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Dynaudio Introduces Revamped Contour i Series For 2020

Dynaudio has totally overhauled its popular Contour series loudspeakers with new internals. All speakers in the new Contour i series employ a

Dynaudio Introduces Revamped Contour i Series For 2020
Wharfedale Delivers New Flagship Elysian Speaker Range

Wharfedale’s new flagship Elysian range is now the brand’s top offering. The Elysian 2 stand-mount speaker comes in at $7,000/pair and the

Wharfedale Delivers New Flagship Elysian Speaker Range
Definitive Technology Demand D15 Tower Speaker Review

Definitive Technology Demand D15 Tower Speaker are beautifully crafted and sound terrific. But, how do they compare to the similarly priced

Definitive Technology Demand D15 Tower Speaker Review

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Dynaudio Introduces Revamped Contour i Series For 2020

Dynaudio Introduces Revamped Contour i Series For 2020

Dynaudio has totally overhauled its popular Contour series loudspeakers with new internals. All four speakers in the new Contour i series employ a new tweeter design and updated woofers and crossovers. The flagship Contour 60i floor-standers ($10,750/pair) are almost entirely new from the ground up. And it doesn’t hurt that they sport gorgeous new finishes. Read on to learn more.

Dynaudio has totally overhauled its popular Contour series loudspeakers with new internals. All speakers in the new Contour i series employ a new tweeter design and updated woofers and crossovers.

— August 04, 2020 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Wharfedale Delivers New Flagship Elysian Speaker Range

Wharfedale Delivers New Flagship Elysian Speaker Range

Developed alongside the less expensive EVO4 range, Wharfedale’s new flagship Elysian range is now the brand’s top offering. The Elysian 2 stand-mount speaker ($7,000/pair) and the Elysian 4 floor-standers ($10,000/pair) combine an Air Motion Transformer tweeter with custom-designed midrange and bass drivers. Wharfedale claims that these beauties “push the boundaries of capability and performance from a speaker at this price-point.” Read on to learn more about these speakers that were 3 years in the making.

Wharfedale’s new flagship Elysian range is now the brand’s top offering. The Elysian 2 stand-mount speaker comes in at $7,000/pair and the Elysian 4 floor-standers at 10,000/pair. Read on.

— July 21, 2020 13:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Definitive Technology Demand D15 Tower Speaker Review

Definitive Technology Demand D15 Tower Speaker Review

More than two years after Definitive Technology launched their Demand series bookshelf speakers, they have expanded the line to include some tower speakers. However, the Demand tower speakers look to be a lot more than simply larger versions of the bookshelf speakers. They show a significant design departure from past Definitive Technology floor-standing speakers, and that has us interested in this new direction. In our review of Definitive Technology's new Demand D15 floor-standing speaker, we will look at why Definitive Technology has changed their direction in loudspeaker design and see what advantages this new direction holds.

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.

— July 13, 2020 07:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Focal’s Kanta N°2 Speakers Get Fresh New Finishes For 2020

Focal’s Kanta N°2 Speakers Get Fresh New Finishes For 2020

Focal’s Kanta N°2 floor-standing loudspeakers ($10,000/pair) are now available in two new finish options, Carrara White and Black Lacquer/Walnut. The new finishes will come to the rest of the Kanta range next year. One of the most popular speakers in Focal’s extensive lineup, the Kanta N°2 combines the company’s unique flax sandwich cones with its famous pure beryllium tweeter. Read on to learn more.

Focal’s Kanta N°2 floor-standing loudspeakers ($10k/pair) are now available in Carrara White and Black Lacquer/Walnut. The Kanta N°2 combines Focal's flax sandwich cones with its beryllium tweeter.

— June 26, 2020 07:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

RBH Sound SVTRS Limited Edition Speaker System Rocks 2020 Florida Expo

RBH Sound SVTRS Limited Edition Speaker System Rocks 2020 Florida Expo

RBH Sound unveiled a new flagship SVTRS active speaker system that rocked the 2020 Florida Expo show. This large, powerful speaker is truly a sight (and sound) to behold. These titans stand nearly eight feet tall and weigh 310 lbs and offer bass extension down to single digits. RBH claims this new system offers significant advantages over their Status 8T speakers while being slightly less expensive along with including its own state-of-the-art amplifier and DSP tuning. Does Audioholics have a new reference speaker to dethrone the mighty Status 8Ts? Read on to find out!

RBH Sound rocked the 2020 Florida Expo with their new SVTRS active speaker system. It offers unparalleled dynamics and bass extension that has to be heard to be believed. A new Audioholics reference?

— February 18, 2020 00:50 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Definitive Technology Adds Demand Series Towers And Center Channel Speakers

Definitive Technology Adds Demand Series Towers And Center Channel Speakers

Definitive Technology has expanded its popular Demand Series of loudspeakers with the addition of the D15 towers ($3,398/pair), the D17 towers, ($4,598/pair), and the D5C center channel speaker ($799/each). These new speakers are designed to “deliver full-range, room-filling sound and elegant styling for enthusiasts seeking a premium listening experience.” The new Demand Series tower speakers feature newly-developed carbon fiber woofers and dual side-firing passive radiators. Read on to learn more.

Definitive Technology has expanded its popular Demand Series of loudspeakers with the addition of the D15 towers, D17 towers,and the D5C center channel speaker. Read on for more details.

— January 25, 2020 09:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Yamaha NS-5000 Loudspeaker: Retro Look, Futuristic Technology

Yamaha NS-5000 Loudspeaker: Retro Look, Futuristic Technology

Yamaha gives a nod to the past while pushing sound reproduction further into the future with their NS-5000 loudspeaker. This state-of-the-art speaker uses a vintage design as a platform for some very modern audio engineering that uses cutting edge technology to solve problems with ingenuity that have traditionally been solved with brute force. At $15k/pair, they ain't cheap, but if you want the latest in speaker science in a gorgeous package that is built to last, the NS-5000 speaker might be the bargain you are looking for.

Yamaha gives a nod to the past while pushing sound reproduction further into the future with their NS-5000 loudspeaker. At $15k/pair they ain't cheap, but are they worth it? Read on to find out.

— November 22, 2019 20:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

New Speakers From Revel Be And JBL HDI Series Impress at CEDIA 2019

New Speakers From Revel Be And JBL HDI Series Impress at CEDIA 2019

New speakers from Revel and JBL stole the spotlight at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Revel added three models to its Performa Beryllium range, including a large flagship tower with an all-new beryllium tweeter. Meanwhile, JBL announced a completely new line of speakers called the HDI Series, featuring stylish curved cabinets and a new compression driver based on JBL’s professional gear. Read on to learn more and be sure to watch our detailed YouTube overview video.

New speakers from Revel and JBL stole the show at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Revel added three models to its Performa Beryllium range while JBL announced their new HDI Series. Read on to learn more.

— October 11, 2019 07:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

MartinLogan Ups Its Style Game With Redesigned Motion Series Speakers

MartinLogan Ups Its Style Game With Redesigned Motion Series Speakers

MartinLogan’s updated Motion Series loudspeakers sport a fresh new design while leaving the “proven performance” of the previous generation largely unchanged. There are three floor-standers, two stand-mount speakers, and two center channel speakers in the range, all featuring MartinLogan’s Folded Motion (AMT) tweeters and custom aluminum cone woofers. With prices ranging from $800/pair to $3,200/pair, will these redesigned speakers be the more affordable jewel in MartinLogan’s crown? Read on and be sure to watch our CEDIA 2019 Youtube video interview to learn more.

Martin Logan has updated their Motion Series Speakers. With prices ranging from $800/pair to $3,200/pair, will these redesigned speakers be the more affordable jewel in MartinLogan’s crown?

— September 20, 2019 11:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Monoprice Expands Monolith THX Speaker Product Line With Towers of Power

Monoprice Expands Monolith THX Speaker Product Line With Towers of Power

Monoprice has announced new products that expand their Monolith THX speaker lineup, and do they look to be absolute beasts for the home theater market. The Monolith tower speaker features four 6.5" bass drivers, a 2" silk dome midrange, and a 1" silk dome tweeter that also includes an optional 5.25" upfiring coaxial driver for Dolby Atmos. We absolutely loved the mini-tower Monoliths but they lacked bass by design. These Monolith towers appear to address that concern and promise to be real bruisers.

Monoprice is launching a THX tower speaker with four 6.5" bass drivers a 2" silk dome midrange and a 1" silk dome tweeter that includes an optional 5.25" upfiring coaxial driver for Atmos.

— September 10, 2019 23:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Polk Revives SDA Technology with Legend Series Loudspeakers

Polk Revives SDA Technology with Legend Series Loudspeakers

Polk Audio has announced an all-new flagship line of speakers called the Legend Series. There are six models in the series: two bookshelf speakers, two floor-standers, a center-channel speaker, and a height/elevation speaker for home theater use. The range-topping L800 SDA sells for $6k/pair and features a unique “Stereo Dimensional Array” to cancel out stereo interaural crosstalk and deliver immersive sound with precise imaging. Read on and watch our CEDIA 2019 Youtube interview video to learn how Polk has brought back legendary SDA technology.

Polk Audio has announced an all-new flagship line of speakers called the Legend Series and its packed with SDA technology that made the brand a legend 4 decades ago. We heard them and they are awesome.

— September 07, 2019 01:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Pro Audio Technology New S and SR Series Speakers BIG on Sound & Custom Features

Pro Audio Technology New S and SR Series Speakers BIG on Sound & Custom Features

Pro Audio Technology has introduced three new multipurpose loudspeakers designed for “ultimate accuracy, resolution, and unrestricted dynamics.” PRO claims that its new S and SR Series speakers can produce surprisingly full-range, visceral sound, despite their relatively modest cabinet sizes. The speakers all feature unique elliptical horns and wide-bandwidth “Ultra-Purity” high-frequency compression drivers, mated with 12-inch woofers. They promise BIG sound, and full performance metrics for better integration.

Pro Audio Technology recently introduced 3 new loudspeakers. The S and SR Series all feature unique elliptical horns and wide-bandwidth high-frequency compression drivers with 12" woofers.

— July 27, 2019 02:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

5 Killer Tower Speakers Under $2K/pair Compared for 2019!

5 Killer Tower Speakers Under $2K/pair Compared for 2019!

The price range between $1.5k and $2k seems to be a sweet spot for tower speakers from many of the major speaker manufacturers. There are hundreds if not thousands of choices in this range. Recently, Audioholics reviewed five of what we consider to be some of the better speakers in this category. In this article, we take an overview of these five speakers and look at what each one brings to the table. Read our round-up of tower speakers in this range and watch our related YouTube video discussion to see if one of these makes a good fit for you.

Looking for a high quality tower speaker for under $2K/pair? You're in the right place! We compared 5 tower speakers from RBH, Paradigm, B&W, Klipsch and SVS. Read on to see which is best for you.

— July 20, 2019 01:30 in Tower Speaker Reviews

SVS Prime Pinnacle Tower Speaker Review

SVS Prime Pinnacle Tower Speaker Review

SVS has launched a new flagship of their Prime series in the new Prime Pinnacle tower speaker. The Prime Pinnacle is a beefy-looking three-way tower speaker that uses three 6.5" woofers and a glass fiber 5.25" midrange driver, and a 1" aluminum dome tweeter. This new speaker isn't just simply a more powerful version of the Prime towers; there is also some new innovations in the basic design that sets it apart from any other speaker SVS has released. Read our full review to see what surprises SVS's newest creation has in store.

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.

— July 06, 2019 11:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews