Loudspeakers

Apertura Edena Loudspeaker

July 13, 2014
Apertura Edena Loudspeaker

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Apertura Edena loudspeakers (€6500/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “Whilst I can’t be certain without working my way through their catalogue, I’ll wager an educated guess: this model is their hottest buy. It sports what clearly is Christian Yvon’s favourite midrange driver; doesn’t rely on a d’Appolito...
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Infinity R263 Loudspeaker

July 10, 2014
Infinity R263 Loudspeaker

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Infinity R263 loudspeakers ($1099/pair) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “I expected that a fairly large tower like the R263 would be built for mass-market tastes — refined mass-market tastes, to be sure, but in the $1,000/pair range, I’d expect a tower speaker to be oriented toward rock/pop...
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Raidho S2 Loudspeaker

July 9, 2014
Raidho S2 Loudspeaker

Marek Dyba has posted a review of the Raidho S2 loudspeakers (~€8725) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Those, who count on getting the level of D-1 performance at half the price will not be fully satisfied – there are no miracles in audio world. But if you give S2 a chance, pair them with...
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Sonus Faber Olympica III Loudspeaker

July 8, 2014
Sonus Faber Olympica III Loudspeaker

Tomasz Karasiński has posted a review of the Sonus Faber Olympica III loudspeakers ($13,500/pair) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “I promised myself that I will limit my admiration, but in this case it is hard not to get carried away. The Olympica III speakers jumped on top of my personal list of speakers to purchase...
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Focal Aria 926 Loudspeaker

July 8, 2014
Focal Aria 926 Loudspeaker

Ed Selley has posted a review of the Focal Aria 926 loudspeakers (£1798/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Taken as a whole, the 926 is a speaker that keeps true to Focal’s core values, but brings with it a sense of engagement and fun that I haven’t really previously experienced from the brand. These are...
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Magico S5 Loudspeakers

July 7, 2014
Magico S5 Loudspeakers

Myles Astor has posted a review of the Magico S5 loudspeaker ($32,400) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Magico’s stated goal for the S series line, “was to utilize the technology developed for their Q-series of speaker and make it available to wider audience.” And the S5 is a tribute to the success of this...
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Induction Dynamics ID1 Loudspeaker

July 6, 2014
Induction Dynamics ID1 Loudspeaker

Jim Clements has posted a review of the Induction Dynamics ID1 loudspeakers ($11,786/pair) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “I think the team at Induction Dynamics has a lot to be proud of with this particular product. It represents a remarkable accomplishment of acoustic engineering. The design and engineering give...
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Revel Performa3 F208 Loudspeaker

July 6, 2014
Revel Performa3 F208 Loudspeaker

Erik Lichte has posted a review of the Revel Performa3 F208 loudspeakers ($5000/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Revel’s Performa3 F208 brought me closer to my music in ways I hadn’t thought a $5000 pair of speakers could. It offers uncolored, open, neutral sound, full-range extension, superb imaging and dynamics, and beautiful enclosures. It won’t...
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Magico Ultimate III Horn-Loaded Loudspeaker

July 3, 2014
Magico Ultimate III Horn-Loaded Loudspeaker

Jonathan Valin has posted a review of the Magico Ultimate III Horn-Loaded loudspeakers (~$600,000) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “For the nonce I’m more than comfortable saying that if you’re extremely rich (and extremely crazy) and live in a house with a great listening room of ample size and own exceedingly high-resolution/low-noise electronics,...
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Audiofilia AS-S6 Loudspeaker

July 3, 2014
Audiofilia AS-S6 Loudspeaker

Angelo Jasparro has posted a review of the Audiofilia AS-S6 loudspeakers (€6160/pair) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “In conclusion, we can say that the test was passed with flying colours. The sound of these Italian loudspeakers is a bit focused in the mid range, in order to exploit the great Morel midrange. If you...
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MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 Subwoofer

