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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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Triad InRoom Gold LCR Loudspeaker Reviewed

Triad InRoom Gold LCR Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Andrew Robinson happened upon the Triad InRoom Gold LCR loudspeaker purely by chance. Based on the performance he experienced, it was truly a fortunate find. Read on to find out just how fortunate. Read More

 
Libratone Live Wireless Loudspeaker Reviewed

Libratone Live Wireless Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The Libratone Live is, without a doubt, a stylish product that works well with the intended technologies. However, a pretty package is not the complete story when it comes to the Libratone Live. Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins (Mini Theater) MT-50 System

Bowers & Wilkins (Mini Theater) MT-50 System

By Alex Lezcano

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

If you are one to shun theater systems in general, you may want to look into the Bowers & Wilkins MT-50 system. Alex Lezcano did and ran the "mini theater" system through a battery of tests. Read More

 
Omega Speaker Systems' Hoyt-Bedford Type 1.5 Speaker Reviewed

Omega Speaker Systems' Hoyt-Bedford Type 1.5 Speaker Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Omega Speaker Systems' Hoyt-Bedford Type 1.5 speaker may have a big time, but it has a small form. But don't worry, this bookshelf speaker is still sure to impress with its performance. Read More

 
Paradigm Shift Series A2 Powered Loudspeaker Reviewed

Paradigm Shift Series A2 Powered Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Paradigm has offered something notable with the Paradigm Shift A2 bookshelf speaker. Andrew Robinson took on the Shift A2, throwing all kinds of tests at it during his review. Find our how it did. Read More

 
Paradigm Cinema 100 CT (Compact Theater) Speaker System Reviewed

Paradigm Cinema 100 CT (Compact Theater) Speaker System Reviewed

By Alex Lezcano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

If you want a 5.1 home theater system that is very affordable, you should look into the Paradigm Cinema 100 CT speaker system. HomeTheaterReview.com reviewer Alex Lezcano put it to the test. Here's how it did. Read More

 
Russound AirGo Powered Outdoor Speaker

Russound AirGo Powered Outdoor Speaker

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The AirGo from Russound is designed to work with Apple's AirPlay system. As Adrienne Maxwell discovered during her review, the AirGo offers an incredibly amount of convenience. But does it offer performance? Read More

 
Wharfedale Jade 1 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Wharfedale Jade 1 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Wharfedale has been a big name in England for some time now, but, given the findings of Andrew Robinson's review, the Jade 1 bookshelf speakers should make the company's name known far and wide. Read More

 
Living Sounds Audio (LSA1) Statement Monitor Reviewed

Living Sounds Audio (LSA1) Statement Monitor Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Terry London was on the hunt for a reasonably priced bookshelf speaker that would deliver on the performance aspect as well. He found it in the Living Sound Audio LSA1 Statement Monitor. Read More

 
HSU Research HB-1 MK2 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

HSU Research HB-1 MK2 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

HSU Research's HB-1 MK2 bookshelf speakers are cheap. However, they are also good. How good? Well read on to find out what Andrew Robinson had to say about the HB-1 MK2's performance. Read More