Recent Floorstanding Speaker Reviews
Bowers & Wilkins NEW 600 Series S3 loudspeakers is proclaimed to be their best yet. The new range includes the 603 S3 floorstander, 606 S3 and 607 S3 bookshelf, and the HTM6 S3 center channel. Learn why.
We reviewed the Philharmonic Audio’s BMR HT Tower to verify if it bring their extreme high-fidelity sound to a wider dynamic range that is more appropriate for heavy-duty home theater applications.
The iconic Bowers & Wilkins Nautilus loudspeaker is back but costs $100k/pair! In commemoration of the speaker’s 30th anniversary, Bowers & Wilkins has developed a new Abalone Pearl finish. Read on.
Recently, we got a demonstration of the RTJ 410 and RT18Sub Massive modular speaker system at the Audioholics Smart Home. We give our listening impressions and compare to our reference RBH SVTRS system.
On the heels of MartinLogan’s Motion Series speakers come the less expensive Motion Foundation Series. The new range comprises 5 models: two floorstanders, two bookshelf models, and a center channel.
The Arendal 1961s tower loudspeakers are first-rate by any standard and all the more remarkable when one takes into account their reasonable $1,800/pair price and modest size. Read our review.
Making its debut in Munich, the second-generation Stradivari ($50K/pair) has a new shape and up-to-date tech, but captures the spirit of the original loudspeakers from 20 years ago. Read on.
The Paradigm SE 8000F is a large floorstanding speaker with high sensitivity and prodigious bass output that may steer you away from other big box brands like Polk and Klipsch for under $1,500/pair.
RBH Sound’s new SFTR/AX active speaker system gives you near the performance of their massive SVTRS flagship but in a more compact design. We were able to achieve flat bass extension down to 7Hz!
The R7t tower speaker is Perlisten's flagship for their value-oriented Reference line. They are still $10k/pair, but what if they offer higher performance than any other $10k speaker set?
We demoed the Bowers & Wilkins NEW 801 & 805 D4 Signature speakers. The new Signature series build on the 801 & 805 D4 but with improvements throughout that were audible in our listening demo.
Klipsch released their new RP-8000F II floorstanding loudspeakers that we reviewed to determine if they still retain the same high value and performance of the originals despite the pricing hike?
Q Acoustics launched its new 5000 series loudspeakers. They Feature technology from their Concept range and a newly-developed C³ Continuous Curved Cone mid-woofer. Read on to find out more.
Focal landed a hit with the Aria line of speakers, and their flagship tower of the K2 series, the 936 3-way floorstander is no exception. Read on to see what this special edition has to offer.
Perlisten released a $30k/pair S7t Limited Edition speaker. Only 50 pairs worldwide, this exclusive speaker features a new woofer, a revised crossover, and larger cabinet volume for increased output.
Stunned by Arendal Sound’s 1723 THX monitor performance, we wanted to see if the more manageable sized 1723 S series tower could deliver similarly great sound and value. Read our review.
Focal launched their new Theva speaker lineup to replace the Chora series and they have done so without raising prices or even moving manufacturing to China. Higher performance without higher prices.
The Dali OBERON 7C active floorstanding Loudspeakers and SOUND HUB combines their signature sound in an easy-to-use wireless system that can serve hi-fi 2CH or surround installations. Read our review.
Focal released details on their Vestia line of speakers including the Vestia N°3 which is based off the Aria K2 936's but at a $3,600 price point! Read on to see the other offerings from Focal.
The German made Heco Aurora 1000 floor-standing speakers ($799/ea) were put through the wringer with our in depth measurement testing and yielded surprising results. Are these the speakers to get?
Definitive Technology’s new Dymension Series includes 4 bipolar towers, three center-channel speakers, a wedge-shaped on-wall, and an Atmos add-on. The towers offer built in subs for true LFE performance.
The Monoprice Monolith Encore T6 (MSRP: $800/pr) are audiophile grade speakers with ample bass and output you would have to spend significantly more to rival. Read our review with measurements to see why.
MartinLogan released their 4th gen Motion XT Series loudspeakers. All use newly-designed waveguides to improve sensitivity and performance of their AMT tweeters and upgraded drivers for better bass.
Starke Sound's VLOT wireless floor-standing speakers pack a lot of tech into a small footprint. If you want a wireless speaker system with nice aesthetics and good bass response, check out VLOT.
Monoprice's new budget friendly Audition series speakers bring tech from their Encore series at an unimaginably even more affordable prices. Assemble entire 5.1 systems for well under $1k? You betcha!
The Paradigm's Founder 100F 3-way towers and 70LCR speakers use a slew of new technologies to push the loudspeaker game forward. Read our review to see how they sounded and performed with measurements.
PSB has expanded its flagship range with their larger Synchrony T800. This 4' tall tower has three 8" woofers, a 5.25" midrange driver, 1” titanium tweeter and PSB’s most advanced crossover to date.
In our in-depth review of Polk Audio's Reserve R700 tower speakers, we look at just how much of the performance of the stellar Legend series has trickled down to the more affordable Reserve series.
Monitor Audio showed their Premium “Cinergy” home theater line and Concept 50 speaker with a unique array of 6 small midrange drivers nestled around an AMT tweeter, and 2 pairs of woofers in a futuristic cabinet.
Philharmonic Audio BMR tower is a 3-way wide dispersion speaker that scales up the performance and bass output from of their fabulous Philharmonitor previously reviewed. Read on to see if how it’s done.
We did a listening demo comparison between the Bowers & Wilkins’ new 700 S3 vs S2 Series of loudspeakers. The 8 new models include upgrades like new cabinet designs, crossovers, plinths, & driver mounts.
Reviewing the RBH Sound Limited Edition SVTRS active speaker system has been a transformative experience. Few consumer loudspeakers can match its dynamics, bass extension, transparency and overall fidelity.
Q Acoustics new Concept series offer a range of performance models from the Concept 30 bookshelf to their 50 tower loudspeakers. Their sound and build quality really impressed us as much as their value.
Perlisten's S7t flagship THX Certified Dominus tower speakers have made leaps in technology that have some folks going so far as to question their reality and our reviewer calling them endgame products.
KEF's Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) has found way into the company's high end offerings. The new Blade and Reference Meta series employ the MAT technology into the entire lineup. Read on.
The Polk Audio Legend L800’s w/ SDA Pro reflect the next evolution in Polk's long obsessions with cross-talk cancellation technology. Is this their best effort yet? Check out the review to find out.
Colorado’s YG Acoustics has introduced the Peaks Series — five new speaker models plus a powered subwoofer — designed to deliver the company’s superb engineering and sound quality at lower prices.
We reviewed the Revel Performa F226Be, a three-way floor-standing speaker, and the C426Be, a monster three-way center speaker using four 6.5" bass drivers to see if they live up to the brand reputation.
Perlisten introduced their R-Series Speakers that have a similar sound, certified Dominus, but are half the cost of the Signature speakers. See how Perlisten managed to pull this off more affordably.
Will the 4-way Legacy Audio Signature SE floorstanding speakers allow me to achieve my audiophile realization of my last new speakers? Read our review to find out.
We reviewed the Revel F228Be and found it to do everything right, be it imaging, dynamics, depth and more. At $11k/pair they aren't cheap, but you do get an exquisite pair of quality tower speakers.
Definitive Technology Demand D15 Tower Speaker are beautifully crafted and sound terrific. But, how do they compare to the similarly priced BP-9000 in their product line? Read our review to find out.
The PS Audio aspen FR30 ($28.5k/pair) is their first-ever loudspeaker. It features a 3-way design with planar magnetic tweeters and midranges. Will it compete in a crowded field of other excellent brands?
The JBL HDI-3800 84lb beast of a floorstanding speaker features triple 8" bass drivers and an advanced compression driver and waveguide. We review it to determine if it lives up to the JBL heritage.
Monitor Audio’s new 7G Silver Series loudspeakers offers 8 different models and maintains its sweet-spot in the company’s lineup combining excellent performance, superb build quality, and high value.
SVS launched their new flagship Prime Pinnacle tower speaker. The Prime Pinnacle is a beefy-looking three-way tower speaker, but is it more than just a new version of the Prime tower? Read on.
Grimaldi Systems launched two new on-wall/in-wall speakers, the Rixos-L and Rixos-H. Both are active, DSP-controlled speakers that utilize Grimani Systems’ signature Conic Section Array Waveguide.
Dayton Audio's new MK442T tower speakers at $228/pair feature a transmission line enclosure for bass. Read our review to see how they managed to produce a quality speaker at a ridiculously low price!
PSB launched two new flagship loudspeakers, the Synchrony T600 floorstanders ($8,000/pair) and the Synchrony B600 stand-mount speaker ($2,500/pair). High performance meets value? Read on.
At $1,800/pr, Bowers & Wilkins 603 is their least expensive floor standing speaker. Read our full review to see what Bowers & Wilkins can do at such an accessible price bracket and how it performed.
Take a look at Starke Sound's P Series high-powered loudspeakers. The P3/P3i, P5, and P7 range from $2.5k to $9.5k each putting Starke Sounds P series squarely in the high end home cinema market.
The Monoprice MP-T65RT floorstanding speakers are some of the least expensive we've ever reviewed at only $140/pr. Their performance and value is shockingly good. Read on to find out.
Polk Audio has a new line of competitively priced speakers, the Monitor XT. With eight different sizes to choose from, prices start at $150/pair for height channels, and $600/pair of towers. Read on.
The Klipsch RP-8000F, a dual 8" woofer tower speaker system that promises a wide dynamic range for lots of punch and impact, but will that come at the cost? Read our review to find out...
Bowers and Wilkins revamped their 800 Series with their D4 Diamond Range. The B&W loudspeaker line has 7 new models to choose from including 2 center channels and a flagship $35k/pair 801 D4 tower.
Using trickle down technology from their Persona series, Paradigm launched the Premier line of speakers. Read our full review of their 800F towers and 500C center channel to see how they perform.
Polk Audio released information on their new Signature Elite Speakers. The Elite series come in eight different models certified high res/Atmos ranging from a $250/pair surrounds to $550/each tower.