Loudspeakers

Xavian XN Virtuosa Loudspeaker

April 24, 2014
Xavian XN Virtuosa Loudspeaker

Kenneth Jensen has posted a review of the Xavian XN Virtuosa loudspeakers (€5490) at Mono and Stereo. His conclusions: “So, to sum it up. If you are in the market for the new speakers and having around 25 square meters of space you should really consider the Xavian XN Virtuosa speakers. You could easy...
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Amphion Argon 3 Loudspeaker

April 23, 2014
Amphion Argon 3 Loudspeaker

Tomasz Karasinski has posted a review of the Amphion Argon 3 loudspeakers ($2795/pair) at StereoLife. His conclusions: “If you like warm and romantic speakers, Amphion Argon 3 will probably not appeal to your taste. But I am looking for speed, transparency and experience of being close to the music. Finnish monitors offer exactly that,...
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EMMESpeakers Da Vinci Loudspeaker

April 23, 2014
EMMESpeakers Da Vinci Loudspeaker

Angelo Jasparro has posted a review of the EMMESpeakers Da Vinci loudspeakers (€12,200/pair) at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “The orchestra has the right dimension considering the speakers we are using. The brass instruments, that are maybe a bit too metallic than the average in this recording, do not annoy and the whole orchestra breathes...
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Eminent Technology LFT-8b Loudspeaker

April 22, 2014
Eminent Technology LFT-8b Loudspeaker

Robert E. Greene has posted a review of the Eminent Technology LFT-8b loudspeakers ($2499) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “The promise of this type of two-sided planar magnetic driver seems to me almost unlimited. The midrange driver behaves so perfectly over so much of its operating band as to be almost uncanny. And...
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Adam Audio F5 Monitor Loudspeaker

April 22, 2014
Adam Audio F5 Monitor Loudspeaker

John Grandberg has posted a review of the Adam Audio F5 monitor loudspeakers ($550/pair) at InnerFidelity. His conclusions: “Having said that, I see no other option but to place the ADAM Audio F5 active monitors on the Wall of Fame. As desktop audio solutions go, it really doesn’t get much better than this without...
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Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Loudspeaker

April 22, 2014
Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 Loudspeaker

Dave Clark has posted a review of the Gauder Akustik Berlina RC7 loudspeakers ($35,000/pair) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Vocals, and all that lies within midrange, came across with a purity and presence that brought my music to a quite nice place (music here would be Calexico, Massive Attack, Low, Lambchop, Beach House, and...
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Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Speaker System

April 19, 2014
Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Speaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Aero 2 speaker system ($2446) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “There are experiments. And then there are experiments that work, thanks to relentless fine-tuning. Cambridge Audio’s Aero speakers are the latter. Having already heard the BMR technology in the company’s excellent Minx satellites,...
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KEF X300A Loudspeakers

April 19, 2014
KEF X300A Loudspeakers

Stuart Smith has posted a review of the KEF X300A loudspeakers (£600/pair) at Hi-Fi Pig. His conclusions: “The X300s do play music and they play it in a really engaging and enjoyable fashion and if the ultimate in resolution isn’t a main consideration, but having a very good overall sound in a relatively compact...
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NHT Absolute Tower Loudspeaker

April 18, 2014
NHT Absolute Tower Loudspeaker

Joel Houst has posted a review of the NHT Absolute Tower loudspeakers ($1100/pair) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “The NHT Absolute Tower is really a well engineered speaker system at a reasonable price. Audiophile sound, superb measurements and awesome finish and build make this a high value speaker at $1100 per pair. A subwoofer is...
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Whatmough Signature P15-SE Loudspeaker

April 17, 2014
Whatmough Signature P15-SE Loudspeaker

Greg Borrowman has posted a review of the Whatmough Signature P15-SE loudspeakers ($4499/pair) at AVHub. His conclusions: “Whatmough’s Signature P15-SE loudspeakers are superb transducers. For their size there are few – if any – other loudspeakers that can even approach their level of performance, and if we’re talking midrange and treble, there are few...
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Magnepan 1.7 Loudspeaker

April 14, 2014
Magnepan 1.7 Loudspeaker

M. van Casteren has posted a review of the Magnepan 1.7 loudspeakers ($1999/pair) at TNT-Audio. His conclusions: “In the end, music simply sounds more natural through these panels, and going back to normal speakers proves it. Many traditional loudspeakers now sound quite boxy to me. The Maggies also have that wonderful consistency over the...
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GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven Loudspeaker

April 13, 2014
GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven Loudspeaker

Dennis Burger has posted a review of the GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven loudspeakers ($1399/pair) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “There’s no doubt that, even at $699, the GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven nails the science in terms of speaker design, with its beautifully balanced frequency response, wide dispersion, exceedingly low distortion, and smooth transition between low,...
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Care Orchestra Divina Supreme Loudspeaker

April 12, 2014
Care Orchestra Divina Supreme Loudspeaker

Angelo Jasparro has posted a review of the Care Orchestra Divina Supreme loudspeakers at Audio Activity. His conclusions: “The type of sound that Care Orchestra designers wanted for this model envisages an upper range very easy to listen and slightly diminished if compared to the medium high range. And this may be very convenient...
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Bryston Model Mini T Loudspeaker

April 11, 2014
Bryston Model Mini T Loudspeaker

Allen Edelstein has posted a review of the Bryston Model Mini T loudspeakers ($/pair) at The Inner Ear. His conclusions: “I could go on like this. I have more notes about the sonics of the Mini T. But I think you get the point. This is an excellent, well-engineered small speaker that does essentially...
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Focal Aria 906 Compact Loudspeaker

April 10, 2014
Focal Aria 906 Compact Loudspeaker

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Focal Aria 906 compact loudspeakers ($1499/pair) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “With the debut of Aria, Focal has unleashed a powerful and persuasive range ready to go head-to-head with the likes of Sonus faber, Revel, KEF, and other notables. As compacts go, the 906 touches...
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Sony SS-NA5ES Monitor Loudspeaker

April 8, 2014
Sony SS-NA5ES Monitor Loudspeaker

Doug Schroeder has posted a review of the Sony SS-NA5ES monitor loudspeakers ($6000/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “As to the personal decision of the reader whether a $6K Sony bookshelf speaker makes sense for them, having heard dozens upon dozens of “that’s nice” designs over the years, the SS-NA5ES strikes me more as a...
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Dynaudio Excite X34 Loudspeaker

April 5, 2014
Dynaudio Excite X34 Loudspeaker

Wojciech Pacula has posted a review of the Dynaudio Excite X34 loudspeakers (~€2250/pair) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “They are not perfect – you should combine them with amplification that doesn’t add anything from itself to the upper midrange, or maybe even is a bit shy in this area. If you combine them with...
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Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Loudspeaker

April 4, 2014
Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Loudspeaker

Doug Schneider has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Aero 2 loudspeakers ($549/pair) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “Even with its great veneer work, the Aero 2’s rectangular cabinet is plain — yet the sound that comes out of it is anything but: good bass weight, slightly soft but still very refined highs,...
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APS Trinity Loudspeaker

April 4, 2014
APS Trinity Loudspeaker

Wojceich Pacula has posted a review of the APS Trinity loudspeakers (~€6000/pair) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Its selectivity is excellent thanks to coherent driver integration. The large boxes sound as one big driver. As the selectivity is thick and warm, it is easy on the ears. The Trinity can be listened to with...
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Gallo Acoustics Reference Strada 2 Monitors with TR-3d Subwoofer

April 3, 2014
Gallo Acoustics Reference Strada 2 Monitors with TR-3d Subwoofer

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Gallo Acoustics Reference Strada 2 monitors (£1500/pair) with TR-3d subwoofer (£800) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “Above, I alluded to the Reference Strada 2 system’s ability to “play big” and frankly this is more than a matter of simply being able to play loudly (although the system...
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