Floorstanding Speaker Reviews (249 Reviews)


MartinLogan Classic ESL 9 Speakers Reviewed

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 Masterpiece Series (a line you may recall from Brian Kahn's review of the Expression ESL 13A a few years back).... 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

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

Mar 25, 2019

Revel PerformaBe Series F228Be Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Revel's newest speaker, the Performa F228Be, has been in the works for a few years, with a lot of excitement... Continue Reading
Revel PerformaBe Series F228Be Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Mar 11, 2019

JBL Synthesis L100 Classic Loudspeaker Reviewed

It's no secret that as time and technology have progressed, things have gotten more complicated and less reliable as we... Continue Reading
JBL Synthesis L100 Classic Loudspeaker Reviewed

Feb 04, 2019

RBH R-55E Impression Series Elite Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Once dubbed the R55Ti from EMP Tek (an Internet direct offshoot of RBH), the R-55E reviewed here takes what was... Continue Reading
RBH R-55E Impression Series Elite Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 30, 2019

NSMT Loudspeakers Model 50/Jamaica Speaker Reviewed

Whether you're rocking high-powered solid state amps or flea-watt SETs, the NSMT Loudspeakers Model 50/Jamaica absolutely excels, says Terry London. Continue Reading
NSMT Loudspeakers Model 50/Jamaica Speaker Reviewed

Jan 14, 2019

Monitor Audio Silver 300 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Andrew Robinson says this incredibly affordable speaker could well be an enthusiast's entry point and final destination when shopping for a loudspeaker. Continue Reading
Monitor Audio Silver 300 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 07, 2019

GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R Loudspeaker Reviewed

The original GoldenEar Triton One tower was a revolution in high-performance, high-value audio. Its successor, the Triton One.R, blends the form of the One with the upgraded components of the Triton Reference, making it more of an evolution... an undeniable aesthetic and performance upgrade over its forebear. Continue Reading
GoldenEar Technology Triton One.R Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 12, 2018

Aperion Audio Verus III Grand Tower Speaker Reviewed

Dennis Burger is a little shocked that you get this much speaker for so little money. Great performance, tried-and-true technology, amazing finishes, and new enhancements make the Aperion Audio Verus III Grand Tower Speaker a hell of an enticing buy. Continue Reading
Aperion Audio Verus III Grand Tower Speaker Reviewed

Dec 10, 2018

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
Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

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

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