals Read More

 
Sonus faber Electa Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Sonus faber Electa Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Electa has "panache" in "the way it balanced every aspect of speaker performance in the same way it addressed the speaker's physical presentation." Its appearance is described as "mouthwatering" while the sound performance "so utterly musical that any inherent weaknesses are reduced to Read More

 
Celestion 3000 Ribbon Loudspeakers Reviewed

Celestion 3000 Ribbon Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

In absolute terms, the Celestion 3000's staging capabilities were "of an order so far beyond what is expected at this price point." Listeners will also no longer need to fight over center position in front of these speakers. The sound has "such overwhelming synergy that Read More

 
Roksan Hotcakes Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Roksan Hotcakes Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

'Lifestyle' products usually emanate from the marketing-led mass-market companies, so it's a pleasant surprise to learn that at least one hard-core audiophile firm has the guts to be cute.  Roksan's Hotcakes are the last thing I expected to be made... Read More

 
Monitor Audio Studio 10 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Monitor Audio Studio 10 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

All-metal drivers are nothing new. Anyone possessing old copies of the missing-in-action Hi-Fi Yearbook can rattle off a list of forgotten manufacturers who offered metal woofers and tweeters of myriad shapes and sizes. The current revival in metal as a driver material,... Read More