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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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Paradigm Reference Studio 100v4 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Paradigm Reference Studio 100v4 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

These are large floor standing speakers with plenty of punch for both two-channel listening and home theater use. Utilizing multiple smaller drivers for the bottom end allows true full range sound from a relatively narrow footprint. Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins 683 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 683 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

B&W is best known for their top of the line speakers, but moving down the line up you still get a lot of speaker but now at a much lower price. While the 683's won't have the cabinetry of the Nautilus they will still impress sonically. Read More

 
MartinLogan Summit Loudspeakers Reviewed

MartinLogan Summit Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

This is the largest hybrid speaker Martin Logan makes. When you are at this level you expect true bass extension and the dual 10 inch subwoofers will ensure you get it while the high efficiency electrostatic panel will be easy to power. Read More

 
Wilson WATT Puppy Version 8 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Wilson WATT Puppy Version 8 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The Wilson WATT Puppy is the most successful and sought-after loudspeaker in audiophile history. At the whopping price of $28,000 per pair, well-heeled and audiophile clients still reach deep into their pockets to own these legendary speakers. Historically, the... Read More

 
Aperion Audio Intimus 422/S-8 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Aperion Audio Intimus 422/S-8 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

It is true. You do not get a second chance to make a great first impression. The folks at Aperion Audio, based in Portland, Oregon, have certainly taken this truth to heart. Inside the heavy master carton, the speakers are... Read More

 
Revel F12 Speakers and Revel B10 Subwoofer Reviewed

Revel F12 Speakers and Revel B10 Subwoofer Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The Revel F12 speakers are those rare pieces that "look more expensive than their price." The sound was "surprisingly non-fatiguing" and "provided a fairly good soundstage and excellent imaging...the tweeter and midrange are rarely bright or harsh and vocals came through with great clarity" Read More

 
KEF Reference 203 Speakers Reviewed

KEF Reference 203 Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

I have been a fan of KEF speakers for some time now, and I have had extensive experience with a significant portion of the KEF line, including the KEF Reference system, which I had in my home. It was with... Read More

 
PSB Image T55 Speaker Reviews

PSB Image T55 Speaker Reviews

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

A compact speaker designed for the budget minded, PSB offers a complete compliment of speakers to round out a home theater or these can be used for two-channel listening. Read More

 
MB Quart Vera Series Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

MB Quart Vera Series Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

German designed and built MB Vera's can output huge volume and dynamics with gorgeous cabinet work, fit and finish make for an exceptional speaker. A full compliment of speakers are in the line to round out a full home theater. Read More

 
RBH MC Series Mark II Reviewed

RBH MC Series Mark II Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

When listening to music on a 5.1 track, the vocals were "smooth and the guitar work came through with crisp detail." When watching DVDs the bass was "adequately tight" while the "midrange and upper-midrange was full and created a wide sound stage. Highs were detailed and never forced." The MC series is "a remarkable performer of both music and movies..." Read More