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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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Definitive Technology BP-8020ST Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Definitive Technology BP-8020ST Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Andrew Robinson is a fan of Definitive Technology products. Given the performance he experienced from Definitive Technology's BP-8020ST floorstanding loudspeaker, it is hard not to understand why. Read More

 
Wharfedale Diamond 10 Series 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Wharfedale Diamond 10 Series 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

According to HTR reviewer Sean Killebrew, you would be hard pressed to find a better speaker system for the money than the Wharfedale Diamond 10 series. Check out how the Wharfedale performed during Sean Killebrew's tests Read More

 
Wilson Audio MAXX Series 3 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Wilson Audio MAXX Series 3 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Andrew Robinson, Home Theater Review's Managing Editor, checks out Wilson Audio's MAXX Series 3 loudspeakers and is completely dazzled, so much so that he declared them to be a near-perfect speaker. Read More

 
Wharfedale Opus 2-3 Loudspeaker Review

Wharfedale Opus 2-3 Loudspeaker Review

By Dr. Ken Taraszka

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Wharfedale is a brand that's been with us for quite some time though few this side of the "pond" are familiar with them-well reviewer Ken Taraszka gets up close and personal with these British beauties and comes away astonished. Will you? Read More

 
Aperion Audio Verus Grand Tower Speakers Reviewed

Aperion Audio Verus Grand Tower Speakers Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Aperion Audio, the Internet direct loudspeaker and electronics manufacturer, has been on a bit of a hot streak as of late however they haven't really offered an affordable flagship aimed at costlier competition-until now. Aperion Audio's new Verus Grand Tower is one hell of a loudspeaker for not a lot of money. Read More

 
GoldenEar Technology Triton Two Loudspeaker Reviewed

GoldenEar Technology Triton Two Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Sandy Gross has been the man with the plan when it comes to designing loudspeakers for over twenty years. He's the brains behind Polk Audio, Definitive Technology and now GoldenEar Technology. GoldenEar's newest floorstander, the Triton Two, is the culmination of everything Sandy has gleamed from his previous endeavors. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

The Editors of Home Theater Review have extensively searched, reviewed, and now chosen the best of the best home theater and audio gear, HDTVs and beyond. Click through for the winners in each category from the likes of Vizio, Samsung, Sharp and many others. Read More

 
Aerial Acoustics Model 20T Loudspeakers Reviewed

Aerial Acoustics Model 20T Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The top dog in Aerial's line up these massive speakers offer utilitarian looks with exceptional sound and bass extension. They come in a host of colors to match any décor. This must be considered a top of the line audiophile speaker at any level. Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond Loudspeaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

Bowers & Wilkins is one of the most iconic brands in all of audiophilia and home theater and their 800 Series Diamond is arguably the most iconic of the breed-if not of all loudspeakers. It's distinct shape, construction and sound has made it an instant classic, one that is used by recording artists, sound designers and engineers the world over. Read More

 
MartinLogan Purity Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

MartinLogan Purity Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Martin Logan is an American icon in speaker building and for good reason. They have been producing electrostatic and hybrid electrostatic speakers like these for decades. Read More