Floorstanding Speaker Reviews (223 Reviews)


RBH Signature Reference SV-6500R Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

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

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 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

Feb 06, 2017

Fluance HFF Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews the $699/pair HFF tower speaker from Fluance, which features a one-inch silk dome tweeter, a five-inch glass fiber midrange, and two eight-inch polypropylene cone woofers. Continue Reading
Fluance HFF Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Jan 30, 2017

MartinLogan Expression ESL 13A Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Brian Kahn reviews MartinLogan's Expression ESL 13A, a hybrid floorstanding speaker that combines an electrostatic transducer with a pair of powered 10-inch aluminum cone woofers, driven by a 300-watt Class D amp. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Expression ESL 13A Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Jan 23, 2017

MarkAudio-SOTA Viotti One Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews the $2,995/pair Viotti One from MarkAudio-SOTA. This two-way bookshelf speaker combines a 5cm tweeter/midrange driver with an 11cm woofer in a well-built cabinet that comes with a matching stand. Continue Reading
MarkAudio-SOTA Viotti One Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Jan 05, 2017

GoldenEar Technology Triton Reference Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dennis Burger gives his initial in-depth listening impression of GoldenEar Technology's new flagship Triton Reference loudspeaker, which makes its official debut at CES 2017. Continue Reading
GoldenEar Technology Triton Reference Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 05, 2016

Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

'Tis the season for Home Theater Review's annual best-of list, where we select the best products we've reviewed in the past 12 months. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

Nov 23, 2016

Aurum Cantus V7F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

I have always had a strong interest in reviewing a speaker that is manufactured by Aurum Cantus--for two reasons. First,... Continue Reading
Aurum Cantus V7F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Nov 21, 2016

GoldenEar Technology Triton Two+ Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews GoldenEar Technology's Triton Two+, an updated version of the Triton Two powered tower speaker that incorporates technologies from the company's acclaimed Triton One. Continue Reading
GoldenEar Technology Triton Two+ Loudspeaker Reviewed

Oct 31, 2016

Focal Sopra N°2 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano reviews the stylish Sopra N°2 from Focal. This floorstanding model incorporates technologies and designs from the company's higher-end speaker lines and is destined to catch your eyes and your ears. Continue Reading
Focal Sopra N°2 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Oct 17, 2016

Definitive Technology BP9060 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth explores Definitive Technology's BP9060--a bipolar speaker that features a powered bass section and a creative design to easily integrate Definitive's A90 Atmos module. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology BP9060 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Oct 03, 2016

NHT MS Tower Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth auditions NHT's MS Tower speaker ($699 each), a three-way design that also incorporates an up-firing Atmos speaker module. Continue Reading
NHT MS Tower Speaker Reviewed

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