Floor standing speakers reviews

Floor standing speakers AAD C-500

C-series, produced American Acoustic Development, includes seven classic speakers - from polochnikov to giant floor towers - and six purely theatrical models. In the line of C500 - the smaller of the floor systems. Gracefully looks slim speakers are on the stylish support; favorably shades her strict...
Floor standing speakers AAD C-600i

C-600i - second floor model line growth Ci consisting of six classic and five speakers purely theatrical purposes. We are already familiar with some representatives of the series, in particular - with a smaller floorstanding acoustics C-500i. In the six hundredth similar two-way design. Convincingly...
Floor standing speakers AAD C-880

Company AAD (American Acoustic Development) founded by the famous designer speakers Phil Jones. In his account of such legendary development studio monitors as AE-1 and a series of Lynnfield for Boston Acoustics. Jones received a classical music education, so that the live sound he knew firsthand. Massive...
Floor standing speakers AAD S-5

Despite the modest radiating area drivers and two-way design, sound S-5, as solid 3-way speakers. Dynamics in LF - moderate, even a little restrained, but all bass band played exactly in detail, with good support at the lowest frequencies. In middle and high bands acoustic shows excellent dynamic qualities....
Floor standing speakers AAD Silver-5

Bringing together all the recent advances, the company has established its masthead AAD series Silver Reference. Outwardly, it resembles its predecessor: a series of S. But the reference exclusive design: the side walls are decorated wood and immaculately varnished, other walls are covered with black...
Floor standing speakers Acoustic Energy 305

System implemented in an elegant minimalist design, ideal for modern interiors. At the speakers hard body of 18-mm MDF board with a sloping front panel, which reduces unwanted internal reflections. As used herein acoustic design with bass reflex port slot imposed on the front panel. This largely facilitates...
Floor standing speakers Acoustic Energy AE209

Massive speakers Acoustic Energy AE209 for quite vigorous tapping not react more vividly than the basalt rock. Metal Cone, three bass reflex port - quite usual attributes of products well-known British company - in the minds of many audiophile rightly associated with a certain guarantee of quality sound...
Floor standing speakers Acoustic Energy Aelite 3

The first thing you notice at removing the speaker systems out of the box is a perfect quality of finish. The transfer of production lines in Malaysia allowed the company to offer three-way floor speaker systems with rounded and decorated by natural veneer body to buyers for much less price than if it...
Floor standing speakers Acoustic Energy Aesprit 309

Flagship series Aesprit - a new generation of British acoustic Acoustic Energy - by virtue of his position was simply obliged to comprehensively meet the increased interest in the lineup. In a sense, encouraging strict no extra "frills" exterior columns - more capital invested directly in the production...
Floor standing speakers Acoustic Energy Radiance 2

Compact systems for indoor use a relatively small area, is a classic 2.5-way design with bass reflex design. Horsepower load is carried by the main pair 130-mm heads proprietary design with original profile of the membrane. It is made of lightweight aluminum alloy patented technology Pure Piston, to...
Floor standing speakers Acoustic Research Status S30

Heavy body of two-way S30 has classical proportions, which significantly increase the possibility of harmonious fusion of speaker systems with different types of interiors. In addition to black there is a bright cherry variant of side panels' finish. Separate connection of the ranges is provided. The...
Floor standing speakers Advent Legacy III

The Advent Legacy III is a two-way floor-standing speaker system using a 10-inch woofer and a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter with magnetic-fluid damping. The woofer is unusual in having a dual voice coil that enables the system impedance to be set at either 6 or 8 ohms by means of a toggle switch on the back...
Floor standing speakers ALR Jordan Classic 5

Looking at strictly rectangular housing column, finished with natural veneer and polished, we can immediately confirm that yes, it is - "classic". Of the three lines ALR Jordan Classic is the golden mean. Speaker housing made of MDF, internally reinforced with numerous struts greatly reduces resonance...
Floor standing speakers ALR Jordan Entry 3M

Creative symbiosis British company Jordan and German Acoustic Laboratory Research, relatively recently taken shape in association ALR/Jordan, of course, should be recognized as productive in all respects. This statement perfectly illustrates the elaboration of a unifying ideological concepts. Thus, the...
Floor standing speakers ALR Jordan Entry 5M

5M model of the series with hospitable called Entry made the England-German consortium ALR/Jordan demonstrated all the best qualities of the youngest representative of the family - 3M. In comparison with the 3M sounding Entry 5M enriched as expected. Apparent at first glance, natural, this pattern...
Floor standing speakers ALR Jordan Entry L

ALR Jordan hail from Essen in Germany, and have been manufacturing loudspeakers since 1989. The Entry Series, as might be expected from their name, marks the first step on the ALR Jordan ladder, below the Classic and Note ranges. Another design from the pen of loudspeaker design supremo, Karl-Heinz Fink,...
Floor standing speakers Amphion Helium 520

The Finnish company Amphion has been a dozen years, but our lab got its products recently. First signs were not cheap speakers Prio 520, but the firm has experience in developing and low-cost models for a mass market - an example to newcomers Helium 520. They are much cheaper than their older counterparts,...
Floor standing speakers ASW Cantius 404

In line ASW Cantius German company presented their best speakers. The line includes eight columns, of which 404 model Cantius is the most conservative (wide) floorstanding speakers. The case is really narrow but quite deep. Standard finishes - black wood veneer, but to order another 16 possible design...
Floor standing speakers ASW Cantius 504

At floor speakers ASW Cantius 504 slender body with high waisted front panel. Quality finishes - perfection itself (from a choice of over a dozen different options, including exotic wood veneer). Two-way design with bass reflex port derived ago. Low-frequency emitters caliber 130 mm diffusers are made...
Floor standing speakers Athena Technologies AS-F1

AS-F1 - the smaller of the two (older model of AS-F2) floor Audition Series Speakers Canadian Athena Technologies. Close molded polypropylene cone 200mm driver promises to pamper hearty bass. With a very good sensitivity value nominal electric power of 200 watts. Stiffness acoustic design seems necessary...
Floor standing speakers Athena Technologies S3/P2

Athena Technologies - the Canadian branch of the concern Audio Product International. His credo - to orient the user block construction home audio complex. Powerful advantage of this approach is the ability to build this complex phase of technologically homogeneous components. Revered causes four-abundance...
Floor standing speakers Audio Physic Classic 20

Elegant compact speaker system has a number of unusual features in design and finish. A large, soft tweeter's dome of 3 cm on the diameter on the suspension of the same fabric can be considered to be classical. A massive metallic flange on the outside is covered with the figured header, cut in the form...
Floor standing speakers Audio Physic Spark

Thin lean back "Pisan towers" are gently curved in cross-section housing approximately equal depth and width. Inch soft dome with special impregnation provides high-frequency reproduction. Two identical midrange/woofer with 95 mm cone of paper coated with a protective cap provided with a concave shape...
Floor standing speakers Audio Physic Tempo 25

Will listen to our previous models Audio Physic - cheap floor Spark and shelving Step - were similar to the current Midwoofer and midrange, but were silk dome tweeters. Now all three speakers - aluminum coated, and dome tweeter is not, and is also tapered, but more about that a little further. Traditionally,...
Floor standing speakers Audio Pro Blue Diamond

All in Swedish Blue Diamond series of Image excites interest possessor so expressive and promising name - and the authority of the Swedish Audio Pro, polished and refined under the "piano lacquer" heavy and strong, like basalt, housing, and an extraordinary design and high technology. In the "blue diamond"...
Floor standing speakers Audio Pro Cinema Precision PM-09S

In the line of Swedish Cinema Precision Audio Pro has two "size" for flat speakers - PM-02 (mini-monitors), and PM-09 (monitors). Second, there are performed by PM-09S and PM-09C, front and center, respectively. Also sold 5.1 kit, consisting of five mini-PM-02 monitors and a subwoofer. Subjects with...
Floor standing speakers Audio Pro Evidence E.5

The Swedish company Audio Pro since its inception in the mid-1970s adheres to the line for the production of high-quality and inexpensive Hi-Fi products. E.5 - younger floor system is a series of Evidence, which has everything for retrofitting a stereo pair to a multichannel system. The model divides...
Floor standing speakers Audio Pro Focus SA-5

Surely a sealed box? Naive question when we first met. No, of course, bass-reflex, but it is going down the tube by some improvised megaphone, expanding down from 60 to 120 mm ... I'll be a step towards powerful bass - a kind of passive subwoofer c total internal volume of the vessel more than 50 liters....
Floor standing speakers Audio Pro Stage 66

The construction is made to be good, without undue savings on important points. Housing - hard, solid. In Stage 66 is applied symmetric radiating circuit dAppolito. Unconventionally high frequency section - 4.2 kHz, and crossovers used in "soft" separation filters. Apparently, small, for the stiffness...
Floor standing speakers Audiovector C2 MkII

C2 Mk II led a series C - the most inexpensive in the lineup Audiovector. Very cute look slim 2.5-way speakers; admire the quality of lining panels - indistinguishable from natural veneer. Enclosures Speakers - 20-mm plates HDF (High Density Fiberboard - more dense and rigid analogue MDF). Dynamic Version:...
Floor standing speakers B&W 684

B&W 684 - 2,5-way system is equipped with dynamical heads of its own development and production. The patented Flowport bass-reflex port is directed forward that noticeably eases the installation of the speaker systems in a room. The diffusers of two bass heads are made of Kevlar - favorite material of...
Floor standing speakers B&W 703

The model B&W heads the 700th series of the speaker systems of the English company "Bowers&Wilkins". All main technologies, which glorified the company's products, incarnated in these speaker systems. In addition to the traditional tweeter, which is loaded on a tapered tube, perfectly absorbing the rear...
Floor standing speakers B&W 704

B&W 704 have unusual form: the back wall higher and narrower the front one, and the upper one is smoothly curved and serves as the base of free-standing metallic tweeter, borrowed from top models of Nautilus series. At first glance this model differs from the larger B&W 703 only by a number of woofers...
Floor standing speakers B&W CM7

B&W CM7 are three-way speaker systems with elegant body and back bass-reflex port, traditionally equipped with own-produced drivers. High-frequency segment is presented by 25-mm tweeter with aluminum dome and extended band, and MIDs are sounded by 5-inch driver with the diffuser made of woven kevlar...
Floor standing speakers B&W DM305

The British B&W has been producing a well-established series of DM acoustics not for the first year. We will note that B&W like the most of companies, even generally reproducing developed earlier technologies, reserves the right to improve the product, actively living on the market. But at least outwardly...
Floor standing speakers B&W DM309

If you get in the official site of "B&W Loudspeakers" company, you will find out that the popular "300th" series of inexpensive speaker system is presented by only shelf speaker systems, central channel and subwoofer. But since 2001 also a floor model has produced, which externally looks like DM303 -...
Floor standing speakers B&W DM604 S2

Testing DM604 S2, we fill a gap in our knowledge about floor speaker systems of DM S2 series. DM604 S2, matching by the body's height and width DM605 S2, is the main floor system of the line. The British Bower&Wilkins densely fills price segments of the market of speaker systems. Like in all systems...
Floor standing speakers B&W DM604 S3

DM604 is the most powerful floor standing speaker system in the series DM600. DM600 series itself is in the center of the whole range of B&W, overtopping compact home theatres for small rooms, but not reaching perfection of 700, 800 series and famous "Nautilus". The model's body is classically rectangular...
Floor standing speakers B&W DM605 S2

Longstrip DM605 S2 belongs Series acoustics respected British company - DM S2, which is a result of a substantial modification of the well-known DM, which was not active acoustics. In DM605 S2, as in all systems of this series, used a number of developments that are implemented in the top eight hundredth...
Floor standing speakers B&W P4

B&W P4 - English two-way speaker system, the sound field which is organized by a pair of drivers: head with 26-mm metal dome on the magnet of neodymium alloy (NdFeB) and 165-mm speaker cone type of Kevlar fiber. The remarkable properties of Kevlar allowed developers to use filters of first order for...
Floor standing speakers B&W VM6

Technological capabilities of Bowers & Wilkins allow her to create even relatively inexpensive universal with exceptional acoustics parameters. And as an example of perfect model VM6. Oval in cross-section body design of these speakers are molded from hard plastic and, in theory, should not create resonances....
Floor standing speakers Bang & Olufsen Beolab 8000

The Danish firm of Bang & Olufsen (B&O) is well known for the innovative design of its audio and video products. B&O components are designed for people who appreciate attractive styling as well as good listening or viewing quality and are willing to pay for a combination of those features. The new B&O...
Floor standing speakers BIC Acoustech PL-89

The model PL-89 is the older model in this series and in all model range of BIC America. From other models it distinguishes by horn tweeter and high operating power. The designers decided that having two bands of this model would be enough. In addition, 165m emitter with aluminum dome, being loaded on...
Floor standing speakers Boston Acoustics A250

The part of body of Boston Acoustics A250 speaker system is finished with black film with leather like relief; other surfaces are covered with lacquer. At careful examination slight failures of workmanship are noticeable. Particularly, the gap in the junction of side and top panels could be less. There...
Floor standing speakers Boston Acoustics A360

Three-way model Boston Acoustics A360 is the senior in budget line of A series. Slender bodies please the eye by good glossy finish and big weight that allows us to speak about the seriousness of construction. The speaker systems are built on own-developed dynamical heads, which a number of the patented...
Floor standing speakers Boston Acoustics CR95

Modified Series Compact Reference, previously consisted solely of bookshelf speakers, outdoor gained flagship - a compact but heavy dvuhpolosnik CR95. New absorbed all the advantages of smaller structural representatives of the line. Bass/midrange driver made by proprietary technology DCD (Deep Channel...
Floor standing speakers Boston Acoustics CR97

Speakers Boston Acoustics CR97 is magnetically shielded and reinforced internal housing ties. The front panel is locked metal grill. In the column drivers established firm Boston - squeaker Kortec with 19 mm metal dome and enlarged to 175-millimeter-diameter woofer c patented design of the magnetic system...
Floor standing speakers Boston Acoustics VR-M80

U.S. company Boston Acoustic, excellent and well-known to fans of car audio, this series has a special role - that compares with it all let acoustics. Floor systems of the reference class we took a younger model - VR-M80. These massive and solidly finished speakers formally referred to as a two-way,...
Floor standing speakers Boston Acoustics VR-M90

Series speakers VRM design very similar to the more affordable VR. There are no fundamental differences in the type of speakers used - it's all the same brand midrange/woofers DCD 165 mm and inch aluminum tweeter with patented phase corrector AMD. Significant price difference is easily explained. VRM...
Floor standing speakers Boston Acoustics VR1

