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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

SVS Prime Tower and Center Loudspeaker Review

SVS Prime Tower and Center Loudspeaker Review

The new Prime series Towers and Center loudspeakers come in a compact form factor, yet perform with homage paid to SVS’ subwoofer roots. A rare 3.5-way tower and 3-way center deliver a wide sweet spot, brisk dynamics and clean extended bass response; and they look fantastic doing it! What do you get when you mix good parts quality with competent engineering? An SVS product. Discover how impressive the SVS Prime series are in this review of their budget-oriented lineup. Check out our comprehensive objective measurements to better understand the engineering know-how behind their speakers.

The SVS Prime Tower and Center loudspeakers offer compact size, yet perform with homage paid to SVS’s sub roots. Our review reveals wide sweet spot, brisk dynamics and extended bass at budget pricing.

Tarunvir Bains — January 05, 2015 10:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Axiom Audio M80 v4 / M100 v4 Tower Speakers Preview

Axiom Audio M80 v4 / M100 v4 Tower Speakers Preview

Axiom has updated their M80 v4 tower speakers and added a new flagship called the M100 v4. The two towers both sport dual 1" titanium tweeters, dual 5" aluminum mids and two 6" aluminum woofers for the M80 v4 and three higher excursion 6" aluminum woofers for the M100 v4s. The price of the M80 v4 is almost double of what it was a decade ago despite the fact it still comes in a vinyl wrapped cabinet. The M100 v4 costs almost $1k more than a pair of M80v4's just for an additional 6" bass driver. Can these speakers compete in a fiercely competitive ID marketing place?

Axiom Audio M80 v4 and M100 v4 tower speakers are their two top towers in their line up. But with their recent price hikes, are they still a value product or do their competitors offer better value?

— December 26, 2014 11:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

SVS Prime Loudspeaker Series and PC-2000 Subwoofer Preview

SVS Prime Loudspeaker Series and PC-2000 Subwoofer Preview

After some hints dropped on their Facebook page, SVS unveiled their new Prime series loudspeakers and PC-2000 subwoofer at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest this year. The new Prime speakers are aesthetically similar to the costlier Ultras, and benefit from trickle down technology. The kicker is the price: the new line runs from $270/pair to $1,200/pair, or roughly half the cost of the Ultras. The PC-2000 is not quite as exciting an announcement, being the cylinder version of the PB-2000, and featuring identical performance to its boxy brother.

Preview: SVS has unveiled their new Prime series loudspeakers and PC-2000 subwoofer. The new Prime speakers are aesthetically similar to the costlier Ultras, and benefit from trickle down technology.

— October 10, 2014 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Paradigm Prestige Series Loudspeakers Preview

Paradigm Prestige Series Loudspeakers Preview

After weeks of dropping hints, Paradigm finally unveiled their new Prestige Series loudspeakers at the CEDIA Expo in Denver. Boasting six new models including three towers, one bookshelf speaker, two center channels, and surround speakers, the Prestige line is designed, engineered, and crafted in Canada. Pricing is yet to be determined, though we were able to sweet-talk our friends at Paradigm into giving us some estimates. Want to know more? Click to keep reading!

Preview: After weeks of dropping hints, Paradigm finally unveiled their new Prestige Series loudspeakers at the CEDIA Expo in Denver. Click to learn about this exciting new lineup.

— September 14, 2014 05:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Pioneer Elite Dolby Atmos Speakers Preview and Demo Results

Pioneer Elite Dolby Atmos Speakers Preview and Demo Results

Pioneer Elite's new line of loudspeakers has a lot going for it: all models are true three way designs featuring an advanced concentric driver array, and their designer is none other than Pioneer's speaker genius Andrew Jones. In addition, the bookshelf and tower speakers feature integrated Atmos Elevation speakers, giving buyers an easy upgrade path to the 3D surround format. On the downside, the new Elite lineup is available in a black vinyl finish...and that's it. Want to know more, including our initial listening impressions of how the integrated Atmos Elevation speakers work? Click to read the full article.

Preview: Pioneer Elite Dolby Atmos speakers SP-EFS73/SP-EBS73-LR/SP-EC73,include a concentric driver and true three way design. A top mounted driver also means the speakers are Dolby Atmos enabled.

— September 12, 2014 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Infinity Reference Series Loudspeaker Preview

Infinity Reference Series Loudspeaker Preview

Infinity has been relatively quiet for the last few years in the home audio market. Today that changes with the release of their new Reference series of loudspeakers. A comprehensive lineup consisting of nine new models, Infinity unveiled a pair of towers, bookshelf speakers, center speakers, and subwoofers, as well as a dedicated surround channel. Prices range from $350/pair for the R152 bookshelf speakers to $1,000/pair for the three-way R263 towers. Click to find out all the details of Infinity's new line.

