Bookshelf Speaker Reviews (217 Reviews)


Bookshelf Speaker Reviews Archives

Jan 25, 2010

Orb Audio Mod4 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Orb has long been an innovator in compact and round speakers. The Mod4 "possesses an amazing coherence along nearly all of the frequency range due largely to their point source design and cross over free nature for a two-channel or home theater experience that must be heard to be believed..." Continue Reading
Orb Audio Mod4 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Jan 17, 2010

Wilson Audio Duette Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

While Wilson does not make inexpensive speakers, this is the lowest price model they have produced thus far. This attractive model has a "to-die-for finish, astounding build quality and...true high-end performance." Sound wise, the Duettes "will sing with a full-blooded, massive soundstage, enough to humiliate systems twice their size..." Continue Reading
Wilson Audio Duette Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 02, 2010

Infinity Primus P142 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Built to perform "beyond the norm" the Infinity Primus P142 bookshelf speaker delivers a humongous amount of sonic value for less than $200 a pair. The smallest in the Primus line, the P142 has a winning combination of elegant sound and stylish good looks. Continue Reading
Infinity Primus P142 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 30, 2009

Infinity Classia C205 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Part of the Classia series, which was created to complement flat panel displays. With a front port, 1inch tweeter, and 5.25 midrange/woofer, the C205 combines lifestyle looks with serious sonics for under $700 a pair. Continue Reading
Infinity Classia C205 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 30, 2009

Klipsch VB-15 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Available exclusively from Best Buy, these bookshelf speakers employ Klipsch's famous XT Tractrix horn to house its 1 inch dome tweeter. Only 13.75 inches high, the VB-15 will fit into spaces that few Klipsch speakers have gone in before. They also like to rock. Continue Reading
Klipsch VB-15 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 30, 2009

Klipsch XB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

There are plenty of $499 a pair bookshelf speakers but few are as dynamic as the Klipsch XB-10 bookshelf speaker, with its .75 titanium diaphragm tweeter mated with an XT Tractrix horn. If you like it loud, clean and accurate - you will like these speakers. Continue Reading
Klipsch XB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 30, 2009

Yamaha NS-333 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Not known for their speakers, Yamaha can surprise you. The NS-333 combines a 1inch aluminum dome tweeter in a waveguide horn with a 5inch polymer-injected mica diaphragm midrange/woofer. It can play loudly with little breakup or loss of control. Continue Reading
Yamaha NS-333 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 30, 2009

Sony SS-B1000 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

The baby brother of the SS-B3000, the SS-B1000 speakers are only $49.99 a pair, yet despite this rock-bottom price, produce a lively crisp sound that can get edgy if overdriven. For more volume, the larger SS-B3000s would better fill the bill. Continue Reading
Sony SS-B1000 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 07, 2009

Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Home Theater Review Editors have searched high and low, near and far, for the best products of 2009, from HDTVs to receivers, speakers to Blu-ray players, and more. Check to read the best in LED and LCD HDTV reviews here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Dec 05, 2009

Definitive Technology ProMonitor800 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

A member of Definitive Technology's ProCinema series of speakers, the ProMonitor 800 uses Definitive's exclusive balanced double surround system on its 4.5 inch midrange woofer. There's also a second, passive 4.5 inch up-firing radiator to give the speaker extra bass extension. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology ProMonitor800 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

The 350 is the smallest of Definitive Technology's StudioMonitor series. At less than 11inch high and only 6 15/16 inch wide, the 350 aims to provide a full range harmonic balance while still maintaining a small footprint. The 8 inch passive radiator located on the 350's side makes the bass bigger than you would expect. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Boston Acoustics CS 26 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

This $129.99 speaker couples a 1 inch Kortec soft dome tweeter with a 6.5inch graphite-injected polymer woofer. Available in black or cherry vinyl finish, the CS26 handles classical and jazz with a big soundstage, good power-handling and Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics CS 26 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Energy CB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

From Energy's Connoisseur series the $250 (each) CB-10 delivers a large soundstage, excellent neutrality, and a solid lower register. Andrew Robinson felt the speaker was not as well balanced as its larger sibling the $350 CB-20. Continue Reading
Energy CB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Energy CB-20 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

A slightly larger bookshelf design than the CB-10, the CB-20 offers greater bass extension from its 6.5inch driver as well as a more neutral and balanced harmonic balance. With excellent coherency, musicality and transparency, the CB-20 is a solid winner. Continue Reading
Energy CB-20 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

JBL ES20BK Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

The 10.3 lb. JBL ES20BK has a smooth modern look that also extends to its sonics. It's three-way design employs a "super-tweeter" that only begins operation at 12kHz. At only 86 dB efficient, the ES20 wants something better than a low-powered receiver to drive it. Continue Reading
JBL ES20BK Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Klipsch RB-61 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sitting second from the top of Klipsch's RB line of bookshelf speakers, the 22 lb. RB-61 delivers 95 dB efficiency making it ideal to mate with low-powered electronics. With slightly aggressive sonic profile, the RB-61 is ideal for electronic material. Continue Reading
Klipsch RB-61 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Klipsch Synergy B-2 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

For $250 per pair the Klipsch Synergy B-2 includes the company's signature Tractrix horn-coupled 0.75 inch aluminum dome tweeter and a 5.25 inch injection molded graphite midrange/woofer. With explosive dynamics and a warm midrange this easy to drive speaker can rock. Continue Reading
Klipsch Synergy B-2 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Klipsch Icon WB-14 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

At $599 per pair the Klipsch Icon WB-14 aims to provide a more balanced and less in-your-face overall sound. It's less directional than other horn designs and is better suited to wider variety of music than other models. It has less of a "horn sound' and more suavity as well. Continue Reading
Klipsch Icon WB-14 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Polk LSi7 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

The venerable Polk LS series has been around since 2001. The two-way LSi7, which was developed with John Hopkins University, has two ports, one on the front and one on the rear, to reinforce it's lowest frequencies and increase it's power-handling capabilities. Continue Reading
Polk LSi7 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Polk TSi100 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Full of Polk's proprietary technologies, including dynamic balance drivers, flared ports, and a narrow front baffle, the TSi100 delivers a stylish exterior coupled with above average performance, with crisp high frequencies and a midrange relatively free of nasal colorations. Continue Reading
Polk TSi100 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

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