Loudspeakers

Krix Limited Edition Neuphonix AE40 Loudspeaker

November 24, 2014
Krix Limited Edition Neuphonix AE40 Loudspeaker

Greg Borrowman has posted a review of the Krix Limited Edition Neuphonix AE40 loudspeakers ($6595/pair) at AVHub. His conclusions: “With only forty pairs on offer I’d recommend being quick, because my bet is that the first forty people to hear the Neuphonix AE40s will snap them up simply for their sound quality: they sound...
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Spendor D7 Loudspeaker

November 24, 2014
Spendor D7 Loudspeaker

Sam Tellig has posted a review of the Spendor D7 loudspeakers ($6495/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The D7 is a splendid Spendor. One might seriously question the need to spend any more than $6495 for a pair of speakers. Goodness knows, I’m no spendswift. Or spendorthrift. ” You can read the full review here....
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Soltanus ESL Virtuoso Electrostatic Loudspeaker

November 24, 2014
Soltanus ESL Virtuoso Electrostatic Loudspeaker

Marja and Henk have posted a review of the Soltanus ESL Virtuoso electrostatic loudspeaker (€9500/pair) at 6moons. Their conclusions: “In conclusion, we can be brief. If we had to start all over again assembling an audio system, the Soltanus ESL Virtuoso would be in the top 3 of our wish list. This speaker is...
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BMC PureVOX Loudspeakers

November 21, 2014
BMC PureVOX Loudspeakers

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the BMC PureVOX loudspeakers ($/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “The PureVOX is another fine effort in cost-no-object design in a cost-conscious component. It effectively straddles the performance-to-cost barrier pulling down sound quality associated with larger, more costly monitors and small to medium floor standers, while not soaring...
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ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 Loudspeaker

November 21, 2014
ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 Loudspeaker

Dick Osher has posted a review of the ENIGMAcoustics Mythology M1 loudspeakers ($14,690/pair) at the Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “With that out of the way, let me emphasize that the M1 Mythology wields considerable emotional power, which combined with exceptional tonal balance and an almost magical sense of transparency make it an insanely attractive...
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Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 Bookshelf Loudpeaker

November 21, 2014
Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 Bookshelf Loudpeaker

Myron Ho has posted a review of the Bowers & Wilkins CM6 S2 bookshelf loudspeakers ($2000/pair) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “I would put the B&W CM6 S2s in the same class as the very best bookshelf speakers out there. For a lot more money, you can get speakers that sound as good in the...
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Venture Audio Ultimate Reference Loudspeaker

November 19, 2014
Venture Audio Ultimate Reference Loudspeaker

Marc Mickelson has posted a review of the Venture Audio Ultimate Reference loudspeakers ($150,000/pair) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “The Ultimate References really cast a spell. Listening to them was something I leaned into, instead of simply sitting back and observing. They were truly engaging speakers, not the kind for which you are...
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Amphion One18 Loudspeaker

November 19, 2014
Amphion One18 Loudspeaker

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the Amphion One18 loudspeakers (€2250/pair plus VAT) at 6moons. His conclusions: “If you’re a clean freak—someone who abhors bass resonances intruding into higher bands and who finds club bass unnaturally dialled up and counterproductive—the One18 will have your vote. From this follows that if you reference and...
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JBL Studio 2 Home Theater Speaker System

November 18, 2014
JBL Studio 2 Home Theater Speaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the JBL Studio 2 Speaker System home theater speaker system ($1630) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The JBL Studio 2 isn’t a speaker series for all seasons, though it would please some listeners considerably. At the top of the list are those who need a loudspeaker...
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Dynaudio Excite Home Theater Loudspeaker System

November 18, 2014
Dynaudio Excite Home Theater Loudspeaker System

Tyler Stripko has posted a review of the Dynaudio Excite X38 ($4500/pair), X24 ($1000 each), and X14 ($1500/pair) loudspeakers at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The Excite X38s, X14s, and X24 made for an absolutely fantastic system and were blessed with the ability to portray all types of music and...
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Alta Audio FRM-2 Loudspeakers

November 17, 2014
Alta Audio FRM-2 Loudspeakers

Jeff Dorgay has posted a review of the Alta Audio FRM-2 loudspeakers ($15,000/pair with stands) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “The Alta Audio FRM-2s shatter every preconceived notion I’ve ever had about ribbon tweeters and associated issues. Having had the pleasure of listening to some fantastic speakers from Dynaudio, Focal and Sonus Faber – all...
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Varios Jr. Loudspeaker

November 15, 2014
Varios Jr. Loudspeaker

Harry Smith has posted a review of the Varios Jr. loudspeakers (€850) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The Vario Jr proved to be very versatile across many genres of music. Now moving on to price, the Vario Juniors are 850 Euros. It’s a lot of money for such a small speaker, but when you...
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Wilson Audio Alexia Loudspeaker

November 14, 2014
Wilson Audio Alexia Loudspeaker

Danny Kaey has posted a review of the Wilson Audio Alexia loudspeakers ($52,500/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Alexia then is something special. Unquestionably, Wilson Audio has created a future classic. My guess is that in time, Alexia will go down in history along side Watt / Puppy (Sasha) to leave a permanent mark...
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Audience ClairAudient 1+1 Personal Reference Monitor

November 13, 2014
Audience ClairAudient 1+1 Personal Reference Monitor

Steven Stone has posted a review of the Audience ClairAudient 1+1 personal reference monitor ($1999/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “If you are planning to assemble a high- performance nearfield listening system I urge you to audition the Audience 1+1 (or if your budget is tighter, “The One”). They are both superb transducers...
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Revel Performa3 Series Speaker System

November 13, 2014
Revel Performa3 Series Speaker System

Robert Kozel has posted a review of the Revel Performa3 F206 floorstanding speakers ($3500/pair), C205 center channel speaker ($1000), M105 surround speakers ($1500/pair), and B110 subwoofer ($2200) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Revel has certainly done it again in creating another exceptional speaker system. The Performa3 Series speakers deliver...
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Sonus faber Olympica III Loudpeaker

November 12, 2014
Sonus faber Olympica III Loudpeaker

Rob Johnson has posted a review of the Sonus faber Olympica III loudspeakers ($13,500/pair) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “For this price, you should expect great sonics, and the Olympicas deliver. Yet they also manage to be perfect examples of industrial art as well, with no part of their design or construction less than exquisite,...
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KEF X300A Wireless Powered Loudspeaker

November 12, 2014
KEF X300A Wireless Powered Loudspeaker

John Darko has posted a review of the KEF X300A wireless powered loudspeakers ($799/pair) at Digital Audio Review. His conclusions: “You’d struggle to better its performance with separates and if you could, you’d have a hard time doing so. Best of all, the KEF X300A Wireless is (almost) completely non-upgradeable. It’s a set it...
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Silverline Audio Minuet Supreme Plus Speaker System

November 11, 2014
Silverline Audio Minuet Supreme Plus Speaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Silverline Audio Minuet Supreme Plus speaker system ($1748/set of 5) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “I ran a set of five to action-movie levels in my modest-sized apartment with an A/V receiver. This appears to be the Swiss Army knife of loudspeakers.” You can read...
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Focal Aria 936 Loudspeaker

November 11, 2014
Focal Aria 936 Loudspeaker

Robert Deutsch has posted a review of the Focal Aria 936 loudspeakers ($3999/pair) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The word voice has long been associated with the reproduction of music, going back to His Master’s Voice, Electro-Voice, and Altec’s Voice of the Theater. It is thus most appropriate that Focal has named their newest line...
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Magico S5 Loudspeaker

November 10, 2014
Magico S5 Loudspeaker

Alan Taffel has posted a review of the Magico S5 loudspeakers ($28,600/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “The S5 now takes its place not only atop Magico’s new model range, but as the standard bearer for the company’s new sonic direction. With the S Series, Magico delivers a newfound tonal lushness, freer-flowing bass,...
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