Preview: Infinity's new Reference series loudspeaker lineup breaks years of relative silence from the brand. The comprehensive line boasts nine new models priced from $350/pair to $1,000/pair.

— July 10, 2014 11:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Cambridge Audio Aeromax 6 Floorstanding Speakers Preview

Cambridge Audio Aeromax 6 Floorstanding Speakers Preview

Cambridge Audio's new 4th generation BMR driver (Balanced Mode Radiator) performs both tweeters and midrange duties allowing the woofers to concentrate on what they do best - bass. Cambridge has built two speakers around this BMR driver - the Aeromax 6 floorstanding and Aeromax 2 bookshelf speakers. Claiming low points in the 30-40Hz range, the $1500 a pair price for the Aeromax 6 and half that for the Aeromax 2's, the price to performance ratio seems pretty incredible. We're interested to hear how they sound and see how well they measure.

Preview: Cambridge Audio has built two loudspeakers around their latest BMR driver - the $1500/pair Aeromax 6 floorstanding and $750/pair Aeromax 2 bookshelf speakers. Learn more about them here.

— June 05, 2014 06:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

PSB's New Imagine X Loudspeaker Lineup Unveiled

PSB's New Imagine X Loudspeaker Lineup Unveiled

PSB's recently unveiled their new Imagine X loudspeaker lineup; consisting of four models ranging from the Imagine XB bookshelf ($499/pair) to the Imagine X2T three-way tower ($1,298/pair), PSB claims this new line packs the performance of their original Imagine lineup with pricing comparable to the lower tier Image line. Naturally, there is an important compromise: the attractive look of the Imagine series is replaced with basic cabinetry. Nonetheless, high end performance at a more affordable price is something sure to catch the attention of budget conscious audiophiles.

Preview: PSB's new Imagine X loudspeaker lineup aims to bring the performance of the original Imagine series down to more affordable price points. Click to read the whole story.

— June 01, 2014 08:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Bamberg Series 3 TMW Loudspeaker Preview

Bamberg Series 3 TMW Loudspeaker Preview

Bamberg Audio's new Series 3 TMW doesn't come cheap at $5,800 a pair. However, for that sum you get high end, full range performance in an attractive package, with a number of finishing options available. There's also one other small detail: the Series 3 TMW utilizes an active DSP crossover and packs 370W worth of amplification per side. Yeah, that bit got our attention too. Needless to say, we'd like to get our ears on a pair for further evaluation.

Preview: Bamberg Audio's Series 3 TMW loudspeakers aren't inexpensive at $5,800 a pair, but pack active DSP crossovers and 370W of internal amplification in a slick package.

— May 25, 2014 10:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Martin Logan Neolith Prototype Loudspeaker Showcased In Munich

Martin Logan Neolith Prototype Loudspeaker Showcased In Munich

Apparently the folks at Martin Logan have been keeping a secret: their new statement loudspeaker, the Neolith. Technically speaking, they're still keeping quite a few secrets on that front; however, we've been able to cajole a few tidbits of information out of our contacts. Some highlights of the design include a 22"x48" electrostat transducer, a 12" midbass woofer, and a built in 15" subwoofer for extension down to 23Hz. Curious to know more? Click to keep reading.

Preview:: Martin Logan's new Neolith statement level loudspeaker is a bit of an enigma. Fortunately, we've been able to cajole a few bits of information out of our contacts. Want to know the scoop?

— May 22, 2014 00:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

KEF Reference Series and Blade Two Floorstanding Speaker Preview

KEF Reference Series and Blade Two Floorstanding Speaker Preview

The KEF Blade Two is just like the original Blade speakers except slightly smaller, slightly updated, and slightly less expensive. At $24,000 a pair, they give you most of the performance of the Blade speakers with a $6,000 savings. Sporting a new Uni-Q concentric tweeter/midrange driver and four new 6.5" woofers, the Blade Two drivers and technologies are already trickling down to the new Reference series from KEF. Like the Blade before them, the Blade Two speakers will be used to inform the designs of many speakers from KEF in the future.

Preview: Sporting a new Uni-Q concentric tweeter/midrange driver and four new 6.5" woofers, the KEF Blade Two drivers and technologies are already trickling down to the new Reference Series from KEF.

— May 15, 2014 13:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews