Bookshelf speakers reviews

AAD C-44 Bookshelf speakers

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

Acoustic Energy 301 monitors are quite compact, but the thickness of walls at the same time is 18 mm. Like most of speaker systems of such price category they are made by two-way scheme. The branded 110-mm woofer has a lightweight diffuser, made of anodized aluminum. Such head is installed in the famous...
Acoustic Energy AE1 Active Bookshelf speakers

In search of the right vector of development in the dynamic world of Hi-Fi the developers of Acoustic Energy went quite a logical way. The modern sound sources has the ability to adjust volume and do not require a preamplifier. In this situation the most convenient solution is active loudspeakers. As...
Acoustic Energy AE100 Bookshelf speakers

The engineers of Acoustic Energy decided to release an absolutely new model range of loudspeakers under the same names for the company's 30th anniversary, having significantly changed their design. And I had the opportunity to test one of these speaker systems - AE100, the previous version of which was...
Acoustic Energy AE100i Bookshelf speakers

The British company, famous for its excellent quality of drivers with aluminum diffusers, is distinguished by non-trivial care of loading of products of almost the entire price range. Powerful body and "double-barreled" bass-reflex with ports on the faceplate in Acoustic Energy AE100i very remind the...
Acoustic Energy AE2 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

The first model of the series, which was the product of the evolution of the Aegis line, outwardly resembles the original. However, the upper part of the EVO ONE spectrum is illuminated by new tweeters (VIFA), crossover filters have undergone a corresponding correction. There are three vinyl finishes...
Acoustic Energy Aegis Neo One Bookshelf speakers

Aegis series of Acoustic Energy is designed in a minimalistic English style. Classical black color drivers and warm wood grain finish will gently join in the typical interior. The body is made of 15-mm MDF and carefully fastened with internal struts. The edges of the front wall are rounded in order to...
Acoustic Energy Aelite 2 Bookshelf speakers

Aelite series of Acoustic Energy presents the speaker systems of premium class, yielding by the characteristics only to reference systems. Aelite 2 is recommended to be installed on the rack. Side walls made of 15-mm MDF bent to back panel. Natural wood veneer looks great. In the center of the front...
Acoustic Energy Aesprit 300 C Bookshelf speakers

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

At first glance British Linear One are distinguished among other models only by the finish. This pair looks fashionable thanks to the black lacquer coating of the case and silver enamel on the front panel. However, the artful curvature was given to the "facade" not only for the sake of beauty. The shape...
Acoustic Energy Radiance 1 Bookshelf speakers

Compact Radiance 1 are the only shelf monitors in the series. The bodies with angled side walls are made of 15-mm MDF plates and are reinforced by horizontal ties inside. As befits products of such high level, dynamical heads, used in Acoustic Energy Radiance 1, are of exceptional quality. Woofer has...
Acoustic Research AR-303 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

Altec lansing's Model 115 is a two-way acoustic-suspension bookshelf speaker. Seventeen inches high and weighing only 18 pounds, it is attractively finished on all surfaces in an oak woodgrain vinyl veneer, with almost all of the front panel normally covered by the snap-on black grille. It is identical...
ASW Cantius 204 Bookshelf speakers

ASW Cantius 204 fully corresponds its status of premium loudspeakers. The base is a pair of high-class drivers, enclosed into hard box with a pair of bass-reflex's ports. The tweeter is slightly bigger than usual - the dome made of impregnated silk has the diameter of 30 mm, which does not prevent driver...
ASW Cantius 212 Bookshelf speakers

The ASW Cantius 212 loudspeakers represent already the fifth generation of the popular series. Their design is extremely strict and laconic in German way - there is nothing superfluous in the appearance. The model has a two-way design with a bass reflex, a small port of which is placed on the back wall...
ASW Genius 100 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

Athena Technologies AS-B1 is the system from Audition series. The speaker systems look strict and elegant; there is nothing superfluous in details, not relating directly to sound - main funds were invested in drivers. There is magnetic shielding. Depth and activity of low frequencies in AS-B1 inspire...
Audio Physic Classic Compact Bookshelf speakers

A miniature Audio Physic Classic Compact refers to the entry-level series, combining loudspeakers for various purposes. The monitors are assembled in durable cases with three-layered walls (this principle is widely used in other devices of the manufacturer too), effectively dampening harmful vibrations....
Audio Pro Black Pearl v.2 Bookshelf speakers

Formally, the "version 2" loudspeakers from Audio Pro belong to the Image series. But the main difference between the model is not in the finish and not even in the name, but in the drivers. The Black Pearl has a fundamentally different tweeter. Due to the use of a neodymium magnet and a two-chamber...
Audio Pro Focus SA-4 Bookshelf speakers

