Floorstanding Speaker Reviews (261 Reviews)


Sonus faber Olympica Nova II Floorstanding Speaker Review

Sonus faber Olympica Nova II Floorstanding Speaker Review

Myron says that the Sonus faber Olympica Nova II delivers such detailed highs and rich midrange that its performance with vocals and acoustic music is almost unrivaled at this price point. Continue Reading

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

The best in larger, audiophile-grade speakers are reviewed on this HTR category page.

Floorstanding Speaker Reviews Archives

Sep 02, 2020

Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater 5.1 System First Look

B&W has introduced the seventh generation of its venerable 600 Series, which includes a 5.1 speaker package. Read on for first listening impressions. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater 5.1 System First Look

Aug 12, 2020

Revel F328Be Floorstanding Speaker Review

Brian says you'd be hard pressed to find a speaker that provides a more balanced, coherent, and nuanced presentation, especially at this price point, than the Revel F328Be. Continue Reading
Revel F328Be Floorstanding Speaker Review

Jun 10, 2020

MartinLogan Motion 20i Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Recently, MartinLogan updated several models within the Motion Series product line, including three floorstanding models, the 60XTi, 40i, and 20i;... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Motion 20i Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Jun 01, 2020

Definitive Technology Demand Series Speaker System Reviewed

Given their performance, aesthetics, and price, Definitive Technology's Demand series speakers set a very high bar, says Sean Killebrew. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Demand Series Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 27, 2020

Laufer Teknik The Note Speaker System Reviewed

In April 2019 at the AXPONA audio show, Sam Laufer, President of Laufer Teknik, introduced his company's newest speaker system,... Continue Reading
Laufer Teknik The Note Speaker System Reviewed

Mar 02, 2020

Revel F226Be Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

A little over one year ago, Revel started shipping the first speaker from its PerformaBe line, the F228Be, which was... Continue Reading
Revel F226Be Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 20, 2020

Focal Chora 826 Three-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dennis Burger says Focal's new thousand-dollar floor-stander looks great, sounds great, and is super forgiving in terms of placement. Continue Reading
Focal Chora 826 Three-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 06, 2020

MartinLogan Motion 20i, 15i, and 30i Speakers Reviewed

MartinLogan is best known for its high-performance hybrid-electrostatic speakers, but those large panels generally command a premium price tag, to... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Motion 20i, 15i, and 30i Speakers Reviewed

Dec 16, 2019

Magico A3 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Prior to this review, my experience with Magico speakers was limited to brief listening sessions at audio shows. For years... Continue Reading
Magico A3 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Dec 09, 2019

Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

As 2019 comes to a close, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from affordable favorites to flagship products that make us drool. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

Oct 30, 2019

KEF Blade Speakers Reviewed

Introduced in 2012, the KEF Blade was the product of five years of painstaking research and development. Utilizing computer aided... Continue Reading
KEF Blade Speakers Reviewed

Aug 14, 2019

MartinLogan Classic ESL 9 Speakers Reviewed

Retailing for $6,495 per pair, the MartinLogan Classic ESL 9 is the smallest and least expensive offering in the company's... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Classic ESL 9 Speakers Reviewed

Aug 12, 2019

Aperion Audio Novus 5.0.2 Speaker System Reviewed

Dylan says Aperion's new Novus 5.0.2 surround sound system represents an interesting departure from the norm for the company, both in terms of styling and functionality. Continue Reading
Aperion Audio Novus 5.0.2 Speaker System Reviewed

Aug 05, 2019

SVS Prime Pinnacle Tower Speaker Reviewed

SVS, the highly acclaimed online consumer direct retailer best known for its subwoofers, has introduced a new tower speaker that... Continue Reading
SVS Prime Pinnacle Tower Speaker Reviewed

Jun 03, 2019

Vivid Audio Kaya 90 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Brian Kahn says Vivid Audio's Kaya 90 is an incredible mix of speed and detail, impact and dynamics, with a look quite unlike anything else on the market. Continue Reading
Vivid Audio Kaya 90 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

May 22, 2019

Tekton Design Lore Be Loudspeaker Reviewed

Andrew Robinson says the Lore Be is another fine loudspeaker from Tekton Design: one that carries on in the tradition established by other Tekton offerings. Continue Reading
Tekton Design Lore Be Loudspeaker Reviewed

May 20, 2019

Paradigm Premier Series Speaker System Reviewed

Dylan says that if you're looking to upgrade your sound experience over a soundbar or HTiB, but don't want to break the bank, the Paradigm Premier series should be on your audition list due to good design and trickle-down technology. Continue Reading
Paradigm Premier Series Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 29, 2019

Polk Signature S50 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano says Polk's little Signature S50 floor-standers are fun as heck and a heck of a bargain. Continue Reading
Polk Signature S50 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Apr 08, 2019

Focal Aria 926 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Well-known to audiophiles, French loudspeaker manufacturer Focal has built a reputation by making some excellent loudspeakers over the years.� What... Continue Reading
Focal Aria 926 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Mar 27, 2019

Paradigm Persona 5F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Lauded loudspeaker manufacturer Paradigm introduced its new Persona flagship speaker lineup back in 2017 as a replacement for the long-revered... Continue Reading
Paradigm Persona 5F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

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