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Mon Acoustics SuperMon Mini Bookshelf Speaker Review

— November 11, 2022 00:45

Mon Acoustics SuperMon Mini Bookshelf Speaker Review

Mon Acoustics SuperMon Mini loudspeaker is a $2,000 all-aluminum speaker that uses a waveguide loaded AMT tweeter and an isobaric-loaded bass drivers. Is it worth the price?

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Sigberg Audio SBS.1 Active Speaker Review

— May 04, 2022 00:15

Sigberg Audio SBS.1 Active Speaker Review

Our review of the Sigberg Audio SBS.1 active speakers show a design that is long overdue. At $6.5k/pair, these Norwegian beauties give you state-of-the-art design in a reasonable size with high dynamic range.

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PSB Turns 50, Launches Retro-Chic Passif 50 Anniversary Edition Speaker

— August 10, 2022 00:55

PSB Turns 50, Launches Retro-Chic Passif 50 Anniversary Edition Speaker

In honor of celebrating its 50 year milestone in business, Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer PSB launched the Passif 50 loudspeaker ($2,499/pair). It features retro styling, but is all modern inside.

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Perlisten S4b Brings Flagship Performance Bookshelf Speaker Review

— October 24, 2021 13:30

Perlisten S4b Brings Flagship Performance Bookshelf Speaker Review

We review the Perlisten S4b 3-way bookshelf speaker system to see if the unparalleled technology found in their flagship S7t tower performs superbly in a more modestly sized package.

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Norway’s Sigberg Audio: High-Performance Active Speakers With Style

— February 14, 2022 11:50

Norway’s Sigberg Audio: High-Performance Active Speakers With Style

Sigberg Audio launched in Norway in 2020 offers high performance active loudspeaker designs and subwoofers employing high quality drivers and revolutionary technologies to optimize sound.

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Arendal Sound 1723 Monitor THX Loudspeaker Review

— July 05, 2021 01:25

Arendal Sound 1723 Monitor THX Loudspeaker Review

The Arendal 1723 Monitor looks great and Arendal claims a very high sound and build quality for its price, but is that real or just marketing fluff? Read our in-depth review to find out.

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Audioholics’ Top Eight $800 Bookshelf Speaker Picks for 2021

— September 22, 2021 00:20

Audioholics’ Top Eight $800 Bookshelf Speaker Picks for 2021

If you are shopping for high performance bookshelf speakers for under $1k, we have put together a guide for our top picks in the $800/pair range for 2021. Great for 2CH or a full home theater system.

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Focal Sopra N°1 Bookshelf & Center Speaker Review: Looks that Kill!

— June 09, 2021 01:20

Focal Sopra N°1 Bookshelf & Center Speaker Review: Looks that Kill!

$10,000 is a lot of dosh for a pair of bookshelf speakers. What if they are among the most finely constructed bookshelf speakers on Earth? Such is the case with Focal's Sopra No1 bookshelf speakers.

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Focal Adds Bookshelf and Center Channel to its Aria K2 Line

— September 02, 2021 00:55

Focal Adds Bookshelf and Center Channel to its Aria K2 Line

Focal announced the release of their Aria K2 906 bookshelf ($1,990/pr) and Aria center channel ($1,190/ea) to add to the impressive Aria 936 floorstanding speaker that debuted last year. Read on.

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JBL L100 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Review - Modern Take on a Classic

— May 03, 2021 01:00

JBL L100 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Review - Modern Take on a Classic

The JBL L100 Classics have the look of the L100 Centurys updated with the latest in loudspeaker design for improved performance. Our review determines if they surpass the originals to create a new legacy.

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Andrew Jones Is Leaving Elac - Unveils Solano Series

— August 30, 2021 01:00

Andrew Jones Is Leaving Elac - Unveils Solano Series

Andrew Jones left Elac to pursue a “fantastic opportunity” elsewhere. Meanwhile, Elac announced the Solano series loudspeakers which feature Elac's JET5 Air Motion Transformer tweeter. Read on.

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RBH Sound PM-8 Active Monitor Loudspeaker Review

— November 12, 2020 00:15

RBH Sound PM-8 Active Monitor Loudspeaker Review

The RBH Sound PM-8 is a DSP driven 2-way active studio monitor that offers tremendous performance intended for pro-audio. We reviewed these speakers to see how they also work for home audio environment.

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Our Top Six $600 Bookshelf Speaker Picks for 2021

— July 27, 2021 12:55

Our Top Six $600 Bookshelf Speaker Picks for 2021

This is a round up of some of the best bookshelf speakers we've found for 2021 based on performance, specs, aesthetics and reputation. Read on to find what's right for you.

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ADAM Audio T7V Powered Monitor Speaker Review

— October 20, 2020 23:30

ADAM Audio T7V Powered Monitor Speaker Review

The ADAM Audio T7V Active Speakers are nearfield monitors ($500/pair). We reviewed them to determine IF they sound as good as they look and IF they serve home audio applications as well as the studio.

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JBL Announces NEW Gear For 2021 Including a Monster Subwoofer!

— July 23, 2021 01:10

JBL Announces NEW Gear For 2021 Including a Monster Subwoofer!

JBL commemorates its 75th anniversary with a slew of new loudspeakers, a bone crushing subwoofer and an integrated amplifier sporting Dirac Live room correction. Are they living up to their heritage.

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PreSonus Eris E8 XT Active Studio Monitors Review

— September 07, 2020 08:00

PreSonus Eris E8 XT Active Studio Monitors Review

The PreSonus Eris E8 XT monitors are beefy speakers that sport an 8" fiber-woven woofer, a waveguide-loaded 1.25" dome tweeter, and 140 watts of onboard amplification. How do they sound? Read on.

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Our Top Five $500 Bookshelf Speaker Picks for 2021

— February 04, 2021 08:00

Our Top Five $500 Bookshelf Speaker Picks for 2021

Looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers in the $500 price range? We have compiled a list of our top choices for bookshelf speakers at that price point for 2021.

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Kali Audio LP-8 Powered Monitor Loudspeaker Review

— July 29, 2020 04:00

Kali Audio LP-8 Powered Monitor Loudspeaker Review

We reviewed the Kali Audio LP-8 powered studio monitor loudspeakers to determine if pro-audio equipment can be used with excellence in home audio applications.

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KEF Launches LS50 Meta and LS50 Wireless II Loudspeakers with ‘Metamaterial Absorption Technology’

— January 11, 2021 08:30

KEF Launches LS50 Meta and LS50 Wireless II Loudspeakers with ‘Metamaterial  Absorption Technology’

KEF updated their LS50 loudspeaker with a groundbreaking innovation called “Metamaterial Absorption Technology.” Featured in both the passive LS50 Meta and active LS50 II. Is this a leap forward for Kef?

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Polk Audio Legend L200 Bookshelf and L400 Center Speaker Review

— May 12, 2020 01:00

Polk Audio Legend L200 Bookshelf and L400 Center Speaker Review

The L200 are Polk's latest high-end bookshelf speaker, and the L400 is the Legend center speaker. Both boast many of the state-of-the-art advances. Check out our detailed review of both here.

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JBL L82 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Brings Retro Back In Smaller Form

— January 08, 2020 09:00

JBL L82 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Brings Retro Back In Smaller Form

JBL released information on their new L82 Classic Bookshelf speaker at CES 2020 Las Vegas. The 2-way design features a smaller 8" driver but the same 1" tweeter as their acclaimed L100. Read on.

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RSL CG5 & CG25 Bookshelf / Center Speakers Review

— November 14, 2019 13:00

RSL CG5 & CG25 Bookshelf / Center Speakers Review

RSL Speaker's recent release of the CG5 and CG25 speakers have raised the eyebrows of audio industry. Did RSL produce a premium higher end product at a more moderate price? Read on to find out.

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GoldenEar Packs the Latest Audiophile Tech into their BRX Bookshelf Speaker

— September 22, 2019 02:00

GoldenEar Packs the Latest Audiophile Tech into their BRX Bookshelf Speaker

GoldenEar Technology announced their new ultra-high-performance compact bookshelf/stand-mount loudspeaker, the BRX, at the 2019 CEDIA EXPO. Packed with their latest tech, see what makes it so special.

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MartinLogan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker Review

— October 07, 2019 08:00

MartinLogan Motion 35XTi Bookshelf Speaker Review

The Motion 35XTi bookshelf speaker has updated cosmetics and employs a 6.5" woofer and AMT tweeter. Read our review to see if MartinLogan keeps their signature sound in a box speaker.

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RSL Raises the Bar with CG5 and CG25 Audiophile Bookshelf Speakers

— December 21, 2018 00:10

RSL Raises the Bar with CG5 and CG25 Audiophile Bookshelf Speakers

RSL recently announced the CG5 Bookshelf and CG25 Monitor/Center Channel Speaker which pushes their products into higher price points and higher levels of performance. See what you get over the CG3s.

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Monoprice Monolith THX-365T Mini-Tower and THX-365C Center Speaker Review

— August 30, 2019 01:00

Monoprice Monolith THX-365T Mini-Tower and THX-365C Center Speaker Review

The Monolith THX-365T and 365C are some of the most inexpensive THX-Ultra certified home audio speakers to ever have been produced. How do they perform? Read on to find out.

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6 Best Bookshelf Speakers for Under $100/Pair

— July 23, 2018 00:00

6 Best Bookshelf Speakers for Under $100/Pair

Looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers in the $45 - $100 range with sound quality good enough for an audioholic on a budget? Check out our roundup of 6 budget speakers to see how they compared.

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Revel Performa M126Be Bookshelf Speaker Review

— August 16, 2019 15:00

Revel Performa M126Be Bookshelf Speaker Review

Check out our review of Revel's Performa M126Be. With air-core inductors, polyfilm capacitors, anodized aluminum woofers, and even a Beryllium tweeter this is the little speaker that could!

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Wilson Audio TuneTot Bookshelf Speaker Small Size, BIG Price

— May 18, 2018 20:00

Wilson Audio TuneTot Bookshelf Speaker Small Size, BIG Price

Wilson Audio’s new TuneTot monitor 2-way speaker features high-performance drivers in a compact cabinet to boldly go where no Wilson has gone before. But are they worth $10k/pair? Read on.

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Philharmonic Audio BMR Philharmonitor Bookshelf Speaker Review

— January 23, 2019 01:00

Philharmonic Audio BMR Philharmonitor Bookshelf Speaker Review

Philharmonic Audio's BMR Philharmonitors use a 3-way design with a very special driver outlay that has audio enthusiasts excited about the potential performance advantages that it could offer Read on.

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Dayton Audio MK402 Bookshelf Speaker Teases Audiophile for only $70/Pair

— February 15, 2018 15:00

Dayton Audio MK402 Bookshelf Speaker Teases Audiophile for only $70/Pair

Dayton Audio announced their new MK402, a 2-way, rear ported speaker with bass extension down to 60Hz, for an almost unbelievable low price of $70/pair. Audiophile dream speaker on a budget? Read on.

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Outlaw Audio BLSv2 Bookshelf and LCRv2 Loudspeaker Review

— October 16, 2018 11:00

Outlaw Audio BLSv2 Bookshelf and LCRv2 Loudspeaker Review

Outlaw Audio is reintroducing it acclaimed BLS and LCR loudspeakers to the audio industry. Dubbed the v2, did Outlaw Audio improve the original design while reducing the cost? Read on to find out.

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Philharmonic Audio Mini Philharmonitor Bookshelf Speaker Demo Report

— January 05, 2018 00:00

Philharmonic Audio Mini Philharmonitor Bookshelf Speaker Demo Report

The Philharmonic Audio Mini Philharmonitor is a price friendly bookshelf loudspeaker with an audiophile RAAL tweeter, Zapf audio woofer, superb crossover network and excellent sound. We are impressed.

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RBH Sound R-5 Bookshelf and R-515 LCR Speaker Review

— August 07, 2018 00:00

RBH Sound R-5 Bookshelf and R-515 LCR Speaker Review

RBH Sound has overhauled their acclaimed "Impression" series, and we managed to get their R-5 bookshelf and R-515 LCR speakers in for review. See the performance enhancements they now offer.

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Definitive Technology Demand Series Bookshelf Speaker Preview

— September 20, 2017 00:00

Definitive Technology Demand Series Bookshelf Speaker Preview

Definitive Technology debuted their new Demand Series Bookshelf speakers (D7,D9,D11) at CEDIA 2017. With the latest in driver advancements, they look to be quite a value in high-performance speakers.

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Dayton Audio B452-AIR Bookshelf and C452-AIR Center Speaker Review

— July 16, 2018 14:00

Dayton Audio B452-AIR Bookshelf and C452-AIR Center Speaker Review

Dayton Audio just shattered the price barrier with their B452-Air speakers armed with an AMT tweeter for only $45/pair. Read our review to see how they performed.

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Philharmonic Audio BMR Philharmonitor Bookshelf Speaker Demo Report

— September 05, 2017 00:00

Philharmonic Audio BMR Philharmonitor Bookshelf Speaker Demo Report

If you're in the market for a 3-way bookshelf speaker with the magnificent RAAL tweeter at a reasonable asking price of $1,350/pr, the BMR Philharmonitor from Philharmonic Audio may be your ticket.

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Polk T15 Bookshelf Speaker Review

— June 29, 2018 00:00

Polk T15 Bookshelf Speaker Review

Looking for a super affordable pair of bookshelf speakers? Look no further than Polk Audio's T15. Polk Audio had to make some creative choices to keep them under $100/pr. Read on to find out how.

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Ascend Acoustics Sierra Luna Mini-Monitor Speaker Demo Report

— June 29, 2017 10:00

Ascend Acoustics Sierra Luna Mini-Monitor Speaker Demo Report

We got a chance to demo the budget friendly, high quality Sierra Luna bookshelf speakers from Ascend Acoustics and found them to be an extremely versatile high-performance no compromise loudspeaker.

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Monoprice MP-65RT Bookshelf Speaker Review

— June 17, 2018 13:00

Monoprice MP-65RT Bookshelf Speaker Review

At under $50/pr, the Monoprice MP-65RT bookshelf has to be the least expensive speaker in history to sport a ribbon tweeter. Read our review with measurements to see what you get at this price.

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Legacy Audio Calibre Bookshelf Speaker Demo Report

— May 30, 2017 08:00

Legacy Audio Calibre Bookshelf Speaker Demo Report

We had an opportunity to take a tour of Destination Hi Fi and demo the Legacy Audio Caliber speakers. With these speakers, you get the performance of a Legacy tower folded into a bookshelf.

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Dayton Audio MK402 Bookshelf and MK442 Center Speaker Review

— May 25, 2018 00:00

Dayton Audio MK402 Bookshelf and MK442 Center Speaker Review

Dayton Audio answered the challenge of creating a good bookshelf speaker with their MK402 and MK442 center channel to have significant bass extension and value for an audiophile on a budget.

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Bookshelf Speaker Roundup of 2017 AXPONA

— April 27, 2017 21:00

Bookshelf Speaker Roundup of 2017 AXPONA

Check out our preview of our favorite bookshelf speakers we saw at 2017 AXPONA in Chicago. The speakers range from the low three-figures to the low five-figures, but all offered high sound quality.

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RBH Signature SV-61R Bookshelf Speaker Review

— November 06, 2017 08:00

RBH Signature SV-61R Bookshelf Speaker Review

Looking for one of the best bookshelf speakers we've reviewed to date? Check out the RBH Signature SV-61R. You get an AMT tweeter, premium 6.5" woofer, an exquisite veneer cabinet and great sound.

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Hsu Research CCB-8 Bookshelf Speaker Preview

— December 26, 2016 11:00

Hsu Research CCB-8 Bookshelf Speaker Preview

HSU Research released details on their new CCV-8 speakers at the 2016 RMAF audio show. Will this design resolve problems that other speakers have, especially center channels? Read on to find out.

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Hsu Research CCB-8 Bookshelf Speaker Review

— August 07, 2017 00:00

Hsu Research CCB-8 Bookshelf Speaker Review

The CCB-8 is an audacious new speaker featuring an 8" woofer utilized as a waveguide for a center-mounted tweeter. Read our review of the Hsu Research CCB-8 bookshelf speakers for our impressions.

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Legacy Audio Calibre Bookshelf Loudspeaker Preview

— November 07, 2016 20:00

Legacy Audio Calibre Bookshelf Loudspeaker Preview

Legacy Audio unveiled their Calibre bookshelf loudspeakers with premium drive components like their 4" AMT tweeter. They're hoping to raise the bar for what a compact speaker can do. Read on.

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Monoprice Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5 Bookshelf and Center Channel Speaker Review

— May 15, 2017 12:00

Monoprice Monolith Air Motion Cinema 5 Bookshelf and Center Channel Speaker Review

Check out our review on Monoprice's Air Motion series speakers. These medium-sized bookshelf and center speakers use a powerful AMT tweeter and a punchy 5.25" woofer to get the most out of their size.

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Atlantic Technology LCR2 Compact Speaker Preview

— October 21, 2016 10:00

Atlantic Technology LCR2 Compact Speaker Preview

Atlantic Technology has introduced its new LCR2 ultra compact speakers that promise big sound in a small package. At only $200/ea they certainly appear to give ID speakers a run for their money.

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Monoprice Monolith K-BᾹS Bookshelf Speakers Review

— February 03, 2017 09:00

Monoprice Monolith K-BᾹS Bookshelf Speakers Review

The new Monolith K-BAS bookshelf speakers from Monoprice achieve a rare feat for their price and size: true sub 50 Hz bass. Are they worth $250/ea and what is their full dynamic range? Read on...

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Monoprice Air Motion Bookshelf, Center Channel & Subwoofer Preview

— October 06, 2016 08:00

Monoprice Air Motion Bookshelf, Center Channel & Subwoofer Preview

Monoprice unveiled their Monolith Air Motion Cinema Series Speakers. The series features 2-way bookshelf speakers and a three way center channel with AMT tweeters and cast woofers for a great price.

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Revel Concerta2 M16 Bookshelf Speaker Review

— July 11, 2016 09:00

Revel Concerta2 M16 Bookshelf Speaker Review

It's hard to stand out in a field of sub $1000 bookshelf speakers, but Revel has done just that with their Concerta2 M16 bookshelf speaker. So what is Revel bringing to the table? Read on to find out.

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SVS Solution for Dolby Atmos Height Channels

— September 23, 2016 00:00

SVS Solution for Dolby Atmos Height Channels

SVS just announced their new Prime Elevation speaker that can used for height effects or as a front, center, rear surround, side surround and/or LCR speaker when ideal placement isn’t possible.

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RBH MC-4C Bookshelf Speaker Review

— May 06, 2015 08:00

RBH MC-4C Bookshelf Speaker Review

The RBH MC-4C are a high-performance speaker in a compact package. Too often, small speakers represent a big compromise in sound. However, with the RBH MC-4C, good things do come in small packages.

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Monoprice Monolith K-BᾹS Reference Series Bookshelf Speaker Preview

— September 17, 2016 08:00

Monoprice Monolith K-BᾹS Reference Series Bookshelf Speaker Preview

Online audio company Monoprice unveiled their Monolith K-BAS Reference Series Bookshelf Speaker at CEDIA in Dallas, Texas. Check out our preview of this great speaker at a great price.

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Legacy Audio Studio HD Bookshelf Speaker Review

— February 10, 2015 09:00

Legacy Audio Studio HD Bookshelf Speaker Review

The Legacy Audio Studio HD Bookshelf/Monitor are a top-performer and amazing value in an American, hand-crafted speaker with high-fidelity sound, a top-of-the-line cabinet, and unique finish options.

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$200/pair Speaker Round-up for Two-Channel and Home Theater Listening

— July 05, 2016 09:00

$200/pair Speaker Round-up for Two-Channel and Home Theater Listening

Looking for a great pair of $200 bookshelf speakers and don't know where to begin? Read on for a list of great speakers for two-channel or home theater that won't break the bank.