Bookshelf Speaker Reviews (223 Reviews)


Bookshelf Speaker Reviews Archives

Mar 22, 2010

MartinLogan Motion Speaker System Reviewed

Featuring their new Folded Motion tweeter. The Motion 2 is only 11 x 5 x 4.5 inch making it perfect for nearfield desktop duties while the larger Motion 4 bookshelf would work well in a small home theater system combined with the Motion 8 Center Channel. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Motion Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 22, 2010

Krell Modulari Primo Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

The Modulari Primo is Krell's all out assault on the bookshelf speaker category. With a 0.75 inch thick aluminum enclosure, this baby of the LAT series weighs in at 85 pounds. Andrew Robinson loved their reference-level performance. Continue Reading
Krell Modulari Primo Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Feb 18, 2010

Orb Audio Mod1 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

The Orb Mod1 home theater speaker system delivers a complete 5.1 speaker package for only $798 that sounds amazingly good and fits easily into a multi-purpose room. Find out why reviewers everywhere think round speakers rock. Continue Reading
Orb Audio Mod1 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 18, 2010

Orb Audio Classic One Stereo Speaker System Reviewed

This $549 three-piece speaker system uses the same Mod1 satellites as Orb's 5.1 home theater system. Mated with the Orb Super Eight subwoofer to make a threesome, the Mod1s make for a fantastic small room system. Continue Reading
Orb Audio Classic One Stereo Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 12, 2010

Paradigm Signature Reference S1 Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

The Signature Reference S1s are the smallest speakers in the Paradigm's Signature Line. With their 1 inch Beryllium dome tweeter and easy to drive 90 dB sensitivity, the S1s can play loudly and cleanly. Mated with a subwoofer the S1s can deliver world-class sound. Continue Reading
Paradigm Signature Reference S1 Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

Feb 03, 2010

Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v.5 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

The second smallest speaker in Paradigm's Reference Studio Line, the 20 V.5 uses a dual front-firing port to enhance its bass extension, but if you want to rock your house a subwoofer will be required. Not as airy on top as the Signature S2, more "just the facts" with a super smooth yet revealing midrange. Continue Reading
Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v.5 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

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

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