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Floorstanding Speaker Reviews

When you picture the traditional audiophile speaker, you probably imagine a large, floorstanding speaker. The floorstander is designed to produce a full-range sound and generally offers better bass performance than a smaller bookshelf speaker. Today’s floorstanding designs feature a variety of driver types—from the traditional dynamic driver to the electrostatic panel to the horn to the ribbon. Each design carries its own strengths and weaknesses; you can learn more through the Resources presented below. Today's floorstanding loudspeaker isn't the boxy black coffin from days of old; many are streamlined pieces of art featuring finishes that rival some of the world's most exotic cars.

Types of Floorstanding Speakers
What’s the Ideal Speaker Driver Configuration?
What Is an Active Loudspeaker?
How to Pick the Right Amp for Your Speakers (and Vice Versa)
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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MartinLogan Vista Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

MartinLogan Vista Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The Vista are entry level Martin Logan speakers that offer a lot of the benefits of their top models with little compromise. Their sleek looks and huge compliment of colors available will allow them to fit into almost any room. Read More

 
MartinLogan Vantage Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

MartinLogan Vantage Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The Vantage is a large hybrid electrostatic speaker with a 200 Watt powered eight inch subwoofer built-in. They offer high efficiency and can be custom designed to suit your tastes. Read More

 
MartinLogan Spire Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

MartinLogan Spire Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The great American speaker company has done it again with the new Spire. Offering full range from it's hybrid design and efficient enough to be easily driven by lower powered amplifiers the Spire offers high end sound at a real world price. Read More

 
MartinLogan CLX Electrostatic Loudspeakers Reviewed

MartinLogan CLX Electrostatic Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

While cut from the same cloth as the CLS model of yore the CLX is an entirely new design. Available in a host of finishes from the companies custom shop these can be suited to any décor. When buying the CLX's expect to need a subwoofer to round out the bottom end. Read More

 
Mordaunt-Short Performance Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Mordaunt-Short Performance Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

If you're not familiar with the name, don't worry, you soon will be for Mordaunt-Short is on a tear to make a name for itself in the home theater and audiophile loudspeaker space, beginning with their Performance Home Theater Speaker System, which reviewer Ken Taraszka found to be an affordable revelation. Read More

 
Klipsch Synergy F-1 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Klipsch Synergy F-1 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Klipsch is one of the US's most storied and reputable loudspeaker brands and throughout the ages they've been responsible for some of the most iconic and long lasting designs the world over. While not every speaker can be the famous Klipschorn the Synergy F-1 still packs the lineage into a much more affordable package. Read More

 
Klipsch RF-63 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Klipsch RF-63 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Second from the top in Klipsch's reference series of loudspeaker the RF-63 packs a lot of the same performance of the larger RF-83 into a slightly more compact and affordable design. The RF-63 is capable of theater like sound levels and possesses Klipsch's signature dynamic capabilities and iconic sound. Read More

 
Klipsch RF-82 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Klipsch RF-82 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The RF-82 loudspeakers from famed manufacturer Klipsch are third in the line among their reference series, sitting below the RF-63 and the largest RF-83. The RF-82 is a compact, high performance loudspeaker that is equally adept at both home theater and two-channel playback. Read More

 
Boston Acoustics VS 336 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Boston Acoustics VS 336 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Boston Acoustics has gone through a metamorphosis as of late in an attempt to regain a bit of the market share they once enjoyed. The VS 336 features Boston Acoustics' latest design language, which includes swooping lines and a tapered cabinet. Read More

 
Boston Acoustics CS 226 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Boston Acoustics CS 226 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

If you're in the market for a truly affordable floorstanding loudspeaker that puts performance above all else look no further than the CS 226 from Boston Acoustics. While it's outwardly appearance may be basic and a bit classic its performance is second to none considering it's ultra affordable asking price. The CS 226 is a classic looking loudspeaker with classic performance. Read More