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Floorstanding and Audiophile Loudspeaker Reviews

While the rest of the home theater world may be cashing in on the LED HDTV craze, you still need a pair of floorstanding loudspeakers if you're trying to achieve a true, full-range sound in your home theater. For the audiophile in you there's nothing better than pair of reference grade floorstanding loudspeakers from the likes of Bowers & Wilkins, Revel, Wilson Audio, Paradigm and more. Tight on space? Today's modern floorstanding loudspeaker isn't the boxy black coffin from days of old-many have become streamlined pieces of art featuring finishes that rival some of the world's most exotic cars.

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Totem Acoustic Wind Design Loudspeaker Reviewed

Totem Acoustic Wind Design Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Totem Acoustic Wind Design is a unique-looking floor-standing loudspeaker that combines a rakish appearance with extremely high-quality drivers and construction. At $13,995 per pair suggested retail, the made-in-Canada Totem Wind Design is clearly a high-end loudspeaker - and looks... Read More

 
Dynaudio Sapphire Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dynaudio Sapphire Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Danish loudspeaker company Dynaudio is one of the few manufacturers that is both a supplier of raw drivers, and a provider of complete, high-end loudspeakers for consumer and professional audio. (They also supply drivers and systems for automobiles.) As such,... Read More

 
Meridian DSP5200 Digital Active Loudspeaker

Meridian DSP5200 Digital Active Loudspeaker

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Meridian is well known among audiophiles and music lovers as a company offering audio components and loudspeakers that aspire to the highest of high-end performance. The company created something of a sensation in the audiophile world with the introduction of... Read More

 
Canton Reference 3.2 DC Loudspeaker Reviewed

Canton Reference 3.2 DC Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Canton is Germany's largest and best-selling speaker maker, for good reason. They have been building speakers for over 35 years and make everything from car audio and iPod boom boxes to ultra-high-end audiophile speakers with something for pretty much any... Read More

 
Infinity Cascade Model Nine Loudspeaker Reviewed

Infinity Cascade Model Nine Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Infinity Cascade Series models are unique among loudspeakers--they don't look like any others, thanks to their slim, narrow curvilinear design and exclusive Maximum Radiating Surface (MRS) flat-panel drivers. The MRS driver used in the flagship Cascade Model Nine (SRP:... Read More

 
Aerial Acoustics Model 9 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Aerial Acoustics Model 9 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Aerial Acoustic model 9 is a full-range, floor standing, loudspeaker built to compete with the best in the under-$10,000 arena. The $8,800 Model 9 is almost at the top of the Aerial food chain occupying the spot below the... Read More

 
Wilson Audio Series 2 Alexandria X2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Wilson Audio Series 2 Alexandria X2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

I will never forget begging Christopher Hansen like a kid who desperately wants an ice cream cone or some new matchbox car to order one of the first pairs of the Wilson "Grand SLAMM" speakers back in the early 1990s.... Read More

 
Meridian DSP8000 Digital Active Loudspeakers Reviewed

Meridian DSP8000 Digital Active Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Meridian is likely best known for being the company that made the first meaningful high end Compact Disc player or perhaps for their upgradeable reference 800 series AV preamp and CD/DVD transport, when other companies failed with their "future-proof" claims.... Read More

 
Paradigm Signature S8 v.2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Paradigm Signature S8 v.2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

When it comes to top-flight speakers designed for peak performance at price levels a imed at the Everyman, no one does it better than Paradigm. Their newest assault on cost-no -object speakers, the Signature S8 v.2s reviewed here, are... Read More

 
Meyer Sound X-10 Powered Loudspeakers

Meyer Sound X-10 Powered Loudspeakers

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Meyer is not a well-known brand with consumers. "These speakers are made by engineers for engineers," our reviewer noted. "There is nothing sexy about the X-10s. That is until you turn them on and listen." With regard to sound, these speakers "kick the hell out of nearly every consumer speaker in the market in term of dynamics and power. Read More