VR line has three floorstanding speakers and center speaker. Note that all the speakers series features extremely high sensitivity - not less than 94 dB. Identical bass/midrange head "unity" are produced in a Deep Channel Design, aimed at increasing the dynamic reserve drivers: magnet has an elongated...
Floor standing speakers Boston Acoustics VR2

VR2 refers to the new series, consisting of three large floor standing speaker systems (VR1, VR2, VR3) and three-way center (VRC). New MF head is installed in VR2 (like in the flagship - VR3): a 15-mm sound coil, dip into the field of neodymium magnet (neodymium magnet is rarely used in MF speakers),...
Floor standing speakers Boston Acoustics VR3

VR3 speakers in the series floorstanding speakers U.S. company Boston Acoustic slightly exceed the size of the flagship VR-M90, but have many common features: three-way design with two woofers similar body design on the rear wall of the large bass-reflex port. Interestingly, due to which model VR3, which...
Floor standing speakers Boston Acoustics VR975

Do tall "towers" Lynnfield VR975 American Boston Acoustics rare abundance of emitters - as many as five on the column. However, devoid of its own "motor" 305-mm membrane on the side belongs passive radiator redistribute the energy of 250-mm active principle at the lower end of the frequency range. MF...
Floor standing speakers Cabasse Jersey MT360

Relatively low two-way floor standing speakers Jersey MT360 - the flagship of "three hundred and sixtieth" series. As with all speakers of French, Jersey is exceptionally high power reserve for short-term exposure (rated power - 100 watts, peak - 700 W). Add to this a record sensitivity - 95.5 dB......
Floor standing speakers Canton Chrono 507.2

Chrono 507.2 made simple design style that animates lacquered front panel. In fact, this 2.5-way bass-reflex system, which launched the port down. Exiting air stream is further dissipated decorative base, which, in addition, serves as an effective decoupling from the floor. System equipped with two...
Floor standing speakers Canton Chrono 509 DC

Series calculated by the company as a universal - can be easily assembled cinema (everything you need is provided), and you can stay on a stereo pair. By the way, served as the basis for the highly successful line of Ergo. The company claims that the new series took over from his predecessor's proprietary...
Floor standing speakers Canton Chrono 509.2 DC

Chrono 509.2 DC is the older floor standing model from Chrono line and has three-way architecture with four emitters of the branded development. They are installed on the lacquered front panel and framed by metal rings. The diffusers of two 180-mm LF-drivers are made of aluminum alloy and there is a...
Floor standing speakers Canton Chrono SL 590.2

Three-way model Chrono SL 590.2 - one of the two senior floorstanding speakers in the lineup. In a vented system acoustic design, the air port is located at the bottom, between the base body and the massive base plate. The bass range is assigned to the two dynamic heads proprietary design. Low-frequency...
Floor standing speakers Canton Ergo 670 DC

Canton Ergo 670 DC - 2.5-way system based on the known principle D'Appolito with symmetrical arrangement of dynamic heads. This solution allows you to bring speakers to the nature of the emission point source of sound, which, in turn, ensures the most accurate construction of the space. Diffusers 180-millimeter...
Floor standing speakers Canton Ergo 695 DC

Huge even by modern standards floorstanding speakers Ergo 695 DC series of the same name led by the eminent German manufacturer with more than thirty years' experience of manufacture speakers. These three-way more than a meter tall giants and weight in the third quintal made in classic style - traditional...
Floor standing speakers Canton Ergo 700DC

Shiny layer of synthetic lacquer panels Ergo 700 DC is similar to the one that cover expensive cars. System - a classic Canton. Familiar smooth transitions housing, bezel paved with black velvet, and of course - protective and decorative metal lattice. Note To remove the last pre-need to do the same...
Floor standing speakers Canton Ergo 702DC

702 DC - another novelty in the modified model range Ergo. Appearance - classic style Canton: characteristic rounded edges, velvet facade fell, metal grill... Speakers are arranged in an asymmetric (in the frequency sense) scheme d'Appolito: upper head works on both the bass and midrange, lower voices...
Floor standing speakers Canton Ergo 72 DC

Harmonious, calm, noble appearance of the German Ergo 72 DC with a black velvet coated faceplate, which is shaded by silver glitter dome high frequency driver, has immediately inspires confidence. Metal decorative gratings perform here a very important function of protecting the membrane speakers are...
Floor standing speakers Canton Ergo 81 DC

Canton Ergo 81 DC - German three-way speaker system reflex. On each speaker mounted three drivers: a tweeter with a hard inch dome and two 160-mm head with polypropylene conical diffusers. One of them placed on the tweeter is in the range from 300 Hz to 3.5 kHz, respectively, the second takes the remnants...
Floor standing speakers Canton Ergo SC-S

A floor three-way acoustics of the bass-reflex type - Canton Ergo SC-S - looks great due to the use of oak veneer and details of natural wood in the finish. The case is made with care, which is called German. In this case we mean not the decor but the construction itself, which has high rigidity, perfect...
Floor standing speakers Canton Fonum 601 DC

Canton Fonum 601 DC is a bass-reflex three-way speaker system; the bass-reflex port is on the front panel. The speaker systems are high and slim (900x240x270 mm), well-made, of big weight. Metallic decorative grills are quite practical, give the importance and look quite appropriately. The reflectors...
Floor standing speakers Canton Fonum 630 DC

Canton Fonum 630 DC is a three-way speaker system of the bass-reflex type, the port of bass reflex is placed on the faceplate. Medium and lower sub-bands are controlled by two speakers with the diameter of 200 mm each. The profiles of their conical paper diffusers are optimized with a help of a special...
Floor standing speakers Canton GLE 470

Canton designers issued a challenge to the classical black design of speaker systems. The whole GLE series shines by snow-white front panel and the same protective grill, made of metal. 7 variants of finish are available for the rest of the body's walls. Such design looks at least unusual. The body rests...
Floor standing speakers Canton GLE 476

Canton GLE 476 is 2.5-way speaker system with the bass reflex. Two 180-mm drivers with diffusers from aluminum alloy, made by own technology, sound bass area and lower middle. They are mounted on flexible sinusoidal rubber suspension (Wave Surround technology), with the help of which a significant shift...
Floor standing speakers Canton GLE 496

The German pair refers to the generation of budget GLE line and is its flagship. Canton GLE 496 is completely redesigned, only a three-way construction was saved. An internal damping of the body is reinforced for reducing resonances, the configuration of bass-reflex has been changed, and crossover filter...
Floor standing speakers Canton Karat 790.2 DC

Canton Karat 790.2 DC speaker systems differ not only by considerable weight, but also impressive construction. The bodies have increased depth and LF-head with a 10-inch diffuser is installed on the side edge. It is pressed from the cellulose and reinforced with the fibers of graphite to increase rigidity....
Floor standing speakers Canton LE 107

LE- series from Canton, consisting of six different-sized systems. LE107 - floor standing made in the traditional manner of the German company, as evidenced by the proportion of housing characteristic rounded edges and, of course, constant metal grate. Two heads c polypropylene cone with dust inserts...
Floor standing speakers Canton LE 190

The German company Canton has been more than 30 years on the market of Hi-Fi speaker systems and has approved itself among audiophiles long ago. Line is designed to bring not only high-class sound to your house, but also a stylish look (four variants of finish are available). The whole series consists...
Floor standing speakers Canton Nestor 603

Canton is one of the companies, which products you recognize from the first glance. A high, wide three-way loudspeaker Nestor 603 is not the exception: familiar body's proportions, a recognizable location of heads, the metal of decorative grilles... On the plastic faceplate there are two luxurious woofers,...
Floor standing speakers Canton SP 706

In floor Canton SP 706 uses three dynamic head of its own design, combined 2.5-way design. Midbass diffusers are made of aluminum alloy, and the dome tweeter - impregnated fabric. Slender body equipped with a special bass reflex ports profile derived ago. Side walls are made of solid slabs thickness...
Floor standing speakers Canton Vento 807 DC

Before us is the youngest of the top floor model Vento series of Canton. As in other models of the company, the German quality and thoroughness of approach - on the face. The side walls are folded back speaker enclosure. On the front panel there are two midrange/woofer, tweeter between them and below...
Floor standing speakers Canton Vento 890 DC

Floor in front of me the classic three-way speaker design, where the bass work from two woofers. Traditional for Canton squeaker with a dome made of aluminum-manganese alloy is loaded on a small horn and covered neat metal mesh. The top of the Vento 890 DC is a mid-range speaker with a diameter of 18...
Floor standing speakers Castle Harlech

Castle Harlech - English two-way system with the original acoustic design. Speaker has three drivers: tweeter inch metal dome midrange and a pair of head diameter of 130 mm with polymeric conical diffusers. One of the conical speakers unexpectedly on the top panel. The inner space of the speaker is divided...
Floor standing speakers Castle Harlech S2

Face and body carefully smoothed transitions, panache natural veneer inset highlights on the top panel, made of solid wood already. Well it is very beautiful. Castle Harlech S2 - one of the two systems have undergone another modification to the quarter-wave resonator. Even better was the look of the...
Floor standing speakers Castle Howard S3

When these systems, you will see the British label "Made in Denmark", do not hesitate - Castle Acoustics just order the Danes some body parts. 75% speakers of this brand consists of original parts - designed and built based on the company, which, incidentally, is the same place where 900-year-old fortress...
Floor standing speakers Castle Kendal

Many of those who are familiar with the products of the British Castle Acoustics, I think it is easy to agree with the statement that one of the distinguishing features produced by the speaker is constantly felt, and in some cases even emphasized concern for the quality of their exterior trim, which...
Floor standing speakers Castle Knight 4

A smart acoustic design, which the manufacturer calls Twin-Pipe Technology (TPT), is used in speaker systems Castle Knight 4. In fact, it is a maze with the outlet on the bottom plane of the body. Therefore, the special space plates, providing a necessary clearance between the bottom part of the speaker...
Floor standing speakers Castle Knight 5

Brand Castle recently owned British concern IAG Ltd. (International Audio Group), which also includes such well-known manufacturers such as Audiolab, Mission, Quad, Wharfedale, etc. The company itself Castle Acoustics for over 35 years specializing in the production of speakers of different purposes....
Floor standing speakers Castle Richmond 7i

The assurances of the chief designer of the company, while creating new Richmond 7i used all the experience has allowed to improve their design. Enclosures are designed with special care and finished with elegant wood veneer even inside. The walls of the 18-millimeter MDF reinforced ring spacers and...
Floor standing speakers Castle Severn 2

Acoustics of the famous British company, usually distinguishes outstanding, exquisite design, is no exception to this rule and charming Severn 2. Excellent quality finish lacquered wood veneer immediately allocates system from the rest of the contestants, the appearance of each of which does not call...
Floor standing speakers Celestion 15

The floor Celestion 15 is apotheosis of Unit series. However, it is said perhaps too much, because all the line is oriented on budget audio systems. The manufacturer does not also exclude the variant of using this model as the front speaker systems in inexpensive systems of home theater. The feature...
Floor standing speakers Celestion 23i

One of the most respected manufacturers of audio, a well-known British company Celestion, in the recommendations does not need. In connection with this interest in acoustics from Celestion is always high. Recognizable design 23i is also preparing for a serious outcome. Already from the first chords Dire...
Floor standing speakers Celestion 30i

Compared with the model 23i, 30i got more expensive extra speaker and along with it - 3-way speakerd qualifications. From a comparison of the frequency characteristics of the two systems, it follows that increasing the number of lanes through the introduction of additional midrange head certainly stabilized...
Floor standing speakers Celestion C3

C3 - the third and most powerful system C Series British Celestion. Smaller line representatives - Bookshelf C1 and floor C2 - left a very good impression. Recall that all housing made of aluminum with three-millimeter thick - it comes with screws fastened the back-side portion and the top cover. The...
Floor standing speakers Celestion E3

British Celestion has updated its "repertoire" by the release of new line of classical acoustics, ritually outlining it with alphabetic "E" index. The series has five systems: from 125-watts shelf E1 to 200-watts meter floor speaker system E5. A small floor two-way E3 takes a strictly middle position...
Floor standing speakers Celestion F2

Housing Celestion F2 well designed, carefully and solidly made. Did not ask the developers to achieve the purpose for the money from the system deep bass - also a good sign. Hence, there is reason to hope for a real sound quality of the main aspects of music information. Appearance speaker convinces...
Floor standing speakers Celestion F20

Two-way F20 is the direct heiress of the model F2. The lineage of F20 is well read in its appearance. New heads are used in the system, so separation filters were undergone to a certain modernization. The twitter, unlike the installed one on the prototype, emits by titanium membrane and LF/MF-driver...
Floor standing speakers Celestion F3

The flagship of F-series is on 10 cm higher than F2, but this was enough in order to place an additional low-frequency head on the faceplate. It turns off already above 200 Hz by the filter of low frequencies, and then the identical midrange, based on combined with woofer air volume by back side of the...
Floor standing speakers Celestion F30

Acoustic design of fresh generation F-Series from Celestion styled in prototype, but design changes have been significant. The new F30 more (compared to its predecessor, F3) the amount of acoustic design, installed new heads. Mid/bass drivers are now equipped with devices for phase correction radiation....
Floor standing speakers Celestion Impact 30

Celestion Impact 30 is a three-way speaker system of bass-reflex type with the output of bass reflex on the front panel. The diameter of dome tweeter is 25 mm. The sizes of conical mid- and low-frequency heads are 100 mm and 155 mm. Nominal electrical power is 150W. The speaker systems are equipped with...
Floor standing speakers Ceratec Effeqt T MkIII

These speakers differ in height as a solid (165 cm) and a nontrivial appearance. The main body portion that houses the dynamic head is made of aluminum and has a cylindrical shape. Round base - glass, and to decouple it from the floor glued adjustable spikes. The diameter of each of the two bass heads...
Floor standing speakers Cerwin-Vega AT-10

Cerwin-Vega and rock music have grown up together with good reason: From its early days, the company knew how to build speakers that would reproduce the high acoustic levels demanded by rock, and most of its competitors didn't-at least, not at first. At hi-fi shows in the '60s, the staid audio establishment...
Floor standing speakers Cerwin-Vega! E312

Cerwin-Vega! E312 - American three-way bass reflex speaker. Drivers: Tweeter inch soft dome, midrange 130-mm head with reinforced paper cone and tapered 300mm conical woofer that the word "speaker" is called awkward. Proprietary driver for Cerwin-Vega ingrained glory unusually efficient converters that...
Floor standing speakers Cerwin-Vega! RL-16T

Unusual products for American companies view is RL-16T, in any case, the design of the overseas model is not different from the European. Apparently, the internal volume of the highest in the test columns are well plugged. Double bass-reflex port is organized at the bottom of the rear panel - to improve...
Floor standing speakers Cerwin-Vega! V-10F

V-10F is the lowest floor speaker system of new series by Cerwin-Vega!, consisting of eight models for different purposes and two theatrical 5.1 acoustics sets "turn-key ready". The novelties in the branded design should be considered to be definitely lottery - the front panels have a streamlined "anti-diffractive"...
Floor standing speakers Cerwin-Vega! VE-8F

Two-way speaker systems Cerwin-Vega! VE-8F are designed for small rooms and can be used in theatrical and stereo systems. They are built on own-developed dynamical heads in bass-reflex design. An 8-inch bass driver has a classical soft suspension, cast basket, sound coil of increased diameter and magnetic...
Floor standing speakers Cerwin-Vega! VS-150

Cerwin-Vega! VS-150 - American three-way speaker system reflex. Number of Drivers corresponds to the number of bands with hard inch tweeter dome, 160-mm midrange head and leaving a lasting impression LF driver with a diameter of 380 mm! The strips are separated at frequencies of 250 Hz and 5 kHz. At...
Floor standing speakers Chario Cygnus

In floor systems Constellation line uses a proprietary principle of NRS, which allows to obtain a convincing bass at a relatively small volume of the enclosure. Paper woofer relatively modest size (130 mm) is loaded by a pair of air ports, bred in the base of the housing and aimed at the baseplate. In...
Floor standing speakers Chario Pegasus

Italian acoustics looks as a rule gorgeous, can surprise with unusual engineering features, but sounds sometimes very specific. Chario Pegasus are bright personality - they look as unusual as expensive Italian sport cars. Milan "Chario Loudspeakers" has acquired a high reputation among audiophiles...
Floor standing speakers Chario Syntar 530

Made in Italy speakers Chario Syntar 530 are compact enough, but are full-fledged three-way floor speakers. Corporate 160-millimeter woofer with diffuser made of special polymer hiding at the bottom, next to it there is an air reflex port. Such an arrangement provides not only a lower boundary of a solid...
Floor standing speakers Chario Syntar 533

Model Syntar 533 different 4-band structure that rarely occurs even in the top segment. In a large case with the lower bass reflex (proprietary design Vented NRS), a pair of 200-millimeter woofer own design, one of which radiates in the floor. Diffusers both woofers and 10-cm midrange head made of lightweight...
Floor standing speakers DALI 5005 JUBI

The modified version of already existed in the market model Blue 5005 - 5005 JUBI - was released for the 20th anniversary of Danish Audiophile Loudspeakers Industry. The anniversary model inherited much from the prototype: the same speakers and body. Reforms touched the schemes of crossovers (impedance...
Floor standing speakers DALI 505

Dali 505 is a strict system, without superfluity, and it is inappropriate for shaking air by thunder in a listening room and also for shocking the ear by high frequencies. Everything is decorously and at the level of audiophile requirements to the acoustics of Hi-Fi class. Although bass is not a comprehensive,...
Floor standing speakers DALI 8008

The designers in DALI do not accept any superfluous "bells and whistles". The meter-high flagship of the latest version of the Blue Series is made in the classic age style - four reliable heads in an adequate acoustic design. Almost 50 liters of usable volume is reserved for the low-frequency section....
Floor standing speakers DALI 808

A full three-way design, which is a series Blue of Danish company Dali, with basses of promising sizes visually really stood out. Directly related with this expectations of comprehensive bass were fully justified. Quite non-trivial in this sense, the system proved on drums "things" of rock'n'roll repertoire...
Floor standing speakers DALI Concept 10

"NO 10" is a flagship model of Concept series of the Danish DALI. Today the line is equipped with three floor (Concept 6, Concept 8, Concept 10), two shelf (Concept 1, Concept 2), central speaker system and the subwoofer. "NO 10" is got by as if scaling (enlargement) of the forthcoming "NO 8": the same...
Floor standing speakers DALI Concept 6

To the present moment the series Concept contains two shelf models (Concept 1, Concept 2), three floor ones (Concept 6, Concept 8, Concept 10) and a central speaker. Low-slung Concept 6 on an elegant stand is, in actual fact, a floor extension Concept 2 due to the additional LF/MF section. Compact crossover...
Floor standing speakers DALI Evidence 470

Strict classical outlines, familiar heads, black polished glass of the top panel - this is Evidence 470, one of two floor systems, consisting of four models of the series. Natural maple veneer is slightly lacquered in order not to mask the beauty of wood texture - by beauty is not Grand yet, but not...
Floor standing speakers Dali Evidence 870

Dali is actually an acronym for something to do with Danish audiophile loudspeakers, and the brand is part of a Danish group with both manufacturing and retail interests. UK distribution is handled by The Audio Club, alongside NAD electronics, and the several Dalis which have come our way over the years...
Floor standing speakers DALI Ikon 8

Despite the fact that DALI offers a choice of a very large range of speakers for the various categories, namely a series of Ikon distinguish not only advanced technology, but also quite democratic (for its class) price. This line is the successor to a much more expensive series Euphonia and Helicon. Thus,...
Floor standing speakers DALI Lektor 6

DALI stands as Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries and its name obliges the company to produce acoustic equipment, corresponding to audiophile canons. And I must say, actions follows suit - meeting even relatively inexpensive Lektor 6, you pay immediately attention to high quality of the used drivers....
Floor standing speakers DALI Mentor 8

Traditional companies for hybrid RF module consists of two separate emitters collected a total aluminum inserts, environment and working at "half bandwidth" - textile dome reproduces frequencies from 3 to 20 kHz, and the tape supertweeter included with 14 kHz and working up to the upper limit. Equally...
Floor standing speakers Dali Opticon 6

The appearance of DALI Opticon 6 speaker systems inherited much from their predecessors from the older Rubikon series. A lacquered front panel with figured selection above HF unit can be black or white depending on the chosen finish. Dual bass-reflex port is placed on the back panel, the block of...
Floor standing speakers DALI Suite 2.8

Suite 2.8 is the top model of New Suite line. The reader is familiar with a smaller floor speaker system - Suite 1.7. The flagship is larger and equipped with two 165-mm woofer/midrange drivers (in "7th" there is a pair of five-inch heads). Conical cellulose diffusers are specially covered by thick layer...
Floor standing speakers DALI Zensor 7

The shapes of DALI Zensor 7 speaker systems are classical in general; an aluminum stand, made in form of light frame, slightly revives the design. Against the background of monotonous MDF podiums, such stand looks interesting. The front panel of the system is glossy, the rest part has the wood grain...
Floor standing speakers Dantax Octave 30

Dantax Octave 30 is a three-way speaker system of bass-reflex type. The architecture of the speaker system has a good classical style with even, maybe, the tints of retro: neat parallelepiped case (900x220x310mm), which practically wasn't been affected by dissipation of anti-diffractive ideas, is faithful...
Floor standing speakers Davis Acoustics Ariane 3

Davis Ariane 3 - French two-way speaker system reflex. Drivers: Tweeter inch soft dome tweeter and mid-woofer with a diameter of 160 mm with a woven Kevlar cone. Separation of the bands takes place at a frequency of 2.8 kHz. Reflex port is located on the front panel, and the lack of any termination of...
Floor standing speakers Davis Acoustics Club 17

Davis Acoustics Club 17 - French three-way speaker system reflex. Speaker has three drivers. Judging from the appearance, 200 - mm head, located at the bottom of the front panel, voiced especially low-frequency region, and 170 mm speaker placed on top, serves both the lower and the middle of the range...
Floor standing speakers Davis Acoustics Havalon HD

These slender French columns refer to the budget segment and are included in the Davis line Lifestyle HD. They have narrowed the case, which for added stability based on graceful platform. The company uses its own head (Davis - one of the largest speaker manufacturers in Europe) - a pair of 13-centimeter...
Floor standing speakers Davis Acoustics Illusion 5 MkII

Stereopair Illusion 5 MkII from the French Davis "Moonlighting" serves as the front in the latest 5.1 kit Illusion Set MkII. The case is assembled from 18-mm panels MDF, well plugged and coated vinyl; facade painted a "metallic"; on the bottom - under sleeve spikes (included). Illusion installed on all...
Floor standing speakers Davis Acoustics Matisse

Relatively young company (founded in 1986), created by the talented engineer Michel Visan, just 22 years the company has evolved into a super-modern, developing and making loudspeakers for home and automotive applications, as well as components for them. Executed in luxurious lacquered body slender...
Floor standing speakers Davis Acoustics Opera 5 mkII

Exclusive - this can be said about any of the acoustics of the French Davis. And it is not the price or the original finish. French (legendary Champagne, Troyes) in these matters try to adhere to the standard, or more precisely - dictated by market standards. Elitist it should be named for two other...
Floor standing speakers Davis Acoustics Stentaure

Stentaure is a popular series of Power, the models of which are characterized by high sensitivity. This is achieved horn design RF link and allows speakers to work with small power amplifiers. Two-way design is built on the dynamic head of its own design and manufacture. Low-frequency portion is assigned...
Floor standing speakers DCM TF-1000

We reviewed DCM's TF-250 loudspeaker, the smallest and least expensive in the company's Time Frame series. Although the TF-1000 stands just one rung down from the top of that line, it nonetheless bears a strong family resemblance to the TF-250. The most obvious difference is size, with the TF-1000 being...
Floor standing speakers Definitive Technology BP8

Definitive Technology says that its bipolar speakers are designed to create a spacious, natural soundstage, closer to that of a concert-hall performance than that produced by most conventional (forward-radiating) models. The BP8, the newest addition to that series, has two identical sets of speaker drivers...
Floor standing speakers Definitive Technology DR7 Tower

The Definitive Technology DR7 loudspeaker system features the same styling and many of the technological features that were introduced in the company's first product, the BP10. The DR7, however, is somewhat smaller and considerably lower priced than the BP10 or its larger companion, the BP20. Also unlike...
Floor standing speakers Design Acoustics DA900

The DA900, one of Design Acoustics' Summit Series of loudspeakers, is a floor-standing three-way system. The cabinet is a slender column finished in black wood-grain vinyl on all visible surfaces. A single 8-inch woofer, facing downward at the bottom of the cabinet, operates in a vented enclosure. The...
Floor standing speakers Design Acoustics PS-103

With the exception of one outdoor model, all loudspeakers from Design Acoustics are designated PS, for Point Source. The goal behind each is to produce a "clear, defined signal with no trace of loudspeaker sound"-in other words, as if that signal were emanating from a single, infinitesimally small location...
Floor standing speakers Diapason Ares

Compact Ares are created for small spaces, where they can fully open their potential. These two-way monitor speakers (exactly the monitors, because the model is a floor-standing version of shelf Micra III) are assembled in elegant narrow cases, finished with natural wood. Supporting platforms with low...
Floor standing speakers Diapason Neos

In Italian elegant Diapason Neos are designed for small spaces. The speaker systems differ by the cases with small depth with non-parallel sidewalls and profiled pedestal. To decrease reflections from the front panel and improve spacious characteristics there are small bevels in the upper part. Also...
Floor standing speakers DLS R55

For a long time the Swedish DLS products associated exclusively with car audio, but since 2004 the company opened a new trend - home audio. At the same time many years of experience has allowed us to keep quite affordable prices. R55 is a slender tower of classical form with 2.5 bands (filters are...
Floor standing speakers Dynaudio Audience 62

In the most numerous Audience series of Dynaudio company the model 62 takes the place of the smallest floor speaker system. Natural veneer finish with polishing pleases the eye. The front panel and podium are painted into silver-grey color. Mounting rings of the speakers are painted in the slightly lighter...
Floor standing speakers Dynaudio Audience 72SE

Starting the production of Audience line many years ago, the Danes had one purpose - to give the customers for less money that legendary quality, which Contour speaker systems were once famous for. What was it? The cases of Audience are the same concise but well-damped rectangular boxes with a traditional...
Floor standing speakers Dynaudio Audience 82

Dynaudio Audience 82, the flagship model in the Audience series, is a classical three-way construction, designed to provide the fullest reflection of the whole frequency range, including penetration into the depths of the bass. The pair of speakers differs by the perfect natural cherry veneer finish...
Floor standing speakers Dynaudio Confidence C4 Signature

Design C4, the older models in the line of Confidence, characteristic of elite products Dynaudio. It is tall and narrow tower, whose drivers are not installed on the front panel, and on a separate platform. It is made of vibration-absorbing material (composition is kept secret) and has a shape in terms...
Floor standing speakers Dynaudio Excite X34

The speaker systems of the updated Excite series are not traditionally designed for Dynaudio - the body is completely finished by quality veneer or matt lacquer, no gaps, fasteners and other elements distracting attention. Even a protective grill is held on magnets. Traditional tweeter with silk dome...
Floor standing speakers Dynaudio Excite X36

The flagship of Excite series is designed by three-way scheme with doubled low-frequency sector. Each woofer has 180-mm diffuser made of MSP composite, double magnetic system, cast basket and lighter sound coil wound with aluminum wire. Midrange of a bit smaller diameter (11 cm) is made by similar technology....
Floor standing speakers Dynaudio Excite X38

A popular line of home systems Dynaudio by series Excite was completely updated - from this fall instead of the models X22 Center, X12, X32 and X36 the company enters production of improved versions X24 Center, X14, X34 and X38. The first in our editorial appeared the flagships of the new line - three-way...
Floor standing speakers Dynaudio Focus 260

When you write about Dynaudio, all easy and difficult at the same time. Easy - because the firm has constant values like very careful speaker setup, regardless of price range. So you can be sure in advance that the response will be in the ticker - like top Confidence, and the younger, mainly theatrical...
Floor standing speakers Dynaudio Focus 380

By all outward appearances 380 th "Focus" and I want to be classified as "battering rams" that can easily digest the enormous power input and create a killer sound pressure. This 34-kg towers far beyond the meter, and each is equipped with two 20-cm woofer, so that a pair of speakers with a surface area...
Floor standing speakers Elac 209 JET

A two-way 209 JET is floor speaker system of series 200 of the German ELAC. The system is equipped with the branded high-frequency head, which earlier has been already installed only in the models of High End class. The emitter is an accordion-fold thin membrane with the area of almost 60 square cm,...
Floor standing speakers Elac FS 108.2

The speaker system FS 108.2 refers to a modified 100 series. The family includes 6 classical models and all necessary theatre components. The main feature of new "100th" is the use of woofer/mid-range speakers with two-layer aluminum-cellulose hemispherical diffusers, which previously sounded only in...
Floor standing speakers ELAC FS 127

The model ELAC FS 127 has intensive construction of the body, and this allows to avoid any vibrations even at maximum volume level. Each body has two phase inverters: one is placed on the back wall, the other is aimed in the stand by bell (there is a backlash between the stand and the "cabinet"). You...
Floor standing speakers ELAC FS 197

In 2.5-way Elac FS 197 speaker systems the drivers are located symmetrically and this provides higher unity of sound. A pair of branded woofers is equipped with 140-mm multilayered diffusers with cellulose base reinforcing aluminum foil, applied over it. Such structure has a minimal weight and at the...
Floor standing speakers Elac FS 207

ELAC FS 207 is a floor speaker system of 200th series, representing the "subtype" with a dome tweeters (some models of the series have the branded JET-tweeters). The heads are placed by a classical symmetrical d'Appolito scheme. The ELAC pride is two-layered woofer/midrange diffusers: an aluminum dome...
Floor standing speakers Elac FS 208.2

2.5-way Elac FS 208.2 are considered to be the pinnacle of technological evolution. The diffusers of 180-mm woofers are stamped from a special aluminum "sandwich", not coloring the sound. JET III tweeter can't also be called an ordinary, which is equipped with powerful neodymium magnets and is able to...
Floor standing speakers ELAC FS 247

Elegant FS 247 speaker systems are among the most popular models in the assortment of ELAC. A 2.5 way scheme is laid into the basis of construction, which allowed to get quite impressive by depth basses (the specified lower border is 30 Hz). The bass-reflex is placed into the bottom of the body and directed...
Floor standing speakers Elac FS 67.2

In the vast catalogue of Elac FS 67.2 floor standing speaker systems lie closer to initial level. Slim 2.5-way systems have carefully muted bodies with massive frontal panel of increased thickness, on which there are own produced drivers. Mid-low-frequency section is presented by a pair of identical...
Floor standing speakers Elac FS 68

60 series of famous German manufacturer is the youngest of those which use aluminum diffusers. The mode FS 68 is made in quite traditional for this company manner: neat rectangular body, a small podium, securely protected by a metal mesh tweeter, aluminum diffusers with solid profile, neat protective...
Floor standing speakers Eltax Silverstone 300

The silverfinish of the facial plastic cover plate Silverstone 300 immediately attracts the eye but it would be absolutely unfair to claim for "stone" rigidity of the body in this price category and in a three-way (!) acoustics. The walls of bass-reflex speaker systems are made of 12mm MDF. Electro-acoustic...
Floor standing speakers Energy Connoisseur C-5

C-5 is a two-way floor system from the model range - Connoisseur. The name of the series, the prototype of which appeared in the early stages of the existence of Canadian company, sounds like a serious advance (connoisseur in French is expert). In the line there are seven classical models plus a common...
Floor standing speakers Energy Connoisseur CF-30

Nice Energy CF-30 are the youngest of floor speaker systems in popular Connoisseur series (CB-10, CB-20, CF-30, CF-50, CF-70), which underwent a significant upgrade recently. Now it counts about a dozen models for different purposes, so you can assemble a system of any configuration from them. CF-30...
Floor standing speakers Energy Connoisseur CF-50

Energy CF-50 is available only in one variant of finish - piano lacquer and looks very modern and rich. It has 2.5-way scheme and bass-reflex loading with the front location of the port. 3 identical 140mm divers play bass, but one of them is filtered higher, therefore, captures also MIDs. In the center...
Floor standing speakers Energy Connoisseur CF-70

High towels CF-70 are the eldest of floor speaker systems in popular Connoisseur series (CB-10, CB-20, CF-30, CF-50), which recently has underwent a significant upgrade. The flagships are high 3-way systems with narrow faceplate, which has four emitters. The diffusers of two 6.5 inch woofers and 5.5...
Floor standing speakers Energy RC-30

Energy RC-30 looks elegant and not massively, but make the impression by big weight. The bodies are perfectly damped. The bass-reflex port is put on the back panel. A modern tweeter with an inch aluminum dome answers for the upper range. Midranges are made of Kevlar composite and differ by a suspension...
Floor standing speakers Epos Elan 30

Speakers Epos Elan 30 are in a conservative style, with a minimum of external decorations. For the manufacture of shells used 18-mm plates MDF, while the thickness of the front panel is increased due to strong lining. On the design of emitters too should stay separate. Tweeter stocked inch dome of impregnated...
Floor standing speakers Epos Elan 35

Clever, very clever. And that's just the removable front baffle of the new Epos Elan 35 speakers. Add in a vast 92dB sensitivity which makes flea Watt partnering amplifiers usable and it's clear that beneath their prosaic exterior some serious design work has gone into this new floorstander from Epos....
Floor standing speakers Epos Epic 5

Epos Epic 5 speaker systems are made in classical style but at the same time not devoid of external elegance. Structurally the model is made by 2.5 scheme with the use of two 179-mm drivers in bass sector. Their diffusers with bullet caps are made of polypropylene, which is widely used in the acoustic...
Floor standing speakers Epos M22i

The speakers quite miniature, but in this case the small size do not imply a small sound. The same medium and woofer with polypropylene cone and a molded chassis can carry significant long-term load, and paired with these speakers the company recommends the use of a sufficiently powerful amplifier, up...
Floor standing speakers Focal-JMLab Aria 936

Its height is more than a meter and its depth is approximately forty centimeters. There are four 17-cm caliber speaker drivers and the tweeter on the frontage. And there is a wide and steady aluminum foundation with adjustable spikes at the bottom. After all the Focal Aria 936 is not even the flagship...
Floor standing speakers Focal-JMlab Chorus 714 S

The French company Focal-JMlab is famous among audiophiles by high-quality speaker systems, built on the base of unique technical solutions. Chorus 714 S was not an exception. These speaker systems are built by 2.5-way scheme with bass-reflex port on the front panel. A unique tweeter made of aluminum-magnesium...
Floor standing speakers Focal-JMLab Chorus 715

The attractiveness of the ideology embodied in Chorus acoustics - a new series of speakers by the French firm JMlab, - is in the pursuit of the company to make the most advanced of its technology available to the audiophile masses, and this goal is not only noble, but also extremely well thought out......
Floor standing speakers Focal-JMlab Chorus 716 S

716 S is the model from fully upgraded Chorus series. It is straight felt that the developers thoroughly fought for purity of sound from impurities. Strong body is reinforced by bulkheads, MDF panel is installed in its lower part - to decrease effectiveness of wave resonances of air volume. Low-frequency...
Floor standing speakers Focal-JMlab Chorus 716V

Chorus 716V are built by 2.5-way scheme with cutoff frequencies on 300 and 3000 Hz. The main range is played by the pair of midbass heads with the diameter of 16.5 cm (6,5"). They are equipped with Polyglass diffusers, the manufacturing technology of which implies coating the smallest glass spheres on...
Floor standing speakers Focal-JMlab Chorus 725

Chorus 725 is a crowning model of the Jmlab budget series and a good epilogue to the research work aimed at achieving extreme heights. The meter-high (39") speakers look gracefully. Despite a decent height and slenderness, they are quite stable - the center of gravity is on the lower part, where the...
Floor standing speakers Focal-JMLab Chorus 726 S

716 S is the model from the fully upgraded Chorus series. It is immediately felt that the developers thoroughly challenged for purity of sound against foreign substances. Strong body is reinforced with bulkheads, and a solid MDF panel is installed in its bottom part - to reduce the efficiency of wave...
Floor standing speakers Gale 3040

Slim, neat and heavy 3040th of the British company "Gale" creates an impression of a serious, good-quality acoustic product. A ballast compartment, isolated from the useful volume by a solid partition, is arranged in the bottom part of the body. There is a dome membrane of the twitter in the base of...
Floor standing speakers HECO Aleva 400

Speaker systems are not only important components of audio set, but also noticeable elements of an interior so many things are depend on their appearance. Perhaps, the developers of speaker systems of the company "HECO" have gained a big experience in the studying of consumer reactions - otherwise nothing...
Floor standing speakers HECO Aleva GT 1002

Impressive height columns differ powerful thick-walled enclosures, tailored from massive MDF board with internal ties and stiffeners. Configuration drivers are not quite familiar - on the front panel are located powerful midrange and tweeters, while woofer mounted on the side wall. Caliber (10 inches)...
Floor standing speakers Heco Astron 500

Astron 500 is a single floor speaker system of the branded series, which can be considered as the set for realization of a theatrical installation. In addition to 500th there are the speaker system of the central channel and small-sized back speaker systems in the lane. A two-way Astron 500 is made by...
Floor standing speakers Heco Celan 800

Heco Celan 800 is the most powerful floor standing speaker system in top Celan series. The body made of MDF in the form of irregular hexahedron is carefully reinforced by struts and finished with qualitative natural veneer. On the top there is an optimized for middle frequencies speaker with the diffuser...
Floor standing speakers Heco Celan GT 902

In the hierarchy of Heco Celan GT series is located on the second top position: above - only speaker Statement ("statement" in English), a step below - Celan XT. Thus, being the senior speaker corresponding line, Celan GT 902 costs just a step away from the leader of the lineup, and probably it also...
Floor standing speakers HECO Celan XT701

To minimize unwanted overtones these massive housing floor speakers virtually no parallel faces and strengthened system of internal partitions. HECO Celan XT701 - three-way speakers with bass reflex design - a pair of metal ports bred ago. Heads of these systems meet the highest standards. Inch dome...
Floor standing speakers Heco Cerion Tower

Slim floor front Heco Cerion Tower proportions and "silver" design definitely claiming conformance category Lifestyle. Weighing up the speakers on hand, you realize that the developers have paid attention not only to the appearance of the advantages... The case is completely - aluminum stand, which is...
Floor standing speakers Heco Krypton Tower

Tower - the flagship line of Krypton, which had the opportunity to meet through its shelf representative Krypton 200. Architecture German couples reflects one of the basic ideas of the concept of multivariate Lifestyle-speakers. One way to achieve high quality sound from the towers, on whose front panels...
Floor standing speakers Heco Music Style 500

Speakers have a complex combination trim, front and top covered with white paint, the rear wall of laminated white vinyl with no texture and sidewall - white film with the texture of the tree. From a distance it looks excellent acoustics. Upon closer inspection, you will notice slight imperfections in...
Floor standing speakers HECO Music Style 800

Speakers HECO Music Style 800 belong to the latest range of Music Style, recently appeared on the market. They are collected in narrow buildings with increased depth - a decision due to side-mounted subwoofer drivers. It differs impressive 8-inch caliber and soft suspension, allowing large displacement...
Floor standing speakers HECO Music Style 900

A new flagship of the series is made in a three-way variant and slightly differs in sizes from floor Music Style 800. The increase in height is short three inches, in width is still less and in depth the speaker system seems to be slightly decreased. The bodies of new speaker systems got the same black...
Floor standing speakers Heco Superior 500

Given the spirit of the times, in his new series, except floor Superior 500 compact center and surround speakers, German HECO already introduced two large subwoofer... Superior 500 are contemporary corporate style and the yellow-and-silver color scheme. Speakers recessed into the plastic overlay on the...
Floor standing speakers Heco The Statement

Huge floor speakers with a luxurious finish with black piano lacquer have tapered back hexagonal in cross-section body with softly rounded corners. Durable and robust cabinets are mounted on tapered legs without sharp spikes. Tweeter is a inch textile dome with nano-tech and magnets with double winding,...
Floor standing speakers Heco Victa 500

Đute speakers Victa 500, which, although they relate to the budget segment, but recommended by the manufacturer for a fairly advanced sound systems. In contrast to the older 700 models series Victa these systems have a 2.5-way configuration. As used herein drivers dome tweeter with fabric membrane on...
Floor standing speakers Heco Victa 700

Today's generation of loudspeakers Heco represented by five model series, and Victa is positioned as the most affordable. Despite the relatively modest cost, the series presented a full range of speakers, including an active subwoofer. Thus, it is possible to create a system based on any configuration...
Floor standing speakers HECO Victa 701

The newest model Victa 701 is the second generation of this series that looks a little different from its predecessor. Nevertheless, the system underwent deep enough internal processing: increased body rigidity, replaced wiring, improved dynamic heads. Bass drivers feature cones molded pulp with reinforcing...
Floor standing speakers Heco Victa Prime 702

The model Victa Prime 702 is made very qualitatively for a budget speaker system. Two curved side walls, made of several glued MDF layers,were used for the body. This not only significantly enhances the construction of the speaker system, but also helps to fight effectively with internal resonances of...
Floor standing speakers Heco Vitas 500

The speakers of three-band Heco Vitas 500 loudspeaker are located by symmetrical scheme and have paired magnetic systems. The upper one radiates bass and the middle band, the lower one - only bas (work in interconnected volumes). A ribbed surface of diffusers is typical - this is made to increase their...
Floor standing speakers Heco Vitas 800

Vitas series includes eight different speakers, including two bookshelf (Vitas 200, Vitas 300), center(Vitas Center 2), subwoofer(SUB 25 A) and four floorstanding speakers(Vitas 500, Vitas 600, Vitas 700, Vitas 800). Heco Vitas 800 is the flagship model line and, consequently, they are the same - the...
Floor standing speakers Heco Xenon 400

Participating in this test less floor system is a series of Xenon German incompatibilities is a shining example of rational design - everything is there and nothing more. However, the speakers look as if they were in our test of the more high-end cut-off: balanced circuit d'Appolito (to reduce the effect...
Floor standing speakers Highland Audio Aingel 3203

The concept is very interesting company, formulated on the site: "Designer Acoustic music lovers". Watching her visual expression in the face slim floor speakers Aingel 3203, involuntarily you catch yourself thinking about explicitly "Interior" purpose of this model. It clearly hinted fashionable...
Floor standing speakers Highland Audio Oran 4305

Included with the high "towers" 4305 included broad platform. Slight embarrassment causes small diameter bass reflex - usually they tend to make larger to reduce the "aerodynamic" overtones. Pleasantly surprised with natural veneer finish and very high quality audiophile speaker terminals. Drivers are...
Floor standing speakers Infinity Alpha 30

Alpha 30 is an intermediate variety between Alpha 20 and the relentless Alpha 40 three-ranger. All Alpha systems have speakers with dual-layer membranes made from porous ceramic material, which is covered on the surface with aluminum foil (the proprietary Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragm technology). The...
Floor standing speakers Infinity Beta 40

Beta 40 - one of the floorstanding speakers new budget series American Infinity. Hopefully looks facade, richly decorated with proprietary drivers membranes CMMD (this composite is also used in acoustics and Alpha Primus). Feels that the acoustic design 3-way speakers not fail - all done very soundly....
Floor standing speakers Infinity Beta 50

BETA 50 from a California company Infinity stands out by its appearance. Not only high-quality beech, cheery or black ash grain vinyl film finishing draws the eye. Beveled front panel has the branded speakers, created by C.M.M.D. (Ceramic Metal Matrix Diaphragms) technology. Diffusers of these speakers...
Floor standing speakers Infinity Kappa 400

Luxurious thing! It would look pretty good even in the midst of a higher blooded company - Kappa 400. The weight of the speaker systems is such that it is better to unpack and install them together. None of the cabinetmakers would question in high quality of the finish by natural veneer; the back side...
Floor standing speakers Infinity Kappa 9

Far too often, advances in high-end audio simply bring greater sophistication and greater expense. Indeed, as top audio designers focus on equipment whose price is no object, the end result is often a product that most audiophiles can only dream about. The Infinity 9 Kappa speaker system is a major exception. The...
Floor standing speakers Infinity Primus 300

Relatively recently published a series of Infinity Primus is intended to cover a very sought-price segment, which lies lower position well known to our readers line Alpha. Not numerous hierarchy (a good sign) series consists of three classic models, the center channel speaker and a powered subwoofer....
Floor standing speakers Infinity Reference 31i

Infinity Reference 31i is a two-way speaker system of a bass reflex type, the reflex port is on the rear panel. The soft dome of the tweeter has a diameter of 25 mm (1 inch). The woofer, with a cone type diffusor, is 210 mm (8"). The amplifier has a power range of 15-100 watts. The dimensions of the...
Floor standing speakers Infinity Reference 41i

Infinity Reference 41i - three-way speaker system with bass reflex port on the rear panel. Well tailored, elegantly decorated column like most diverse audience - from aesthetes snob to a modest hi-fi. For outdoor systems - very compact (595x270x300 mm), allowing it to settle safely in a small cozy room...
Floor standing speakers Infinity Reference 51i

Infinity Reference 51i - three-way bass reflex speaker. Number of Drivers coincides with the number of bands: one-inch dome tweeter, 130mm midrange conical head and 210-mm low-frequency head. One of the main advantages of the Reference Series speakers are radiating elements drivers: dome tweeters and...
Floor standing speakers Infinity Reference 61i

Infinity Reference 61 i - a three-way speaker system reflex crowning Reference Series line of popular American firm. Drivers: inch dome tweeter, 130mm midrange and two 210-mm low-frequency head with conical diffusers of composite graphite coating. The composite structure is formed by sintering diffusers...
Floor standing speakers Jamo 507

The Danish-made Jamo 507 is next to the top of the company's new "07" line of loudspeaker systems. That it is not just another me-too design is immediately apparent: Standing 36 inches high and weighing a solid 42 pounds, the speaker has front and back panels only 5 inches wide. Curved sides, finished...
Floor standing speakers Jamo 707i

The Jamo 707i is Danish three-way speaker system of bass reflex type. The high-frequency region is served, as usual, by inch dome tweeter. A pair of heads with conical diffusers (127 mm) works in the range of the mid frequencies. The low-frequency range is voiced pair 205-mm heads, and both speakers...
Floor standing speakers Jamo C455

This floorstanding speakers belongs to the range and budget Concert Series C 400 model looks very solid - equipped with a podium, but not so large. Thick front panel is also impressive. Three emitter stripes separated by 2.5, so one of the midrange/woofer configured exclusively on mid-range. Huge...
Floor standing speakers Jamo C457

Concert Series Danish giant acoustic Jamo very extensive. In it, in compliance with a strict hierarchy, including dozens of different models, some of which are floor standing and bookshelf, center channel speakers, surround speakers and a powered subwoofer. In short, everything to create systems of all...
Floor standing speakers Jamo C605

Jamo C605 uses highly effective for small speaker systems cross band isolation into 2.5 bands. A 25-mm tweeter with a soft dome is installed on a special damping suspension (OTT) with some semblance of horn. The horn helps to achieve wider directivity of high-frequency component of sound and the suspension...
Floor standing speakers Jamo C607

A family Concert of Danish company Jamo includes several series in different price segments - from S400 of entry-level to high-end audiophile C80. They have the general concept - the ability to recreate the live sound in home. In the line of C60, which takes a middle position in this hierarchy, there...
Floor standing speakers Jamo C807

Danes from Jamo never cease to amaze. The fact that no other manufacturer with such a wide range of models still need to search. So this time we arrived pretty floor model of the C807 Series Concert. This is not the oldest floor speakers "concert" series, there is a model C809, which we recently wrote. Nowadays,...
Floor standing speakers Jamo Classic 10

Tenth model Jamo Danish firm completes its series Classic. Judging by the size, it is well suited for the role of leader. Traditional look easily linked with the name of the series, and the volume of the cavity dimensions and low-frequency drivers - with the concepts of the present, with a capital of...
Floor standing speakers Jamo Classic 6

Strict appearance of a system by the famous Danish company Jamo quite corresponds to the name of its series - Classic. Sound palette is a different story. It is a difficult task to generate a noticeable and always necessary low-frequency stream, the depth of which forms the basis of character of many...
Floor standing speakers Jamo D450

Two solid boxes with stickers "Made by Jamo - Denmark" we learned relatively small and not heavy speakers very modest form. Side walls are covered with vinyl ebony, and everything else ... under gray plastic. Shiny strip on the top panel is secured with velcro and looks like a cheap imitation jewelry,...
Floor standing speakers JAMO D570

Recently speaker system of Jamo from a new "concert" series has been in our tests and conquered by solidity and dynamics of sound. Now let's appraise the possibilities of the model Concert D570, which, despite of smaller sizes, equally repeats a three-way construction of Concert D590. The body of these...
Floor standing speakers Jamo D590

This construction can be described in three words: rationally, modern, fundamentally. Mention one case. It has maximally tight faceplate that should affect well the sound stage, but at the same time it has a huge internal volume, which is necessary for 20-cm woofer (mounted in the bottom), due to the...
Floor standing speakers Jamo E470

Jamo E470 shows with its appearance what a rationally designed floor speaker system should be for little money if for getting a solid bass it is necessary to make it a three-way. A mass of powerful magnet systems makes quite a significant contribution to almost 11 kg. An 8-inch LF/MF driver gives the...
Floor standing speakers Jamo E670

E670 has a canonical form and proportions. The drivers on the faceplate are enclosed into a plastic steel-gray frame. A stylish decoration is a metallic rim, being put on vertical perimeter. The body's color of our exemplar is dark ashy. Two more variants of finishing are available - "cherry" and "birch"...
Floor standing speakers Jamo E680

Scandinavian stereo pair from Jamo looks solid and powerful. 3-Way E680 equipped with two impressive 203-mm speakers with glass fiber cones and working on the low-frequency range. As used midrange driver with 76 mm diameter, with an integrated 25 mm tweeter. Using DTT technology achieves impressive results....
Floor standing speakers Jamo E750

New series E7 known Danish company become famous before being hit on the shelves - it was she who in 2004 won an EISA award in the nomination "Home Theater Loudspeaker". Floor E750 is three-way speakers. The front panel has only cloth dome tweeter and a small fiberglass midwoofer. But at the rear of...
Floor standing speakers Jamo E850

The motto of the Danish company, Jamo is "Let's get personal" - which essentially means that, in developing its acoustics, the company strives to take the "human factor" into account as much as possible in the sense of catering to the variety of "acoustic needs". This task isn't exactly trivial. But...
Floor standing speakers Jamo R909

Acoustics, created lately by the company "Jamo", cannot be considered as usual. Each model has its own twist: heather location of speakers, extravagant appearance, unique characteristics... But even in the light of this tendency it is hard to stay calm looking at the flagship floor pair: they are not...
Floor standing speakers Jamo S426

Jamo S426 floor speaker systems, despite of the "budget" status, are well made and have elaborate design. The bodies are made of thick MDF plates and the side walls are rounded to reduce internal reflections. Speaking about layout, this is two-way systems with three emitters. The lower section of the...
Floor standing speakers Jamo S718

The purpose of the development of Danish Engineers S718 was somewhat unusual - to create a "youth" of the system to withstand any overload, with an expressive sound, high-impact and a wide range of frequencies. And I must say that it is largely succeeded. Judge for yourself: The stated sensitivity 92...
Floor standing speakers Jamo X550

Jamo X550 looks really effectively in wood and polished surrounding of the most speaker systems. The destination of such extreme trend in the design is also clear... "They look cool because they are really cool!" The main super detail is, of course, a horn arrangement of the tiger in entirely plastic...
Floor standing speakers JBL Balboa 30

Balboa 30 - the only floorstanding speaker line (there is bookshelf, center speaker and subwoofer). Tweeter and midrange drivers are housed in a separate panel, woofer - below. Traditionally diaphragm woofer and midrange drivers JBL made of cellulose; on the cone of the woofer see familiar concentric...
Floor standing speakers JBL ES80

JBL has many different lines of speaker systems for different needs. Sometimes a line has only one model or two-three. However, our model is from the larger, classical Hi-Fi ES family of average (by the standards of JBL) level. This line has nine models and JBL ES 80 is the youngest among them, floor...
Floor standing speakers JBL HP520

JBL says that its HP series of loudspeakers is designed to bring many of the features of the company's professional theater and monitor speakers to home systems at affordable prices. The HP520, the larger of the two models currently available, is a floor-standing four-way system with five drivers. Its...
Floor standing speakers JBL K2 S9800

JBL K2 S9800 is the result of the ambitious project of the company, which in 2000 wanted to regain its reputation of the best manufacturer of speaker systems. The upper part is given for a horn section - a small horn of super-tweeter perched on sloping top panel and the main horn, serving the lion's...
Floor standing speakers JBL L100 Century

The JBL L100 Century is an unusually styled version of their 4310 control room monitor speaker developed by James B. Lansing Sound Inc. (JBL) for studios in America who wanted an enclosure of modest size. It has now been provided with a ducted port and certain changes in the tweeter, which makes i t...
Floor standing speakers JBL L250

It's impossible not to be impressed by JBL's flagship loudspeaker-even before you hear it. One reason is that unlike most other audio products, the L-250 makes a strong visual statement. Styled as a truncated, asymmetrical pyramid, it stands almost four-and-a-half feet tall, and even with the grille...
Floor standing speakers JBL LS60

LS series is quite expensive and consists of five models: three stereo pairs (LS40, LS60, LS80), subwoofer and speaker system of the central channel. All speaker systems (except subwoofer, of course) are equipped with similar HF-emitters and differ by the set of LF- and LF/MF-speakers. LS60 is the medium...
Floor standing speakers JBL LX 2003

A two-way LX2003 is the next model in the LX model range after the compact one - 2001. The construction of both systems is almost the same, except the difference between sizes. Heads seem to be the same: woofers with paper diffusers and tweeter with titanium domes. But unlike LX2001, LX 2003 has the...
Floor standing speakers JBL LX 3

JBL LX 3 - three-way outdoor speaker system with bass reflex output on the rear panel. Close to most of the other participants of the test speakers look downright little ones - 550x220x275 mm. Faceplate withdrawn decorative grille, beneath which intimately peeps border speakers aqua. Of course, everything...
Floor standing speakers JBL LX10

JBL LX10 - American three-way speaker system reflex. Each speaker system is equipped with four drivers: Tweeter inch metal dome, 145-mm midrange head polymer diffuser and a pair of woofers, a diameter of 255 mm, conical diffusers which are also made of polymer. Section diameter reflex port, located on...
Floor standing speakers JBL LX6

If legitimately speak about "American sound", it will be the most appropriate to do it relatively to JBL acoustics, the sound of which differs by a certain singularity. We can judge about the importance of this singularity by high popularity of the company's products. We won't risk confirming that the...
Floor standing speakers JBL MX1500

Minimal "architectural" decorations, three-way construction, quite a light body - this is MX1500 from JBL. This is a big woofer with cellulose diffuser. The membrane of midrange head is produced from pulp too. The last one is located in the isolated muted module and has non-classical "concave" form of...
Floor standing speakers JBL Northridge E100

60, 80, 90, 100 ... The bigger number is the greater sizes and drivers of Northridge series systems are. The granted flagship E-100 is a real present to music lovers, who sadly look at graceful ranges of subtle floor speaker systems. A 120-liters body has three branded heads with two-layered cellulose-polymer...
Floor standing speakers JBL Northridge E60

E60 is a three-way speaker system of Northridge model range. From whatever side you look you immediately feel a fundamental approach: three bands, massive loading made of 20-mm MDF, powerful supports, woofer with light, "rifled" diffuser, huge bass-reflex FreeFlow port... Seemed to be a two-layered faceplate...
Floor standing speakers JBL Northridge E80

JBL E80 speaker systems are literally the center of the branded technologies. These are three-way speaker systems, made in the opened-type body. 19-mm (3/4") tweeter with titanium coating, installed in frames of the branded EOS (Elliptical Oblate Spheroidal) horn is used here. This horn was initially...
Floor standing speakers JBL Northridge E90

There were no any precedents of such a good three-band system for such money within living memory. All four drivers of the largest participant in our test look extremely seriously, especially a pair of woofers - hurricane! Record high mass of the speakers is caused almost equally by luxurious case made...
Floor standing speakers JBL S3900

What is JBL S3900? It is a three-way floor speaker system, structurally repeating the classical speaker systems. Low-frequency range operates two parallel affiliate 10 inch 100FE-12 speakers. Their diffusers are made from cellulose with reinforcement threads of fiberglass; such material seems to be covered...
Floor standing speakers JBL S412P

The sizes of speaker systems, their mass and the size of the woofer indicate serious intents of the developers of S412P belonging to Studio series. Corrugated membranes of Lf and MF drivers are made of Polyplas material (cellulose plus polymer). The titanium dome of the tweeter is surrounded by a special...
Floor standing speakers JBL Studio 580

Unusual form of the front panel of JBL Studio 580 speaker system is dictated by a horn design of high-frequency part. Compressional one-inch HF-head differs by the expanded play band and starts to work already from 1500 Hz. Doubled low-frequency part is presented by the branded 6.5-inch heads made of...
Floor standing speakers JBL Studio Monitor 4307

According to JBL, in the design of this pair (as in all modern replicas and new models of the old way) 60-year-old tradition of the famous American company combines with fresh design solutions. One can argue about the authority and authenticity of such a union of time, as well as on how good the real...
Floor standing speakers JBL Studio Monitor 4319

There is no need to present JBL acoustics to those, who earn their bread in record studios. The rest of the audience will need a little help: monitor speakers of this company became a classic of the genre in the arsenal of any sound engineer long ago. Very high demands have always been made to control...
Floor standing speakers JBL Ti 600

Quite often the production of American company motives to discuss general topics about the essence and efficacy of constructional decisions, using in modern speaker systems (let remember a horn design of high-frequency head in HSL 820 model). Classical, strict in its limit laconism form of researching...
Floor standing speakers JBL TL260

Let's start with the fact that JBL TL260 is nothing less than a five-banded acoustics! Its predecessor, L250, could make boast of only four bands, and in the novelty an additional tweeter with expanded up to 40 kHz frequency range went on a pedestal (literally). Generally speaking, the construction with...
Floor standing speakers JBL TLX 161

JBL TLX 161 is a three-way speaker system of bass reflex type with a port on the back panel. Metalized dome of the tweeter has the diameter of 10mm. The diameters of cone mid- and low-frequency heads are 100mm and 240mm. The diffuser of low-frequency loudspeaker is calculatedly optimized and produced...
Floor standing speakers Jean-Marie Reynaud Euterpe

In floor Euterpe (the muse, the daughter of Zeus) used acoustic design "labyrinth", quite uncommon in modern speakers. The bass section is presented here with 7-inch head with combined membrane consisting of pulp fiber reinforced carbon. Through the use of a larger voice coil with efficient cooling,...
Floor standing speakers JMLab Daline 3.1

The JM Lab Daline 3.1, manufactured in France, is a recent addition to the American audio scene. It is a slender columnar speaker housed in an attractively finished cabinet. The system's name is derived from its internal construction, described as a "decoupled anti-reso-nance line." This is a variant...
Floor standing speakers JPW 203

JPW 203 stands down a notch of a three-way flagship JPW 205. These speaker systems have very attractive appearance. It is felt that all the elements of the construction are made at a high level - from the dynamic heads to the body and graceful protective and decorative grill. The speaker systems weigh...
Floor standing speakers JPW 204

In floor acoustic systems developed by JPW for Audio Group, there is a massive 20-cm (7.8") woofer (placed not on the front, but on a side panel) with a classic pulp cone responsible for low frequencies. A slightest, though expecting a big recoil, fiberglass 100-mm (3.9") driver is responsible for the...
Floor standing speakers JPW 205

JPW205 is a speaker system in the design of the closed type. The massive case seems to be totally dispossessed of "voting right". A curved metal grating is fixed in the joints of a d?cor molding, which is mounted on the MDF faceplate. The woofer is installed to the side and is closed by a removable metal...
Floor standing speakers JPW 207

One of the differences can be seen with the naked eye - it is characteristic only for JPW constructive design. Radiators, mounted at the top of a narrow body and covered with a compact metal grill, framed by massive plastic shaped pad, designed to reduce diffraction. But the main part JPW speakers are,...
Floor standing speakers JPW ML910

Firstly, I would like to mention a pleasant appearance of ML910. All details of the loudspeakers are harmoniously combined with each other; the combination of light body and black faceplate looks festively. The memories about recent acquaintance with the shelf model - JPW ML510, surprising by correct,...
Floor standing speakers JVC SX-WD10

No need to explain what important role a material of speaker's diffusers plays in the sound of speaker system. This is a kind of philosophers' stone in audio alchemy. The comparison with the ancient doctrine is not a literary device: sometimes not quite logical decisions give a good result. Satoshi Imamura,...
Floor standing speakers KEF C7

Two-way KEF C7 is older floor speaker systems in popular C series. Bass-reflex design is used here, but airy port has the form of chink which differs by minimal turbulence. A pair of identical heads with 165 mm diffusers made of pressed pulp plays the lower part of the range. And starting already from...
Floor standing speakers KEF Coda 9.2

Coda 9.2 is small and lightweight speaker systems. But this doesn't mean "lightness" in the sound image, creating by them. Summarizing our impressions, let's sum up. A moderate depth of the transfer of low frequencies, typical for the tested category of the loudspeakers, isn't compensated in simple manner...
Floor standing speakers KEF Coda 90

The flagship of updated series of Coda by British KEF is covered by natural wood veneer. The system is classic, three-way. The tweeter, mid-range head and the first bass-reflex port are grouped on the faceplate in original way - Coda style. The woofer is placed on the side wall, on the opposite side...
Floor standing speakers KEF iQ5

And here again we can define the difference between senior and junior floor models, which belong to one series, but now on the example of the products of the British KEF. We remind that the new iQ7 distinguished by smooth tonal balance, high sensitivity and clear transfer of dynamical contrasts. What...
Floor standing speakers KEF iQ50

Compact floor KEF iQ50 speaker systems are recommended for small rooms. The branded Uni-Q modules of the last generation are already used in them, where in the center of composite 130-mm midrange diffuser there is a tweeter with the dome made of aluminum alloy. In new Uni-Q version the working range...
Floor standing speakers KEF iQ5SE

The appearance of iQ5SE has not changed in comparison with the original model. This is narrow, low speaker systems with a pair of five inch miniature speakers which doesn't inspire any fear. In the series Q has 5 classical systems of different caliber and iQ5 is the lowest in the rank. However, these...
Floor standing speakers KEF iQ7

The main task, set before iQ developers, was to make system with lesser distortion and better dynamic properties in comparison with previous Q generation. In order to solve it they had to thoroughly change the construction of the branded UniQ emitters. The heads, used in a modern Reference series, were...
Floor standing speakers KEF iQ9

Embodied the latest achievements, iQ series moves closer to Reference series by quality, favorably differing by price. iQ9 is the most powerful floor speaker system in this series. The side and back walls form a smooth surface, curved in the shape of ellipse. The body is thoroughly reinforced with struts....
Floor standing speakers KEF iQ90

The older model of iQ90 line can boast of a significantly modified Uni-Q module. Now a new tweeter with 19-mm membrane, which has the enhanced playing band and portioned waveguide "tangerine" for expanding a polar pattern, is used in this module. In addition, it performs another useful function - protects...
Floor standing speakers KEF Q11

The speaker systems KEF Q11, flagship of Q series, are four-way construction, enclosed in an elegant cabinet with smooth contours. Despite of the fact tat they refer to a budget level by the classification of the company, the quantity of original solutions, used here, will do credit to any expensive...
Floor standing speakers KEF Q30

KEF Q30 is two-way speaker system with the bass-reflex. An original patented solution, aimed to improve acoustic characteristics, is used in the system. The solution lies in spatial combination of high-frequency and low-frequency emitters: the tweeter's dome (diameter is 21mm) is placed in the center...
Floor standing speakers KEF Q35

KEF Uni-Q35 - two-way coaxial speaker system with bass reflex port on the front panel. Soft dome tweeter, whose diameter is 19 mm, fixed coaxially with the low-frequency cone head (technology Uni-Q). Diameter woofer with polypropylene cone is 160 mm. Horn nozzle pressed against the bass reflex system...
Floor standing speakers KEF Q35.2

The two-ranged Q35.2 is built on the company's coaxial Uni-Q of the new generation - the developers of the British KEF are perfectly aware of the inexhaustible perfection. The cone material is changed, which is clearly seen with naked eye in the pearlescent glow of the diaphragms. The ferrofluid cooling...
Floor standing speakers KEF Q4

A three-way Q4 by the British company "KEF" is the sample of compactness among floor speaker systems. 130mm coaxial head, made by one of the latest modifications of the branded UNI-Q technology, radiates middle (from 250 Hz) and high frequencies. 130 mm speaker is for basses. All speakers are magneto-shielded...
Floor standing speakers KEF Q5

The main advantage of Q5 is the last version of coaxial system of Uni-Q drivers. We will remind that now new conical membranes (the profile of the diffuser was improved and a different material was used) are used in coaxial speakers of KEF, reflection of high-range head is corrected by matching horn....
Floor standing speakers KEF Q500

We took for the test Q500 - the youngest and the most available (1663 $ pair) floor systems from the new line. External differences from previous models strike your eyes: now classical rectangular bodies are popular again instead of rounded. And the matter is not only in the desire to return to more...
Floor standing speakers KEF Q7

We have tested most of 11 models of Q series from the British company "KEF". Now there is Q7 - a floor speaker system. The system presents one of the latest modifications of the branded Uni-Q technology. The horn of aluminum dome of the tweeter damps the reflection of HF-stream from the surface of woofer/midrange...
Floor standing speakers KEF Q700

KEF Q700 is a medium by the rank floor speaker systems in Q line, which earned the reputation of universal speaker system. Having identical technology and the same coaxial module three floor speaker systems of the family differ from each other only by the sizes of LF speakers: 13 cm in younger model...
Floor standing speakers KEF Q900

Uni-Q module of the last generation is used in KEF Q900. In the center of 200-mm aluminum dome there is a 38-mm tweeter, framed by Tangerine waveguide. There are three bass drivers and only one of them is active. All of them have the diameter of 20 cm. Passport data are impressive: due to significant...
Floor standing speakers KEF Reference 104/2

KEF were, as far as I recollect, the first British company to come up with three-way loudspeakers in which separate detached enclosures were provided for each unit, although the concept had been seen before in Europe, particularly in France. KEF's Reference 105, with its swiveling head embodying the...
Floor standing speakers KEF Reference 105/3

KEF, a British company, has been in the forefront of applying the most modern loudspeaker technology. In the Reference Series Model 105/3, KEF has taken advantage of the latest in very powerful neodymium-iron-boron magnets to shrink a 1-inch dome tweeter and actually place it in the neck of a midrange...
Floor standing speakers Klipsch Epic CF-1

The new Epic Series of loudspeakers from Klipsch & Associates features what the company calls "controlled focus" design. Rather than referring to a single characteristic, this term represents a group of design features intended to make the Epic series equally suitable for home theater and conventional...
Floor standing speakers Klipsch KG4

The Klipsch kg4 is a two-way floor-standing speaker system featuring unusually high efficiency (for a home speaker) combined with an extended, smooth frequency response. Its handsomely finished oak-veneer enclosure is 24-1/4 inches high, 15-3/4 inches wide, and 10-3/4 inches deep, and the system weighs...
Floor standing speakers Klipsch RF-10

The construction of RF-10 from the American Klipsch company comes from reputed reference series (RF= Reference Floor). Despite of the fact that this is the youngest speaker systems in the series, the researches widely used in the older "brothers" are used here. A 25-mm tweeter's dome is hidden in the...
Floor standing speakers Klipsch RF-35

Massive body, finished with vinyl film (which distinguishes RF-35 from the older models), explicitly gives to understand that bass potential of the acoustics is serious. The impression is reinforced by two 8-inch drivers made by firmed technology Cerametallic (metal with ceramic coating). A huge bass...
Floor standing speakers Magnat Anniversary 40.5

The watchers of the brand, I think, will immediately guess what speaker systems were the prototype for the floor 40.5 - these are quite popular Vector 205. Differences are seen primarily in design. An anniversary version is available only in a glossy black finish, which fairly imitates a piano lacquer....
Floor standing speakers Magnat Monitor Supreme 1000

Floor speaker systems Monitor Supreme 1000 inspire respect from the first sight due to its considerable sizes. Three-line system is built on firmed drivers, acoustic design of bass section - a bass reflex with two small ports on the back wall. Two bass heads of 6.5 inch have diffusers made of cellulose...
Floor standing speakers Magnat Monitor Supreme 800

The junior Monitor Supreme floor speaker systems are built by 2,5-way scheme. They have two identical speakers with the caliber of 165 mm. Their diffusers are pressed from cellulose pulp and impregnated with damping compound, which reduces internal resonances and gives additional rigidity. The construction...
Floor standing speakers Magnat Quantum 675

Rounded side faces of Magnat Quantum 675 bodies are made not only for aesthetic reasons - this is an effective way to reduce undesirable side-tones. The front panel made of 25-mm MDF plate, on which self-engineered emitters are symmetrically mounted, also played a significant role. A 30-mm tweeter with...
Floor standing speakers Magnat Quantum 677

Despite of relatively low price, Magnat Quantum 677 differs by pleasant appearance and carefully elaborated design. High and massive three-way speaker systems are built on four own-produced heads. Three of them, being responsible for middle and bass, are absolutely identical - these are 165 mm (6.5")...
Floor standing speakers Magnat Quantum 757

In the older line of Quantum 750 the German engineers tried to achieve maximal quality of sound for allowable money. The base of construction is body, the side walls of which are made of thick MDF and a two-layer frontal panel has the thickness of 45 mm. A dual bass sector is presented by the branded...
Floor standing speakers Magnat Quantum 805

The speaker systems Magnat Quantrum 805 have medium size, distinguish by pleasant exterior with modern patent finish and are literally stuffed with firmed know-how. Three patches of patented construction are involved in 2,5-way configuration. The tweeter F-Max Signature with expanded frequency range...
Floor standing speakers Magnat Vector 207

Three-way speaker systems, Maganat Vector 207, have impressive sizes. Four dynamical emitters are installed in the bodies of more than one meter in height. Air ports (two, diameter - small) are located on the back wall, so it is not recommended to place the system too close to wall. Three mid-bass drivers...
Floor standing speakers MartinLogan Aerius

Martin-Logan is well known to serious audiophiles as a manufacturer of high-quality electrostatic loudspeakers. Wide-range electrostatic speakers I are typically large and expensive-until the recent introduction of the Aerius, Martin-Logan speakers ranged in price from $3,000 to $60,000 and in weight...
Floor standing speakers MartinLogan Motion 10

Motion 10 are two-way speaker systems with the bass-reflex in the lower part of the body. A ribbon emitter, made by Folden Motion technology (the company's patented development), is used as HF-section. Woofers here (two) are equipped with 133-mm diffusers made of pressed cellulose, reinforced by synthetic...
Floor standing speakers MartinLogan Motion 15

Carefully assembled MartinLogan Motion 15 immediately attracts attention by unusual set of emitters. An expensive ribbon tweeter with increased sound resolution is used in HF-section. In comparison with dome heads such solution provides noticeably better impact showings (due to minimal mass of movable...
Floor standing speakers MartinLogan Motion 20

The model Motion 20 refers to a relatively budget Motion series, designed for a wide audience. The systems are assembled in classic by form bodies, the most part of which has a perfect grand piano finish. As for acoustic design the developers preferred a bass-reflex, the large port of which is placed...
Floor standing speakers MB Quart QL60C

MB Quart QL60C is a four-way speaker system of bass-reflex type (bass-reflex port is on the faceplate). The system's sizes (1000x260x300 mm) leave no doubts in terms of the problem how to place the speaker systems: put them on floor! A meter height is not a tragedy yet for the interior, of course if...
Floor standing speakers MB Quart QLC400

A modest design of the German system embodies the ideology of acoustic expediency, not neglecting by details, but not paying excessive attention to influence of negligibly small effects. The use of decorative grills, fitting into sizes without prominent fragments, is justified aesthetically and acoustically....
Floor standing speakers MB Quart Quart Three

The products of MB Quart, a major German loudspeaker manufacturer, have been well received in the United States since their introduction here a number of years ago. The Quart Three, a recent addition to the company's line, is assembled in the United States using components made in both North America...
Floor standing speakers Mirage M-1

Although it bears a striking resemblance to the extraterrestrial monoliths in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Mirage M-1 loudspeaker has arrived from a bit closer to home: Ontario, Canada. Despite its unusual appearance-and sound quality - the M-1 is a rather conventional vented system...
Floor standing speakers Mirage M-1090i

Mirage is the company that first popularized the concept of "bipolar" loudspeakers, which use identical sets of drivers, driven in phase with each other, on the front and rear of the cabinet. The Canadian manufacturer has recently enlarged its family of bipolar speakers with the introduction of three...
Floor standing speakers Mirage M-790

The M-790 is one of the loudspeakers in Mirage's Bipolar series. Like the company's top-of-the-line M-l, the M-790 was designed to produce a spacious, 360-degree sound field in the listening room. The bipolar effect is achieved by a combination of front and rear radiation to generate similar sound fields...
Floor standing speakers Mirage OMNI 350

OMNI series was introduced in 2002 and from that moment the technology of surround OMNIPOLAR has started its history. Its essence is simple - the speaker looks at an upward angle, but there is a small saucer above it which flings non-directional wave around the room. In 2006 a second generation of speaker...
Floor standing speakers Mirage OMNI 550

The Canadian company "Mirage" has used the patented omnipolar layout of speakers for a long time, which is implemented almost in all models. The essence of the construction is in the use of special scattering lens under the high-frequency emitter, with a help of which 360-degree field is formed. I must...
Floor standing speakers Mission 733i

The floor speaker systems - 733i should be a good alternative for those Mission lovers, who are satisfied with the sound of 732i monitor type in general, but don't want to put up with a need to buy also stands. As a bonus the company guarantees the extension of an operating range in bass area up to 10...
Floor standing speakers Mission 734

Mission 734 is English three-way system with the bass reflex output on the front panel. They are distinguished by carefulness of manufacture and harmonious design. High, but not bulky (sizes are 840x204x335 mm) speakers will look well in any interior. Acoustic properties of the construction allow the...
Floor standing speakers Mission 753

The 753 is the top model in the Mission Electronics range of loudspeakers yet it costs a relatively modest £699 per pair. One is frankly surprised to find a flagship model coming in at below £2,000 these days, let alone below £1,000, yet there is no aspect of this design, technical...
Floor standing speakers Mission e54

A pair Mission e54 looks richly and stiffly. Slim "cabinets" from MDF are rounded on the sides and finished by mahogany veneer sheet. In addition e54 Esprit series will suggest you silver or black piano varnish, veneer sheet of beech or cherry. At the top there is a dark trim-peakless cap made of polycarbonate....
Floor standing speakers Mission m34

The model range of British Mission with "m" index consists of six models, being positioned as a universal acoustics, which is able both to play music and provide sound accompaniment of a movie. A two-way m34 is one of the older floor speaker systems in the series. Two mid-high-frequency heads with semi-spherical...
Floor standing speakers Mission m35i

The British Mission began its journey in 1977, having set itself a super complex task - to dominate in each price segment. For this purpose they had to undertake lots of researches (mainly with materials of diffusers) and already a year later the first in the world speaker system with polymer membrane...
Floor standing speakers Mission MX3

Among the whole MX series of the English Mission the model under the index of MX3 is the most available from floor standing speaker systems. With relatively modest dimensions the speaker system are quite massive (almost 20 kg). If you fill the existing ballast compartment with grit, the weight will significantly...
Floor standing speakers Mission MX5

Impressive by sizes Mission MX5 speaker systems are also incredibly heavy - in the assembled condition the weight of each speaker system is almost 30 kg. These British three-way speaker systems are equipped with four branded emitters with artful interlinking arrangement (the developers call it Inverted...
Floor standing speakers Mission SX3

Mission SX3 are compact floor standing speaker systems, designed for work in small rooms. These are the two-way speaker systems with bass-reflex and two small ports, placed on the back wall. The location of speakers is almost symmetrical that allows achieving better polar pattern. These are two bass...
Floor standing speakers Monitor Audio Bronze B4

The second from the top model of budget line of Monitor Audio is Bronze B4. The quality of acoustic design makes a very good impression: a hard case made of MDF is reinforced by partitions; despite of small sizes the speaker system weigh 18 kg. The membranes of emitters are made of well-proven branded...
Floor standing speakers Monitor Audio Bronze BX5

In the famous Bronze series BX5 floor speaker systems are given the role of systems for small and medium-sized rooms. Like the most modern models, the systems are equipped with a bass-reflex, and for optimal air distribution the ports are installed on both front and rear walls of the body. The construction...
Floor standing speakers Monitor Audio Silver 5i

Absolutely adorable are the representatives of the Monitor Audio "Silver Series". All in wood, on neat foundations, they fascinate with the glow of the golden domes which stand out on the silver-matte background of the ceramic diffusers. In all the series' systems the Coated Ceramic Aluminium Magnesium...
Floor standing speakers Monitor Audio Silver RS8

Silver RS8 is the most powerful speaker system in Silver RS series. Sharp corners are eliminated in the design, all the edges are neatly rounded. The protective mesh also has rounded corners. A 25-mm tweeter with gilt C-CAM dome, located behind metallic protective grill, is based on the best tweeter...
Floor standing speakers Mordaunt-Short Avant 908i

The loudspeakers Mordaunt-Short Avant 908i are the flagship of 900-th line of English company; they replaced the reputable model with index of 908. The appearance of the acoustics stays the same: slim narrow bodies, elegant aluminum panel, where the firmed MF-speakers made by CPC technology (continuous...
Floor standing speakers Mordaunt-Short Aviano 6

Despite of modern design, traditional and typical features of Mordaunt-Short stayed in Aviano series - aluminum diffusers. The designers gave the front wall of the body the form of vertical cylinder's surface of large radius. This is not only the element of design, but also the tool to expand dispersion,...
Floor standing speakers Mordaunt-Short Aviano 8

Floor standing Mordaunt-Short Aviano 8 are three-way loudspeakers with rear location of bass-reflex. Drivers are designed and made by the specialists of Mordaunt-Short. A pair of 6.5-inch woofers with aluminum diffusers, made by the patented Continuous Profile Cone technology, is responsible for lower...
Floor standing speakers Mordaunt-Short MS 206

The model MS206 of English company - Mordaunt-Short is truly young, slim and beautiful. It is young because the series just came out of factory stocks. Speaking about two last qualities, the reader can test the subjectivity of our opinion by its own taste... In any case the speaker systems successfully...
Floor standing speakers Mordaunt-Short MS 815

In comparison with the previous model - MS814, MS815 not only has the woofer in its construction, but also a mid-range speaker has the form of ellipse. The company's designers successfully used a non-trivial form of the heads and gave the speaker systems quite a memorable look. It turned out to be difficult...
Floor standing speakers Mordaunt-Short MS 908

MS-908 is the flagship of the 900th series. A luxury tweeter is installed on the side panel. The driver is hidden by a round, protective mesh, which you can remove by pulling a special rope. But you shouldn't do this - it is more beautiful in the mask: the view is not distracted from the gorgeous aluminum...
Floor standing speakers Mordaunt-Short MS 914

A two-way MS914 is the second by height and only slightly falls in MS906 by the energetic potential. The construction of 914th is similar to the construction of smaller floor speaker system - MS904, but mid-high-range part of the specter in 914th is lighted by larger 165mm head (against 130 mm in the...
Floor standing speakers Mordaunt-Short MS50i

Mordaunt-Short MS50i is a two-way speaker system of bass reflex type. Each loudspeaker has three heads: an inch tweeter, the aluminum dome of which is anodized by gold, and two 200-mm heads with conical diffusers (MSC-technology). The last-mentioned jointly organize the middle and lower part of the range....
Floor standing speakers NAD 804

NAD 804 is a two-way phase-inverting speaker system. The designers managed to laconically ensure that the decent appearance of the speakers can successfully fit into more than just business-style interiors. The dimensions of the speaker are 720x200x260 mm. Half of the body volume, which is relatively...
Floor standing speakers Naim Allae

At first glance, there is nothing special in the appearance of Naim Allae - well, maybe only woofer is installed above the tweeter, not vice versa. However, you will find in them many distinctive and sometimes puzzling design solutions. Allae are two-way composite systems with an external crossover (it...
Floor standing speakers Opera Seconda

Opera Seconda are high, beautiful 2,5-way floor speaker systems. Cherry or mahogany veneer (glossy black finish is also available) covers side panels of the body with wide horizontal stripes that already become traditional for the Italian speaker systems. Front, back and top walls are finished with leather....
Floor standing speakers Paradigm 7se mk3

Paradigm 7se Mk3 is a Canadian three-way speaker system of bass reflex type (bass reflex output is on the faceplate). Design color decision is recognizable: the body and grilles are black; the dynamics panel is silver-grey. Translucent diffusers as though shine on the background, completely keeping the...
Floor standing speakers Paradigm Eclipse BP

Paradigm is a well-known Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer whose diverse product line ranges from inexpensive bookshelf speakers to large systems in the 100-pound/$2,000 class. The company recently introduced a pair of bipolar speakers as part of its new Paradigm Reference brand that are obviously designed...
Floor standing speakers Paradigm Export/BP

The Export/BP loudspeaker system, designed and manufactured in Canada by Paradigm Electronics, Inc., is a bipolar design with identical sets of drivers on its front and rear panels. The front drivers provide the signals normally heard from a conventional front-firing system, supplying program detail...
Floor standing speakers Paradigm Millenia 200

Model range of Millenia was put into production not at the term of the century, as you might think, but in 2007. And its name symbolizes the technologies of new era. Engineers of the 70-ies could see modern materials, laboratories and computer modeling perhaps only in a dream. But now the developers...
Floor standing speakers Paradigm Monitor 9

When you look at the "niner", you can't get happy enough because of the two luxurious woofers, with which its wide front panel is decorated - the bass will be no problems. Feeling the compliance of the suspension with your fingertip, you can easily imagine how, like mighty pistons, the transparent diffusers...
Floor standing speakers Paradigm Studio 100

The last Paradigm speaker I tested, the Eclipse/BP, was a bipolar system. But the Studio/100, which comes from this Canadian company's Paradigm Reference division, is a conventional, front-radiating, design. The four speakers in the Reference division's Studio series, of which the Studio/100 is the top...
Floor standing speakers Penaudio Sara

Sara speaker systems look pretty laconically and actually they do not have something special. The most important thing, as always, is hidden in details, and also in the most literal sense. The developers has chosen 5.5-inch Seas heads for lower and middle bands, the diffusors of which are made of impregnated...
Floor standing speakers Piega TMicro 5

Graceful Piega TMicro 5 was conceived as a design system for small rooms. Narrow and tall cases are made of milled aluminum - this gives them an acoustic inertness. There is a pair of compact (100 mm) woofers and bass-reflex port on the faceplate. But despite of such a small caliber, the lower border...
Floor standing speakers Piega TMicro 6

Well-proportional Piega TMicro6 towers are designed in modern interior style. Like in most other models of the company, the bodies are made of milled aluminum, which the Swiss specialists prefer because of outstanding acoustic properties. There are four branded emitters on the narrow front panel under...
Floor standing speakers Piega TP 5 S

TP5 S refers to the line, holding the middle position in the model range of Piega. This is a junior, quite lightweight and very compact floor speaker system in the TP line. In fact, it is a reduced copy of TP 5. You see the same ribbon tweeter (not coaxial), the same pair of LF/MF-speakers and the bass-reflex...
Floor standing speakers Pinnacle Classic Gold Tower

Pinnacle loudspeakers, which now comprise more than a dozen models, have been a part of the audio scene for some twenty years. From the company's inception most of its speakers have shared several characteristics, including a compact size, moderate price, and consistently good sound quality. A significant...
Floor standing speakers PMC FB1

PMC has built itself a fine reputation in the professional monitoring sector over the past 10 years, its larger models widely used by Hollywood film studios. Fashion is not a priority down at PMC, which explains why this new design is actually the company's first domestic floorstanding model. The designers...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio LSi15

The appearance of Polk Audio LSi15 cases mixed emotions. The bodies styled under black piano lacquer look expensive and respectable, but the finish of side panels, which a 20-cm woofer is built into, reminds a vinyl film. Superior tweeter in the upper section stands between two 135-mm midbasses (diffusers...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio R40

It seems that nothing in the appearance of the two-way R40 says that it belongs to the most recent issue of the Reference Theatre series, which has recently become the object of our most careful attention. The innovations introduced in R40, specially dedicated to it, are very important. New "sound generators",...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio RT1000i

RT1000i is the smaller from active floor speaker systems manufactured by the American Polk Audio. And if the first representatives of RT series were mainly aimed to be used in home theatre we should expect drastic musical achievements from the updated "1000". The system has all the branded attributes:...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio RT3000p

Placing bet on acoustics for Home Theatre, the American company Polk Audio is quite satisfied with its current status and continues to excite the public by new models. This time the loudspeakers for frontal channels RT3000p are presented at the bar of video lovers. The fact that it is the basis of full...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio RT800i

Home theatre is gradually forcing out Hi-Fi from the market. However, some companies manage to keep in step with theatrical progress and at the same time not to offend audiophiles. The speaker systems RT800i, developed by the American company Polk Audio, have extraordinary musical abilities and in addition...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio RTi A7

The model A7 is positioned as more affordable version of the older A9. The differences lie in the size of the body and in the number of dynamical heads. A7 in bass section (it can be easily called a passive subwoofer) has two branded woofers with the woofers on the polymer basis. There are two bass-reflexes...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio Rti A9

The flagship model from the newest Rti series (RTi A3, RTi A5, RTi A7, RTi A9) can be called a giant. Three-way Rti A9 speaker systems differ, firstly, by "unusual" for Polk Audio rounded side walls. This innovation is motivated by the desire of the American engineers to get the most effective damping....
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio RTi10

Polk Audio RTi10 is large speaker systems. The membranes of woofers and mid-ranges are made of polymer; powerful shielded magnets were used. Radiating by a silk dome tweeter is equipped with a heat emitter, mounted on a neodymium magnet. Filters are "cool" (of second and third order). The branded Power...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio RTi12

The speaker systems outstrip rivals by sizes, mass and the number of drivers (six). The woofer and mid-ranges emit by membranes made of polymer composite (Dynamic Balance technology), there are powerful shielded magnets in the speaker's motors. The question with thermal protection of the tweeter (its...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio RTi8

The popularity of Polk Audio production is explained, to our mind, by the fact the company is able to achieve the balance of various consumer qualities in its systems. The speaker systems have a modern look, differ by good for its price finish, are built on advanced speakers, filled with different innovations...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio TSi300

MF/LF drivers, used in the system of Polk Audio TSi300, have lightweight and firm polycarbonate diffusers. The construction of speakers is developed by Dynamic Balance technology, allowing the developers to analyze and optimize resonance-frequency behavior of the speaker in different working modes. Bass-reflex...
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio TSx 440T

In assortment of American company "Polk" the line TSx is the most democratic of habitually decorated. It is a classical Hi-Fi, made firstly for qualitative sound but not as a part of the interior or exotic gadget. Design is respectively simple - laminated wood grain columns, quite massive with fabric...
Floor standing speakers ProAc Studio 125

ProAc is one of the rare manufactories, hallowing the traditions of foggy Albion: no move of production to China or other Asian countries. All production cycle starts and ends in the Great Britain - from the development of speaker systems, selection and order of dynamic heads to finishing of acoustic...
Floor standing speakers ProAc Studio 130

Despite of the outward similarity with the speaker systems ProAc Studio 125, Studio 130 is substantially different from its predecessors. What are the changes, which found the place in ProAc Studio 130? Firstly, a different tweeter is used here, custom-made by famous Danish company - Vifa. MF/LF-speaker...
Floor standing speakers PSB Speakers Alpha T1

Here is the representative from the budget Canadian PSB brand, T1 index means "Tower" and this is the only floor model in Alpha series. The emitters are symmetrically located by D'Appolito scheme. A 19-mm aluminum tweeter with sound coil, cooling by magnetic liquid, is between two 13-cm midbasses with...
Floor standing speakers PSB Speakers Image T45

Image series of the Canadian brand PSB contains several classic speaker systems and wide set of theatrical components. T45 is the smallest of floor speaker systems. The model is equipped with high-tech drivers, which are placed into hard acoustic loading (block design). An inch dome of ferro-cooled tweeter...
Floor standing speakers PSB Stratus Gold

The Stratus Gold is the top of Canadian manufacturer PSB's loudspeaker line, which also includes models from $225 to $1,400 per pair. The Stratus Gold is a large, floor-standing tower system with a vented-box low end designed around a high-excursion 10-inch woofer. PSB was the first Canadian loudspeaker...
Floor standing speakers Quad 23L Classic

A representative of the famous British brand differs by an original acoustic design. A passive ABR radiator with the diameter of 165 mm is installed in the lower part of the body in aid of five-inch Kevlar low-frequency speaker. Due to this it became able to get quite a deep bass in small volume (according...
Floor standing speakers Rega RS3

One of the most respected English producers of audio components gladdens by novelties not very often. Very small floor speaker systems RS3 are the continuation of quite successful previous model R3 but with serious constructive changes. The systems are three-line with side LF-dynamic; the same driver...
Floor standing speakers Rega RS5

In comparison with previously tested RS3, the "5th" has big sizes, but by the design it is the same three-way speaker system with the front bass-reflex port and woofer on the side edge. It has a 7-inch gauge and eight-layer sound coil, which can hold an increased input power. A mid-range driver is installed...
Floor standing speakers Rega RS7

Being the follower of successful R7 floor speaker systems, the model received some changes, among which we should note the updated HF20-ZRR tweeter. By complex damping of back radiation of a 20-mm dome silk membrane nonlinear distortions were significantly reduced and return was increased. RR125 head...
Floor standing speakers Ruark Talisman III

Ruark Talisman III is a typical representative of the English school acoustics, which usually has an outstanding elaboration of midrange and a bass, slightly limited by depth. Ruark Talisman III is small speaker systems with quite an original design. The front panel and the most part of sides are...
Floor standing speakers Spendor S5e

Spendor S5e is the most compact floor standing speaker system in S series. S series is a new one, designed for home theatres. Rectangular body is finished with natural veneer and installed on black podium. A 27-mm tweeter with a cloth dome is mounted in a damped vented compartment. 140-mm MF/LF speaker...
Floor standing speakers Spendor S8e

The company Spendor is one of the founders of the English school of sound. It has been revived recently and in new appearance continues to produce speaker systems, which totally answers the traditions, founded in 50-es of the past century. But now the assortment is significantly expanded - in addition...
Floor standing speakers Tannoy Eyris DC3

With the advent of coaxial HF/MF-speakers the flagship Eyris Hi-Fi series has given birth to a new Eyris DC series. The front wall of Eyris DC3 is made of 30-mm MDF, the thickness of others is 18 mm. The upper panel laterally rounds upwards. The top of this hill is made of metal and has a 25-mm super...
Floor standing speakers Tannoy Fusion 3

Fusion 3 is the youngest speaker system in the corresponding series of the famous British manufacturer (only Fusion 4 is elder). The construction is classic: two bands - two speakers. The tweeter has a cloth dome. A high-effective neodymium magnet is used in the design of the head. The diaphragm of 165-mm...
Floor standing speakers TDL RTL2

In general, bass speaker enclosures can be classified as closed (fully sealed) or vented through one or more holes (ports). Although each type has its advantages and drawbacks, practically all speakers fall clearly into one or the other category. There is, however, another type, known generically...
Floor standing speakers Technics SB-M500

Loudspeakers for Hi-Fi audio - is the subject of a special, relentless attention over the years as developers and consumers of audio equipment. Let me explain this thesis: despite the apparent simplicity compared to other radio-electronic components, loudspeakers - as electromechanical system - the...
Floor standing speakers Thiel CS1.5

The current trend in loudspeakers is to make them as small as possible, hide them in walls, or have a system that consists of small left and right satellites with a separate woofer or subwoofer. There are, however, practical limits to how small you can make a really good speaker and to how well you can...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale CR-30.5

A representative of already third generation line of Crystal is before us. Unlike previous models new ones have a trapezoidal enclosure, what is considered to be an effective way of dealing with internal resonances. High CR-30.5 are senior in the line and the most massive of its brethren. These are...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Crystal 40

Lineup British Wharfedale recently added a new series of Crystal, which structure is positioned as a universal acoustics for music and movies for relatively little money. Crystal 40 - 2,5-way floor speakers average growth. Soundly made all the structural elements - body dynamics, crossovers... Drivers...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Diamond 10.4

Diamond series has existed already for 30 years and this is its tenth version in succession. The branded MF/LF drivers with Kevlar diffusers are installed with vented low-profile basket. A dome fabric tweeter is equipped with neodymium magnet and closed from the outside by metallic mesh, providing necessary...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Diamond 10.5

Almost thirty years have passed since the release of the first generation of the famous "Diamond" from Wharfedale - one of the leading home acoustics. And now this is another brand of English, the tenth, the generation of Diamond. Meeting with the updated line we start with small floor speakers Diamond...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Diamond 10.7

Junior series Wharfedale Diamond has always been famous for great sound and quite affordable price. The latest reincarnation of this series in the Diamond 10 line also kept the long-term reputation of Diamond. Externally the new series began to look more solid. We will discuss Diamond 10.7 in our test. Four...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Diamond 155

In the junior floor model line Diamond 100 uses the familiar 2.5-way circuit is less expensive to manufacture. As used herein acoustic design bass reflex, and the port is located on the lower wall and communicate with the outside through a gap between the base plate and the housing. For the manufacture...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Diamond 157

The famous series of Diamond is presented by the newest floor model with the index of 157. On the front panel of these three-way systems there are in fours branded drivers, covered with a sectional grill. Two low-frequency heads work for back bass-reflex with a slot-type socket, which reduces side-tones...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Diamond 8.3

Diamond Wharfedale line traces its history back to 1981 and has undergone significant changes for more than 30 years. Diamond 8.3 (junior floor speaker system in the line) is equipped with two speakers. The details of tweeter are: silk dome, neodymium magnetic system; ferrofluid does not allow the head...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Diamond 9.4

Diamond 9.4 is two-way speaker systems with 25mm cloth tweeter and single 165mm mid-bass. For finish Wharfedale used the material, which by touch reminds rough ground aluminum. The sidewalls of the body are curvilineal and bass-reflex is implemented in the form of two pipes, which are on the front panel...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Diamond 9.5

Model with index 9.5 immediately follows the top model 9.6 is the main deputy "flagship". This three-way speaker system made in the body with a beautifully curved sidewalls and high-quality vinyl trim. Lack of parallel walls can successfully deal with standing waves. The body is made of MDF, but finding...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Diamond 9.6

The latest models from a reputable UK manufacturer differ by a truly outstanding cost/quality ratio and Wharfedale Diamond 9.6, apparently, wasn't an exception - many technical decisions were combined in it, passing earlier this price category. The main of these is the use of mid-frequency speaker with...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Emerald 95 Mk4

Classic shape and design of acoustic line Emerald oldest British company Wharfedale exists as if out of time. Meanwhile underlined bend on the front panel speaker system adds personality and completes succinctly and without a presentable appearance. This is perhaps the most elegant in terms of finishing...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Evo 30 Signature

Release of "signature" Evolution Series Wharfedale company decided to stir interest in its already popular line. Externally Evo 30 Signature hardly differ from the original model - the only notable innovation here was the finishing enclosure "walnut". Systems designed for 2,5-band system where the lower...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Evo 50 Signature

The invention relates to premiumnyh lineup Evo Signature, as well as being its flagship. Speakers made by a three-way circuit with front bass reflex. Foundation systems are proprietary drivers, many design elements which are borrowed from a top series Opus. Pair 170-millimeter woofers equipped with wicker...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Evo2-30

Strangely enough, it is a fact - the study of acoustics, we started with ... reading the instructions! The first case in our practice, when a manufacturer other than warnings and features a complete electrical circuit leads on all models and even electromechanical parameters used for the heads. Even...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale EVO2-40

Series "EVO2" is improved heir EVO. Adopting some of the technology and materials from top class speakers, it remained almost the same affordable price as its predecessor. The most powerful floorstanding speakers this series is considered the model we EVO2-40. Beautiful polished wood veneer finish pleasing...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Jade 5

Jade 5 is a three-band construction with innovative acoustic loading, which the English engineers call aperiodic membrane. Dynamical heads were specially designed for these systems. This is a pair of 165 mm woofers with diffusers, woven from Acufibre, combining high rigidity with the ability to effectively...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Jade 7

Jade for Wharfedale more than just another series of speakers, but the result of long and hard work, its release could well be a significant event in the life of the company. Designed a line of Peter Cameau, director of acoustic research. Under his leadership, was created fundamentally new material Acufiber...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Opus 2-1

During his long 75-year history, dating back to the origins of Hi-Fi, Wharfedale brand has become firmly associated with quality budget speakers like famous bookshelf speaker Diamond 9.1. Less known is the fact that in addition to Diamond firm has slightly more expensive model lines, including attention...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Pacific Evo-20

"Twenty" - a very beautiful pair of two-way series Pacific Evolution (Evo-10, Evo-40). Reliable and versatile silk tech Kevlar; polished natural rosewood veneer, just a member of the rack slots, support powerful spike - soundly, solidly rich ... very serious attention is paid to the body: tapering to...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Pacific Evo-40

Pacific Modified series called Evolution or abbreviated - EVO. In the new system configuration has changed frequency bands - one of a pair of Kevlar « cone bass emits only (up to 150 Hz). Attached "corner" on top of the tweeter is made on a compact neodymium magnet. Now tweeter is firmly fixed and does...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Valdus 400

Wharfedale Valdus 400 is a three-way speaker system of bass-reflex type. The bass-reflex port adorns the faceplate. The speaker systems are impressively designed, perhaps even catchy, but in taste and without cheapness. In addition, plastic contours of the front panel look acoustically appropriate. The...
Floor standing speakers Wharfedale Vardus VR-400

Wharfedale Vardus VR-400 is 2.5-way floor closed back speakers with passive radiator. Its body has a complex hexagonal cross-section which can be described as a trapezoid, diverging to the front with cut edges. This not only gave the speaker systems an original and romantic look but also has become a...
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-1000M

The Yamaha NS-1000 is produced in two versions, domestic and professional, the former in ebony with dark brown front grille, the latter (NS-1000M) slightly less expensively in plain black with a perforated protective metal cover over the low frequency unit; both are supplied in left/right matched pairs....
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-50F

Design. Three drivers: 1.18 inch (30 mm) tweeter with textile dome and two identical 6.3 inch (160-mm) mid/bass heads work with two frequency bands NS-50F. The firm does not give the information about the dynamics (the material of diffusers and other specific features of their construction). The attempt...
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-515F

Experienced audiophiles know studio monitors of famous brands well... Yamaha NS-515F - an innovation in the lineup, positioned by the company as a front theatrical pair. The design is laudable in all respects. Light translucent membranes of the heads are made of polymer PMD (Polymer Injected Mica Diaphragm)....
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-555

Yamaha NS-555 commands respect in its weight (20kg) and gorgeous multi-layered piano lacquer finish. The bodies create the impression of exceptional damping and seem to be cast from concrete. Apparently, such approach to design is one of key moments of concept "Natural Sound", which Japanese developers...
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-6HX

Among the extensive range of products speakers index HX occupy top positions in the class home systems. This model differs from the more powerful NS-8HX only in the absence of the second woofer. Rectangular housing of 25 mm MDF trimmed Canadian maple veneer and polished quality. Highlights the combined...
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-777

Black, lacquered, with slightly convex side panels Yamaha NS-777 has record sizes. The walls of the speaker systems are made of 12-mm MDF plates. Horizontal struts increase the rigidity of construction. There is a minimum of absorber inside. Translucent membranes of both woofers and midrange are made...
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-9502

Featured speakers NS-9502 - a logical continuation of the popular NS-series - are among budget models and top-end series Soavo. Despite a decent size and weight (one weighs 24 kg), not feeling too massiveness. Mainly because of the rounded side panels and graceful legs, feet. However, the overall...
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-9900

Production of speakers, according to many, is not the main activity of the Japanese corporation. Meanwhile, the world-famous studio monitors NS-10M used by thousands of engineers around the world for decades. Abbreviation NS in the model name stands for Natural Sound. Strictly speaking, all home phonics...
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-F101

Massive housing Yamaha speakers are made of plastic and painted silver. When creating speakers engineers used three-way circuit configured in a gated enclosure, where a high-frequency region corresponds to a 19mm speaker, and the middle and lower ranges of "service" 4 drivers 100 mm diameter, two for...
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-F140

Yamaha NS-F140 speaker systems look much heavier than their own weight (less than 10 kg) and more serious than their low price. Directly a 16-cm MF/LF speaker with a conical diffuser and a dome tweeter (3 cm) play sound. On the back part of the body there is a bass-reflex port, but, it is not very deep...
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-F160

The appearance of Yamaha NS-F160 cannot be accused of being too utilitarian. Sidewalls have smooth edges and laminated films, expertly imitating the veneer of natural wood. Protective grills are removable, carefully faceted. In short, at first glance, nothing hints at the low-cost status of the model....
Floor standing speakers Yamaha NS-F700

A 16-cm woofer and 13-cm midbass with the branded A-PMD diffusers are used in NS-F700 speaker system. This composite material of white color, consisting of polymer with the addition of mica, has high rigidity at a mass, which is considerably lesser than widely used polypropylene. Ground mica effectively...