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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 01:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Legacy Audio Pixel and Theater Towers Preview

Legacy Audio Pixel and Theater Towers Preview

Legacy Audio introduced a couple new speakers at the 2016 AXPONA show which look to be ideal for situations where floor space must be preserved but not at the cost of sound quality. The Pixel on-wall solves the problem of weak bass for this speaker type by providing enough cabinet volume and depth to handle a woofer with a serious motor structure. The Theater towers are based on the highly regarded Focus XD's but in a taller, less deep cabinet for placement against a front wall and increased area coverage best suited for multi-row seating. These are some serious speakers to build an upscale professional theater room.

Legacy Audio unveiled the Pixel On-Wall and Theater Tower speaker systems at AXPONA 2016. These speakers are designed for great bass extension and serious output for professional theater usage.

— May 13, 2016 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Definitive Technology BP9000 Series "Atmos-Enabled" Speakers Preview

Definitive Technology BP9000 Series "Atmos-Enabled" Speakers Preview

Definitive Technology announced the launch of the BP9000 series loudspeakers—its 4th generation of Bipolar tower speakers, matching center channels, surrounds, and a height speaker module, designed to offer true, full-range performance for listeners seeking the highest quality audio reproduction. The A90 represents a true transcendence in design from its ho-hum A60 model it replaces. Definitive Technology has stepped up its game both in performance and aesthetics. Just take a look at the full BP9000 speaker setup in the lifestyle photo. Who wouldn't want this speaker system in their living room? The added Atmos support is just icing on this very tasty looking cake.

The Definitive Technology BP9000 Series of "Atmos ready" towers, center and surround speakers represents a transcendence in design, performance and function. Who wouldn't want them in their home?

— May 10, 2016 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Monitor Audio PL500 II Tower Speakers Preview

Monitor Audio PL500 II Tower Speakers Preview

Audiophiles at AXPONA would have been remiss not to be present when one of the decades-long leaders of the British manufacturing industry brought in their new flagship speaker. The Monitor Audio Platinum PL500 II Tower speaker system is a true statement piece of engineering excellence. This flagship 220lbs 3-way 7-driver speaker system is packed with the very latest in drive technology and materials to make it their highest performance production loudspeaker to date. Check out our experience with them but be warned as some audiophiles may experience side effects of salivation or repeated dreams of ownership.

The Monitor Audio Platinum PL500 II flagship Tower speaker system is a true statement piece of engineering excellence and is said to be their highest performance speaker to date. An Audiophile dream?

— May 08, 2016 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

AudioKinesis Bienville Speakers Preview

AudioKinesis Bienville Speakers Preview

The AudioKinesis Bienville Main Modules speaker system is a balance between three important design goals: high sound quality, enormous dynamic range, and an agreeable appearance. Our demo at the 2016 AXPONA show proved these speakers met these goals in spades, especially with their effortless ability to produce lifelike dynamics. You can tweak that sound till your hearts content by shelving the high frequency response, plugging ports or operating the system in bipole or dipole mode. The AudioKinesis speaker system was truly a unique gem at the show.

The AudioKinesis Bienville Main Modules speaker system are a balance between high sound quality and dynamic range, and an agreeable appearance. Their configuration options can satisfy any audiophile.

— May 06, 2016 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Sanders Sound Model 10e Electrostatic Speaker Preview

Sanders Sound Model 10e Electrostatic Speaker Preview

Electrostatic speakers have never been the most popular speaker design in high-fidelity audio, because they have traditionally had many disadvantages such as anemic bass output, poor reliability, difficult load to drive, and limited dynamic range. But, the Sanders Sound Model 10e ESL speakers claims to solve these issues by deploying a stout 10" aluminum bass driver in a transmission line enclosure, an improved "Ultrastat" panel that comes with a lifetime warranty, robust amplification by Magtech and DSP for room correction to optimize the sound. We like what we heard at AXPONA 2016 so check these out.

The Sanders Sound Model 10e Electrostatic speakers claim to solve the issues that plague many traditional ESL speakers such as anemic bass, poor reliability, and limited dynamic range. Do you believe?

— May 05, 2016 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews