Bookshelf speakers reviews

Bookshelf speakers AAD C-44

Model AAD C-44 is very compact, but collected no less quality than older counterparts. Tightly fitted wall, neatly inscribed in the front panel mounting speakers, metal studs securing the safety net (ground off slightly tapered to mesh tightly held), and even a metal logo - is visible throughout the...
Bookshelf speakers Acoustic Energy 301

Monitors Acoustic Energy 301 is compact enough, but have tightly knit body (wall thickness up to 18 mm), finished on the highest level. Like most of the speakers of this price level, they are made by a two-ways scheme. As used herein the woofer brand 110-millimeter driver with lightweight anodized aluminum...
Bookshelf speakers Acoustic Energy AE2

Question: should an engineer long experienced in rigging, servicing and using loudspeakers for high-power live shows and recording do a poacher-turned-gamekeeper act and start designing and marketing loudspeakers of his own? My normal answer to this question would be a firm "No", on the grounds that...
Bookshelf speakers Acoustic Energy AE200

Deserves special mention of the fact that the mid-bass head with metal diffusers for AE200 is the technology applied in the manufacture of drivers for AE series loudspeakers Reference, occupy very honorable position among the systems of the highest quality. Using metal as material for the diaphragms...
Bookshelf speakers Acoustic Energy AELITE 2

In a series of Aelite Acoustic Energy speakers represented a premium inferior characteristics only reference system. Speakers Aelite 2, mount on a rack, and it is the biggest test. Sidewalls of 15 mm MDF bent to the rear. Looks great finish veneer of wood. Center of the front panel is a 25mm silk dome...
Bookshelf speakers Acoustic Energy Aesprit 300 C

The decoration of the Acoustic Energy Aesprit 300 C - natural wood veneer. Tweeter (VIFA) built a neodymium magnet. It seems that higher class midrange/woofer. Leaner body. Double bass-reflex port - on the facade. In general, the feature 300 C recognizable features of famous monitors AE. Definitely,...
Bookshelf speakers Acoustic Research AR-303

Have you ever felt nostalgic about a car you bought more than twenty-five years ago, which at the time provided the last word in driving ease, comfort, and performance? Suppose its manufacturer built a 1995 version using an almost identical design with some improvements made possible by technological...
Bookshelf speakers Acoustic Research M.5

The Acoustic Research Holographic Imaging (H.I.) series of loudspeaker systems was designed, as the name implies, to provide a broad, natural soundstage with accurate imaging. With the addition of the new M.5, the H.I. series now comprises nine models, in a wide range of prices and sizes, that share...
Bookshelf speakers Altec Lansing Model 115

Altec lansing's Model 115 is a two-way acoustic-suspension bookshelf speaker. Seventeen inches high and weighing only 18 pounds, it is attractively finished on all surfaces in an oak woodgrain vinyl veneer, with almost all of the front panel normally covered by the snap-on black grille. It is identical...
Bookshelf speakers Arslab AC1

American company Arslab Audio Technology, despite his youth, professed moderate conservatism, preferring proven technical solutions. Two-way monitors AC1 impresses proportioned body and its natural veneer finish rosewood. Company logo engraved on golden plate grills gracefully rounded bottom. The front...
Bookshelf speakers ASW Cantius 204

According to the level of engineering speakers Cantius 204 fully correspond to their status premiumnyh acoustics. It is based on a pair of high-heads (according to some sources, ordered and fellow of Eton), enclosed in a hard box with the pair of front bass reflex ports. Tweeter here are a few more than...
Bookshelf speakers ASW Cantius 212

Monitors Cantius 212 represent the fifth generation of the account of the popular series. Their design is very strict and laconic in German - in appearance there is nothing superfluous. The model has a two-way bass reflex design, a small port that onto the back wall of the housing. As a high-frequency...
Bookshelf speakers ASW Genius 100

The body of the German ASW Genius 100 monitors has a big depth and the emitters are mounted on the front panel through polished metallic strap. An inch tweeter has a cloth dome with damping impregnation and a 130-mm diffuser of bass driver is made of fiberglass, reinforced with carbon. The bands are...
Bookshelf speakers ASW Genius 110

Genius 110 monitors look very presentable. Heavy bodies are finished with a luxurious natural veneer and have rounded edges, preventing internal resonances. A high-class inch ceramic tweeter reproduces the upper part of the range. In addition to decent border (30 kHz) it differs by wide dispersion and...
Bookshelf speakers ASW Genius 200

Genius 200 shelf speaker system is moderately designed, with usual but a bit elongate upward rectangular body. A metallic mirror panel on the front and back walls give a certain charm. It is pretty well hidden in extremely neat natural veneer finish, rounding radiators, located by D'Appolito scheme....
Bookshelf speakers ASW Opus M

Of the three lines speakers, produced by the German company ASW, Opus is the youngest. This range has recently been updated - little changed design and some technical parameters. ASW hull made of solid wood and has 16 finishes for every taste. The sidewalls are bent slightly towards the rear side, gently...
Bookshelf speakers Athena Technologies AS-B1

AS-B1 - acoustics of a series of Audition, flagship outdoor speakers which AS-F2. Speakers look simple and elegant; nothing more in detail, not directly related to the sound - fixed assets invested in speakers. However, magnetic shielding - is a plus, as well as a record in the compilation of electric...
Bookshelf speakers Audio Physic Classic Compact

A miniature model of Classic Compact refers to the range of entry-level speakers uniting various purposes. Monitors collected in a robust housing with three-layer walls (this principle is widely used in other products manufacturer) effectively suppresses harmful vibrations. Looks unusually high emitter....
Bookshelf speakers Audio Pro Black Pearl v.2

Formally acoustic "version 2" of Audio Pro refers to a series Image. But the main difference between the model - not the finish and not even in the title, and the speakers. In bookshelf speakers Audio Pro Black Pearl v.2 worth fundamentally different squeaker. Due to the use of a neodymium magnet and...
Bookshelf speakers Audio Pro Focus SA-4

Grouping feature speakers and reflex port on the facade Audio Pro Focus SA-4 serves the purpose of improving the coordination of radiation in different frequency ranges. Body of 18 - mm chipboard partition and pulled ribs. In the filter - air core inductor and 250-volt paper capacitors. In massive bass...
Bookshelf speakers Audio Pro Wigo Wi 130

The latest series of the Swedish company Wigo Audio Pro is represented by two floor-standing speakers (Wigo 150, Wigo 160), a pair of bookshelf (Wigo 110, Wigo 130), center channel (Wigo 120||Audio Pro Wigo Wi-120$$), and an active subwoofer (Wigo Sub). Monitors Wigo 130 - senior in the line and can...
Bookshelf speakers Audiovector M1 Super

Audiovector M1 Super looks like a professional working tool: solid head, strict geometry design, understated and, moreover, very cheap, tastefully executed cladding panels. Super - a modernized version of bookshelf speakers M1 supernatant version is equipped with more sophisticated bass/midrange speakers...
Bookshelf speakers Audiovector Si1 Super

The Danish Audiovector at once produces five variants of Si1 model. They differ by dynamical heads, crossover design and a number of body's elements and the manufactures give the opportunity to gradually upgrade the minor versions to top. The tandem of woofer with webbed (carbon/fiberglass) diffuser...
Bookshelf speakers B&W 705

705 - pilot speaker new range of B&W, designed to condense a relatively sparsely populated area "affordable High End". This is a very characteristic brand marketing policy ... seven hundred series takes area between the budget next DM600 S3 and a series of Nautilus 800. In this interval today lives speakers...
Bookshelf speakers B&W CDM2

B&W CDM2 - two-way speaker system; reflex port on the rear panel. Kevlar low-frequency head Cone has a diameter of 165 mm, hard dome tweeter - 25 mm. Recommended amplifier power ranges of 30-120 watts. You can connect to the bi-wiring. Couple equipped with foam plugs tightly overlapping bass reflex ports...
Bookshelf speakers B&W CM1

Compact CM1 is junior in its series. Two-way monitors are designed for work in small rooms, but, according to the developers, able to surprise by large scale of sound. Low-frequency part is presentated here by the 130-mm branded head with woven diffuser made of yellow kevlar, in the center of which...
Bookshelf speakers B&W CM5

CM5 monitors take the middle position in the vast catalog of the English company, but have all the attributes of extra-class acoustics. Removing an elegant grill with magnetic mount, we find a pair of neatly embeded into front panel drivers, framed by metallic rings. Heads are quite traditional for B&W:...
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM14

The DM14 may be regarded as a larger and more efficient version of the DM12, though it is still of convenient bookshelf dimensions and has an internal volume of only about 1 cubic foot (28.32 litres). The drive units are similar to those of the DM12 but the bass/midrange driver has been duplicated to...
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM302

Digital Monitor 302 is the model of worthily popular English company B&W. This is a sleek, compact (185x320x208 mm) two-way speaker system with the bass reflex in the form of a slit. The diffuser of middle woofer is dope-treated and has the diameter of 12,7 cm; dome HF-speaker has 2,6 cm. The recommended...
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM303

In this many unusual acoustics. The front panel of the entire cast of resonance polypropylene. Metal dome tweeter with "loaded" to "acoustic tube" - a decision was first used in the top-systems B&W Nautilus. Diffuser midrange/woofer, despite a decent 175-millimeter caliber, almost weightless, as molded...
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM600 S3

DM600 S3 - compact speakers six hundredth series B & W. Tweeter Design - RF analog design heads eight hundredth "Nautilus". Diffuser woofer - branded Kevlar "braid". Includes plugs for bass reflex ports - for serious Listener. There is a bracket for surface mounting. Concept DM600 S3 does not provide...
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM601 S3

The speaker systems of 601 series are positioned by the manufacturer as stereo systems and systems of high class home cinema. The design of shelf speaker systems of the model DM601 S3 is classic: a rectangular body, finished by qualitative veneer; the tweeter is on the top, midrange/woofer head is under...
Bookshelf speakers B&W DM602

In fact, the system with dimensions of DM602 is not quite convenient to call shelving and not just because no one would ever think to put them on a bookshelf out of fear that the shelf collapses, but primarily because it is often distinguish their sound from the sound of floorstanding speaker practically...
Bookshelf speakers B&W SCMS

SCMS model refers to a well-known 800th series. Its function is very specific - the work in the rear and more often in 7.1 systems. However, it has all the attributes of a good shelf speaker system in order to try it as the head of stereo system. Matrix case of a cylindrical form eliminates the parallelism...
Bookshelf speakers B&W Solid

The white plastic case is a brave design decision (the company suggests 6 different variants of color design). At the same time the sense of proportion and the good taste have not changed to the developers and non-trivial construction doesn't cause the feeling of floridity in this case. In addition,...
Bookshelf speakers B&W XT2

Have you noticed that in recent years the term "design speakers" is used less and less? She is now almost all of this - super-slim TVs glossy interior style is set, in which there is no place bulky rectangular boxes. And in essence, this definition was inaccurate - the design of any column, no matter...
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics A26

Boston Acoustics A26 monitors are made by two-way scheme with bass-reflex port on the back wall of the body. The heads are made according to original recipes of Boston. Low-frequency head has a decent by diameter (165 mm/6.5") diffuser, molded of polypropylene, reinforced by inclusions of mica and fiberglass....
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics CR57

CR series of Boston completely falls under the definition of a budget, but the manufacturer positions this system differently - as compact high-class speakers. The magnet system of 115 mm long-stroke woofer is made in the same way as in the branded DCD-speakers of premium series. The upper range is reproduced...
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics CR65

CR65 - one of the older models of the newly upgraded series acoustics Compact Reference. In a specific form of technocratic reflected a combination of modern design aesthetics and high technology manufacturing. Lightweight plastic speaker design is well thought out: The front and rear panel is rigidly...
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics CR67

Beautifully decorated shelf CR67 speaker systems with the bck bass-reflex hide the speakers under metallic grill, decorated by the rotatable branded name plate. A 135-mm driver with a fixed phase leveling "bullet" plays middle and bass. Having such modest 19-mm caliber it starts to work very low - from...
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics CR7

The manufacturers of CR7 Compact Reference Series seem to take into account a great amount of possible variants of the system use: the speakers can be fixed on the wall, as there are special mounting holes on the rear desk of the acoustic system; magnetic screening of the dynamic speakers allude to the...
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics CR75

Boston Acoustics CR75 is a series Compact Reference, which until recently were only compact monitors (last year the family acquired its flagship outdoor CR95). A characteristic feature of CR-acoustics - the use of plastic, of which the front and rear panels, as well as increase the rigidity hollow ties...
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics CR85

Reinforced webbing top and front panel speakers - of special plastic. Heads are magnetically shielded. Tweeter with branded textile membrane Kortec equipped radiator to dissipate heat. A wall-mounted installation. Sound CR85 perceived strictly tonally balanced. With rare for this class generates...
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics CR9

CR9 - the eldest in a series of compact speakers Compact Reference from Boston Acoustics. Her seniority determine not only the size, but above all declared by the manufacturer electroacoustic parameters ... Series name great responsibility, and familiarity with technical commentary argues that it is...
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics M25

The bodies of M25 speaker systems are made by Lo-Q principle, the key point of which is minimum box side-tones. Not only smooth contours are conducive to this, but also massive side laps, damping resonances. Acoustic loading of the systems is bass-reflex with a special low noise profile of air port....
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics VR-M50

Acoustics index VR-M U.S. firm classifies the category of Reference, which already makes to respect the least representative of the series. Appearance speakers it is intriguing: their height is only two centimeters more depth, very compact on a small front panel drivers sit. Upstairs - glossy insert,...
Bookshelf speakers Boston Acoustics VRB

The range of the American company can be found Boston Acoustic classic speaker housing and embedded systems, car speakers, as well as a set of amplifying electronics. VRB model refers to a series of VR Reference, came close to the top-end series VR-M Reference. Exterior columns very strict. 180 mm midrange/woofer...
Bookshelf speakers Cabasse Samoa

Cabasse Samoa - the only classic bookshelf speakers in the new 420-series, in which, except it includes three floorstanding speaker system, center, rear pair and subwoofer. This is one of the largest systems test - 25 liters of usable volume. Proportions coated vinyl film ("cherry") cabinet rather traditional....
Bookshelf speakers Cambridge Soundworks Model Six

In a career spanning four decades, Henry Kloss has been responsible for the design or production of some of the most successful and trend-setting loudspeakers of their times, including the AR-1, AR-2, and AR-3, the KLH Model Six, and the original Large Advent. Most recently he has been associated...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Chrono 503.2

Model Chrono 503.2 can be attributed to mid-sized monitor designed for indoor small area. They have a two-way bass reflex design, the air port is submitted to a rear wall. Traditionally, the system collected on proprietary drivers that implement a number of patented technologies. Tweeter equipped inch...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Chrono SL 530

Bookshelf Speakers Canton stand strict lacquered body with a minimum of frills - all strictly and clearly in German. Yes, it is in German, because the rear walls of the speaker emblazoned inscription "made in Germany". The company has traditionally applied to metal emitters membranes - the 180-mm woofer...
Bookshelf speakers Canton ERGO 202

Other products Canton Elektronik - known German manufacturer of acoustic systems - divided by class and appointment of seven model lines. Top-class speakers - it audiophile quality speakers series Karat. Just a step below it is ranked Ergo, which has successfully produced and performed has been for many...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Ergo 620

By the standards of German developers, Canton Ergo 620 refers to shelf speaker systems for small rooms. However, monitors are quite large and heavy - each weighs over 7 kg (15.4 lb). Here is a two-way scheme with the bass-reflex's port on the back wall. The branded head with 180-mm (7") diffuser made...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Ergo RC-K

Black velvet strewn faceplate Ergo RC-K, veneer lined the rest of the surface. Through perforations black metal protective grille shine titanium dome tweeter and corporate black polymer cone woofer - reliably solid. The way for greater reliability (not without acoustic sense, apparently) diaphragm high...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Fonum 301 DC

Canton Fonum 301 DC - two-way speaker system reflex. Its overall dimensions - 235x360x220 mm. Removable metal grille, giving an extra solidity appearance hides reflex port, and two speakers: woofer diameter of 20 cm and a diameter dome HF 2.5 cm RMS power amplifier - 60 watts on music programs - up to...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Fonum 330

Reflex port model Fonum 330 traditional product company located on the front panel. Woofer diameter - 180 mm diameter dome tweeter - 25 mm. Nominal power - 60 watts, music can reach 100 watts. Under the description of the sensitivity is 87 dB. Dimensions: 205x375x272 mm. Design a traditional, quiet,...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Fonum 401

Canton Fonum 401 is two-way speaker system; bass reflex port is placed on the faceplate. Mid-,low-frequency head with the diameter of the conical diffuser 220 mm, soft dome tweeter of 25 mm look promising. Rated power is 70 W, allowable peak - 110 W. Not big and not small (265x420x250 mm) speaker system...
Bookshelf speakers Canton GLE 430

The respected German manufacturer of speaker systems introduced a budget GLE line in the market several years ago. Despite of the budget price, the work on the series was very serious, with the involvement of modern developments. A lot of attention was paid to appearance too. On one hand, a firm metallic...
Bookshelf speakers Canton GLE 436

Canton GLE 436 is a classical two-way monitor with bass-reflex, the port of which is put on the back wall. Each weighty case has a pair of original emitters of own design. High-frequency area of working band is sounded by an inch tweeter with soft fabric dome, placed into small horn. Despite of budget...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Karat 300

The Canton Karat 300 is a three-way bookshelf system whose 10-inch long-throw woofer crosses over to a 1-1/2-inch dome midrange driver at 800 Hz. At 4,000 Hz there is a second crossover, to a 1-inch dome tweeter. The sealed wooden cabinet is available in walnut, black, or white, and the removable perforated-metal...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Karat M30DC

Canton Karat M30DC - three-way speaker system. Finished in natural wood veneer and not small, on a shelving standards, the speakers on the mass and stiffness resembles a stack of bricks. Indoor removable decorative grille ten inches woofer, of course, on the side (at the right and left speakers woofer...
Bookshelf speakers Canton LE 102

LE series contains five classic speaker systems, six subwoofers, central channel, "box" theatrical sets, built-in speaker systems. LE 102 looks like a typical Canton product: a metallic protective and decorative grill, familiar body proportions, typical heads, terminals. Bass, middle and the tops -...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Plus D

Canton Plus D - two-way speaker system with reflex bass reflex output on the front panel. The diameter of the cone subwoofer - 160 mm dome tweeter has a diameter of 25 mm, dimensions 180x275x180 mm. The design and appearance of columns allow a variety of options with matching interior. Removable decorative...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Plus S

Plus S introduces a new range of mini-speakers from well-established Hamburg company (Canton Electronics). Drinking against Plus prefix "mini" is appropriate even against babies who do not suffer unnecessary dimensions. This fact raises questions such as: "Can we seriously compare systems such different...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Reference 9.2 DC

Loudspeakers are funny things; their design says as much about the designer as it does about anything else. Having tested a loudspeaker I either do, but too often do not, want to meet the designer; he's either a man after my own heart, or a bounder! The person that designed this loudspeaker (or perhaps...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Vento 820

The branded heads with metallic diffusers are installed in the bodies with rounded side faces. Aluminum woofer has a large caliber - 180 mm (7"), due to that the stated lower playback border dropped to 20 Hz. an inch dome of the tweeter, protected by fine mesh, is made of the lightest aluminum-magnesium...
Bookshelf speakers Canton Vento 830.2

Vento models in the hierarchy of Canton are just a step below the top Reference models, being as good as the latest by seriousness of technical solutions. Shelf Vento 830.2 are made by the highest standards of the brand, and you can judge about their solidity by the mass - weight is about 9 kg. To obtain...
Bookshelf speakers Castle COMPACT SATELLITE

Compact Satellite strength will not give a medieval fortress: all the walls are made of 15-mm chipboard panels! Compact Satellite finished well without discounts on size: all surfaces are carefully leveled and covered with natural veneer. And within all grown-up: in the separation filters of fourth...
Bookshelf speakers Castle Knight 1

Speakers Castle always aroused special respect. They felt the English style, accuracy and rigor as in the external design, and in the manner of performance. And our youngest model of budget line - is no exception. With its low price Knight 1 impeccably finished with quality veneer. Note that the processing...
Bookshelf speakers Castle Richmond 3

The company is most clearly demonstrated Castle classic British design. This is clearly seen in the strict design Castle Richmond 3, features original protective grill. Its shape - a direct consequence of the traditional corporate location Tweeter: asymmetrically under the midrange/woofer. Tweeter dome...
Bookshelf speakers Castle Tay

Castle Tay is a two-way speaker system with bass reflex output on the faceplate. The diameter of the MF/LF head with conical diffuser is 130 mm, the soft dome of the tweeter - 25 mm. The recommendable power range of the amplifier is 25-110 W (nominal power - 110W). The possibility of separate connection...
Bookshelf speakers Castle Warwick 3

Couple Castle Warwick - tall and beautiful acoustics. The body is made of 18 mm MDF and veneered (9 variants), quality finishes, as always - immaculate. Diffuser corporate LF/Woofer speaker - carbon fiber cloth; voice coil wound around a lightweight aluminum wire covered with a layer of copper. Located...
Bookshelf speakers Celestion 12i

Celestion, which designs and manufactures speakers for over 70 years, always at the highest level. To a large extent contributed to raising the profile of the firm to produce a series (10 models), we obtain a concise notation "i". You've probably already decided that 12i is precisely the smallest. There...
Bookshelf speakers Celestion 3

The diminutive Celestion 3, like the similarly new DL12 Series II, is the work of a talented young designer at Celestion, Martin Roberts, who was given the unenviable brief of producing a substantially new design whilst keeping to a very tight budget. These constraints meant a reappraisal of where best...
Bookshelf speakers Celestion 5

Although we are taught the relationship between the side lengths and the volume of a "rectangular solid" at school, it can remain surprising how small an increase in the former is required to produce a very large change in the latter. This Celestion 5 has an internal volume of exactly one and a half...
Bookshelf speakers Celestion DL8

The DL8 loudspeaker makes some of the advanced technology used in Celestion's very expensive SL6 and SL600 speakers available in a much more affordable price range. One of the most distinctive features of Celestion's SL600 speaker system, which we tested last year, is its thin copper-foil tweeter, whose...
Bookshelf speakers Celestion F15

F15 - one of the two has not been tested in our series F British representatives Celestion. The line includes a pair of bookshelf and floor units plus center speaker and an active subwoofer. Of "excesses" in F15 - breakaway opportunity ranges. Good body. Cause a lot of trust branded head - especially...
Bookshelf speakers Celestion F18

Two-way layout of speaker systems with 19-mm titanium tweeter equipped with divider and woofer made of the impregnated cellulose is a trade mark of Celestion in latest times and the producers probably won't intend to deviate from this tradition. The finish of loudspeakers F18 doesn't particularly arrest...
Bookshelf speakers Celestion Impact 10

The Celestion Impact 10 is two-way speaker system of bass reflex type with port on the front panel. The dimensions of the speaker are 190x310x205 mm. The diameter cone bass driver is 130 mm; dome tweeter has a diameter of 25 mm. Bright, distinctive design - style of the company - will cheer shelf interior....
Bookshelf speakers Celestion Impact 15

The Celestion Impact 15 is two-way speaker system of bass reflex type. The output of the bass reflex is located on the front panel. The dimensions of the speaker (240x390x250 mm) allow you to place them on shelves and in racks. Interesting recognizable front panel design makes the appearance of speaker...
Bookshelf speakers Celestion SL6

The development engineers at Celestion have been living a double life for the past couple of years. On one level they have been maintaining, and adding to, their popular Ditton range of loudspeakers. The most recent models under this heading are the Ditton 100 and Ditton 110 (£69.90 and £89.90...
Bookshelf speakers Celestion SL700

Very few high-quality loudspeaker designs leap in one bound on to the hi-fi stage, and this Celestion SL700 has emerged from a whole series of metamorphic designs which we have followed with interest in these pages. It all began with the SL6. This compact loudspeaker had been developed using new laser...
Bookshelf speakers Cerwin-Vega! E-208

The popularity of American acoustics from Cerwin-Vega! can be attributed to many reasons, among which are often called high sensitivity, good dynamics. But we dare to suggest that the main reason for its appeal to a rather broad category of listeners lies in the originality of the colorful representation...
Bookshelf speakers Chario Constellation Lynx

Housings are made of a thick monitors plates MDF, and on the sides are lined with panels of wood. And it is not only in the aesthetics - besides the luxurious appearance, this solution allows to achieve almost absolute inertia. Two-way design is no less interesting from a technical point of view. Thus,...
Bookshelf speakers Chario Delphinus

In contrast to the previously tested model Lynx Delphinus significantly larger and slightly heavier. In the role of high-level here also serves corporate 38mm dome tweeter, capable of operating from 1500 Hz. His specialty textile dome hardened viscous compound that reduces the harmonic distortion signal...
Bookshelf speakers Chario Hyper 2000

Charming Italian couple is a line of Hyper - as if a "purebred" option is already familiar to us a series of Syntar. This walnut veneer - high style Chario. A heavy body is equipped with a Hyper 2000 fairly large rubber feet, necessary for normal operation of the passive resonator, the port is arranged...
Bookshelf speakers Chario Lynx

It seems that only in the foreseeable price Chario space allowed himself the luxury of using natural solid wood. Thickness curly side plates charming Lynx - 25 - mm. This is - a smaller pair in a series of Constellation, with amazing flagship which (Ursa Major), we introduced the reader recently. The...
Bookshelf speakers Chario Syntar 513

Chario Italian company pays close attention to workmanship and Syntar 513 visual confirmation. Corps monitors offer increased rigidity, finished with natural veneer and have a vented acoustic design. And since the port is brought to the bottom wall, for its effective operation of the system equipped...
Bookshelf speakers Chario Syntar 516

Monitors Syntar 516 much larger than previously tested 513th, but similar to them in the overall concept. It uses branding NRS with pass down the port to work correctly which provides low legs. In case there is a solidly executed serious 160-mm woofer with polymer cone and a 27-mm tweeter with silver...
Bookshelf speakers DALI 2002

2002 - Speaker of the lower series Blue. Made in Denmark - soundly, cultural, futuristic without frills. Danish head - reliable paper and silk. In a measure of the extent of the massive and rigid body. No screening, no separate connection - and then, and another in the series provided only floor standing...
Bookshelf speakers DALI Concept 1

In the Danish company "DALI" this series has the name "Concept" because the engineers decided to try to bear conceptual solutions from Hi-End to budget sector. What was it expressed in? You won't find the answer, judging by the appearance. At first glance the tweeter is simple, one-inch and with a silk...
Bookshelf speakers Dali Concept 2

Concept series from DALI is designed to strengthen the company's position in budget sector of the market of speaker systems. Apparently, the famous Danish company decided to show the competitors how inexpensive speaker systems can sound if you apply maximum efforts to its development and to minimize...
Bookshelf speakers DALI Evidence 370

Evidence series of Danish company DALI is consist of three classical systems and the acoustics of the central channel. Two-way Evidence 370 is its compact representative. A thick layer of black glass decorates the top panel - a strong design solution, solving the complex problem of converting speaker...
Bookshelf speakers DALI Helicon 300

Two-way system where silk dome and strip band are responsible for high-frequency range is an interesting decision. Apparently, the strip band helps dome tweeter only on ultra-high frequencies. Like in other speaker systems of the series Helicon the main MF/LF-speaker has the diffuser of dark red color,...
Bookshelf speakers DALI Ikon 2 Mk2

Updated Ikon series with index of Mk2 was created in accordance with the wishes of many owners of previous models in the whole world. Externally the system hasn't almost changed, only the front panel now has smooth to the touch dark matte surface. LF heads were developed for the updated series, which...
Bookshelf speakers DALI Lektor 1

Among the variety of speaker systems manufactured by the Dutch company Lektor 1 monitors are distinguished by modern appearance and eye-catching elements of decor. They are quite compact and designed for sounding small rooms or back channels in home theatre (in this case you can hang them on the wall,...
Bookshelf speakers DALI Mentor Menuet

Here is the most intriguing novelty among mini-monitors - two-way Dali Mentor Menuet. All technical innovations of Mentor line are embodied in them, and this is immediately obvious. The woofer's diffuser is made of expensive long-fibred cellulose - the material with the best resonance characteristics....
Bookshelf speakers DALI Royal Scepter

Scepter is a line Royal Danish DALI. The whole "royal" army (shelf Menuet and Scepter, floorstanding speakers Tower and center speaker Vocal) is exceptionally high quality exterior finish. The body is made from MDF and carefully veneered valuable timber; applied to the surface of the last few layers...
Bookshelf speakers Davis Acoustics CLINT

CLINT are a popular line of Power, which includes speakers with high sensitivity. As in other models, it also used high-frequency horn design level, defining the overall return on the level of 94 dB. Besides wide enough front panel allowed to put on it for a solid bookshelf monitors woofer - paper cone...
Bookshelf speakers Davis Acoustics Club 15

Two-way speaker system with bass reflex output on the front panel. The diameter of the low-frequency head Cone - 190 mm soft dome tweeter has a diameter of 25 mm. Allowable peak power of 150 W, nominal - 100 watts. Column with dimensions of 280x550x330 mm have a decent look. The room is not too loaded...
Bookshelf speakers Davis Acoustics Dufy

Immediately obvious that this is a very advanced system. Sidewall shells made according to the latest acoustic mode - they are curved and, in theory, should not lead to "box-type" overtones. Front, rear and top wall perfectly cushioned. Terminals - luxurious. Inch cloth dome tweeter with the same impression...
Bookshelf speakers Davis Acoustics Olympia One

According to the French engineers, Olympia One is not only the epitome of elegance, but also a model of the highest quality sound. Size of the system is not too impressive (though too compact, too, will not name them), with acoustic bass reflex design and the back port location. Drivers here are traditionally...
Bookshelf speakers Definitive Technology DR7

Definitive Technology's first loudspeakers were floor-standing bipolar designs (pairs of drivers on opposite sides of the cabinet, radiating in phase with each other to the front and rear). Later came the more conventional, less expensive DR7, also a floor-standing speaker but with just a single set...
Bookshelf speakers DLS M60

DLS M60 speaker systems refer to top series, what is noticeable from the first minutes of our acquaintance. Already taking them from the box, you feel a pleasant heaviness - the weight of each speaker system is 12 kg. The company uses dynamical heads of its own design and production. The caliber of...
Bookshelf speakers DLS R60

Bookshelf speaker R60 - is a traditional two-way bass reflex rear. Speaker is magnetically shielded, equipped with two pairs of terminals for the bi-amping or bi-wiring connection modestly decorated but soundly - surface simulates natural wood veneer. The main highlight of R60 - drivers. Speakers value...
Bookshelf speakers Dynaudio Audience 42

A little over six hundred euros to pay for Audience 42 - cheapest speakers in the lineup Dynaudio. Someone "entry fee" to the club internationally acclaimed Danish manufacturer of home and studio acoustics may seem overpriced, and speakers themselves - too simple, but do not jump to conclusions. Before...
Bookshelf speakers Dynaudio Audience 52

Dynaudio Audience 52 is the flagship shelf model in the series. This is a traditional two-way speaker system, where the famous tweeter Esotec with soft dome of 28 mm in diameter, impregnated with a special damping composition, is responsible for high-frequency range. Mid and low frequencies are played...
Bookshelf speakers Dynaudio Confidence C1 Platinum

Confidence 1 Platinum can be considered to be a spectacular example of how technical feasibility dictates terms to the designers. The body is made in very unusual proportions: it is very narrow, high and deep. This is made to increase rigidity and resistance to vibrations at the increased volume level....
Bookshelf speakers Dynaudio DM 2/7

DM series is entry-level series of very well-known Danish company "Dynaudio". The speaker system is designed in quite recognizable style of this company. The grey front panel is specially made thicker in order to damp effectively resonances of the body. The body itself is also carefully muted and well-designed...
Bookshelf speakers Dynaudio Excite X14

Small shelf speaker systems X14 refer to the updated Excite line, the older representatives of which we have already tested (X34, X36, X38). In comparison with analogs of the last generation these monitors have noticeably risen in the quality of finish (now all the body's facets are surfaced by natural...
Bookshelf speakers Dynaudio Focus 140

The model range known Danish company Dynaudio Acoustics Focus occupies an intermediate position between a series and a mediocre level Audience Contour. But this - a formal situation. Believe my experience, "focus" deserve more attention. First, these speakers are the new generation. Second, the quality...
Bookshelf speakers Elac BS 123

A rectangular body of Elac BS 123 speaker system is finished by a silver film. And a thick front panel is painted in a natural deep metallic with perfect polishing. Side corners are slightly beveled to reduce diffraction of sound. A 25-mm tweeter with the dome, made of magnesium and aluminum alloy, is...
Bookshelf speakers Elac BS 192

German ELAC BS 192 monitors immediately attract attention by the branded design. The body with a relatively small volume is raised above the platform and simultaneously performs the role of diffuser for radiation of bass-reflex port, turned down. This distinctive solution allowed to get from a relatively...
Bookshelf speakers Elac BS 203.2

BS 203.2 is the smallest shelf system of the modified "two hundredth" series of ELAC. All models of new line are equipped with the branded HF-speakers - JET-tweeters of new generation (JET III). The head is equipped with new neodymium magnet; the film of membrane became lighter that allowed increasing...
Bookshelf speakers ELAC BS 244

The famous Jet III ribbon tweeter is a modification of own-produced Heil emitter. The cones of LF/MF-emitters differ from previous versions by its outer surface made of aluminum. For better damping an aluminum foil is attached not only a paper cone, but directly on the sound coil. Quite heavy bodies...
Bookshelf speakers ELAC BS 253

Two-way speaker systems ELAC BS 253 are compact enough and designed for work in small rooms. The monitors are assembled on the branded dynamic heads, being designed specifically for the senior lines. The patented tape JET tweeter of the third generation is responsible for the playing of the upper range....
Bookshelf speakers ELAC BS 62.2

The German speaker systems are assembled in a rigid body with classical for acoustic of such type proportions. The main part is made of veneer grain laminated MDF and the front panel of the increased thickness is finished in black glossy lacquer. A 135-mm head with the branded AS Cone diffuser, which...
Bookshelf speakers ELAC BS 63.2

Here are typical two-way monitors with the bass-reflex, the port of which is located in the back. ELAC BS 63.2 are carefully made and assembled in maximally inert bodies, the main part of which is covered with qualitative vinyl. The massive front panel is finished, on the contrary, under piano lacquer...
Bookshelf speakers Energy XL-150

Energy XL-150, which represents the version of well-known XL series, is the most compact and lightweight speaker system in the collection. Having the external similarity with the prototype, new XL is equipped with LF/MF heads, designed for more expensive series - Connoisseur. All speakers are magneto-shielded....
Bookshelf speakers Epos Elan 10

Quite compact Epos Elan 10 monitor speakers are designed in accordance with strict classical canons. Acoustic speaker systems are two-way systems with back bass-reflex port, at the creation of which the main importance was given to build quality and to components. Strong body has the system of internal...
Bookshelf speakers Epos Elan 15

Elan 15 is incredibly massive for shelf speaker system and has a big internal volume. Increased sized allowed to put an impressive bass head with polypropylene 187-mm diffusor. It is also equipped by cast basket and high-temperature sound coil of the larger diameter. The construction of an inch tweeter...
Bookshelf speakers Epos Epic 1

Not long time ago the assortment of this British brand was added by Epic line, which, among others, includes small shelf Epic 1 speaker systems. A typical two-way system with bass-reflex was also used here - this solution is the most reasonable in this price segment. Two branded drivers, the membranes...
Bookshelf speakers Epos M12

One of the basic principles of designing speakers - ultimate ease separation filters, implemented in bookshelf speaker M12. Signal applied to the input terminals of the bass/midrange driver, generally not filtered. Thus, all of the lower sub-band frequency response is determined only by the properties...
Bookshelf speakers Epos M12i

Model M12i was a further development of the legendary speakers Epos M12. In modern modifications used an updated (and in fact, a newly developed) inch tweeter with aluminum dome, high temperature voice coil and a powerful ferrite magnet system. Plays the role of corporate midbasa 165-millimeter driver...
Bookshelf speakers Epos M5

Rounded edges of the front wall and the metallic protective grill of M5 model give the speaker system a view of old-fashioned furniture. A new 25-mm Nightingale uses gold anodized dome from aluminum alloy with the thickness of 40 microns. Ferromagnetic liquid cooling system and powerful neodymium magnet...
Bookshelf speakers Focal-JMlab Chorus 705V

The junior model of the budget Chorus 700 series is not inferior to senior colleagues. Own produced drivers are taken as base here and located in small by volume, but quite rigid bodies with reinforced sidewalls. Bass-reflex is placed on the front panel, on the back panel there is a loop for wall mounting....
Bookshelf speakers Focal-JMlab Chorus 706

706 is shelf speaker system from the Chorus series. It is larger than the model Chorus 705, but the construction is almost the same: both systems have similar (branded) heads, in both cases bass-reflex radiates by slot port (the area of which is bigger in Chorus 706). Proportionality is the main sign...
Bookshelf speakers Focal-JMLab Chorus 706 S

One of the largest manufacturers of speaker systems in the world, Focal-JMLab form the French city Saint-Etienne, always showed a rigorous approach to the creation of their own dynamical heads. Chorus 706 S differs by a new THC tweeter (as usual, with the inverted dome) and improved MF/LF speakers made...
Bookshelf speakers Focal-JMlab Chorus 706V

For shelf systems Chorus 706V is quite large and has considerable weight. Massive MDF panels are used in the construction of the body with non-parallel internal walls. Another distinctive feature of the speaker systems is the front bass-reflex that significantly simplifies the alignment of the system...
Bookshelf speakers Focal-JMlab Chorus 806V

Shelf Focal Chorus 806V speaker systems are designed for work in small rooms. They have two-way construction and bass-reflex loading with the port on the front panel. Peculiar tweeter with the dome made of aluminum-magnesium alloy in the form of concave hemisphere is used as high-frequency speaker. For...
Bookshelf speakers Focal-JMlab Chorus 807V

Chorus 807V are quite large speaker systems, built on dynamical heads of own design and production, with bass-reflex on the back wall. A pair of high-class drivers is used in them - a 7 inch woofer and 25-mm (1") tweeter with the inverted dome. Aluminum-magnesium alloy, allowing to reduce the movable...
Bookshelf speakers Focal-JMlab Electra 905

Although relatively new to the UK, JMLab is one of France's leading hi-fi brands. The company built its early reputation as the manufacturer of the highly regarded Focal drivers, and this technology now forms the basis of an enormous line up of complete loudspeakers, organized into some five separate...
Bookshelf speakers Gale Loudspeakers 3020

This is a diminished copy of floor Gale 3040 - the same heads: a "silk" twitter, LF/MF driver, equipped with phase corrector. The speakers are shielded. The body is solidly made. Each bass reflex port is equipped with airflow divider. A separate band switching is provided. Sound color of 3020 is quite...
Bookshelf speakers Grundig DX-1100

Grundig, a well-known German manufacturer of radios and other consumer electronic products, has recently entered the North American hi-fi market with the DX-1100, a compact and inexpensive two-way speaker system. It is distributed by Lextronix and sold by mail order through Willabee & Ward with a thirty-day...
Bookshelf speakers Harbeth HL MK4

To quote from the brass plate fixed to the back of the Harbeth Mk4, "This loudspeaker was individually made and tested by British craftsmen": words calculated to stir our I chauvinist spirits. Yet there is plenty of evidence from overseas sales that Harbeth loudspeakers also appeal to foreign eyes and...
Bookshelf speakers Harbeth HL5

The predecessor of this version of ex-BBC designer Dudley Harwood's monitor loudspeaker, the HL Mk4, rated very highly for its wide-ranging neutrality and smart appearance. However I see that the Mk4 cost £475 per pair back in 1987, whereas the HL5 is listed at £825. We can blame inflation...
Bookshelf speakers Harbeth P3

Several BBC-designed loudspeakers have been manufactured under license over the past couple of decades by a select handful of British loudspeaker firms. A condition of the license has been that every loudspeaker made will match within narrow tolerances the performance of a BBC-held prototype, so that...
Bookshelf speakers HECO Aleva GT 202

Monitors Aleva GT 202 also have two-way bass-reflex design. Immediately drew the attention of solid weight speakers testifying as internal damping. Robust enclosure made of massive plates MDF, strapped struts, and the thickness of the front panel is increased to an impressive 25 mm. Rather nontrivial...
Bookshelf speakers Heco Argon 30

The most important advantage - excellent quality representation medium-low-frequency portion of the spectrum. Bass - like floorstanding speaker medium size. The dynamics of both low and medium frequencies - one of the most luxurious in the test. Operates completely free speakers close-ups without erasing...
Bookshelf speakers HECO Celan GT 302

In the latest range Celan GT, which includes the present model, one can find several major innovations. For example, it refers to a brand new high frequency driver, called PFC-Dome. Its main feature is a 30-millimeter dome made of the lightest synthetic fiber, which expanded reproduction range up to...
Bookshelf speakers HECO Celan XT 301

This German brand - a permanent participant of our tests, and today we look at the monitors Celan XT 301. Like all models in the series, they are performed in cases with non-parallel walls, reducing internal resonances. Dynamic head of its own design - 25mm tweeter and midbass caliber 17 cm have RF emitter...
Bookshelf speakers Heco Elan 300

Heco - German company with half a century of history, has long become part of a large company Recoton (besides her corporation includes a number of companies with global name: Advent, Acoustic Research, Jensen, Magnat, and others) and is now enjoying a huge production capacity of its factories in China....
Bookshelf speakers Heco Krypton 200

Updated with the latest technological developments own lineup, HECO at the same time decided to drastically change the look of acoustics: now in vogue different proportions, rounded shape, silvery-beige tones. Heco Krypton 200 - Bookshelf representative of the new "inert" line of the German company,...
Bookshelf speakers HECO Metas XT 301

In line Metas XT HECO engineers realized the experience gained in the development of more expensive systems Celan. Speakers feature 170-mm woofer cone of paper with the addition of natural wool fibers. They also have a cast aluminum basket, hanger special profile and larger diameter voice coil. Among...
Bookshelf speakers HECO Music Colors 100

Compact, beautiful, well-sounding and not too expensive speakers - dreamboat of every music lover. And the music is a pleasure, and my wife does not mind. Here are all these qualities rarely found together: designer speakers even at higher prices rarely boasts good sound, and traditional, it usually...
Bookshelf speakers Heco Mythos 300

Name of a series of speakers to which the Mythos 300 may be aimed at producing a double association, due to the similarity of the sound of words: myth and mystique. In any case it is quite original exterior columns and familiarity with the manufacturer's comments about this series gives reason to believe...
Bookshelf speakers Heco Xenon 200

Xenon 200 - a recent addition to the firm "inert" series speakers from Germany Heco. In system design, no pretentiousness - everything is simple and at the same time soundly. Housing without unnecessary adornments, but hard enough. Tweeter with textile dome and woofer with a polymer membrane are identical...
Bookshelf speakers Highland Audio Oran 4301

Highland Audio brand is not too familiar wide range of music lovers, but this definitely has potential acoustics. What we once saw, testing floor ORAN 4305. Bookshelf speakers 4301, despite the extremely compact size and low price, made with downright luxurious quality. Housing perfectly cushioned and...
Bookshelf speakers Infinity BETA 20

The front panel is removable metal grill closed and withdrawn bass reflex ago. Port diameter has a solid round output (engineers clearly tried to minimize the whistle that occurs when playing low bass). But there is a fundamental difference from competitors: terminals allow only two-wire connection. All...
Bookshelf speakers Infinity Kappa 200

Even against the backdrop not "poor" looks luxurious rivals two hundredth Infinity Kappa - despite the fact that its price is below the average for the test strip values. Quality made of MDF heavy acoustic design is beyond praise: thickness tilted exactly 5° (for phase matching radiation subband)...
Bookshelf speakers Infinity Kappa 60

Small dimensions Infinity Kappa 60 from the outset not misleading with respect to the seriousness of the developers to achieve a full sound. And the reason for that - not only a significant cost of the system, but also - just not "shelving" the weight of the speaker. Actually, despite its small size,...
Bookshelf speakers Infinity Primus 200

Primus 200 is quite an unexpected appending of the seemingly formed series. The speaker system copies a two-way Primus 160 by its sizes and "fitments", but it is equipped with different heads: 165mm mid-bass speaker with fiberglass diffuser and the tweeter with 19mm textile dome membrane. The membranes,...
Bookshelf speakers Infinity Reference 11i

Infinity Reference 11i - two-way speaker system reflex (reflex port on the rear panel speakers). Strict design without the "architectural excesses" ready for close relation to the point - to the sound. Detailed familiarity with the system, especially with instruments justifies my best expectations. The...
Bookshelf speakers Infinity SM 105

SM105 takes about an average position in the series SM (Studio Monitor) speakers popular American production company Infinity. The combination of 10-inch and inch diffuser dome of the diaphragm - a rather unexpected version of the bi solutions... As for the appearance of the speakers, then, it seems...
Bookshelf speakers Infinity SM 65

Infinity SM 65 - two-way speakers with a reflex port on the rear panel. Dimensions - 200x331x188 mm. Polypropylene woofer cone has a diameter of 160 mm, dome tweeter Polymer - 20 mm. Characteristic Infinity serious attitude to the exterior fully reflected on the SM 65. Ring yellow metal edged woofer,...
Bookshelf speakers Infinity SM85

Infinity SM85 is a two-way speaker system of bass-reflex type with the port on the faceplate. The diameter of the woofer with polypropylene cone diffuser is 200 mm; the diameter of polymer dome of the tweeter is 25 mm. The recommended power range is 10-150W. A maximal sensitivity by passport in SM85...
Bookshelf speakers Jamo 307

At Jamo 307 reflex port located on the rear panel. Diameter soft dome high frequency driver - 25 mm, diameter of the conical woofer - 127 mm. Noteworthy design of the front panel, eye pleasing smooth contours that increase rigidity. This - a reliable shield against unwanted oscillation of the housing....
Bookshelf speakers Jamo 407a

The model 407a presents 07 series, being produced by one of the largest European manufacturers of speaker systems - Danish company JAMO. Apparently, 07 is one of the successful series, the ideology of which is oriented to a demanding listener. The results of test listening speak well for the justifiability...
Bookshelf speakers Jamo C601

The Danish Jamo always differs by very wide assortment, covering almost all price niches - from budget to "premium" class. The model, which we will now listen to - C601 - is included in Concert series, designed for use in both stereo and multi-channel systems. Compact speaker systems provide the installation...
Bookshelf speakers Jamo D430

It seems that the main thing in the Jamo D430 is not excellent quality acoustic design and high-tech high-tech drivers: latest ring RF head (curved annular surface radiates woven membrane), has expanded the dynamic and frequency range, and the bass/midrange cones with special wood-pulp composite, characterized...
Bookshelf speakers Jamo E800

In accordance with the recently adopted by JAMO coding system, if the first number of three-digit index in the title of the model is higher, so its position in the line will be higher too. Series E, the number 800 sounds very promising. Paper LF/MF diffuser is reinforced by inclusions of glass fiber...
Bookshelf speakers Jamo E805

Jamo E805 - compact model belongs to a new eighth series, recently added a category Essential, - one of the four basic units lineup Danish JAMO. On systems "eight" established firm midrange/bass speakers of the last generation in the center - Phase-correction, core nozzle made of aluminum; cellulose...
Bookshelf speakers Jamo E825

Model E825 refers to the E-Series range of 8 "Concert" Danish company Jamo. 25 mm soft dome tweeter in this speaker is placed under the 140 - mm midrange/woofer. Instead, the dust cap in the woofer is fixed metal sleeve (Technology Centre-Plug). This avoids spurious oscillations of air usually arising...
Bookshelf speakers Jamo S602

By the ratio of quality/price S602 can be considered as the most interesting offer in the segment of miniature monitor speakers. A big tweeter with an inch silk dome, a serious 10-cm midbass with rubber suspension and chiseled central bullet - is it true that a pair of such speaker systems costs less...
Bookshelf speakers JBL ATX-20

ATX-20 - smaller system in a series consisting of four classic models and traditional theatrical acoustic components. The design is no frills - all rationally. Adequate tweeter diaphragm and small ferrite magnet. Serious woofer diffuser coated with a polymer film promises not to violate the widely revered...
Bookshelf speakers JBL Balboa 10

As Infinity Systems, legendary JBL is also included in an international corporation Harman. Is it because Balboa Series speakers outwardly so similar to those just described speakers? Urge not to jump to conclusions. Indeed, bookshelf speakers Balboa (by the way, gave the name of the series is not known...
Bookshelf speakers JBL ES20

JBL has been associated including a professional concert technique, where she successfully gained recognition and respect. And who does not like a professional should be well known - what is a good sound. JBL said that the era of high-resolution audio (High Definition) began, and therefore need speakers...
Bookshelf speakers JBL HP82B

JBL HP82B two-way speaker system with bass reflex output on the rear panel. The low-frequency cone head is strictly geometric center front panel (diameter 190 mm), 25 mm hard dome tweeter placed in the upper left corner and is provided with personal protective and decorative lattice. Speakers look good:...
Bookshelf speakers JBL J216

The Model J216 is the smallest and least expensive speaker system to bear the JBL name. It is a two-way system based on a newly designed 6-inch woofer that operates in a vented enclosure only 14-3/4 inches high, 10 inches wide, and 9-1/4 inches deep. There is a crossover to a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter...
Bookshelf speakers JBL J820M

JBL says that its new J Series of loudspeakers has been designed to provide exceptionally accurate, uncolored, and balanced sound at affordable prices. The line consists of five "bookshelf" speakers and two larger "tower" models, plus a center-channel speaker specifically for home theater applications...
Bookshelf speakers JBL L110

James B. Lansing and his company's successive designs of JBL loudspeakers have occupied a special place in the American audio scene for many years now. So far as the speakers are concerned, their fame has perhaps spread more extensively world-wide in their professional role than m the smaller domestic...
Bookshelf speakers JBL L112

The JBL range of professional studio monitor loud speakers has secured a special position in the market worldwide, even though they are generally characterized as possessing the "West Coast" sound. This description, if it means anything, refers to a certain forward presence of sound, with tight bass...
Bookshelf speakers JBL LX 2001

Apparently, there is little to do in representatives of the new series with the expressive "Millenium" number combination in the name and models included in the well-known line LX. However, the high frequencies are still emitted proprietary titanium membrane. And the use of such a wonderful, sonically,...
Bookshelf speakers JBL Northridge E30

E30 is one of the shelf models of the updated Northridge line. All the systems of E-series are characterized by great power reserve. So, E30 with nominal power of 70 W is capable to hold 280W electric impact. Diffusers of mid-low-frequency speakers like in all representatives of the modified Northridge...
Bookshelf speakers JBL Northridge E50

JBL Northridge e50 is an unusual participant of our testing. Firstly, this is a complete three-way construction. Secondly, by their sizes they bring us back to those good times when speaker systems (and shelves filled with LPs) take the dominated placement in the interior of the room. And thirdly, being...
Bookshelf speakers JBL Studio L830

JBL L830 shelf speaker systems represent Studio L series, which is characterized by the presence of HF speakers. A 19-mm ultrahigh-frequency tweeter with the dome made of Mylar material, which is placed into horn, provides the playing of frequencies up to 40 kHz. A 25-mm tweeter with the dome made of...
Bookshelf speakers JBL TLX 50

JBL TLX 50 is a three-way speaker system of bass reflex type; bass reflex port is situated at the back panel of the speaker. The body sizes are one of the hugest (270x280x480 mm - 10.6"x11"x18.9"). This structural feature is properly explicable, because you will find three speakers on the faceplate:...
Bookshelf speakers JBL TLX 600

Risking the accusation of obscurantism deserve, talking about their own preferences to the forms speakers admit to sympathizing with the clear faces of a simple box. This is not the personal characteristics of the aesthetic world, the fact that discuss the impact on the quality of the sound image effects...
Bookshelf speakers JBL XTi 20

JBL XTi 20 is set to non-removable legs. In this case, we found the kit panels spikes... our sample covered frosted plastic, there are options exterior finish "under the tree". Proven head. Rigidity of the walls of MDF ample, plus asymmetrical hull shape - tested means of fighting for the purity of sound. ...
Bookshelf speakers JPW 202

The design of loudspeaker system is similar to all two-hundredth line of acoustics of JPW. Not bad damped sidewalls are smoothly rounded to a front panel and are qualitatively finished wood grain by vinyl. All front wall is closed by the plastic textured vanity panel of silvery color which, in turn,...
Bookshelf speakers JVC SX-WD5

Everything you read in the passport columns surprising. Alarming low sensitivity - do these chips can generally withstand two to three times higher values of input power, which they need in order to resound only with normal volume? Touches the idea to use only wooden (!) Heads - even in a squeaker 20mm...
Bookshelf speakers KEF C10

The C10, the smallest of the series, and the C20, the next up, are both intended to be used against a wall or on a shelf; they have a deliberate step in their frequency response to equalize the results when so placed in what KEF have termed the 'boundary' condition. The free support at low frequencies...
Bookshelf speakers KEF C15

The pint-sized C15 is a straightforward two-way system with tweeter, main driver and polyester damping material crammed into a closed box of only 3.5 litres internal volume. None the less the components and construction are of good quality and the claimed performance is a real improvement over run-of-the-mill...
Bookshelf speakers KEF C20

The C20 can accommodate a larger B200 (185mm cone) drive unit in its larger cabinet. The free-air resonance now drops to 35Hz, taking the low frequency response down about half an octave below the C10. The crossover, still at around 2.8kHz, uses two additional components to form a flattish, series-resonant...
Bookshelf speakers KEF C25

Moving up from C15 to the C25, we find an internal volume increase from 3.5 to 6.8 litres and marginal specification increases under all headings: sensitivity up to 87dB, power handling up to 70 Watts and maximum SPL 106dB. Apart from the larger enclosure, all the beefing up of performance can be attributed...
Bookshelf speakers KEF C3

For its sizes KEF C3 monitors are quite massive. They are designed by two-way scheme with slotted bass-reflex on the front. Such port diffuses output air flow better, significantly decreasing turbulent noises. As befits a serious manufacturer, own-developed drivers are used in C3. The diffuser of 130-mm...
Bookshelf speakers KEF C30

The C30 is meant to be used out in the room on a 25cm stand. The cabinet is larger and KEF have chosen to place this B200 unit's free air resonance at 45Hz. The crossover remains similar but the series capacitor is omitted. As KEF perhaps intended, this loudspeaker sounds much like the C20 but does not...
Bookshelf speakers KEF C40

On then to the C40, a logical successor to the Carina, with a second B200 unit operating at low frequencies only. These two 3-ohm B200s have a free-air resonance of 40Hz. The two together, connected in series to give 6 ohms and shunted by capacitors of 10μ and 100μF respectively, produce a resonant...
Bookshelf speakers KEF Coda 7

The most compact system of popular Coda series by the British company "KEF" keeps all characteristic features of the appearance of this series. Elegant Coda 7 will harmoniously fit into any interior. The front and back panels, made of black plastic, do not leave the impression of massiveness of the body....
Bookshelf speakers KEF Coda 70

Coda firstly appeared in the 70s. It was assigned to a small shelf speaker system, designed to provide good Hi-Fi sound in small rooms for reasonable money. However, the prototype of today Coda is still a budget series, published in 1994, which had a distinctive design with ""unified" placement of emitters...
Bookshelf speakers KEF Cresta 10

A new variant of the Cresta line consists of central channel speaker system, two shelf and one floor models. The speaker system of the previous version of the series has left very pleasant memories. Cresta 10 is a smaller representative of the updated family. In every modern Cresta HF-head is located...
Bookshelf speakers KEF Cresta 2

Famous by not only its coaxial drivers KEF is not going to ignore the system of traditional design. The existence of such series like, for example, Concerto, Cresta is the evidence to this fact. Cresta 2 looks very massively and reliably. Quite a massive with harmonious proportions body diagonally crosses...
Bookshelf speakers KEF iQ1

Anyone, who is casually acquainted with Hi-Fi acoustics, will recognize the products of the English company KEF from the first sight. The branded coaxial emitter together with well-rounded original design can't be confused with anything. A new emitter with MF/LF driver with diffuser made of composite...
Bookshelf speakers KEF iQ10

KEF iQ10 are designed for the work in small rooms and in the function of rear systems in home theatre. The patented 130-mm Uni-Q module is put in their base. You can connect them to an amplifier by bi-wiring and bi-amping schemes. The quality of the speaker connectors fully corresponds to the general...
Bookshelf speakers KEF iQ3

The main feature of iQ series is Uni-Q module, which is a combination of MF/LF-speakers and HF-tweeter. A 19-mm tweeter with aluminum dome and powerful neodymium magnets is recessed into the center of MF/LF-speaker. Coaxial location of sound sources of different frequencies smoothes polar pattern and...
Bookshelf speakers KEF iQ30

iQ3, the predecessor of this model, gave a good account of itself, having received a lot of awards and compliments from audio experts all over the world. The name of a new version hints at the continuity of generations with the further improvement of the construction. Firstly, we should mention among...
Bookshelf speakers KEF Q COMPACT

British KEF can certainly be related to one of the most popular speaker systems in the world. Its name is always on lips of music lovers from all the continents and the production earned adoring reviews in specialized publications and not only British. Relatively inexpensive Q line enjoys great success,...
Bookshelf speakers KEF Q1

Having gathered the experience in the researches of the last times the British KEF strives to break away. The evidence of this is a new version of the branded coaxial Uni-Q technology. In particular, the material and profile of LF/MF-diffusor were modified; an interfacial horn for the tweeter has appeared....
Bookshelf speakers KEF Q15

A younger model in the line of coaxial systems KEF looks quite smart and just asking for a bookshelf. The system is well equipped: a possibility of connections by bi-wiring and bi-amping schemes and also magnet protection, so Q15 can be stood near TV. Power rating is 100W, a recommended range is 10-100W....
Bookshelf speakers KEF Q300

In new Q series the engineers of KEF have moved from rounded form of the body to the more usual rectangular, allowing the system to look more massive and stricter. The model is based on the famous Uni-Q module of the last generation, the construction of which was borrowed from Blade concept. There is...
Bookshelf speakers KEF R300

At first glance, many take KEF R300 for a two-way speaker system. All thanks to Uni-Q driver with aluminum diffusers of both drivers, which look like single entity. This is actually two independent from each other speakers, acoustic centers of which are united in one point. Due to this, the system is...
Bookshelf speakers KEF Reference 101

Though it is very tiny, only one-tenth the volume of the KEF Model 105, there is evidence that this speaker has received the same attention by its designers. Indeed the problems of designing a high quality speaker of small dimensions are greater than for a large one. The two KEF drive units are computer...
Bookshelf speakers KEF Reference 104

Hence KEF have introduced the term 'Reference Series' to indicate a new line of loudspeaker enclosures capable of critical comparison with the original live sound, but which are not to be confused with genuine Monitor loudspeakers designed for broadcast and recording studio use. The Model 104 enclosure...
Bookshelf speakers KEF XQ1

The bodies of KEF XQ1 look like kegs. All the panels, except the front and rear, are convex. The front panel is milled from aluminum and has the bass-reflex port of complex form. Super tweeter with 19-mm titanium dome stands in the separate chromed body. Similar to it shining "bullets" from the bottom...
Bookshelf speakers KLH Premier 81

In the 1960's, KLH was one of the best-known names in the high-fidelity world. KLH loudspeakers earned a reputation for exceptional sound at affordable prices, and the name was I also associated with the first high-fidelity portables and the first home tape recorder (open-reel) with Dolby B noise reduction. Since...
Bookshelf speakers KLH PRO 51

KLH PRO 51 is a three-way speaker system with a passive radiator located on the faceplate. The diameter of a soft dome tweeter is 25 mm, mid- and low-frequency ones (with a polymer diffuser) of active cone radiators are 130 mm and 300 mm. The diameter of a passive cone radiator is equal to the diameter...
Bookshelf speakers Klipsch kg2.2

The Klipsch kg2.2 is a compact two-way speaker with two 6.5-inch woofers in a vented enclosure that cross over to a horn-loaded tweeter at 2,200 Hz. The woofers are located near the top and bottom of the speaker panel, with the tweeter between them. Like other Klipsch speakers, the kg2.2 has above-average...
Bookshelf speakers Klipsch RB-25

RB25 shelf speaker system refers to Reference series, being released since 2003. The tweeter with titanium dome is installed in square horn "TractixHorn". 165-mm MF/LF-speaker with inverted dustproof cap and metal-ceramic diffuser looks unusual. Oval bass-reflex is put on the front panel. The body is...
Bookshelf speakers Klipsch RB-75

Casting an eye on the box of Klipsch RB-75 I thought that small "floor" speaker systems were mistakenly sent for us. Very impressive sizes coupled with high sensitivity, traditional for acoustics of the company, promise extraordinary bass power. In general, it is pleasant to see that still there are...
Bookshelf speakers Linn Katan

The technics of the Scottish company "Linn" reminds more a private club, the access to which is available only for the elite. The developers design all the components in such a way that they will be best combined with each other and they do not care about compatibility with an equipment of other brands....
Bookshelf speakers Magnat Quantum 503

In the arsenal of Magnat Company you can find series for home cinema of various level and design, and audio monitors, and sets of built-in speaker systems, and also a wide set of car speaker systems. Quantum 503 is the most advanced shelf speaker system from 500th series (in comparison with models Quantum...
Bookshelf speakers Magnat Quantum 673

The shelf model Quantum 670 can claim the status of universal and suitable for any sound system. The tandem of newest drivers specially developed for this line became the base of construction. The tweeter is the second generation of HRN (Harmonic Radiation Horn) tweeter. A 30-mm tweeter is equipped with...
Bookshelf speakers Magnat Quantum 753

A considerable weight (more than 9 kg/20 lb.) of Magnat Quantum 753 is conditioned by the desire to damp maximally the bodies. Lower part is a powerful 3 cm (1.2") plate and the thickness of two-layered front panel reaches 40 mm (1.6"). To increase the feedback in LF-range there is the branded Airflex...
Bookshelf speakers Magnat Quantum Edelstein

Edelstein in German means "precious stone". However, the developers insert not only rich styling and highly artistic design in this concept. Like a real jewel these miniature speaker systems combines simplicity, elegancy, dignity and nobility. The model's design is quite traditional at a first glance,...
Bookshelf speakers MB Quart 220

The 220 is the junior member of the extensive MB Quart loudspeaker line manufactured in West Germany and, to the best of our knowledge, unavailable here until recently. After auditioning the baby of the family, I expect you'll be hearing more about this line in the future. It ranges from a large mini...
Bookshelf speakers MB Quart QL502S

MB Quart QL502S is a two-way speaker system with bass-reflex, the port of which is placed on the faceplate. The diameter of low-frequency head with a cone diffuser is 210 mm; dome of tweeter has the diameter of 25 mm. Nominal electric power is 80 W, allowable peak - 130 W. The appearance of the speaker...
Bookshelf speakers Mirage M-290is

M-290 is a two-way shelf speaker system. Strict, black, streamlined (signs of struggle with diffraction) - it is immediately attract your attention, bringing the feeling of a significant thing. The dimensions are 21x406x267 mm, the grills are removable. A titanium dome of high-frequency head has the...
Bookshelf speakers Mirage M190is

Mirage M190is is a two-way shelf speaker system of bass-reflex type from Canada. Like in all "Mirages" of 90th series its design differs by the strictness of forms, firmness of "techno style". The sizes are 184x372x250 mm, the weight is 6.3 kg. The diameter of titan dome of the tweeter is 2.54 cm; polypropylene...
Bookshelf speakers Mirage Omni 150

Omnipolar (omnidirectional) speaker system has already become a hallmark of this Canadian company. There are many systems in the Mirage production program, which are made by this system - from products of High End class to built-in models and satellites for home cinema. Speaker system OMNI 150 refers...
Bookshelf speakers Mission 707

In size and price, the Model 707 lies roughly in the middle of the Mission speaker line. It is a compact, two-way bookshelf system based on an 8-inch woofer operating in a ported enclosure. The woofer cone is plasticized, with a foam-plastic surround. At 2,200 Hz the system crosses over to a 3/4-inch-dome...
Bookshelf speakers Mission 731i

The Mission 731i is two-way speaker system of bass reflex type with dimensions 175x315x200 mm. Plasticized paper cone of low-frequency speaker has a diameter of 130 mm, composite dome high-frequency head - 28 mm. Respect deserves a responsible approach of developers to acoustic clearance of speakers....
Bookshelf speakers Mission 732

The Model 732 is one of the smaller models in a new series of loudspeakers from Mission, a well-known British manufacturer. The compact and moderately priced speaker was designed to provide exceptionally extended bass response from a cabinet that Mission describes as "modestly proportioned." It carries...
Bookshelf speakers Mission 751

It looks like a good year for small loudspeakers. Over the past few months I've had the pleasure of getting to know two quite exceptional examples in the shape of the Keswick Audio Figaro and the Monitor Audio Studio 6. I can now add the Mission 751 to that roster. And at just £299, it's a whole...
Bookshelf speakers Mission 751f

Mission 751f is a two-way speaker system with the bass reflex port on the back panel. Soft dome of the tweeter has the diameter of 25 mm; the diameter of MF/LF-head with the conical diffuser, made of modern polymer, is 130 mm. The recommended power range of the amplifier is 25-75 W. Two pairs of the...
Bookshelf speakers Mission 781

The characteristic for Mission 781 feature is HF head, installed at the bottom part of the faceplate. Such arrangement of speakers for shelf system is quite actually - at the installation of such system on speakers on typical meter pedestal the listener's head is on the same level with the tweeter. There...
Bookshelf speakers Mission 790SE

Mission 790SE speaker systems are the embodiment of a number of interesting technical solutions. Firstly you pay attention on the distinctive location of the heads - the tweeter is installed lower bass driver. According to the manufacturer's analysis, this provides better focusing, bringing the character...
Bookshelf speakers Monitor Audio Bronze B2

Bronze B2 looks recognizably. The flange of characteristic form and metallic grill, under which the tweeter's dome goldenly gleams, aluminum (in view) woofer and even four branded nameplates in the form of crown "M" letter - the system of Monitor Audio can't be mistaken for something else. In fact, the...
Bookshelf speakers Monitor Audio Gold GX50

GX50 - the representative of the latest generation of the famous "golden series" of Monitor Audio can be referred to a number of compact monitors. The newest dynamical heads made of the patented C-CAM composite are used in them, and drivers' manufacturing process for this series is special. To increase...
Bookshelf speakers Monitor Audio Silver S2

Monitor Audio is the British company with thirty years of experience, which has its own division for the development of cases, and also has the laboratory where speakers are constructed. Monitor Audio also contributed much to the formation of Hi-Fi, starting to experiment with aluminum as the material...
Bookshelf speakers Mordaunt Short MS20i

The woofer with polypropylene conical diffuser of 165mm (MCS-technology), the tweeter with aluminum dome (25mm) are used in MS20i; the bass reflex has port on the back panel. The power range of the amplifier is 15-75 W, in peak is up to 150 W. Thee is bi-wiring and bi-amping connection. The sizes are...
Bookshelf speakers Mordaunt-Short MS912

If you set a goal to count how many manufacturers of acoustics in the UK, you will certainly give it up on the second ten - there are very, very much of them. This competition forces each company to produce not just good speaker systems, but also to pay attention to design. If you are indistinctive on...
Bookshelf speakers Neat Acoustics Petite SX

The first generation of Petite was presented in 1989 and since then the main concept of the loudspeakers hasn't been changed. In the latest version of these babies (and the sizes of Petite SX fully corresponds to title) there 6,5-inch bass heads with paper diffuser and a fabric dome tweeter of an inch...
Bookshelf speakers NHT SuperOne

The American company NHT (Now Hear This), explaining the originality of its approach to designing of loudspeakers, underlines the dominating role of psychoacoustic researches in the process of developing of speaker systems. In other words, the company in its developments aims to maximally take the factors...
Bookshelf speakers NSM Model 25

NSM Loudspeakers manufactures its speakers in matched pairs for more accurate stereo imaging in the home listening room. Since this requires preserving and recreating the symmetry of the recorded program, NSM has gone to considerable lengths to control production tolerances in its drivers and crossover-network...
Bookshelf speakers Penaudio Cenya

All exterior planes of Cenya speaker system, except side ones, have beautiful microrelief with vertical striations. The matter is that the body is made by very unusual technology. The sheets of qualitative birch plywood first are picked up into package and glued together under pressure. Then one-piece...
Bookshelf speakers Penaudio Rebel 3

The founder and chief developer of Penaudio Sami Penttila thinks that the key to quality of speaker system is not only the set of high-quality components but also a competent engineering calculation. All of these are above and beyond in the new series of popular micro-monitors - Rebel 3. Seas heads (20-mm...
Bookshelf speakers Piega TMicro 4

Even in such compact shelf speaker systems as TMicro 4 you fully feel the ideology of the Swiss company. The systems have distinctive aluminum cases with non-parallel walls, which prevent the formation of internal standing waves. Loading here is the bass reflex, located in front. A relatively compact...
Bookshelf speakers Pinnacle AC 650

Pinnacle Loudspeakers recently introduced its Audio Cinema line, designed to meet the needs of home theater installations as well as conventional high-fidelity applications. The Audio Cinema series currently comprises seven full-range speakers, four of them magnetically shielded for use in close proximity...
Bookshelf speakers Polk Audio R10

Polk Audio very seriously applies to any its product - small R10 is equipped with the branded heads, calibrated to the full by the laser beam. The visual quality of the drivers immediately fills with optimism. The developers took almost all possible options into account to use the pair in both front...
Bookshelf speakers Polk Audio RT3

Polk Audio RT3 has a "double-hole" bass reflex on the faceplate, soft dome of the tweeter (25 mm) and cone low-frequency oscillator with the diameter of 133 mm. The recommended power range of the amplifier is 20-100 W. The sizes are 184x318x216 mm. Polk can be conveniently mounted on the wall in the...
Bookshelf speakers Polk Audio RT55i

The large RT55i speaker system has a record weight - 16 kg! The silver glow of multilayered dome of high-frequency head and a distinctive purple hue of conical polymer membranes of LF/MF-drivers show belonging to RT series. All speakers are equipped with an effective magnet shielding. Following the tradition,...
Bookshelf speakers Polk Audio Rti A3

The model Rti A3 takes the highest position (there is another more compact system) in the line among shelf speaker systems and is distinguished by a new design with the natural veneer finish. However, now all the Rti series is available in black or "cherry" variant. The body is made by the branded DAHLI...
Bookshelf speakers Polk Audio RTi4

RTi4 is distinguished by attractive price, qualitative modern natural veneer finish (three types) and most promising passport characteristics. The feature of RTi4 is the acoustic design with two bass-reflexes: one port is placed on the faceplate, the output of which is behind and is "slowed down" by...
Bookshelf speakers Polk Audio RTi6

RTi6 is the most advanced model of shelf speaker system from the "RTi" series. Its 25mm tweeter with the dome made of silk-polymer composite is equipped with polymer composite with the use of Dynamic Balance technology. The technology is in the selection of material, construction and geometry of the...
Bookshelf speakers Polk Audio TL3

Miniature monitors Polk Audio TL3 can be easily confused with satellites, but the manufacturer gives them much broader authorities. The systems' layout is two-way, acoustic design is the branded Power Port bass-reflex, located in the lower part of the body. High-frequency section is presented by an annular...
Bookshelf speakers Polk Audio TSi200

"TSi" series of widely known American Polk Audio appeared in 2008. This is one of the most budget series, made in a modest vinyl finish, but with a massy lacquered top cover. TSi200 by sizes corresponds to an average shelf system, but at the same time easily contains three drivers: the branded tweeter...
Bookshelf speakers PSB Speakers Alpha B1

According to the creators' idea, the scope of Alpha B1 is not limited by traditional stereo system - in addition, the monitors can sound back channels in home theatre. The pair of emitters is protected from external influence by metallic grill with fine perforation. The role of woofer is assigned to...
Bookshelf speakers PSB Speakers Image 2B

Large Image 2B shelf speaker system (almost 20 liters of volume) does not make an impression of something bulky. The tweeter starts to work quite low - from 1.7 kHz. The body is muted from behind by foam pads. Generally the construction of loading is hard, especially the facade made of viscous plastic. From...
Bookshelf speakers Quad 12L Classic

Quad 12L Classic monitor speakers can be referred to high-tech. To minimize resonances, the bodies are assembled from two different kinds of wood and, for additional rigidity, are braced inside with a clever system of braces. Approach to acoustic design is non-trivial too. Bass-reflex is in its base,...
Bookshelf speakers Quad 12L2

The legendary English brand Quad is known to all lovers of Hi-Fi. Since 1936 the production of this company is the symbol of the highest quality of playing and the dream of many music lovers. Shelf speaker systems 12LA, referring to L2 Performance series, are positioned by the manufacturer as universal,...
Bookshelf speakers Quadral Pico

The appearance of an updated Pico in the "Phono-logue" line had an impact primarily on the price - a shelf speaker system costs now almost a thousand dollars more that has automatically transferred it into the prestigious category of top-end acoustics. However, switching into another class expressed...
Bookshelf speakers Quadral Rondo

These German monitors do not strike by designer delights; the main efforts were aimed to achieve the main thing - quality sound. Here is ribbon tweeter, which extends high-frequency range up to 65 kHz. Bottom and middle are given to 170-mm (6.5") head with the diffuser made of proprietary ALTIMA alloy...
Bookshelf speakers RCF Mytho 1

Radio Cine Fornitore SPA is coming to Britain! Pardon? It's an Italian company, more easily known as RCF, and is a new name in British hi-fi circles. In fact, RCF has been involved in audio in Europe for 42 years and will be launching its Mytho loudspeaker range at London's Penta Hi-Fi Show in September....
Bookshelf speakers Rega RS1

A two-way speaker system RS1 was created on the base of the model R1, being issued for more than six years. New monitors are almost the same externally - the same compact body with reverse placement of drivers, midbass RR125 with 125-mm paper diffuser and a phase-equalizing bullet in the center. The...
Bookshelf speakers Revel Concerta M12

As you know, the company "Revel" is a division of a powerful concern - Harman International, and first-class speaker systems for the most demanding music lovers have been produced under exactly this brand for a long time. And I must note that Americans succeed in it, receiving the recognition of many...
Bookshelf speakers Ruark Epilogue II

Any product of the British company Ruark can be the benchmark of build quality in modern acoustic industry. Therefore, opening the box with Epilogue II we again mentally prepare ourselves for the fact that now we will take two masterpieces out. And it happened so. They are small, neat, made with extremely...
Bookshelf speakers Ruark Equinox

Ruark Acoustics Limited, not yet ten years in business, goes from strength to strength. Already Gramophone's audio team has welcomed a round half-dozen of its products and here it is my pleasure to commend another. This one though, marks something of a departure from the previous line, being the first...
Bookshelf speakers Ruark Icon

Ruark Acoustics Icon is a two-way speaker system; the bass-reflex port is placed on the faceplate. The diameter of mid/low-frequency head with a cone plastic diffuser is 130 mm; a soft dome of the tweeter has the diameter of 25 mm. There is the possibility of connection by bi-wiring scheme. The speaker...
Bookshelf speakers Ruark Sabre III

The monitor speakers Ruark Sabre III belong to a renewed recently Heritage series, which incorporates all the most successful developments in recent decades. I need to say that exactly Ruark laid the foundation of that approach to stereo, which is known today as English sound. For many years the company...
Bookshelf speakers Sonus Faber Concertino

The model CONCERTINO refers to a new Domus series which is characterized by using a ring tweeter and midrange driver of non-compression type. The design of midrange was not chosen by chance - its working effectiveness does not depend on internal volume of the case. A ring tweeter allows getting rid of...
Bookshelf speakers Sony SS-126 E

Sony SS-126 E is a two-way magnet-proof speaker system of closed type. In addition to basic anti-diffractive problem, the stream-line form can solve some problems of your interior's brightness. The sizes of the system are 220x380x275 mm; the conical woofer has the diameter of 16 cm, the dome tweeter...
Bookshelf speakers Spica TC-50

Wedge shaped loudspeakers do not have instant eye-appeal, especially when they are placed with the thin edge of the wedge pointing upwards. Even after a couple of weeks of living with these Spica TC50s I find myself looking at them sideways and wondering if they really need to be that odd shape. However,...
Bookshelf speakers Spica TC-60

The Spica TC-60 is a simple but distinctively styled two-way loudspeaker system that replaces the company's long-lived and highly regarded TC-50. Although similarly styled, the TC-60 is said by the manufacturer to deliver more extended bass and much superior consistency of response versus drive level...
Bookshelf speakers System Audio SA 505

The ideology of the company is aimed at achieving of "bigger sound without speaker systems". So, even the older floor model has the width only 18cm. The design of almost all models is minimalist; the body is rectangular with the same strict protective grill. The speakers are located so as the speaker...
Bookshelf speakers System Audio Talent

Among lovers of good sound there is a group of buyers, which is not ready for different reasons to purchase huge speaker systems and sacrifice living space for their hobby. The novelty from System Audio was created exactly for them - miniature monitors with self-explanatory name "Talent". These babies...
Bookshelf speakers Tangent Evo E4

Tangent Evo E4 can be easily considered as a design speaker system, because it is available in five color variants with high quality of polishing. Wall mountings are provided, so these speaker systems will fit almost any modern interior. But we were intrigued by quite another. It is specified in the...
Bookshelf speakers Technics SB-F1

This tiny metal-encased speaker from Japan is the smallest in a Technics range of 2-way systems with the tweeter se t back behind a chamfered opening to produce both a 'linear phase' effect (i.e. with the effective driver centres vertically aligned) and an approximation to horn loading. Though the main...
Bookshelf speakers Technics SB-M300

A three-way speaker system Technics SB-M300 looks very massively with a decorative panel and also without it. I must say that it weights "massively" too - 11 kg at the sizes of 222x367x335 mm. An interesting principle of double dynamic stress is used in the system: two rectangular (18cm) massive reflector...
Bookshelf speakers Triangle Titus EX

Titus EX shelf speaker systems are the younger model of the updated Espirit EX series - the most popular in Triangle. The newest branded emitters are used in these miniature monitors - an inch tweeter with titanium dome in the compression chamber and 13-cm midbass with the diffuser made of cellulose,...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale CR-20

British Wharfedale Crystal Series consists of six models: five of them - the classic one - center speaker. CR-20 - the largest of the three members of her bookshelf speakers. 170 - mm woofer / midrange speaker is built on a powerful ferrite magnet; corrugated conical diffuser is made of a new kind of...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Diamond 10.2

Two-way speaker systems of medium size, Diamond 10.2, can be called typical representatives of inexpensive shelf speaker systems. The bodies with clean lines are finished by high-quality vinyl that faithfully imitates wood veneer. The faceplate is designed not so strictly, but quite interesting and tasty....
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Diamond 5

Almost a decade ago, Wharfedale (one of the earliest British loudspeaker manufacturers) introduced a diminutive two-way speaker system that delivered 1 remarkable sound quality. The Diamond, as it was called, was widely recognized for its wide-range, smooth, uncolored sound and very small size, at a...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Diamond 8.2

Diamond 8.2 - one of the two bookshelf speakers "Diamond" series. Diameter branded with Kevlar cone bass/woofer - head more than at Diamond 8.1. Tweeter works neodymium magnet. Provided separate connection (note that for reliable contact jumpers better removed from the terminal plug and cable lugs). ...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Diamond 9.3

Honestly speaking, looking at the accompanying documents of Wharfedale Diamond 9.3, I thought that there was a misprint. I couldn't believe that the monitors, arrived in such a huge box, are sold cheaper than $300. My skepticism only grew when the speaker systems were put out of the box. Heavy huge speaker...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Emerald 91 mk4

Of all the varieties of products of this British brand lineup Emerald stands conservative forms over which the timeless and traditional approach to design. The first thing you notice right away, so this is truly elegant finish and a perfect fit for all design elements. Overall impression acoustics...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Emerald EM 93

Series Emerald - one of the links in the colorful necklace series of speakers, each of which is called the name of precious or semiprecious stones (diamonds, sapphires, topaz), the patriarch of the British audio industry Wharfedale. Loudspeakers Wharfedale Emerald EM 93 distinguishes harmonious thoughtful...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale EVO2-10

The new family of Wharfedale EVO2-10 is a nothing more than a series of substantially modified EVO. Now it can be a serious competitor masthead series OPUS (not only in quality but also in price). Neat finish leaves a very pleasant experience. 25mm silk dome tweeter is equipped, it uses aluminum coil...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Jade 1

Graceful but heavy bodies of Jade 1 speaker systems seem to be closed, but in reality the model has aperiodic enclosure loading. Such loading is the gap in the lower part, filled with porous material. Two heads, specially designed for Jade line, are mounted on the powerful facade. This is a mid-range...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Jade 3

Jade 3, large monitors, are designed to be installed on powerful stands - not every stand can hold their almost 12 kg weight. A massive, lacquered body is sealed; it is a three-way construction. A 165-mm driver made of the patented Acufibre material (reinforced textile consisting of filaments of carbon...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Opus2 M1

Family speakers Opus oldest representative of the British sound of the school may be proud of - all models are assembled entirely by hand with the highest quality standards defined by the long years of its existence. Most of the participants overall Opus2 M1 can be attributed to the few representatives...
Bookshelf speakers Wharfedale Pacific Evolution 8

Products Wharfedale - a godsend for music lovers of modest means. In the segment of low-medium-priced speakers, this British company has produced a lot of successful models. And the novelty Pacific Evolution 8 has all chances to add to the list of bestsellers. Responsible for bass 130-mm speaker with...
Bookshelf speakers Yamaha NS-B500

Among the models of the Japanese giant monitors NS-B500 in the role of versatile, capable of voice, even the front channels. System have an original design a closed housing, resembling a truncated pyramid shape with rounded corners. The assurances of the company engineers, this decision ensures maximum...
Bookshelf speakers Yamaha NS-B700

Miniature speakers Yamaha NS-B700 in the company directory provides space rear speakers, but we will test them as bookshelf stereo pair. Like all models in the 700 line, they are equipped with 30-mm tweeter original design. A key feature proprietary DC-Diaphragm that dome and voice coil frame of an integrated...
Bookshelf speakers Yamaha NS-M525

Neatly assembeled two-way NS-M525 monitors immediately give charge of positive emotions. Each element of the construction is carefully made, there are no gaps or any signs of simplification of the technological process. High-quality drivers are used here: aluminum tweeter with an inch dome and 13-cm...
Bookshelf speakers Yamaha Soavo 2

Popular recently Soavo line was never as successful for Yamaha and again forced to talk about the company as a producer not only musical instruments, but also with high quality audio. And no wonder - the series has become the quintessential developments firm for many years. It is made in accordance with...
Bookshelf speakers Zu Audio Cube Union

Zu Cube speaker systems radically differ by design from the competitors. The closed case in the form of a regular cube with edge of 267 mm immediately catches the eye, on almost the entire faceplate of which there is a 10-inch coaxial Nanotech emitter. It consists of paper diffuser, finished by damping...