Loudspeakers

Gauder Akustik Berlina RC 9 Loudspeaker

May 16, 2016
Gauder Akustik Berlina RC 9 Loudspeaker

Andre Jennings has posted a review of the Gauder Akustik Berlina RC 9 loudspeakers ($175,000/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Loudspeakers are often described as being a window to the performance. The best of them remove the window (and walls) entirely in an effort to place you within the performance, capture you, and...
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JL Audio Dominion d110 Subwoofer

May 15, 2016
JL Audio Dominion d110 Subwoofer

Howard Kneller has posted a review of the JL Audio Dominion d110 subwoofer ($999) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “Like the crazy puppy who lives in my building, the d110 might not be fully grown, but it sure doesn’t act that way. And surprisingly, unlike the puppy, the d110 has bark and bite, providing...
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German Physiks Limited 11 Loudspeaker

May 13, 2016
German Physiks Limited 11 Loudspeaker

Kriz Tan has posted a review of the German Physiks Limited 11 loudspeakers ($/pair) at Hi-Fi Seneses. His conclusions: “The Limited 11 is an omnidirectional speaker that you must try. Don’t judge by its size and you will be surprised that it can play loud without distortion as it fills up your bigger room...
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Totem Wind Loudspeaker

May 12, 2016
Totem Wind Loudspeaker

Michael Yap has posted a review of the Totem Wind loudspeakers ($13,995/pair) at Hi-Fi Senses. His conclusions: “With it, the Wind isn’t laidback or in-your-face, but rather it is there at the sweet spot, just right where you want it, making the sound neither too far or too close to you. Vocals and synthesizers...
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Sony SS-NA5ES Loudspeaker

May 11, 2016
Sony SS-NA5ES Loudspeaker

Robert E. Greene has posted a review of the Sony SS-NA5ES loudspeakers ($6000/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “The Sonys do not sound exactly like ordinary speakers. But I can promise you that if you grant the design the premise of its balance, you will find them hugely rewarding. With a subwoofer system...
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Audioengine HD6 Wireless Loudspeaker

May 10, 2016
Audioengine HD6 Wireless Loudspeaker

Michael Trei has posted a review of the Audioengine HD6 wireless loudpeakers ($749/pair) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “All-in-one solutions like the HD6 aren’t designed to replace an audiophile’s component stereo rig, and many audiophiles would find the system’s lack of tweakability frustrating. But it’s precisely this simplicity that makes an integrated approach...
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Bowers & Wilkins Introduces 800 D3 Loudspeaker

May 9, 2016
Bowers & Wilkins Introduces 800 D3 Loudspeaker

As the flagship model of the new 800 Series Diamond, the 800 D3 takes the innovative, ground-breaking technologies developed for the new series to the ultimate conclusion. The result is the best loudspeaker Bowers & Wilkins has ever produced. The new Bowers & Wilkins 800 D3 loudspeaker redefines reference quality sound. It is the...
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Spatial M3 Turbo S Loudspeaker

May 8, 2016
Spatial M3 Turbo S Loudspeaker

Steven Stone has posted a review of the Spatial M3 Turbo S loudspeakers ($1995-$2595/pair) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “While there are a number of conventional loudspeakers with limited dispersion patterns, only horn-loaded designs can have a fully controlled dispersion pattern like the M3. However, most horn designs (especially older ones) are large arrays that...
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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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Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimo Diamond Loudspeaker

May 5, 2016
Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimo Diamond Loudspeaker

Nick Tate has posted a review of the Crystal Cable Arabesque Minissimo Diamond loudspeakers (£17,000/pair) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “I have never heard ‘the best small speaker’, and don’t ever expect to. Yet this is certainly one of the most interesting and appealing in its own special way. It’s exceptionally...
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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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