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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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Aperion Audio Intimus 5B Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Aperion Audio Intimus 5B Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Aperion Audio's Intimus line contains within the 5B, a bookshelf speaker. HomeTheaterReview.com writer Andrew Robinson reviews the speaker to see what you get for its affordable price tag. Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins 805 Diamond Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 805 Diamond Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

HomeTheaterReview.com reviewer Brian Kahn tackles the Bowers & Wilkins 805 Diamond bookshelf speaker to put it to the test to see if the affordable bookshelf lives up to the Bowers & Wilkins name. Read More

 
SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

SVS Ultra Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

SVS has added new speakers into the company's Ultra line. Andrew Robinson takes a look at the bookshelf model, putting it to the test in his review, to see if these new speakers are worth your time. Read More

 
Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 55 Reviewed

Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 55 Reviewed

By Alex Lezcano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 55 bookshelf speaker is one of the more affordable offerings from the company. However, Alex Lezcano's reviews the StudioMonitor 55 and finds out the price is misleading. Read More

 
Monster ClarityHD Micro Portable Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Monster ClarityHD Micro Portable Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The ClarityHD Micro is a bluetooth portable speaker from Monster. That could mean a lot of things. HomeTheaterReview.com writer Brian Kahn takes a look at the speaker to find out what the ClarityHD Micro can do. Read More

 
Lawrence Audio Mandolin Speakers Reviewed

Lawrence Audio Mandolin Speakers Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Lawrence Audio's "baby sister" to the Cello speakers is the bookshelf Mandolin speaker. Terry London reviews the Mandolin to see what the little sibling has learned or not learned from her bigger sister. Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Bowers & Wilkins has added a new version of the Zeppelin to the company's offerings with the Zeppelin Air. The Zeppelin Air adds some fun new features, but does it stand up when it comes to performance? Read More

 
Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

It's that time of year again. The Home Theater Review staff has looked over all of the year's impressive offerings - of which there were many - and narrowed it down to what they believe to be the best of 2012. Read More

 
NSMT Loudspeakers PSM Super Monitor Reviewed

NSMT Loudspeakers PSM Super Monitor Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

HomeTheaterReview.com reviewer Terry London received the NSMT Loudspeakers PSM Super Monitor for evaluation. Terry put the speaker to the test and now you can read about the results. Read More

 
Reference 3A MM deCapo-i Speaker Reviewed

Reference 3A MM deCapo-i Speaker Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The Reference 3A MM deCapo-i bookshelf speaker may be an obscure model for many. However, Terry London's evaluation of the speaker may prove that that shouldn't be the case. Read More