The peculiarity of the layout of drivers and bass-reflex port on the facade of Audio Pro Focus SA-4 serves to improve the harmonization of radiations in different frequency areas. The body made of 18-mm MDF is tightened by a partition and rib stiffeners. In filter there are coils with air core and 250V...
Audio Pro Wigo Wi 130 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

The Danish Audiovector at once produces five variants of Si1 model. They differ by dynamical heads, crossover design and a number of body's elements and the manufactures give the opportunity to gradually upgrade the minor versions to top. The tandem of woofer with webbed (carbon/fiberglass) diffuser...
B&W 685 Bookshelf speakers

A 16.5-cm midwoofer with a Kevlar diffuser and a cast basket work in a neat small-sized case. Due to the use of a proprietary Flowport bass-reflex, it was possible to reduce turbulent side-tones. The kit also has an original plug that allows you to completely or partially plug out the bass-reflex port....
B&W 686 Bookshelf speakers

The model 686 is the junior shelf speaker system in the series, but even it, despite of the size, is quite heavy (4,9 kg). 686th model is two-way and made in bass-reflex typed body. The bass reflex port is placed on the back wall. The branded technology of "golf ball surface" allows reducing turbulence...
B&W 705 Bookshelf speakers

The 705 is the pilot speaker in B&W's new lineup, designed to condense the relatively sparsely populated area of "affordable High End". This is a very characteristic feature of the brand's marketing policy... The 705 series will occupy the area between the budget range DM600 S3 and the Nautilus 800 series....
B&W CDM2 Bookshelf speakers

B&W CDM2 is a two-way speaker system; bass-reflex port is on the back wall. Low-frequency head with Kevlar conic diffuser has a diffuser with the diameter of 165 mm, rigid dome of the tweeter is of 25 mm. The recommendable power range of an amplifier is 30-120W. Bi-wiring is provided. CDM2 is equipped...
B&W CM1 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

There is lots of unusual in B&W DM303 speaker system. Faceplate is entirely cast of non-resonant polypropylene. The tweeter with metallic dome is "loaded" on "acoustic tube" - such solution was firstly applied in top systems - B&W Nautilus. The diffuser of LF/MF driver, despite of a decent 175-mm caliber,...
B&W DM600 S3 Bookshelf speakers

DM600 S3 is the most compact speaker system in the 600th series of B&W. Tweeter's design is the analogue of "Nautilus" - the design of HF-drivers. Woofer's diffuser is a proprietary Kevlar "plaiting". Plugs for bass-reflexes' ports are included - for serious audiophiles. Also there is a bracket for integral...
B&W DM601 S3 Bookshelf speakers

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

Generally speaking, speaker systems with the sizes like in B&W DM602 can't be exactly called shelf and not only because nobody will come to mind to put them on bookshelf for fear that shelf will fall down, but firstly because often it is not easy to distinguish their sound from sound of floor speaker...
B&W SCMS Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

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

The CR65 is one of the older models in the recently upgraded Compact Reference series. The characteristic technocratic appearance of the system reflects a combination of modern design aesthetics and high manufacturability. The light plastic design of the speakers is well thought out: the front and rear...
Boston Acoustics CR67 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

CR75 presents Compact Reference series, which recently included only compact monitors. A distinct feature of CR systems is the usage of special plastic, which the frontal and back panels and couplings between them, increasing the construction's rigidity, are made of. Side walls are made of MDF. The branded...
Boston Acoustics CR8 Bookshelf speakers

The main problem, which the developers of Compact Reference series wanted to solve, is to maximally combine the "natural" advantages of small sized loudspeakers with good bass. Heavy, with hard body and metallic protective-decorative grill and at the same time elegant CR-8 of the American Boston Acoustics...
Boston Acoustics CR85 Bookshelf speakers

Reinforced with stiffeners, the rear and front panels of the speakers are made of special plastic. The heads are magnetically shielded. The tweeter with Kortec's signature textile membrane is equipped with a heatsink for heat dissipation. Wall mounting provided. The sound of the CR85 is perceived...
Boston Acoustics CR9 Bookshelf speakers

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

The bodies of M25 speaker systems are made by Lo-Q principle, the key point of which is minimum box side-tones. Not only smooth contours are conducive to this, but also massive side laps, damping resonances. Acoustic loading of the systems is bass-reflex with a special low noise profile of air port....
Boston Acoustics RS 260 Bookshelf speakers

RS 260 - the representative of the newest Reflection series is literally full of advanced technical solutions. For example, Super Linear Plane (SLP) technology, which allows by diaphragms to significantly reduce diffraction, is used in construction of the body. Drivers are not less interesting. An inch...
Boston Acoustics VR-M50 Bookshelf speakers

The American company refers speaker system with VR-M index to the Reference category. The appearance of Boston Acoustics VR-M50 is intriguing: their height is only two centimeters higher than depth; drivers are located very compactly on the faceplate. On the top there is a glossy panel, looking very...
Boston Acoustics VRB Bookshelf speakers

VRB model refers to VR Reference series, approaching very close to top VR-M Reference series. The outlook is quite strict. 180-mm MF/LF-driver with polymer diffuser has an increased speed due to the use of DCD (deep channel design) technology. The driver is exactly in the center on the front panel, and...
Cabasse Samoa MT420R Bookshelf speakers

Samoa is a shelf speaker system of the series MT420R, which also contains three floor speaker systems, center, rear pair and the sub. Proportions of the body, covered with vinyl film, are traditional. Fabric protective-decorative grills, the color of which is available in two variants (black and light),...
Cambridge Soundworks Model Six Bookshelf speakers

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

Canton Chrono 503.2 speaker systems can be referred to medium-sized monitors, designed for work in small rooms. They have two-way construction with bass-reflex, air port of which is placed to the back wall. Traditionally the systems are assembled on own-engineered drivers, which a number of the patented...
Canton Chrono SL 520 Bookshelf speakers

Made in Germany - this inscription on the back side already talks about various things. The development and production of Canton loudspeakers are carried out in Germany with pedantic quality control at every stage of the assembly. Chrono series is made in traditional rectangular cases, lacquered in black...
Canton Chrono SL 530 Bookshelf speakers

Canton Chrono SL 530 shelf speakers stand out by a strict lacquered body with a minimum of frills - everything is strictly and in German clearly. The company has traditionally used drivers with metal membranes - in a 180-mm woofer it is made of aluminum alloy, and the inch dome of the tweeter is made...
Canton Ergo 202 Bookshelf speakers

Against the competitors Canton Ergo 202 stand out by manufacturing quality. Cases with rounded corners are made of wood. Protective grill is metal, the front panel is covered with black velvet. Monitors look as impressive and respectable as the much more expensive systems in the Ergo series. A tweeter...
Canton Ergo 602 Bookshelf speakers

Build quality of Canton Ergo 602 speaker systems is brilliant. Bass-reflex body (the port is in the back), finished with wood, differs by the rounded faceplate with velvet surface. Dustproof grill is metallic. On the back panel there is a pair of gilt isolated terminals. The scheme is two-way, with crossover...
Canton Ergo 620 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

Canton Fonum 301 DC is a two-way bass-reflex speaker. Its overall dimensions are 235x360x220 mm. A removable metal decorative grille, which gives additional solidity to the appearance, hides the bass-reflex port and two speakers: a woofer with a diameter of 20 cm and a tweeter with a dome diameter of...
Canton Fonum 330 Bookshelf speakers

The bass reflex port in the Fonum 330 speaker system is traditionally located on the front panel for the company's products. The diameter of the woofer is 180 mm, the diameter of the dome tweeter is 25 mm. Rated electric power - 60 W, musical power can reach 100 W. According to the description, the sensitivity...
Canton Fonum 401 Bookshelf speakers

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

The German GLE 401 loudspeakers have very large 160-mm mid-woofers, designed for a long stroke (aluminum diffusers, rubber suspension), and tweeters with a classic soft fabric dome with a diameter of 25 mm. The bands are divided by a filter configured at 3200 Hz. But the idea mostly surprises with its...
Canton GLE 430 Bookshelf speakers

The respected German manufacturer of speaker systems introduced a budget GLE line in the market several years ago. Despite of the budget price, the work on the series was very serious, with the involvement of modern developments. A lot of attention was paid to appearance too. On one hand, a firm metallic...
Canton GLE 430.2 Bookshelf speakers

Canton GLE 430.2 has a two-way design with a rear port layout and is assembled on drivers of its own manufacture. The diffuser of the 180-mm woofer is made of aluminum alloy, and the inch tweeter has a fabric dome impregnated with anti-resonance composition. To reduce vibration, drivers are mounted on...
Canton GLE 436 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

The Canton Plus D is a 2-way bass reflex speaker system with a bass reflex output on the front panel. The cone diameter of the woofer is 160 mm, the dome of the tweeter has a diameter of 25 mm, dimensions are 180x275x180 mm. The design and appearance of the speakers allow for a variety of options for...
Canton Plus S Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

Near other speaker systems these systems just get lost - so small they are. But, despite of this, Compact Satellite by firmness will show fight even medieval fortress: all walls are made of 15-mm MDF panels. Castle Compact Satellite are finished also without discounts on sizes: all surfaces are carefully...
Castle Isis Bookshelf speakers

Isis is one of the most compact models in the assortment of the British Castle Acoustics. Like most of the company's loudspeakers, Isis is designed for people with sensitive, well-mannered taste. Finish of the bodies with tinted veneer looks great and gives small speakers significance, suggesting to...
Castle Knight 1 Bookshelf speakers

Castle speaker systems have always inspired a special respect. You feel the English style, precision and chastity in both external design and the manner of music playing. And our youngest model from the budget line is not an exception. Having low price, Knight 1 is perfectly finished with high-quality...
Castle Knight 2 Bookshelf speakers

The British company Castle is considered to be the strongest player in the market of speaker systems. Knight 2 are classical two-way monitors of bass-reflex type with the port on the back panel. They are made in strict traditions of the company with the use of time proved technical solutions. So, an...
Castle Richmond 3 Bookshelf speakers

Castle shows the classical English design most brightly. This is well seen in strict design of the body, differing by picturesque protective grill. Its form is the direct consequence of traditional proprietary placement of the tweeter: asymmetrically under mid/lf-driver. The tweeter's dome is made of...
Castle Tay Bookshelf speakers

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

The body of Castle Warwick 3 loudspeaker is made of 18-mm MDF and is finished with natural veneer (9 variants); quality of the finish is as always brilliant. Diffuser of the LF/MF driver is a carbon fiber fabric; sound coil is wound with a lightweight aluminum wire, coated with a layer of copper. Located...
Celestion 12i Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

The F15 is one of two representatives of the British Celestion F series that have not yet been tested with us. The line contains a pair of shelf and floor models plus speakers of the center channel and an active subwoofer. Of the "excesses" of the F15 - the possibility of separate switching ranges. Good...
Celestion F18 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

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

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

In contrast to the previously tested Lynx, Delphinus is significantly larger and slightly heavier. The same branded 38-mm dome tweeter, which is able to work from 1500 Hz, is used in the loudspeaker. Its fabric dome is reinforced by the proprietary viscous compound, which reduces nonlinear distortions...
Chario Constellation Lynx Bookshelf speakers

The bodies of Lynx monitors are made of the thickest MDF plates and on each side are veneered with the natural wood panels. In addition to luxurious appearance, this solution allows achieving almost absolute inertness. Two-way construction is not less interesting from a technical point of view. So, an...
Chario Hyper 2000 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

The Italian Chario pays close attention to build quality. The bodies of Syntar 513 differ by increased rigidity, are finished with natural veneer and have bass-reflex acoustic design. And because the port is placed on the bottom wall, the systems are equipped with small legs for its effective work. Under...
Chario Syntar 516 Bookshelf speakers

Chario Syntar 516 monitors are noticeably larger than previously tested 513, but have similar general concept. The branded NRS design with the bottom port, for effective work of which there are small legs, is used in Syntar 516 too. A serious 160-mm woofer with polymer diffuser and 27-mm tweeter with...
DALI 202 Bookshelf speakers

The Danish two-way speaker system is the smallest sized in Blue series. Obviously, the developers of Dali 202 believed that small size is not good enough reason to limit rights of music lovers for rich bass. The results of measurements in low-frequency area at first caused slightly cautious attitude...
DALI Blue 2002 Bookshelf speakers

Dali 2002 is a shelf speaker from Blue series. Made in Denmark - good, culturally, without futuristic frills. Danish heads are reliable paper and silk. The body is massive and rigid. There is no shielding and separate connection - this is provided only in floor speaker systems of the series. Sound...
DALI Concept 1 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

Two-way system where silk dome and strip band are responsible for high-frequency range is an interesting decision. Apparently, the strip band helps dome tweeter only on ultra-high frequencies. Like in other speaker systems of the series Helicon the main MF/LF-speaker has the diffuser of dark red color,...
DALI Ikon 1 Bookshelf speakers

These Danish monitors are cheaper than the most of competitors and at the same time they are made not in China and have three-way configuration. For better playing of overtones HF-range is divided in DALI Ikon 1 into two parts: the traditional tweeter with 28-mm soft dome works from 2900 to 14000 Hz...
DALI Ikon 2 Mk2 Bookshelf speakers

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

Among the variety of speaker systems manufactured by the Dutch company Lektor 1 monitors are distinguished by modern appearance and eye-catching elements of decor. They are quite compact and designed for sounding small rooms or back channels in home theatre (in this case you can hang them on the wall,...
DALI Lektor 2 Bookshelf speakers

DALI Lektor 2 is a small speaker from the younger series. The depth of the case is small, the bass reflex ports are placed on the front panel, and on the back wall there is a bracket for fastening to the wall with a single screw. It is very convenient for those who do not have a place on the shelves...
DALI Mentor Menuet Bookshelf speakers

Here is the most intriguing novelty among mini-monitors - two-way Dali Mentor Menuet. All technical innovations of Mentor line are embodied in them, and this is immediately obvious. The woofer's diffuser is made of expensive long-fibred cellulose - the material with the best resonance characteristics....
DALI Oberon 1 Bookshelf speakers

The whole Oberon series is made according to the canons of modern Scandinavian design - simple colors, clear forms, a little playfulness and the rounded grills, adding a sense of retro. The bodies are made of dense MDF, reinforced with spacers inside. In the new line, it was decided to use the technology...
DALI Oberon 3 Bookshelf speakers

DALI Oberon 3 looks impressively and respectably. The oak finish of the bodies (assembled from MDF panels of increased density with an internal damper) is perfect - the decor realistically imitates not only the color and texture of real wood, but also does not seem artificial to the touch, because it...
DALI Royal Scepter Bookshelf speakers

Scepter is a line Royal Danish DALI. The whole "royal" army (shelf Menuet and Scepter, floorstanding speakers Tower and center speaker Vocal) is exceptionally high quality exterior finish. The body is made from MDF and carefully veneered valuable timber; applied to the surface of the last few layers...
DALI Spektor 2 Bookshelf speakers

Externally, DALI Spektor 2 does not give any reason to be suspicious of cheapness. Rounds of the sidewalls to the front panel mask the fact that the walls of the case are only decorated with simple vinyl film, but not made of solid wood. The front panel is completely made as if of leather. The tweeter...
Davis Acoustics CLINT Bookshelf speakers

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

Two-way speaker system with bass reflex output on the front panel. The diameter of the low-frequency driver with a conical diffuser is 190 mm, the soft dome of the tweeter has a diameter of 25 mm. Permissible peak power 150 W, nominal - 100 W. Speakers with dimensions of 280x550x330 mm have a decent...
Davis Acoustics Dufy Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

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

Here are a further evolution of Audience 40 - mini monitor speaker, which in 1999 became the "Loudspeaker of the year" from EISA. New system, like its predecessor, is equipped with 28-mm tweeter with a manually impregnated silk dome and improved 15-cm midwoofer with a diffuser, pressed from the special...
Dynaudio Audience 52 Bookshelf speakers

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

Confidence 1 Platinum can be considered to be a spectacular example of how technical feasibility dictates terms to the designers. The body is made in very unusual proportions: it is very narrow, high and deep. This is made to increase rigidity and resistance to vibrations at the increased volume level....
Dynaudio DM 2/6 Bookshelf speakers

Despite of the fact that DM series is considered to be of entry level in the company, saving on the base of elements is not seen. Small two-way monitors are built on the branded drivers, in the construction of which there is lots of interesting. A dome tweeter with a fabric membrane is impregnated with...
Dynaudio DM 2/7 Bookshelf speakers

DM series is entry-level series of very well-known Danish company "Dynaudio". The speaker system is designed in quite recognizable style of this company. The grey front panel is specially made thicker in order to damp effectively resonances of the body. The body itself is also carefully muted and well-designed...
Dynaudio Excite X12 Bookshelf speakers

"Danish sound" is considered to be one of the most authentic and musical, especially when such an authoritative company as Dynaudio attempts a task. However, despite the fact that Dynaudio loudspeakers are highly appreciated by specialists, it was difficult to recommend them for wide-scale home use,...
Dynaudio Excite X14 Bookshelf speakers

Small shelf speaker systems X14 refer to the updated Excite line, the older representatives of which we have already tested (X34, X36, X38). In comparison with analogs of the last generation these monitors have noticeably risen in the quality of finish (now all the body's facets are surfaced by natural...
Dynaudio Focus 110 Bookshelf speakers

While the development of compact Focus 110 the engineers of Dynaudio paid special attention to damping of the body. It has non-parallel side walls and thick faceplate. Both drivers are made by the proprietary "Esotec+" technology, which helps to minimize coloring and to improve pulse characteristics....
Dynaudio Focus 140 Bookshelf speakers

