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Paradigm Concept 4F Speakers Preview

Paradigm Concept 4F Speakers Preview

The Engineers at Paradigm and Anthem were told to build a cost-no-object speaker, and what emerged is the Paradigm Concept 4F. Featuring pure beryllium drivers, built in amplification with ARC Room Correction, and refined looks in a compact enclosure, the Paradigm 4F will be part of a speaker line featuring multiple towers, bookshelves, and a center channel. Check out our YouTube video for a design overview and listening impressions.

The Paradigm Concept 4F is a cost-no-object speaker featuring pure beryllium drivers, built in amplification with Room Correction, and a compact enclosure. Bookshelf/Center speakers also available.

— January 25, 2016 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Goldenear Triton Two+, Three+ Speakers & Sub X Preview

Goldenear Triton Two+, Three+ Speakers & Sub X Preview

In a short amount of time Goldenear Technology has created some of the most dynamic new speakers on the market so we are extremely excited about their new an improved Triton Two+ and Triton Three+ floorstanding speakers unveiled at the 2016 CES Show in Las Vegas. Will they be as good as the amazing Triton One for which they are based on? Read on to find out and be sure to watch our YouTube Video interview with Sandy Gross to get all of the details.

Goldenear unveiled their new and improved Triton Two+ and Triton Three+ at CES this week. Did they get similar sound out of these compared to their Triton One in a smaller size? Read on to find out.

— January 18, 2016 08:30 in Tower Speaker Reviews

JBL 4367 Studio Monitor Speakers Preview

JBL 4367 Studio Monitor Speakers Preview

JBL has released the JBL 4367 Studio Monitors to bring master reference quality into the home. We've come to admire the engineering and design of the new JBL M2 Master Reference studio speakers but their size and price tag is out of the reach of most audiophiles. The new JBL 4367 promises much of the same M2 technology, in a slightly more compact package (still 135lb each), along with a built-in crossover allowing the use of conventional home amplifiers. Basically, if you’ve been wanting the lauded JBL M2 sound in your current system, the JBL 4367 is your best bet.

JBL has released the 4367 Studio Monitors to bring the master reference quality of their lauded JBL M2 speakers, part of the Synthesis line, into the home with shared DNA and a built-in crossover.

— January 07, 2016 09:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Fluance Signature Series Speakers Preview

Fluance Signature Series Speakers Preview

With their Signature Series, Fluance has added new models to the top of their speaker line. With amazing high-end looks and features at unbelievably low prices, these are already on our list for "speakers we must hear this year." From Premium drivers to well braced cabinets, read on to see why we believe the Fluance Signature Series has the potential to be something really special.

The Fluance Signature Series are a huge value in great looking speakers for music or home theater surround systems. Budget shoppers looking to dip their toes into serious Hi-Fi must check them out.

— January 04, 2016 09:30 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Revel Concerta2 Loudspeaker Series Preview

Revel Concerta2 Loudspeaker Series Preview

Revel revealed their Concerta2 update to their value speaker line at CEDIA 2015. These speakers and subwoofer feature technology inspired by the top of the line Performa3 series, but at a price that is very competitive. The Concerta2 series present a very interesting option for folks looking to dip their toe into high fidelity sound based on products engineered with science instead of pseudoscience wrapped in a fancy package. We were impressed with our first listening session and can't wait to dive in deeper with this product line.

The Revel Concerta2 series was unveiled at CEDIA 2015. These speakers and subwoofer feature technology inspired by the top of the line Performa3 series, but at a price that is value-oriented.

— November 24, 2015 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Bowers and Wilkins 800 Series D3 Diamond Loudspeakers Overview

Bowers and Wilkins 800 Series D3 Diamond Loudspeakers Overview

It’s not every day that Bowers and Wilkins hosts an exclusive event for a new product announcement. It’s rarer still that the venue for such an event will be a legendary recording studio. But that’s exactly what the venerable British speaker maker did to announce their updated flagship line of loudspeakers, the 800 Series Diamond version D3. We give you an in-depth analysis of the refinements and take some of the new models for a first-hand audition. See what we think about the results of the new D3 800 Series Diamond from the flagship 802 to the potent 805 bookshelf speaker. Impressive? Most Impressive.

The Bowers and Wilkins D3 Diamond Series feature new midrange and bass drivers with proprietary composites, revamped tweeter assembly, and a new enclosure to reduce resonance and improve performance.

— September 21, 2015 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Sonus Faber Tower Speaker Comparison and Design Overview

Sonus Faber Tower Speaker Comparison and Design Overview

Italy's Sonus Faber has been crafting finely sculpted speakers near Vicenza for over 30 years. Today, we take a comparison look at the range of tower speakers Sonus Faber offers, from the merely expensive to the truly high end price range, to find out what you get when you mortgage your house for a sweet new set of speakers. We explore their marketing claims to see if they have any merit and take a close look at design details behind each of the speakers.

Audioholics has a look at the the full range of finely sculpted speakers by Italian manufacturer, Sonus Faber, in this tower speaker comparison.

