Loudspeakers

Bache Audio 001 Loudspeaker

July 23, 2014
Bache Audio 001 Loudspeaker

Laurence Borden has posted a review of the Bache Audio 001 loudspeakers ($10,000/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “There are many speakers in the $10,000 range. However, only a handful (to the best of my knowledge) are based around a wideband driver, and offer the benefits of a powered woofer. Those who favor such a...
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Focal Grande Utopia EM Loudspeaker

July 23, 2014
Focal Grande Utopia EM Loudspeaker

John Bamford has posted a review of the Focal Grande Utopia EM loudspeakers ($180,000) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: “Any loudspeaker this expensive has to be compared with its peers – which is something any prospective purchaser would endeavour to do when about to spend as much as a house on...
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Audience The ONE Personal Reference Loudspeaker

July 22, 2014
Audience The ONE Personal Reference Loudspeaker

Jim Merod has posted a review of the Audience The ONE personal reference loudspeakers ($999/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “For that reason alone it may be incumbent upon us to create a great personal sound system that delivers music’s magic and lets us store cash for a fractious day ahead. I do not...
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Dynaudio Focus 160 Loudspeaker

July 21, 2014
Dynaudio Focus 160 Loudspeaker

Sam Tellig has posted a review of the Dynaudio Focus 160 loudspeakers ($3000/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “I think this is what Dynaudio’s driver technology can achieve: a finely detailed, very dynamic, and, at the same time, nonfatiguing sound. I’ve visited enough factories and spoken with enough loudspeaker designers to know how they sweat...
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Audioengine A2+ Desktop Loudspeakers

July 19, 2014
Audioengine A2+ Desktop Loudspeakers

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Audioengine A2+ desktop loudspeakers ($249/pair) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The Audioengine A2+ speakers are a stone cold bargain: true desktop speakers that pull off the trick of actually fitting on a desk, and sounding great. Actually, better than great. They offer flexible connectivity, and...
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Audience ClairAudient 1+1 Loudspeakers

July 18, 2014
Audience ClairAudient 1+1 Loudspeakers

Greg Weaver has posted a review of the Audience ClairAudient 1+1 loudspeakers ($1800/pair) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: “During my time with the 1+1′s, it became obvious that the only faults that can be ascribed to them are their inherent low frequency roll-off (starting at about 100 Hz in room, 65 Hz near...
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EMMESpeaker Galileo Loudspeakers

July 17, 2014
EMMESpeaker Galileo Loudspeakers

Matej Isak has posted a review of the EMMESpeakers Galileo loudspeakers (€14,990-€16,900) at Mono and Stereo. His conclusions: “EMMESpeakers GALILEO speakers are both unique and special speakers. They for sure won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but for those who knows exactly what they’re seeking door to the intimate private musical universe are wide...
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Raidho Acoustics X-1 Loudspeaker

July 16, 2014
Raidho Acoustics X-1 Loudspeaker

Anthony Kershaw has posted a review of the Raidho Acoustics X-1 loudspeakers ($8000/pair) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “Let’s be clear about loving these speakers. At the house, I listened. When I was working, I wanted to listen. When out of the house, I was thinking about them. They are that wonderful. And, it is...
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Usher BE20 DMD Dancer Loudspeaker

July 16, 2014
Usher BE20 DMD Dancer Loudspeaker

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Usher BE20 DMD Dancer loudspeakers (£15,750/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “OK, so away from the heady air breathed in audiophile circles, nearly £16,000 is a heck of a lot of money to pay for a pair of loudspeakers, but in the Usher Be20 DMD, you do...
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Linn Akubarik Active Loudspeaker

July 16, 2014
Linn Akubarik Active Loudspeaker

Jason Kennedy has posted a review of the Linn Akubarik activeloudspeakers (£15,600/pair) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Linn Akubarik is superbly engineered and has vanishingly low levels of perceived distortion. It’s capable of delivering serious sound levels in an effortless fashion. However, the Akubarik is not the most dynamically expressive or lively of speakers....
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Vanatoo Powered Loudspeakers

July 15, 2014
Vanatoo Powered Loudspeakers

Jack Roberts has posted a review of the Vanatoo powered loudspeakers ($/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The Vanatoo Transparent Ones are great little powered speakers. I had rather have them any all-in-one box systems I have heard. They are just a wonderful way to listen to music while you work on your computer or...
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Albedo HL 2.2 Loudspeaker

July 14, 2014
Albedo HL 2.2 Loudspeaker

Tomasz Karasiński has posted a review of the Albedo HL 2.2 loudspeakers ($8000/pair) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “For me the Albedo HL 2.2 is the equivalent of this lens in the hi-fi world. Speakers that for many audiophiles will be just perfect, devoid of drawbacks. What is more HL 2.2 don’t create artificial boundaries...
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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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