In Dynaudio Focus 140 speaker system the advanced Esotec+ drivers play sound - a fabric tweeter with very lightweight aluminum coil and 165-mm woofer with the diffuser made of MSP polymer and powerful magnetic system. The usage of 75-mm coil in the woofer, wound on the Kapton frame, provided this driver...
Dynaudio MC15 Bookshelf speakers

A few years ago, the line of the Danish company Dynaudio was enriched with a completely new product - high-end multimedia monitors. Although MC15 are positioned as home, in fact, they are clones of studio monitors BM5. Of course, there are differences: the multimedia version has a more "homemade" finish,...
Elac BS 123 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

Two-way speaker systems ELAC BS 253 are compact enough and designed for work in small rooms. The monitors are assembled on the branded dynamic heads, being designed specifically for the senior lines. The patented tape JET tweeter of the third generation is responsible for the playing of the upper range....
ELAC BS 53 Bookshelf speakers

For budget "50" series the German company has specially designed the particular drivers. In 175-mm mid-woofers the magnetic system is doubled and the diffusers are pressed not from traditional for ELAC metal composite but cellulose. A fabric dome of 25-mm tweeter is protected by metallic grill and the...
ELAC BS 62.2 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

The French Planet M speaker systems are considered to be more compact alternative to the bestseller - Planet L. The diameter of spherical body of Planet M is 150 mm (Planet L has 290 mm) and in terms of design the systems look like absolute twins. Elegant spheres, available in five different colors,...
Energy C-1 Bookshelf speakers

The slender C-1 is the smallest in the Canadian Energy Connoisseur line. Sound systems made in silver-steel colors look festive. New drivers are designed specifically for the series. The dome of the tweeter is protected by a sea-green plastic sleeve. The decorative lattice is fixed unconventionally -...
Energy C-200 Bookshelf speakers

The loudspeakers of the Canadian company Energy have earned a good reputation among music lovers. The company skillfully takes advantages, which are discovered by advanced technologies and new materials. An example is in front of you. First of all, we note the interesting drivers installed in C-200....
Energy RC-10 Bookshelf speakers

Energy RC-10 are the only shelf loudspeakers in the Reference Connoisseur series. An inch tweeter with aluminum membrane and special diffuser, and also 140mm mid-woofer with Kevlar diffuser are used in them. The branded elliptical suspension with transverse notches (Ribbed Elliptical surround technology)...
Energy Veritas V-5.1 Bookshelf speakers

The updated Veritas series is represented by shelf V-5.1, which is distinguished not only by its chic lacquer finish, but also by a number of innovations that we will get to know more closely. The main one is CSM - its essence is in a number of constructive solutions that make the nature of the radiation...
Energy Veritas V2.2i Bookshelf speakers

Mid-sized shelf speakers Energy V2.2i are not the simplest product. They use a three-way circuit with self-engineered dome MF- and HF-drivers. These are very interesting drivers with the thinnest aluminum membranes (one and two inches in diameter, respectively), combined into a module, covered with a...
Energy XL-150 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

One of the basic principles of designing acoustic systems - the utmost simplicity of crossover filters - is also implemented in the M12 shelf speaker. The signal entering the input terminals of the mid-low frequency driver is not filtered at all. Thus, the entire frequency response of the lower subrange...
Epos M12i Bookshelf speakers

M12i became a further development of the legendary Epos M12. In modern modification an updated tweeter is used with an inch aluminum dome, high-temperature sound coil and powerful ferrite magnetic system. Mid-bass is the branded 165-mm driver with polymer diffuser, in the center of which there is a phase-equalizing...
Epos M5 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chorus 807V are quite large speaker systems, built on dynamical heads of own design and production, with bass-reflex on the back wall. A pair of high-class drivers is used in them - a 7 inch woofer and 25-mm (1") tweeter with the inverted dome. Aluminum-magnesium alloy, allowing to reduce the movable...
Focal-JMLab Cobalt 806 Bookshelf speakers

The 806 is the smaller model of the updated Cobalt series, replacing the Cobalt 807, which represented the class of monitors in the previous version of the line. The rigid, perfectly muffled cabinet is lined with sheet aluminum. MDF side pads help to reduce the sound. Elegantly curved metal grille, in...
Focal-JMlab Electra 905 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

Grundig, a well-known German manufacturer of radios and other consumer electronic products, has recently entered the North American hi-fi market with the DX-1100, a compact and inexpensive two-way speaker system. It is distributed by Lextronix and sold by mail order through Willabee & Ward with a thirty-day...
Guru Audio QM10 Bookshelf speakers

Opening the package of these nontrivial speaker systems we found out a greeting inside: "Welcome To The World of Guru", in advance inclining you to a serious attitude to the content. In addition, reading the story of this young Swedish brand, which started with the release of studio monitors, we were...
Harbeth HL MK4 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

Several BBC-designed loudspeakers have been manufactured under license over the past couple of decades by a select handful of British loudspeaker firms. A condition of the license has been that every loudspeaker made will match within narrow tolerances the performance of a BBC-held prototype, so that...
Harbeth P3ESR Bookshelf speakers

In acoustic systems, a small metal tweeter with a ferromagnetic coolant operates, covered with a frequent cellular metal mesh. Bass and mids are sounded by a speaker, classical in size and profile, with a very steep cone opening, on the softest half-wave rubber suspension. The synthetic material of the...
HECO Aleva GT 202 Bookshelf speakers

HECO Aleva GT 202 monitors have two-way construction with the bass-reflex. A solid weight of speakers, indicating the quality of internal damping, immediately draws the attention. Strength bodies are made of massive MDF plates, strapped by the struts, and the thickness of the front panel is increased...
Heco Argon 30 Bookshelf speakers

The most important advantage of the Argon 30 is the excellent quality of the representation of the mid-low frequency region of the spectrum. Bass is like a medium sized floor standing speaker. The dynamics of both low and medium frequencies is one of the most luxurious in the test. The speaker system...
HECO Celan GT 302 Bookshelf speakers

In the newest Celan GT series, which includes the presented model, you can find several serious innovations. For example, this refers to an absolutely new tweeter called PFC-Dome. Its main feature is a 30-mm dome, made of the very lightweight synthetic fiber that allowed to expand the playing range to...
HECO Celan XT 301 Bookshelf speakers

HECO Celan XT 301, like all models of the series, are made in the bodies with non-parallel walls, which reduce internal resonances. Self-engineered drivers are 25-mm tweeter and 17 cm mid-woofer. The tweeter has a soft dome made of fabric with nano-coating, allowing to play frequencies up to 52 kHz....
Heco Elan 300 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

In Metas XT series the HECO engineers has implemented the experience gained in the development of more expensive systems of Celan series. Loudspeakers are equipped with 170-mm woofers with the diffusers made of paper with addition of natural wool fibers. They also have a cast aluminum basket, suspension...
HECO Music Colors 100 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

Highland Audio is not already well-known to wide range of music lovers, but this system definitely has the potential. And we have ascertained in it by testing floor standing loudspeakers ORAN 4305. 4301 monitors, despite of extremely compact sizes and small price, are made with a luxurious quality. The...
Infinity BETA 20 Bookshelf speakers

The front panel is covered with a removable metal grill, and the bass-reflex port is brought out to the back. The solid-diameter port has a rounded exit (the engineers obviously tried to minimize the whistle that occurs when playing low bass). But there is also a fundamental difference from competitors:...
Infinity Classia C205 Bookshelf speakers

Classia series borrowed the design from more expensive and extravagant Cascade series. However, traditional drivers are used now instead of special flat ones. The depth of body has been also increased. Side walls are located at a small angle to each other. Top cover is made of bent glued board and...
Infinity Kappa 200 Bookshelf speakers

Even against the background of not "poor" rivals the "200th" Kappa looks luxurious, even though its price is below the average for the test value. The quality of the heavy acoustic design made of MDF is above all praise: the thickness of the front panel inclined exactly by 5 degrees (for phase coordination...
Infinity Kappa 60 Bookshelf speakers

The small dimensions of the Infinity Kappa 60 from the very beginning do not mislead about the seriousness of the developers' intentions to achieve full-fledged sound. And the reason for this is not only the significant cost of the system, but also the completely "non-shelf" weight of the acoustic systems....
Infinity Primus 150 Bookshelf speakers

Infinity brand has always been associated with prestigious speaker system, rich with the most advanced technologies. It's hard to answer high image, when the budget is extremely limited, however, the engineers of Infinity Systems seem to succeed in it. Primus series consists of three shelf models. We...
Infinity Primus 200 Bookshelf speakers

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

The Infinity Reference 11i is a two-way bass reflex speaker system (the bass reflex port is located on the back of the speaker). Strict design without "architectural frills" sets you up for an attentive attitude to the essence - to the sound. A detailed acquaintance with the system, especially with the...
Infinity SM 105 Bookshelf speakers

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

Infinity SM 65 is two-way speaker system of bass-reflex type with port on the back wall. Sizes are 200x331x188 mm. Polypropylene cone of the woofer has the diameter of 160 mm, a dome polymer tweeter - 20 mm. Typical for Infinity serious attitude to the appearance affected SM 65 in full too. Woofer is...
Infinity SM85 Bookshelf speakers

