Floorstanding Speaker Reviews (243 Reviews)


Polk Signature S50 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

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

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

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

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

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