July 2, 2014
MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 Subwoofer

Kevin East has posted a review of the MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 subwoofer ($3999) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “Although I was hampered by the inability to make direct comparisons of the BF212 with other subwoofers, it is my judgment that the BalancedForce 212 is in a class with the best subs available to the...
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Magico S3 Loudspeaker

July 1, 2014
Magico S3 Loudspeaker

Ryan Coleman has posted a review of the Magico S3 loudspeakers ($22,600/pair) at SoundStage! Ultra. His conclusions: “Some will say that Magico speakers don’t have a soul, as if that’s a criticism. I agree: Magicos do what the upstream components and signals tell them to do. If you don’t like what you’re hearing, I...
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Kaiser Kawero Chiara Loudspeaker

July 1, 2014
Kaiser Kawero Chiara Loudspeaker

Jurgen Saile has posted a review of the Kaiser Kawero Chiara loudspeakers (€16,220/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “I confess frankly, I like the loudspeaker. If it didn’t have its conspicuous form, it would be THE understated loudspeaker of all! And it’s one of the most innovative for sure. It is unbelievable, which amount...
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MartinLogan Montis Reserve Series Electrostatic Hybrid Loudspeaker

June 30, 2014
MartinLogan Montis Reserve Series Electrostatic Hybrid Loudspeaker

Paul Seydor has posted a review of the MartinLogan Montis Reserve Series electrostatic hybrid loudspeakers ($9995/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “One thing that makes it very special, however, is how dramatically lifelike it can sound because of the way it’s prioritized its sonic and musical goals in just the right order and...
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Audio Note (UK) AX-2 Loudspeaker

June 29, 2014
Audio Note (UK) AX-2 Loudspeaker

Richard Austen has posted a review of the Audio Note (UK) AX-2 loudspeakers ($1000/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “Moreover, the key word to describe that AX-Two is “balanced.” Never boring or polite like many speakers out of Europe that are often called “balanced.” In my view the AX-Two is the Cinderella of standmount speakers....
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Audiovector Si3 Signature Active Discreet Wireless Loudspeaker System

June 28, 2014
Audiovector Si3 Signature Active Discreet Wireless Loudspeaker System

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Audiovector Si3 Signature Active Discreet wireless loudspeaker system (£6750/pair) at Hi-Fi+. “A loudspeaker company might seem an unlikely agent for change in the way we access our music from today’s sources, but if any brand were likely to drive change in the market, it would be...
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Grimm Audio LS1/LS1s Digital Active Loudspeakers

June 26, 2014
Grimm Audio LS1/LS1s Digital Active Loudspeakers

> Rene van Es has posted a review of the Grimm Audio LS1/LS1s loudspeakers (€18,000/€25,000) at The Ear. His conclusions: “IF, THEN, ELSE, statements from the programming language Basic spring into mind. IF you decide to buy a pair of Grimm Audio LS1, be assured that you are getting an outstanding product, good enough...
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Phase Technology PC60 CA Loudspeaker

June 26, 2014
Phase Technology PC60 CA Loudspeaker

Robert J. Reina has posted a review of the Phase Technology PC60 CA loudspeakers ($1400/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Right now, the market in bookshelf speakers costing $1000–$1500/pair is hotly competitive—I’ve heard quite a few impressive contenders in that range, including the two I used as references for this review. Even so, Phase Technology’s...
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Joseph Audio Perspective Loudspeaker

June 26, 2014
Joseph Audio Perspective Loudspeaker

John Atkinson has posted a review of the Joseph Audio Perspective loudspeakers ($12,999/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Perspective is definitely a full-range loudspeaker, with impressive low-frequency extension and weight for a speaker with a relatively small footprint. It is also one of the more beautiful-looking speakers I have had in my listening room…I...
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Elac Air-X-403 Wireless Active Monitor

June 25, 2014
Elac Air-X-403 Wireless Active Monitor

Jochen Reinecke has posted a review of the Elac Air-X-403 wireless active monitors (€2900/pair) at 6moons. His conclusions: “The Air-X 403 from the house of Elac is the first wireless speaker to have me impressed by the concept. They proved that formidable sound is possible without a traditional wire loom. At first glance this...
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