Loudspeakers

YG Acoustics Carmel 2 Loudspeaker

August 31, 2015
YG Acoustics Carmel 2 Loudspeaker

Canada Hi-Fi has posted a review of the YG Acoustics Carmel 2 loudspeakers ($24,300/pair) at Canada Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “The Carmel 2 is equally at home in all types of music, even hard rock, but it isn’t an impressive sounding animal. It just gets out of the way of the music, gets your feet...
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GoldenEar Triton Five Loudspeaker

August 30, 2015
GoldenEar Triton Five Loudspeaker

Jacob Heilbrunn has posted a review of the GoldenEar Triton Five loudspeakers ($1998/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “With its knack for playing a wide gamut of music convincingly, the Fives offer a tremendous amount of performance for the dough. After my foray into Led Zep territory, Sandy Gross was worried that I...
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Harbeth Super HL5+ Loudspeaker

August 29, 2015
Harbeth Super HL5+ Loudspeaker

Tim Smith has posted a review of the Harbeth Super HL5+ loudspeakers ($6300-$7300/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “There is no such thing as a perfect speaker, only good matches for one’s room and tastes. With the Super HL5 Plus, we have a loudspeaker that will please most people most of the time. It commits...
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GamuT RS7 Loudspeaker

August 28, 2015
GamuT RS7 Loudspeaker

John Atkinson have posted a review of the GamuT RS7 loudspeakers ($39,900/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “GamuT Audio’s RS7 is indeed a superior-sounding, superbly finished loudspeaker capable of offering clean, grain-free, uncolored, full-range sound of wide dynamic range, especially with piano recordings. It also offers exceptional clarity in the lower midrange and bass, where...
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Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker

August 28, 2015
Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 loudspeakers ($1650/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Compared to all the other speakers I’ve heard in my Connecticut room and system, the Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2s scored well. The Monitor Audio Silver 8 came closest in performance and price, at only...
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Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde Loudspeaker

August 27, 2015
Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde Loudspeaker

Rick Jensen has posted a review of the Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde loudspeakers ($12,500) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “It is difficult to cite any one thing about the Gershman Acoustics Grande Avant Garde loudspeakers that makes them stand out from other speakers at or above their price range, a range where...
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JL Audio Gotham Subwoofer and CR-1 Crossover

August 26, 2015
JL Audio Gotham Subwoofer and CR-1 Crossover

Jonathan Valin has posted a review of the JL Audio Gotham subwoofer ($12,000) and CR-1 crossover ($3500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Both the Gotham subs and JL’s CR-1 crossover, obviously, get my highest, most unqualified, most enthusiastic recommendation. I just wish all of you could hear them!” You can read the full...
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Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker System

August 26, 2015
Bryston Mini A Loudspeaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Bryston Mini A loudspeaker system ($4785) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “This Bryston system was a provocative one. The Mini A monitor rated alone is a five-star speaker, though the AC-1 Micro, if rated separately, would be at least a full notch below the very...
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Dynaudio Focus 600 XD Active Wireless Digital Loudspeaker

August 21, 2015
Dynaudio Focus 600 XD Active Wireless Digital Loudspeaker

Robert Haarley has posted a review of the Dynaudio Focus 600 XD active wireless digital loudspeakers ($13,500/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “If the idea of a wireless, self-contained audio system built into a pair of speakers is appealing, the Dynaudio Focus 600 XD is an excellent choice. The 600 XD is so...
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Sounddeco Sigma 2 Loudspeakers

August 21, 2015
Sounddeco Sigma 2 Loudspeakers

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Sounddeco Sigma 2 loudspeakers (€8000/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Whilst €8’000/pr are far outside an everyman’s comfort zone or ability, the Sigma 2 in all other ways is a high-end everyman speaker. It’s sized right, looks attractive, is easy to drive, plays without prejudice to musical...
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MartinLogan Motion 35XT Loudspeaker

August 20, 2015
MartinLogan Motion 35XT Loudspeaker

Ken Kessler has posted a review of the MartinLogan Motion 35XT loudspeaker (£1298) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “Ok. So I was predisposed toward the 35XT as an owner of Its little sibling. But rather than pander to the idea that I was raving about a speaker in ‘the desperate need...
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iFi Audio Retro Music System

August 18, 2015
iFi Audio Retro Music System

Chris Martens has posted a review of the iFi Audio Retro music system (£1650) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The more I used the Retro system, the better I liked it. In small-to-mid-size rooms it produced a pure, beautifully focussed, and intensely three-dimensional sound that would do many a costly and complex high-end system proud....
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ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 Loudspeaker

August 18, 2015
ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 Loudspeaker

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 loudspeakers (£14,690 w/stands/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 needs careful partnering and careful installation if it is to give of its best. Fail to follow these rules, and you will wonder what all the fuss is about. But, if you...
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Vandersteen Audio Model Seven Mk II Loudspeaker

August 12, 2015
Vandersteen Audio Model Seven Mk II Loudspeaker

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Vandersteen Audio Model Seven Mk II loudspeakers ($62,000/pair) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “A genuine flagship performer, regardless of size and price, the Vandersteen Model Seven Mk II takes holistic design to another level. This is a case of performance following form following function. There...
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Concrete Audio N1 Loudspeaker

August 12, 2015
Concrete Audio N1 Loudspeaker

Roy Gregory has posted a review of the Concrete Audio N1 loudspeakers (€27,000/pair) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “This first taste leaves me looking forward to a more extended audition — and a chance to dig deeper into the speakers’ lower registers, one thing that wasn’t really possible in the room and setup...
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Trenner and Friedl Pharoah Loudspeaker

August 12, 2015
Trenner and Friedl Pharoah Loudspeaker

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Trenner and Friedl Pharoah loudspeakers (€7900/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “This segues back into Friedl’s earlier admission; about having grown bored stiff with 21st-century high-end sound and having to either stop altogether; or approach things from the other end. Hence this isn’t any kind of obsessive...
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DALI Zensor 5 Loudspeaker System and Hsu Research VTF-1 MK2 Subwoofer

August 12, 2015
DALI Zensor 5 Loudspeaker System and Hsu Research VTF-1 MK2 Subwoofer

David Kumin has posted a review of the DALI Zensor 5 loudspeaker system and Hsu Research VTF-1 MK2 subwoofer (together $2244) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “In the end, I can find nothing much critical to say about DALI’s Zensors: They are a finely balanced, well-engineered suite. Nevertheless, they’ve got a lot of...
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Vivid Audio GIYA G3 Loudspeaker

August 11, 2015
Vivid Audio GIYA G3 Loudspeaker

Edgar Kramer has posted a review of the Vivid Audio GIYA G3 loudspeakers ($45,000/pair) at AVHub. His conclusions: “The bigger brethren would, of course, offer deeper and more powerful bass registers thanks to their larger drivers and enclosures. But having in common the same tweeter, midrange dome and mid-bass drivers, all three Giya speakers...
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Fried R/4 Loudspeaker

August 11, 2015
Fried R/4 Loudspeaker

Thomas J. Norton has posted a review of the Fried R/4 loudspeaker ($1200) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “I have to say that I was very favorably impressed by the Frieds’ overall value. The Frieds do too much too well, at a reasonable price, to be dismissed. By all means, listen to them if you’re...
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Monitor Audio Gold 300 Loudspeakers

August 10, 2015
Monitor Audio Gold 300 Loudspeakers

Bob Barrett has posted a review of the Monitor Audio Gold 300 loudspeakers ($1095-$5495) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Let’s just cut to the chase. The beautifully designed Monitor Audio Gold Series system is the best-sounding surround system at its price point that I’ve ever heard, period. The trifecta of special features I mentioned–including the...
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B&W CM10 Loudspeaker

August 10, 2015
B&W CM10 Loudspeaker

Jutta Dziwnik has posted a review of the B&W CM10 loudspeakers ($5499/pair) at AVHub. His conclusions: “Where B&W leads, other loudspeaker manufacturers often follow… but when it comes to the CM10, it’s very unlikely that others will follow, because there’s just so much high-tech built in that it would be very hard to copy...
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Xavian Perla Loudspeaker

August 8, 2015
Xavian Perla Loudspeaker

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Xavian Perla loudspeakers (€1700) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “It’s a resonant, rich, mature sound that will work very well whenever one expects a natural sound of high quality in a small room. They are very good at differentiating recordings so a listener may fully enjoy...
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Harbeth Super HL5Plus Loudspeaker

August 7, 2015
Harbeth Super HL5Plus Loudspeaker

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Harbeth Super HL5Plus loudspeakers (€4175) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Their classic proportions are timeless – no trends will ever change that. That will perform well with a low-power tube amp, but also with powerful solid-state one. They don’t try to charm user with sound coloration...
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Dynaudio Xeo 6 Wireless Loudspeaker System

August 1, 2015
Dynaudio Xeo 6 Wireless Loudspeaker System

Chris Connaker has posted a review of the Dynaudio Xeo 6 loudspeaker system ($3999) at Computer Audiophile. His conclusions: “The Xeo 6 is another true high end wireless audio system from Dynaudio’s much loved Xeo product line. Whether replacing a traditional HiFi system or starting anew, the Xeo 6 is a system that can’t...
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Wilson Benesch Series II Square One Loudspeaker

July 30, 2015
Wilson Benesch Series II Square One Loudspeaker

John Marks has posted a review of the Wilson Benesch Series II Square One loudspeakers ($5195 with stands) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Square Ones are a premium-priced product, to be sure. However, they have much of the same technology and the same build quality as Wilson Benesch’s more expensive models, and provide a...
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