Floorstanding Speaker Reviews (236 Reviews)


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Jun 15, 2009

Paradigm Studio 100 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

The 100 5.1s "throw a huge soundstage with well-defined images, without pinpointing the speakers as the sonic source and vocals are reproduced with full-bodied warmth. When watching films, "the subwoofer blended well with the front speakers, never calling attention to itself while providing a very solid bass foundation Continue Reading
Paradigm Studio 100 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

May 18, 2009

Bowers & Wilkins CT 700 Series Loudspeakers Reviewed

Our reviewer described the CT 700s as "juggernauts," adding, "The bass was about as visceral as I've ever experienced in a home/studio environment and possessed tremendous poise, composure and balance throughout." Meanwhile, the midrange "really Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins CT 700 Series Loudspeakers Reviewed

May 11, 2009

Infinity Classia Series C336 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Infinity is a company known for loudspeakers that combine attractive styling with high-tech driver design. The Classia C336 floor-standing... Continue Reading
Infinity Classia Series C336 Loudspeaker Reviewed

May 11, 2009

JBL ES90 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The JBL ES90 is part of the legendary speaker company's mainstream ES Series lineup of home theater and music loudspeakers.... Continue Reading
JBL ES90 Loudspeakers Reviewed

May 08, 2009

JBL WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module

The JBL WEM-1 are easy to place and easy to install. The system "eliminates the need to run speaker wires from the main audio system to the surround speakers." Despite its relatively small size, the built-in amplifier is "surprisingly powerful." "The sound leans more toward the cool and analytical...yet isn't harsh or strident" Continue Reading
JBL WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module

May 07, 2009

JBL Project Array 1400 Array Loudspeaker

The JBL Project Array series of home theater and music loudspeakers is one of JBL's high-end speaker lines, incorporating... Continue Reading
JBL Project Array 1400 Array Loudspeaker

Feb 04, 2009

Magnepan MMG Floor-Standing Speakers Reviewed

The Magnepan MMG is the smallest and least expensive speaker in the Magnepan line, priced at $599 per pair and... Continue Reading
Magnepan MMG Floor-Standing Speakers Reviewed

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm Monitor 7 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

When it comes to affordable, quality loudspeakers, it is possible that nobody does them better than Paradigm. Their Monitor 7... Continue Reading
Paradigm Monitor 7 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Ruark Epilogue Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Epilogue "is a clever, 'grown up' package, with no visible compromises." The midband is "clear and detailed, with hints of warmth that might be used to tame aggressive solid-state amps of the budget variety" while the upper frequencies were "imparting a delicious sense of coherence, the join between the mid/bass driver and tweeter are impossible to detect..." Continue Reading

Jan 11, 2009

Opera Platea Loudspeakers Reviewed

Plateas creates a sound with "a lot more weight and impact...while retaining the light touch and speed." This model also "has more bass to call upon" but is still "well-rounded and non-aggressive" but still allows the Plateas to cope with rap or techno music. It also has excellent sound with "subtle harmonies and textures..." Continue Reading

Jan 11, 2009

Ruark Solus Loudspeakers Reviewed

It was only a matter of time before Ruark added an entry-level model to its flagship series. I'm completely puzzled... Continue Reading
Ruark Solus Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Sonus faber Amati Loudspeakers Reviewed

In 30 years as an audio casualty, I must have played with over 4000 different components. Some have been forgettable,... Continue Reading
Sonus faber Amati Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Quad 989 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Few products are of such great consequence that reviewers both covet and fear them. Imagine the impact of a Linn... Continue Reading
Quad 989 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Quad Electrostatic Speakers (ESL 55) reviewed

If the title doesn't say it all, then let us remind you: The original Quad ESL. That display of... Continue Reading
Quad Electrostatic Speakers (ESL 55) reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

MartinLogan Script, Scenarios and Cinema Speakers Reviewed

One of the minor dilemmas associated with audio reviewing is the need to keep a number of systems on the... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Script, Scenarios and Cinema Speakers Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

DynAudio Contour T2.5 Speakers Reviewed

DynAudios feature a "sweet, smooth top end and superb retrieval of fine detail." But what made the DynAudios so special "is their capacity for sounding huge." The imaging has a "deliriously wide sound stage and better than average depth." The Contour T2.5 reminded our reviewer of Continue Reading
DynAudio Contour T2.5 Speakers Reviewed

Jan 10, 2009

MartinLogan Theater and Ascent Loudspeaker Review

Let's start with the name: in its transition from manufacturer of tweaky (yet utterly gorgeous) full-range electrostatics, to being the... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Theater and Ascent Loudspeaker Review

Jan 06, 2009

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 6000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Bang & Olufsen, also known as B&O, has been making stylish powered loudspeakers for lifestyle-oriented consumers for years. While B&O... Continue Reading
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 6000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 06, 2009

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 8000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Offering aesthetics any modern interior designer would die for, the powered Beolab 8000 speaker can be used with anything from an iPod to high end separates. While visually striking for true full range sound a subwoofer might be necessary. Click here for a full review. Continue Reading
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 8000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Sonus faber Cremona Loudspeaker Reviewed

The Sonus Faber Cremona "delivers sublime performance while acknowledging that people have to look at/live with the equipment." It delivers "bass which belies its size" and will "disappoint only the brain-damaged." These speakers "never wavered when faced with bombastic material, or when asked on occasion to play louder than my norm..." Continue Reading
Sonus faber Cremona Loudspeaker Reviewed

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