Bookshelf Speaker Reviews
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.