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Klipsch RP-8000F Tower Speaker Review

Klipsch RP-8000F Tower Speaker Review

Loudspeaker manufacturer Klipsch has received a lot of acclaim for their Reference Premier series ever since its introduction, so it is high time that we have given this lauded line a very close look to see if it truly deserved its accolades. In for a full review is the Klipsch RP-8000F, a dual 8" woofer megalith of a speaker that promises a wide dynamic range for lots of punch and impact, but will that come at the cost of sound quality? Read our full review to find out.

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...

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

PSB Speakers Revamp of Alpha Series Best Yet?

PSB Speakers Revamp of Alpha Series Best Yet?

PSB Speakers launched an all-new range of their Alpha series of speakers at the 2019 CES show last January. Like their predecessors, the newest iteration of the Alpha line deliver a remarkable value to performance ratio. The new lineup will consist of four models in all: 2 compact monitors P3 and P5, a center channel C10, and a tower model T20. To see what we think of PSB's new Alphas read on.

PSB Speakers launched an all-new range of their Alpha series: 2 compact bookshelf (P3, P5), 1 center (C10) and 1 tower (T20) all with upgrades from predecessor models to make a good thing even better.

— February 21, 2019 22:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

McIntosh XRT1.1K ‘Mini-Flagship’ Loudspeaker Overview

McIntosh XRT1.1K ‘Mini-Flagship’ Loudspeaker Overview

McIntosh’s 7-foot-tall XRT2.1K loudspeaker now has a smaller sibling in the XRT1.1K. Designed to deliver flagship tech in a less imposing package, the XRT1.1K still stands nearly 6 feet tall and contains 70 drivers, but should be at home in a wider range of listening environments. McIntosh says its line array design provides superb imaging from any seat in the house. Read on to learn more.

McIntosh’s 7' tall XRT2.1K loudspeaker now has a smaller sibling in the 6' XRT1.1K. Designed to deliver flagship tech in a less imposing package. Are they worth the $60,000/pr price tag? Read on.

— February 03, 2019 20:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Wharfedale’s New D300 Series Loudspeakers Take Aim At Elac

Wharfedale’s New D300 Series Loudspeakers Take Aim At Elac

Wharfedale’s new D300 Series seeks to redefine expectations for low-cost, high-performance loudspeakers. The four-strong range consists of two compact bookshelf speakers, one floor-stander, and one center-channel speaker, all priced to challenge Elac’s Debut 2 series for the entry-level crown. Will the Wharfedale D300 Series speakers have what it takes? Read on to learn more.

Wharfedale’s new D300 Series is redefining expectations for low-cost, high-performance loudspeakers taking aim at Elac's acclaimed Debut 2 Series. Starting at only $210/pr, can they do it? Read on.

— December 18, 2018 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Paradigm Premier 800F Tower and 500C Center Speakers Review

Paradigm Premier 800F Tower and 500C Center Speakers Review

There is no shortage of floor-standing speakers in the $2k/pair price range, yet Paradigm has decided to jump back in this market segment with a brand new design. Using technology trickled down from their acclaimed Persona series, Paradigm has launched the Premier line so audio enthusiasts can get some of the high-end sound of the Personas but without paying the high-end price tags. In this full review, we take a close look at the Premier 800F floor-standing and 500C center speakers to determine if Paradigm pulled off a sonic miracle.

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.

— December 12, 2018 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

GoldenEar Triton One.R Tower Speaker Preview

GoldenEar Triton One.R Tower Speaker Preview

GoldenEar Technology announced the introduction of their newest tower speaker, the Triton One.R. This new reference quality loudspeaker is a smaller, less expensive follow up to the Triton Reference, which has had a remarkable response in the marketplace from both music and hifi enthusiasts. It carries many of the same technologies found in the Triton Reference along with new innovations. Will the new Triton One.R get the same response as its larger predecessor? Read on to find out.

GoldenEar Technology released their follow up to their highly awarded Triton Reference speaker - the Triton One.R. Does this new smaller, less expensive speaker live up to the Reference? Read on.

— December 06, 2018 09:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

RBH Sound SVTR Tower Reference Speaker Review

RBH Sound SVTR Tower Reference Speaker Review

Ever dreamed about taking a reference-grade monitor speaker (SV-831R) and slapping it on a reference-grade subwoofer (SV-1212NR) to create the ultimate tower speaker? Consider that dream come true. RBH's awe-inspiring SVTR Tower Speaker is here. Dual 12-inch woofers, three 8-inch midrange drivers, and a ribbon tweeter combine to deliver mind-blowing, anvil-like bass, razor-like imaging and astounding dynamics. RBH's SVTR Tower Speaker delivers reference-grade performance that has to be experienced to be believed. Be warned, reading our full review may have you wanting a pair for Christmas.

RBH's SVTR Tower combines the SV-831R reference grade monitor and SV-1212NR subwoofer to produce the ultimate tower speaker with mind-blowing performance. Could this be RBH's best tower yet? Read on.

— November 30, 2018 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Dynaudio Launches Updated High-End ‘Confidence’ Speakers

Dynaudio Launches Updated High-End ‘Confidence’ Speakers

The Danish loudspeaker specialist Dynaudio has completely revamped its high-end Confidence range of loudspeakers. The new series includes the stand-mounted Confidence 20 ($13k/pair), and the floor-standing Confidence 30 ($20k/pair), Confidence 50 ($27k/pair), and Confidence 60 ($40k/pair). The new Confidence speakers feature all new drivers and cabinet designs that are said to be the most advanced passive loudspeaker range in Dynaudio's history. Read on to learn more.

The Danish loudspeaker specialist Dynaudio has completely revamped its high-end Confidence range of loudspeakers. The series feature all new drivers and cabinet designs, their most advanced to date.

— November 28, 2018 01:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

KEF’s R Series Speakers Gets A Complete Refresh

KEF’s R Series Speakers Gets A Complete Refresh

KEF has revamped its mid-range R Series loudspeakers, offering six new designs with over 1,000 individual improvements over their predecessors. The new R Series includes a stand-mounted speaker, three floor-standers, a center speaker, and a multifunction surround speaker that also works as an up-firing Atmos speaker (last resort option). All are available for pre-order, with shipping expected by the end of this month. Read on to learn more.

KEF has revamped its mid-range R Series loudspeakers, offering six new designs with over 1,000 individual improvements over their predecessors. Are they really better? Read on to find out.

— October 23, 2018 01:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Focal Kanta Series Speakers Seduce with Sonics and Style

Focal Kanta Series Speakers Seduce with Sonics and Style

Focal has unveiled three new speakers to fill out its stylish Kanta line. The compact Kanta N°2 floor-stander, which was first introduced in October of last year, is now joined by the Kanta N°1 bookshelf speaker, the larger Kanta N°3 floor-stander, and a dedicated center-channel speaker. Will the Kanta series represent the new sweet spot in Focal’s loudspeaker lineup?

Focal has unveiled 3 new speakers to fill out its stylish Kanta line which now consists of 2 floorstanders, a bookshelf and dedicated center. Will this series be the new sweet spot in their loudspeaker lineup?

— October 18, 2018 13:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

RBH Sound R-55E Floorstanding Speaker Review

RBH Sound R-55E Floorstanding Speaker Review

Highly-regarded audio manufacturer RBH has made upgrades to their popular Impressions family of speakers. We took a look at a pair of their 6-driver, 3-way R-55E tower speakers to see how it stacked up against many of its competitors in this hotly-contested $2k/pair price category. Read our review with detailed measurements to find out if these are the real deal or just a pretender to the throne. Be sure to also check out our YouTube Overview and Demo report too.

RBH Sound recently upgraded their Impression family of speakers. We reviewed their 6-driver, 3-way R-55E tower speakers to see how they stacked up against competitors in the $2K/pr arena.

— September 19, 2018 07:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Bowers & Wilkins Revamps 600 Series Speakers, Their Best Yet?

Bowers & Wilkins Revamps 600 Series Speakers, Their Best Yet?

With the CEDIA show right around the corner, all the major manufacturers are scrambling to put the finishing touches on their newest designs, but speaker legend Bowers & Wilkins are saying enough with repackaging and renaming new speakers - Let's just make what we already have perfected even better. Read our preview of Bowers & Wilkins 6th iteration of their massively popular 600 series speaker line to see what WE think of their improvements.

Bowers & Wilkins released their newest iteration of their acclaimed 600 series speakers ahead of the 2018 CEDIA trade show. See what improvements make them their best 600 series yet.

— August 21, 2018 01:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Sonus faber Launches Sonetto Speaker Collection

Sonus faber Launches Sonetto Speaker Collection

The Sonus faber Sonetto collection of loudspeakers brings new technologies and Italian craftsmanship within reach of more audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts. The eight-strong range includes two bookshelf models, three floor-standers, two center-channel speakers, and an on-wall model for surround duties. Is this the sweet spot between luxury and affordability?

The Sonus faber Sonetto collection of loudspeakers brings new technologies and Italian craftsmanship within reach of more audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts. See what the full lineup offers.

— July 04, 2018 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

AXPONA 2018: Six Interesting Speakers over $6,000/pair

AXPONA 2018: Six Interesting Speakers over $6,000/pair

In our continuing coverage of the 2018 AXPONA audio show, we look at a handful of the pricier speakers that approach the five-figure territory. We start to see some of the interesting directions speaker designers take when they are not encumbered by budgetary concerns. Gigantic horn systems, open-baffle 24" cone subwoofers, and metal-plated bookshelf speakers are just a few of the designs that go full-tilt into the wild side of audio excess. Read on to learn about these sensational designs and others in our sampling of the high-end speakers of AXPONA 2018.

We took a look at a handful of the pricier loudspeakers at the 2018 AXPONA audio show which approached the five-figure territory. Read on for our high-end speaker picks and how they sounded.

— April 30, 2018 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews