Floorstanding Speaker Reviews (229 Reviews)


Floorstanding Speaker Reviews Archives

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

Jan 04, 2009

Final 0.2 HTS Speaker System Reviewed

Final is a Dutch company who made more news for landing their founder in jail for racquets than for their way-ahead-of-the-game, uber-thin audiophile loudspeakers. Competing with MartinLogan and Magenpan, Final had all the promise in the world to fall flat. Read the review from back in the day here. Continue Reading
Final 0.2 HTS Speaker System Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Wilson Audio Alexandria Loudspeakers Reviewed

The replacement for the Wamm and now in the X-2 model these are the top dog of stereo speakers. If you have the room and are willing to treat the room and feed these big boys from the finest electronics they are undoubtedly one of the best speakers ever made. Click here for a full review. Continue Reading
 Wilson Audio Alexandria Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Beauhorn B2/2 Horn Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Horn speakers are something you love or hate and I won't try to sway anyone either way. If you are a fan of horn speakers, the Beauhorn B2/2 system offers all the dynamics and efficiency you are accustom to in a sleek modern looking package. Continue Reading
Beauhorn B2/2 Horn Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Sonus faber Stradivari Homage Speakers Reviewed

The largest of the Sonus Faber line and also the widest. Utilizing techniques used for making violins Sonus Faber has created a fine speaker that has become iconic for the brand. Don't hold their distribution chain against them - they are truly over-the-top speakers. Continue Reading
 Sonus faber Stradivari Homage Speakers Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Quad ESL-2905 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The largest full range electrostatic speaker in Quads line up these offer full range sound and a more modern aesthetic, these are the top dog from the perennial favorite electrostatic speaker maker. Click here for a full review. Continue Reading
Quad ESL-2905 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 04, 2009

Vandersteen 5A Loudspeaker Reviewed

A large full range speaker, the 5A's are obelisk-shaped. Their design gives them exceptional detail and imaging and Vandersteen fans all aspire to this speaker. To see if it is fits your needs, click here for the full Jim Swantko review here. Continue Reading
Vandersteen 5A Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 02, 2009

Acoustic Zen Adagio Loudspeakers Reviewed

Made by a company more known for their cables, the Adagio is a true work of art with exceptional cabinetwork and solid sound all at an affordable price. Those looking for a smaller speaker a stand mounted version is also available in the Jr. model Continue Reading
Acoustic Zen Adagio Loudspeakers Reviewed

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