Bookshelf Speaker Reviews (211 Reviews)


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Feb 13, 1991

Monitor Audio Monitor One Loudspeakers Reviewed

While known for fairly priced speakers, making a pair of speakers that costs as little as these do is tough. Now get them to sound good and you have the Monitor Audio Monitor One bookshelf speaker. Read the full review on the next page. Continue Reading
Monitor Audio Monitor One Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 13, 1991

Celestion SL700 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

While the SL700 does play louder than its predecessor, the real meat of this product is the bass, which "conveys more weight and richness." The imaging "remained precise and accurate." Our reviewer felt it was so silky sounding, "they could have been spun by worms." Continue Reading
Celestion SL700 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Feb 13, 1991

Genesis IM-5200 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The IM-5200 has "excellent and impressive image height" and "a touch more precision" than the competition. It's a "punchy, sparkling, involving speaker which offers a greater sense of weight and bass extension" then other models in its class. Continue Reading
Genesis IM-5200 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 13, 1990

Celestion 5 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Celestion 5is available in simulated black ash or oak finishes. It is "capable of recreating a fairly realistic soundstage" The Celestion 5 has "added bass and improved dynamics" over the popular and well received Celestion, "with no tradeoff in bass control" and there are also "gains in dynamic capabilities..." Continue Reading
Celestion 5 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 13, 1990

JBL XPL 90 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The detailed craftsmanship of the XPL 90 combines "to create a close-to-dead resonance free reap the reward of smear-free, precise sound." The response towards this model, from both audiophiles and "civilians" were "unanimously favorable" according to our reviewer... Continue Reading
JBL XPL 90 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 13, 1990

ATC SCM20 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Although it is not a very large unit, ATC has endowed the SCM20 "with dynamic capabilities which are found only in massive or expensive systems." In fact, our reviewer noted he had "yet to find much material which taxes the SCM20. It also avoids "any fatigue-inducing 'edges'" while vocals Continue Reading
ATC SCM20 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Feb 13, 1989

Sonus faber Electa Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

The Electa has "panache" in "the way it balanced every aspect of speaker performance in the same way it addressed the speaker's physical presentation." Its appearance is described as "mouthwatering" while the sound performance "so utterly musical that any inherent weaknesses are reduced to Continue Reading
Sonus faber Electa Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Feb 13, 1989

Celestion 3000 Ribbon Loudspeakers Reviewed

In absolute terms, the Celestion 3000's staging capabilities were "of an order so far beyond what is expected at this price point." Listeners will also no longer need to fight over center position in front of these speakers. The sound has "such overwhelming synergy that Continue Reading
Celestion 3000 Ribbon Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 13, 1989

Roksan Hotcakes Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

'Lifestyle' products usually emanate from the marketing-led mass-market companies, so it's a pleasant surprise to learn that at least one... Continue Reading
Roksan Hotcakes Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 13, 1989

Monitor Audio Studio 10 Loudspeakers Reviewed

All-metal drivers are nothing new. Anyone possessing old copies of the missing-in-action Hi-Fi Yearbook can rattle off a list of... Continue Reading
Monitor Audio Studio 10 Loudspeakers Reviewed

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