Floorstanding Speaker Reviews (233 Reviews)


Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Here at the end of 2018, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from budget favorites to aspirational flagship products. 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

Nov 26, 2018

Sonus faber Sonetto III Loudspeakers Reviewed

Thanks to its terrific design and sublime engineering, the Sonus faber Sonetto III produces much bigger sound than a speaker its size has a right to, says Bob Barrett. Continue Reading
Sonus faber Sonetto III Loudspeakers Reviewed

Oct 22, 2018

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

If you're looking for a speaker that'll peel the skin off your skull, the Debut 2.0 F6.2 might not be what you're looking for. But for purity of tone, detail, and sound staging at its price, this speaker is hard to beat. Continue Reading
ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Oct 08, 2018

B&W 702 S2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

If you're looking for a speaker in the $2K price range that can deliver everything a recording has to offer, Bob Barrett says this Bowers & Wilkins tower is one that you absolutely must audition. Continue Reading
B&W 702 S2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sep 10, 2018

Focal Kanta No. 2 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Greg Handy takes the Focal Kanta No. 2 for a ride and finds its sophisticated sound and air of confidence downright intoxicating. Continue Reading
Focal Kanta No. 2 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Aug 13, 2018

Paradigm Monitor SE 6000F Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

If you're shopping around for sub-$1,000 floor-standing enthusiast speakers, says Jerry Del Colliano, Paradigm's Monitor SE 6000F are without question a top contender. Continue Reading
Paradigm Monitor SE 6000F Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Jun 04, 2018

Klipsch R-28PF Powered Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

There's been a movement to simplify AV setup for quite some time. Many consumers want better sound quality than they... Continue Reading
Klipsch R-28PF Powered Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Feb 19, 2018

Focal Sopra N°3 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Ken Taraszka auditions Focal's Sopra N°3. The largest floorstander in the Sopra line, the N°3 is a three-way design with two 8.25-inch bass drivers, a 6.5-inch midrange driver, and a 1.13-inch pure Beryllium tweeter. Continue Reading
Focal Sopra N°3 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Dec 18, 2017

Home Theater Review's Best of 2017 Awards

It's that time of year again--when the HomeTheaterReview.com staff looks at all of the products we reviewed this year and picks the best of the best. We've tried to hit all the product categories and price points. We hope you enjoy our Best of 2017 list. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2017 Awards

Dec 11, 2017

MarkAudio-SOTA Cesti T Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Anthony Wright auditions the Cesti T loudspeaker from MarkAudio-SOTA. This petite two-way tower speaker uses a larger two-inch full-range driver for higher frequencies, combined with two 4.4-inch full-range drivers for the lower frequencies. Continue Reading
MarkAudio-SOTA Cesti T Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Nov 20, 2017

RBH Signature Reference SV-6500R Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Bob Barrett reviews the SV-6500R from RBH's Reference Signature line. This floorstanding speaker combines an Air Motion Transformer tweeter with two 6.5-inch aluminum midrange drivers and three 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofers. Continue Reading
RBH Signature Reference SV-6500R Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Nov 06, 2017

Sonus faber Il Cremonese Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Greg Handy auditions the Il Cremonese floorstanding speaker from Sonus faber's premium Reference line. This $45,000/pair speaker was designed as a tribute to Antonio Stradivari and his creation, the Cremonese violin. Continue Reading
Sonus faber Il Cremonese Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Oct 16, 2017

Tekton Design Ulfberht Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Terry London explores the $12,000/pair Tekton Ulfberht floorstanding speaker--a four-way design that uses a total of 21 drivers, building upon the patented high-frequency driver array that Tekton first introduced in the Double Impact speaker. Continue Reading
Tekton Design Ulfberht Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Jul 17, 2017

Polk Signature S55 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

The name Polk invokes a certain brand promise--one of quality and value built over a long history of fine products... Continue Reading
Polk Signature S55 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Jul 03, 2017

Emotiva Airmotiv T1 Tower Speaker Reviewed

Bob Barrett reviews Emotiva's Airmotiv speakers--including the three-way T1 tower ($699/pair), the C1 center channel ($249), and the B1 bookshelf speaker ($299/pair). Continue Reading
Emotiva Airmotiv T1 Tower Speaker Reviewed

May 08, 2017

Ohm Acoustics Walsh Tall 5000 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Greg Handy auditions the Walsh Tall 5000 tower speaker from Ohm Acoustics, which uses a Coherent Line Source (CLS) full-range driver developed by Lincoln Walsh. Continue Reading
Ohm Acoustics Walsh Tall 5000 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Apr 17, 2017

Monitor Audio PL200 II Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews the PL200 II tower speaker from Monitor Audio's Platinum II Series, which incorporates a new Micro Pleated Diaphragm tweeter, among other improvements. Find out what he thought of the PL200 II's performance in this week's featured review. Continue Reading
Monitor Audio PL200 II Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Apr 03, 2017

Paradigm Persona 3F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Dennis Burger auditions models from Paradigm's new Persona Series, including the Persona 3F floorstanding speaker, Persona C center channel, and Persona B bookshelf speaker. Continue Reading
Paradigm Persona 3F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Mar 20, 2017

Tekton Design Double Impact Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Tekton's new Double Impact speaker features a patented design that uses 11 drivers in a four-way configuration. Find out what Terry London thinks of the new speaker in this week's featured review. Continue Reading
Tekton Design Double Impact Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Mar 06, 2017

Revel Concerta2 F36 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews the F36 speaker ($2,000/pair) from Revel's Concerta2 line. This tower speaker combines a one-inch aluminum dome tweeter with three 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofers in a 2.5-way design. Continue Reading
Revel Concerta2 F36 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Feb 15, 2017

Role Audio Enterprise Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Five years ago, I had the great pleasure of reviewing a pair of PSM Super Monitor speakers from NSMT, which... Continue Reading
Role Audio Enterprise Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

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