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Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

Everyone from recording engineers to home theater enthusiasts to hardcore audiophiles has a place in their life for a good pair of bookshelf speakers. Small speakers can deliver great imaging and fit into small spaces in ways that floorstanding speakers simply can't. The traditional bookshelf speaker is passive, meaning that you need to connect it to an amplifier. However, active (powered) bookshelf speakers are growing in popularity, particularly for desktop and other nearfield applications where you sit closer to the speakers. Combine a set of bookshelf speakers with a subwoofer, and enjoy a two-channel or multichannel system that is both room-friendly and high-performance. Here are some Resources that can teach you more about speaker design:

What’s the Ideal Speaker Driver Configuration?
Picking and Placing Your Display, Speakers, and Subwoofer by THX
First-Order Crossovers: Panacea or Problem?
How DSP Can Take Audio to New Heights

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RBH CTx Series Speaker System Reviewed

RBH CTx Series Speaker System Reviewed

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

RBH has redesigned its popular CT Series sub/sat system. Dennis Burger puts the new CTx speakers and subwoofer through their paces and comes away highly impressed. Read More

 
ATC SCM7 MkIII Bookshelf Speaker Review

ATC SCM7 MkIII Bookshelf Speaker Review

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

ATC is back with a gorgeous speaker that is at home in a recording studio but might just find its way into your home with its solid build quality and beamingly accurate sound. Read More

 
Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Paradigm Reference Studio 10 v.5 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By Bob Barrett

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Like many music and home theater enthusiasts, I find bookshelf speakers very appealing. Done right, they can seem almost magical in their ability to cast a large, lifelike 3D soundstage without being intrusive in your living space. Canadian loudspeaker company... Read More

 
Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Speaker System Reviewed

Aperion Audio Allaire Bluetooth Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

No one in their right mind sits around and thinks that what the world needs is another Bluetooth speaker. I'm not saying that the people at Aperion Audio are crazy, but evidently someone at the company decided that the world... Read More

 
MartinLogan Crescendo Premium Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

MartinLogan Crescendo Premium Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

"Little boxes on the countertop,Little boxes made of ticky tacky,Little boxes on the countertop,Little boxes all the same." With apologies to Malvina Reynolds, that little paraphrased ditty runs through my head every time I survey the landscape of Bluetooth and... Read More

 
Orb Audio 10th-Anniversary People's Choice Speaker System Reviewed

Orb Audio 10th-Anniversary People's Choice Speaker System Reviewed

By Dennis Burger

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Orb Audio's People's Choice might just be the perfect speaker system for some- to find out if it's for you read Dennis Burger's review. Read More

 
Soundcast Melody Wireless In-/Outdoor Speaker

Soundcast Melody Wireless In-/Outdoor Speaker

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Adrienne Maxwell finds that there is lots to like about the Soundcast Melody, provided you don't mind the price tag. Read More

 
PSB CS500 Outdoor Speaker Reviewed

PSB CS500 Outdoor Speaker Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Outdoor speakers are a special breed, and with less choices available compared to indoor speakers. But when a company like PSB puts out an outdoor speaker, it's worth taking notice. So do the live up to the PSB name? Sean Killebrew finds out . . . Read More

 
Polk TSx220B Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Polk TSx220B Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By Myron Ho

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Myron Ho examines the Polk TSx220B bookshelf speakers. During the course of his review, Myron discovers what the bookshelf speaker is not, but he also discovers surprising things about what it is. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2013 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

It's that time of year again. The HomeTheaterReview.com staff has discussed all the products reviewed over the year and decided which ones rated the best. Check out our list of the best of 2013. Read More