Loudspeakers

Meridian 818v3 Digital Preamplifier, MC200 Music Server, and DSP5200 SE Digital Loudspeakers

May 5, 2016
Meridian 818v3 Digital Preamplifier, MC200 Music Server, and DSP5200 SE Digital Loudspeakers

Christiaan Punter has posted a review of the Meridian 818v3 digital preamplifier, MC200 music server, and DSP5200 SE loudspeakers at Hi-Fi Advice. His conclusions: “he Meridian 818v3 is a superb machine. Even in plain DAC-guise it is up there with the best DACs I have heard. But add in its preamp facilities, Sooloos/Roon compatibility,...
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Excite X18 Loudspeaker

May 5, 2016
Excite X18 Loudspeaker

Rene van Es has posted a review of the Excite X18 loudspeakers (£1195/pair) at The Ear. His conclusions: “This may come as a shock to long time Dynaudio users, for the new standard has more emphasis on the midrange and less on the amount of bass energy, but the higher notes are still detailed...
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Aerial Acoustics 7T Loudspeaker

May 3, 2016
Aerial Acoustics 7T Loudspeaker

Angelo Jasparro has posted a review of the Aerial Acoustics 7T loudspeakers ($9850/pair) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “The Aerials are great when they reproduce the low range, that results deep and exact and the stated frequency response is easily reached. The sound pressure is now very high but these T7s are not in...
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Verity Audio Sarastro IIS Loudspeaker

May 1, 2016
Verity Audio Sarastro IIS Loudspeaker

Dirk Sommer has posted a review of the Verity Audio Sarastro IIS loudspeakers ($48,000/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “The Sarastro IIS sound notably bigger than they appear in the room, and yet they manage to completely disappear behind the music. Thanks to the rear-facing woofers, they are an almost perfect match for my...
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Dynaudio Xeo 2 Powered Loudspeaker

May 1, 2016
Dynaudio Xeo 2 Powered Loudspeaker

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Dynaudio Xeo 2 powered loudspeakers ($1599/pair) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “Dynaudio’s Xeo 2 is a little powerhouse, with spacious sound, bell-like midrange clarity, and genuinely taut, powerful bass. Also praiseworthy are its boundary-related tuning, clever adaptive bass technology, and tiny proportions. But what I find...
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Audioengine HD6 Powered Loudspeakers

May 1, 2016
Audioengine HD6 Powered Loudspeakers

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the Audioengine HD6 powered loudspeakers ($749) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “While Audioengine’s HD6 isn’t the last word in transparency or neutrality, the fact remains that, from top to bottom, it’s a complete product in a way that few other audio systems are. It’s pretty and stylish,...
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Devialet Phantom Wireless Speaker System

April 30, 2016
Devialet Phantom Wireless Speaker System

Tyll Hertsens has posted a review of the Devialet Phantom wireless speaker system ($4309-$5109) at Inner Fidelity. His conclusions: “The Devialet Phantom is an extraordinary speaker system that does, it seems to me, fill a need for a designer/wife friendly speaker system for contemporary, up-scale home owners. But difficulties configuring the network environment make...
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DALI Epicon 8 Loudspeaker

April 29, 2016
DALI Epicon 8 Loudspeaker

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the DALI Epicon 8 loudspeakers (£11,499/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The DALI Epicon 8 is a remarkable loudspeaker. Its warmth comes from the absence of grain across the board, and the capabilities of two decent size bass drivers. The fact that it worked in a narrow room...
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NAIM Mu-so Qb Music System

April 29, 2016
NAIM Mu-so Qb Music System

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the NAIM Mu-so Qb music system (€900) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “It comes from the same family but its performance is difference and it is meant for a different customer group. And it makes it better, much better. Because audio involves making choices all the time,...
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Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer

April 27, 2016
Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer

Carlo Lo Raso has posted a review of the Paradigm Prestige 2000SW subwoofer ($3999) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Paradigm Prestige 2000SW is a handsome, great sounding and well-made subwoofer package. It delivers plenty of clean powerful bass to satisfy all but the deepest demands of the bottom octaves. Music sounded especially...
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Fostex PM0.5d Active Loudspeaker

April 27, 2016
Fostex PM0.5d Active Loudspeaker

Stuart Smith has posted a review of the Fostex PM0.5d active loudspeakers (£250/pair) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “For the asking price and used as I am using them, they are well made and represent really good value for money. They look good on the desktop and pop them on the end of a...
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Joseph Audio Prism Loudspeaker

April 27, 2016
Joseph Audio Prism Loudspeaker

Steven Stone has posted a review of the Joseph Audio Prism loudspeakers ($3699/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Put the Prisms in a midsized or smaller room, mate them with decent electronics and a good subwoofer, and they will deliver the musical goods in that natural and articulate way that Joseph Audio loudspeakers...
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Audioengine HD6 Active Loudspeakers

April 25, 2016
Audioengine HD6 Active Loudspeakers

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Audioengine HD6 active loudspeakers ($799) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “I can tell you from personal experience with my nieces and nephews—millennials all—that the HD6 is quite what the audio doctor ordered in their regard. A genuine performer, it’s attractive, flexible, and user-friendly. Indeed, it’s...
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Tannoy Revolution XT 8F Loudspeaker

April 25, 2016
Tannoy Revolution XT 8F Loudspeaker

Steve Dickinson has posted a review of the Tannoy Revolution XT 8F loudspeakers (£1299/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The XT 8Fs deliver huge dollops of the important stuff when it comes to conveying the essence of one’s music collection. Music flows in a very natural way, and retains a good sense of rhythm, when...
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Vandersteen Model Seven Mk.II Loudspeaker and M7-HPA Power Amplifiers

April 22, 2016
Vandersteen Model Seven Mk.II Loudspeaker and M7-HPA Power Amplifiers

John Atkinson has posted a review of the Vandersteen Model Seven Mk.II loudspeakers ($62,000/pair) and & M7-HPA monoblock power amplifiers ($52,000/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “All I can say is that I greatly enjoyed my three months with Vandersteen’s flagship system. The combination of true full-range sound, superb transparency and soundstaging, and a magically...
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Wilson Audio Specialties Sabrina Loudspeaker

April 22, 2016
Wilson Audio Specialties Sabrina Loudspeaker

Robert Deutsch has posted a review of the Wilson Audio Specialties Sabrina loudspeakers ($15,900/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Wilson has succeeded spectacularly in producing a speaker that, while of relatively modest size, indeed has all the hallmarks of the Wilson sound: wide frequency range, high resolution, real bass, a striking absence of cabinet colorations,...
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Vandersteen Audio Treo CT Loudspeaker

April 21, 2016
Vandersteen Audio Treo CT Loudspeaker

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Vandersteen Audio Treo CT loudspeakers ($7990/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “It takes just one listen to the Treo CT to recognize that you’re in the presence of a speaker that superbly balances these twin essentials, but never loses sight of where its loyalties lie....
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Bastanis Mandala Loudspeaker

April 20, 2016
Bastanis Mandala Loudspeaker

Steve Marsh has posted a review of the Bastanis Mandala loudspeakers ($16,500) at 6moons. His conclusions: “When you hear what open baffles can do for the sensation of live music coming from the added energy of the rear wave and a complete absence of distracting box colorations, you might be hard pressed to say...
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Magneplanar .7 Loudspeaker

April 19, 2016
Magneplanar .7 Loudspeaker

Domenico Pizzamiglio has posted a review of the Magneplanar .7 loudspeakers (£1690/pair) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “The overall result is good and the value for money ratio is very good. It is not easy to find something that takes you this close to a live concert music sound. The soundstage of these 0.7...
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Audioengine HD6 Powered Loudspeaker

April 16, 2016
Audioengine HD6 Powered Loudspeaker

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Audioengine HD6 powered loudspeakers ($749/pair) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “On a desktop or on stands, the HD6 are a marvelous value. By the way, the speakers come equipped with everything you need to get started right in the box, so unless you had the...
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KEF Blade Two Loudspeaker

April 15, 2016
KEF Blade Two Loudspeaker

Doug Schneider has posted a review of the KEF Blade Two loudspeakers ($/pair) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “Add to those qualities strict neutrality across the audioband, extremely extended highs, and clarity that made me stand up and notice, and the Blade Two is a top-drawer transducer as exciting to listen to as it...
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PranaFidelity Fifty90 Loudspeaker

April 15, 2016
PranaFidelity Fifty90 Loudspeaker

Patrick Dillon has posted a review of the PranaFidelity Fifty90 loudspeakers ($3950) at HiFiZine. His conclusions: “The Fifty90s give you a healthy dose of the Harbeth midrange magic, with the fuller bass sonics of the Mini Ts, while looking nicer than the Brystons. If you’re thinking of spending money near or above this price...
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XTZ Cinema M6 Speaker System

April 15, 2016
XTZ Cinema M6 Speaker System

Daniel Kumin has posted a review of the XTZ Cinema M6 speaker system ($5494) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Cost aside, XTZ’s Cinema is a very impressive home theater setup. I can’t see recommending it for a music-first layout, but I doubt that most such system-builders would be interested anyway—though this Swedish layout...
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Wilson Audio Sabrina Loudspeaker

April 14, 2016
Wilson Audio Sabrina Loudspeaker

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Wilson Audio Sabrina loudspeakers ($15,900/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “There are lots of good loudspeakers. Some are very good. But the Wilson Audio Sabrina is something special. Even in the context of the track record of Wilson Audio, this is above the norm. This is quite...
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SVS Prime Tower Loudspeaker

April 14, 2016
SVS Prime Tower Loudspeaker

Audiohead has posted a review of the SVS Prime Tower loudspeakers ($1000/pair) at Audiohead. His conclusions: “The fit and finish, 3-way design and expansive soundstage all collectively push for something not usually found around these parts. Stop-and-go dynamics feel visceral and real, as does the very well executed low-end. The relative transparency is perhaps...
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