— September 15, 2015 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Monitor Audio Gold Series Loudspeaker Preview

Monitor Audio Gold Series Loudspeaker Preview

As a Monitor Audio Enthusiast, when we heard that they were coming out with a new version of their “Gold” series of speakers we were ecstatic. Using its GX Gold speakers as a model, Monitor Audio refined its high-end speaker line with this new series. Equipped with optimized drivers and empowered by the production quality of their Platinum flagship range, their Gold series speakers turn another page in the story of Monitor Audio's audiophile speaker family.

Our reactions are very positive for the new Monitor Audio’s Gold series of loudspeakers. Using its GX Gold speakers as a model, Monitor Audio refined its high-end speaker line with ribbon tweeters.

— July 09, 2015 10:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Sonus Faber Chameleon Speaker Collection Preview

Sonus Faber Chameleon Speaker Collection Preview

Sonus Faber has announced their newest Chameleon Speaker Collection Series. This new series has been designed for both stereo and multi-channel applications and consists of three models: Chameleon T (floorstanding), standmount speaker Chameleon B (bookshelf), and the Chameleon C (center). The Chameleon speakers place themselves at the bottom of Sonus Faber's price segment and will be a direct competitor to price ratio most affordable Venere models in their respective categories despite the Chameleon series are handcrafted in Vicenza, unlike the Venere.

Sonus Faber has announced their newest Chameleon Speaker Collection Series consisting of 3 models: Chameleon T (floorstanding), Chameleon B (bookshelf), and the Chameleon C (center). Let's explore.

— June 29, 2015 14:30 in Tower Speaker Reviews

NHT Classic Four Floorstanding Speaker System Review

NHT Classic Four Floorstanding Speaker System Review

NHT is a small but highly respected loudspeaker company located in Benicia, CA. They have earned a well-deserved reputation for speakers that sound superb, feature innovative, straightforward engineering, and utilize the highest quality materials for great cosmetics and fit-‘n-finish. At $1,349 each, the Classic Four 4-way floorstanding speakers certainly can’t be considered inexpensive, but just based on the quality of the materials and workmanship, they appear to more than justify their asking price. How do they sound? In a one word superb! But, you're gonna have to read the review to get all of the details.

The NHT Classic Four floorstanding speakers are a true 4-way design exhibiting superb sound and build quality. While not inexpensive, they appear to more than justify their asking price. Recommended!

— June 17, 2015 08:30 in Tower Speaker Reviews

XTZ Divine 100.49 Tower Loudspeaker Review

XTZ Divine 100.49 Tower Loudspeaker Review

XTZ has found a relatively untapped niche in the Internet Direct market by offering showroom grade speakers at a fraction of the price point. The Divine 100.49 Towers are a 3-way 4 driver design using high end drive technology and components throughout. They offer exceptional midrange detail, elite bass resolution, and an almost calming presentation that was voiced with a lot of care and even more ambition. They are big and heavy and just may be your last speaker purchase if you find them to your liking. If not, XTZ offers a very generous 60 day trial period but we doubt you will have to use it.

The XTZ Divine 100.49 Towers employ high end construction and parts. They offer exceptional midrange detail, bass resolution and have a calming presence that may make them your final speaker purchase.

Tarunvir Bains — June 03, 2015 09:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

PSB Imagine T3 Tower Loudspeaker Preview

PSB Imagine T3 Tower Loudspeaker Preview

The Imagine T3 is PSB's new flagship loudspeaker and continues the legacy of Founder and Chief Designer, Paul Barton. The T3 is a sleek, five-way transitional design loudspeaker that's triple ported, ti-amp capable, and has lots of options to fine-tune the sound to your room. The Imagine T3 has reported bass extension down to 24 Hz. Check out our full preview of this great-looking, new flagship speaker from PSB.

PSB calls the Imagine T3 a five-way transitional design floor standing loudspeaker. It's a triple-ported design with three-pairs of binding posts and can be tri-amped and reaches down to 24 Hz.

— March 30, 2015 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

GoldenEar Triton Five Towers and SuperSub XXL Preview

GoldenEar Triton Five Towers and SuperSub XXL Preview

The new GoldenEar Triton Five towers take the successful Triton Seven towers and upgrades everything but the tweeter. Putting more drivers than seems reasonable in a small box with a massive 1600-watt amp, the SuperSub XXL promises output down to 10Hz. If you've got $2000 to spend, you've got two new offerings to consider. The only question you have to answer is if you want bone crushing bass or a new pair of tower speakers. Happy shopping!

Preview: The GoldenEar Triton Five towers take the successful Triton Seven speakers and upgrades everything but the tweeter. The SuperSub XXL is packed with drivers and tech and promises 10Hz output.

— January 15, 2015 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Wharfedale Diamond 200 Series Loudspeakers Preview

Wharfedale Diamond 200 Series Loudspeakers Preview

Wharfedale's Diamond 200 series loudspeakers made their US debut this week at CES 2015. The new lineup consists of two bookshelf speakers (the Diamond 210 and 220), three towers (the Diamond 230, 240, and 250), and a center channel (the Diamond 220C). In addition to a clean profile, all of the speakers in the line feature layered cabinet construction to minimize the effects of resonance, as well as woven kevlar drivers. Check out the details on these new Wharfedale speakers and let us know what you think in our forum.

Wharfedale's Diamond 200 series loudspeakers will be made their US debut this week at CES 2015. The line-up consists of two bookshelf speakers, three towers, and a center channel.

— January 09, 2015 09:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews