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Genesis Maestro Floorstanding Speakers Preview

Genesis Maestro Floorstanding Speakers Preview

Genesis Advanced Technologies has updated their V series speaker, now dubbed the "Maestro", for those who want a state-of the-art speaker system and have the money to pay for it. This 5-way design packs nine drivers in a modestly-sized tower speaker and projects sound in a full dipole dispersion pattern. Each driver segment has its own enclosure compartment, and the four 8" bass drivers are amplified with an onboard 500 watt amp. With Servo-controlled bass drivers, ring-radiator ribbon tweeters, open-baffle mid-range driver, there is a lot going on in the Maestro, but those who meet the price of admission will likely demand a product that pushes the edges of conventional loudspeaker design.

Genesis Advanced Technologies has updated their V series speaker, now dubbed the "Maestro", for those who want a state-of the-art speaker system and have the money to pay for it. Read on for more.

— April 03, 2017 23:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Polk Signature Series Speakers Preview

Polk Signature Series Speakers Preview

We got a glimpse of Polk's Signature Speakers series at the CEDIA last fall, but our second viewing at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada really wowed us. The whole line of Signature Speakers from Polk Audio looks like it will make a fantastic setup for any audiophiles listening needs from two-channel to a full DTS:X immersive surround sound home theater room. With 8 styles to choose from, this reasonably priced but high quality speaker line might be for you. Read on to find out more.

Polk Audio released a great line of speakers this year; 8 in all. Dubbed the Signature Series, we got a closer look at their bookshelf (S20), Slim Center Channel (S35), and their tower speaker (S60).

— January 10, 2017 17:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

GoldenEar Triton Reference Series Tower Speaker Preview

GoldenEar Triton Reference Series Tower Speaker Preview

Speaker company Goldenear has made some big impacts in the audio world in the last three years with their line of Triton speakers. Their Triton One came out in 2014 with the goal of making a great speaker for the fiscally responsible. In fact, the company slogan “We make high end affordable” describes this speaker line to a T. Goldenear introduced their Triton Reference edition speaker at the CES 2017 last week. Read our preview and demo results of this fantastic new product from Goldenear and our little comparison to their Triton 1 to see what you’re getting when stepping up to their new flagship speaker system.

Looking for a high end tower speaker without the high end price? Speaker company Goldenear might have the set for you with their new Triton Reference Series. Check out our preview and demo results.

— January 09, 2017 09:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Revel Performa3 Be Concept Loudspeakers Preview

Revel Performa3 Be Concept Loudspeakers Preview

Revel by Harman today previewed the Performa3 Be concept loudspeakers, based on the award-winning Performa3 Series product range, at CES 2017. Based on Revel’s Performa3 F208 and M106 models, the Performa3 Be concepts include two new models: the F208Be 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker and M106Be 2-way bookshelf loudspeaker. The concepts feature the latest waveguide geometry, Beryllium and Deep Ceramic Composite (DCC) transducer technology and premium crossover network designs. While we were already big fans of the Performa3 series, the addition of these upgrades in this concept series just makes our audio taste buds salivate.

Revel previewed the Performa3 Be concept loudspeakers featuring the latest waveguide geometry, Beryllium and (DC) transducer technology and premium crossover network designs. Read the juicy details.

— January 06, 2017 18:30 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Fluance Signature Series 3-Way Floorstanding Speakers Review

Fluance Signature Series 3-Way Floorstanding Speakers Review

The Fluance Signature Series Hi-Fi Three-Way Floorstanding speakers were recently relaunched after significant improvements were made to its crossover. This large tower speaker uses two 8" woofers, a fiber-woven 5.25" midwoofer, and a silk-dome tweeter in a wave-guide, and it promises serious bass extension well below 40 Hz. This impressive driver array is set in a gloss black front baffle with some stylish touches that belie the very affordable speaker cost. Initial enthusiasm about the earlier version of the Signature Floorstanding speakers gave way to mixed reactions due to a problematic crossover, but we have the redesigned version in our hands. So, let's see how it performs in our listening tests and subjective measurements to determine if this is the best $700 deal for tower speakers today.

Fluance recently relaunched its Signature Series Three-Way Floorstanding speakers after improvements were made to its crossover. Are they now the awesome speaker they should be? Read on to find out.

— December 28, 2016 11:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

MartinLogan Neolith ESL Loudspeaker Review

MartinLogan Neolith ESL Loudspeaker Review

Take the legendary name of MartinLogan and marry it with a cost-no-object loudspeaker and you've got the Neolith. This is largest and most expensive loudspeaker that MartinLogan has ever produced. Do the 6ft, nearly 400lb Electrostatic Neoliths deserved to be mentioned in the ranks of the best-of-the-best or did we uncover some chinks in the loudspeaker's armor? Watch our recently added YouTube Video Overview and read our review to find out.

The MartinLogan Neolith loudspeaker features the largest electrostatic panel they've ever produced. Exceptional bass, superb soundstage, tremendous dynamics results in a mesmerizing experience.

— November 23, 2016 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

$500/pair Tower Speaker Round-up for Two-Channel and Home Theater Listening

$500/pair Tower Speaker Round-up for Two-Channel and Home Theater Listening

Looking for some floorstanding speakers to listen to your CD collection, Internet radio, LP’s, or just looking for some quality front/all channel speakers for your home theater for around $500 a pair? We have compiled a short list for your consideration. Some are available at your local big box retailer and some are only available online. Take a look at this list and feel free to post your suggestions in the related forum thread.

If you're in the market for a pair of $500 tower speakers this is the article for you. We go over some of the best buys your two-channel and home theater listening needs. Read on for more info.

— October 26, 2016 18:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

RBH Signature Reference Speakers Enhanced with New AMT Tweeter

RBH Signature Reference Speakers Enhanced with New AMT Tweeter

RBH Sound is further refining its Signature Reference line-up with the announcement of a new Air Motion Transducer (AMT) for the series. The proprietary design, co-developed by RBH and Aurum Cantus® engineers, promises extended high frequencies and increased fidelity and is destined for the company's flagship Signature Reference speaker models. RBH Signature Reference speakers were already among the best we've reviewed. Can a good thing get even better? Read on to find out.

RBH Sound is further refining its Signature Reference line-up with the announcement of a new Air Motion Transducer (AMT) for the series to take performance to the next level.

— September 25, 2016 16:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Paradigm Persona Series Loudspeakers Preview & Demo

Paradigm Persona Series Loudspeakers Preview & Demo

Paradigm has just stepped up their high end game with the introduction of the Persona™ Series. Developed over five years, this flagship lineup is entirely designed, engineered, and Crafted in Canada to provide an unprecedented level of realism and transparency. Paradigm’s Persona is said to be the only loudspeaker in its class to achieve this level of performance using Beryllium material for both midrange and tweeter drivers. We got to hear a personal demo of these babies at CEDIA. See what we though and let us know if Paradigm Persona will be your next dream speaker.

Paradigm just stepped up their high end game with their new Persona Series loudspeakers. All models feature Beryllium mids & tweeters to achieve the unparalleled performance. Check our demo results.

— September 16, 2016 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Revel Concerta2 F36 Tower Speaker Review

Revel Concerta2 F36 Tower Speaker Review

Ever heard the saying, "It's worth the wait?" Well, it's been years in the making but Revel has finally launched their highly-anticipated Concerta2 lineup. There's nothing entry-level about the Concerta2 F36 from the lauded high-end speaker manufacturer. The F36 tower is a 2 1/2 way, ported-design, full range loudspeaker. It's build, finish, and sheer performance brings to bear some of Revel's latest audio research—and it delivers with surgical precision. Read on and see why the Concerta2 F36 tops our hot pick for tower speakers under $2,000/pair.

Revel's Concerta2 F36 tower loudspeaker is a 2 1/2-way, rear-ported, full range loudspeaker. It's build, finish, and pristine performance make it one of our favorite tower speakers under $2,000/pair.

— September 12, 2016 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Paradigm Prestige 75F Floorstanding Speaker System Review

Paradigm Prestige 75F Floorstanding Speaker System Review

Paradigm is a 30-year-old Canadian audio company with a well-deserved reputation for making excellent products at price points from entry level to high end. They’ve recently introduced their Prestige Series, a complete family of middle-to-upper-priced loudspeakers suitable for both serious music and home theater use. We take a close look at the 75F, the smallest floorstander in the group. How does this four driver, 2 1/2 way speaker stack up in this hotly-contested market segment? Read the review to find out.

We reviewed the new 75F Prestige floorstanding speaker system from Paradigm. Read on to see how this four driver, 2 1/2-way compact tower competes in this crowded $3k/pair speaker market.

— August 01, 2016 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

ELAC Debut F5, B5, C5 Loudspeaker System Review

ELAC Debut F5, B5, C5 Loudspeaker System Review

ELAC's Debut line of speakers aim to deliver bonafide audiophile sound to the budget-conscious music lover and home theater aficionado. Boy do they ever deliver the goods. We took the ELAC F5, B5, and C5 for a spin in a 5.0 setup. Simply put, these Andrew Jones-designed products are some of the best entry level speakers we've come across in quite a while. Read our full review to see what we liked about them and where we felt ELAC's Debut series fell just a bit short.

ELAC's F5, B5, and C5 Debut speakers deliver bonafide audiophile sound to budget-conscious music lovers and home theater aficionados. See what we loved about the speakers and where they fell short.

— July 20, 2016 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

RBH Sound Signature SV Series Speakers and Subwoofers Preview

RBH Sound Signature SV Series Speakers and Subwoofers Preview

RBH introduced their new Signature SV line which is set to replace the successful Signature SX Series sometime this year. RBH will also be offering the same Reference driver and crossover upgrades like their previous Signature SX Reference Series. Introduced in the new SV-Series is a flagship modular tower system featuring the venerable Aurum Cantus Aero Striction Tweeter. We are talking SPL levels beyond THX Ultra2 certification and Audioholics Bassaholic Extreme. A fresh new look, upgraded performance, and more competitive pricing; is RBH putting the ID speaker market on notice? Check out our recently added YouTube CES overview and RBH interview videos to get all of the details.

RBH introduced their new Signature SV Series Speakers and Subwoofers at CES 2015. Updated cosmetics, enhanced performance and more competitive pricing; is RBH putting the ID speaker market on notice?

Tarunvir Bains — June 10, 2016 09:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

GoldenEar Triton Seven Tower Speakers Review

GoldenEar Triton Seven Tower Speakers Review

The GoldenEar Triton Seven is the least expensive tower in the lineup at $1400/pair, but offers trickle-down technology from the $5,000/pair Triton One tower. In our YouTube Video Review, we wanted to see what this buzz-worthy brand could offer audiophiles on a budget. Could a slim speaker offer a large stereo image and would the High Velocity Folden Ribbon tweeter offer smooth, natural reproduction? Read on to find out.

The GoldenEar Triton Seven is the least expensive tower speaker featuring audiophile technology from the $5k/pair Triton One perfect for music or movies in your home theater. Watch our YouTube review.

— May 16, 2016 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews