Bookshelf Speaker Reviews
The PlatiMon Virtual Coaxial One stand-mount loudspeaker ($6,500/pair including stands)boasts truly superb build-quality and is the latest offering from MonAcoustic. Watch our Youtube Review.
Starke Sound has always been known for their engineering and build quality. Read our review of their IC-H1 Elite Stand mount speakers to find out what in company parts and engineering means to you.
Andrew Jones revealed the new MoFi Electronics SourcePoint 8 ($2,750/pair). It features an 8" concentric driver and a design nearly identical to the SourcePoint 10, but in a more compact package.
From PSB's Flagship line, Synchrony, we'll be reviewing the PSB Synchrony B600. PSB is known for reliable high end speakers, but will this translate to a $2,800/pair of bookshelves? Read on.
McIntosh’s new ML1 MKII retro Loudspeaker ($12K/pair) has 4-way, 5-driver design that features an unusual horizontal array of midrange drivers, promising wide dispersion and a room-sized sweet spot.
At $25k/pair, the SuperMon Isobarics bookshelf speakers from Mon Acoustic are not cheap, but they use the best construction materials money can buy. Does this add up to an amazing sounding speaker?
The Børresen Acoustics M1 doesn’t look too different from other high-end two-way bookshelf speakers, but its $100,000 price tag suggests that there is more to them than meets the eye.
With the R80 V2 studio monitor, PreSonus packs 140-watts of amplification into an 8” woofer and a high-powered AMT tweeter, but will it be enough to make us forget about their dome tweeter monitors?
JBL released a new pair of powered Monitor Bookshelf speakers. The $4.5K 4329P Studio Monitor Powered Speakers come with an 8" woofer, 1-inch compression driver and high-definition imaging HDI horn.
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?
Andrew Jones and MoFi have launched the SourcePoint 10 loudspeakers ($3700/pair). The SourcePoint 10 is a large 2-way stand-mount speaker featuring a 10-inch concentric driver and 91dB sensitivity rating.
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.
Karl-Heinz Fink bought Epos Loudspeakers and is rebooting the brand with new designs of old models, like the ES14N. The new ES14N features all new technology inside and out. Read on.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.