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

The Jamo 307 has a bass reflex port on the rear panel. The diameter of the soft dome of the tweeter is 25 mm, the diameter of the conical woofer is 127 mm. The design of the front panel deserves attention, pleasing to the eye with smooth contours that increase rigidity. This is a reliable shield against...
Jamo 360 S35 Bookshelf speakers

Jamo 360 S35 are offered by the manufacturer as stereo pair and as part of multi-channel 5.0 complex, where the appropriate by style central channel is added to four satellites. The design of miniature loudspeakers brings back thoughts about something cosmic, but such associations arise particularly...
Jamo 407a Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

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

E825 belongs to E8 series of the Danish Jamo. A 25-mm tweeter with a soft dome is located under the 140-mm MF/LF-driver. Instead of dustproof cap there is a stationary metal plug in the woofer (Centre-Plug technology). It allows avoiding spurious air waves, usually arising under the cap during its movement,...
Jamo S602 Bookshelf speakers

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

There are no frills in the design of JBL ATX-20 speaker system - everything is rational. An adequate tweeter is with a small membrane and ferrite magnet. A serious woofer with the diffuser, coated by polymer film, promises not to violate all-honored branded LF-traditions. A lightweight body is made of...
JBL Balboa 10 Bookshelf speakers

Like Infinity Systems the legendary JBL is also included into the international Harman Corporation. Maybe, this is the reason why systems of Balboa series look very similar to Infinity Primus? I urge you to wait with conclusions. Indeed, Balboa 10 (by the way, not the famous movie hero Rocky Balboa gave...
JBL ES20 Bookshelf speakers

JBL believes that the era of high-resolution sound has begun and this means the need in speakers, being able to reproduce it. ES series is speaker systems of middle-level Hi-Fi class. And this series can solve the challenge, for which all speakers of this series are equipped with dual tweeter, which...
JBL HP82B Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The XTi 20 is installed on non-removable legs. At the same time, we found spikes in the kit ... The panels of our copy are covered with matte plastic, there are options for wood-like exterior finishes. Well proven drivers. The rigidity of the MDF walls is quite sufficient, plus the asymmetrical shape...
JPW 202 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coda firstly appeared in the 70s. It was assigned to a small shelf speaker system, designed to provide good Hi-Fi sound in small rooms for reasonable money. However, the prototype of today Coda is still a budget series, published in 1994, which had a distinctive design with ""unified" placement of emitters...
KEF Cresta 1 Bookshelf speakers

The body of KEF Cresta 1 is lighter than the older model; however, its design effectively contributes to the reduction of parasitic sounds. The loudspeakers have very similar LF/MF drivers - the woofer of Cresta 1 is slightly smaller. Passport value of peak power is 70W, Cresta 2 has 100W of rated power....
KEF Cresta 10 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the models of RDM series are built on the base of the branded coaxial Uni-Q drivers. Having an optimized scheme of crossovers the coaxial design guarantees minimal phase distortions of the signal. KEF RDM One has the design of closed type. Luxury lacquer finish of side cover plates explicitly assumes...
KEF Reference 101 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

The bodies of KEF XQ1 look like kegs. All the panels, except the front and rear, are convex. The front panel is milled from aluminum and has the bass-reflex port of complex form. Super tweeter with 19-mm titanium dome stands in the separate chromed body. Similar to it shining "bullets" from the bottom...
KEF XQ20 Bookshelf speakers

Not long ago totally updated XQ series holds a position close to the top din the assortment of KEF, being not too behind from the exemplary in all senses Reference series. Despite of the lack of super tweeter, previously located on the upper plane of the body, the upper border of the reproduced frequency...
Kenwood LS-130F Bookshelf speakers

Kenwood LS-130F is a bass-reflex (port on the rear panel) two-way speaker system with dimensions of 210x394x250 mm. The diameter of the cone woofer is 160 mm, the dome tweeter is 20 mm. The appearance of the loudspeaker does not cause any vivid impressions, but the restraint in the design in this case...
KLH Premier 81 Bookshelf speakers

In the 1960's, KLH was one of the best-known names in the high-fidelity world. KLH loudspeakers earned a reputation for exceptional sound at affordable prices, and the name was I also associated with the first high-fidelity portables and the first home tape recorder (open-reel) with Dolby B noise reduction. Since...
KLH Pro 21 Bookshelf speakers

The two-way KLH Pro 21 has a bass reflex port located on the rear panel. The diameter of the low-frequency driver with a polypropylene cone is 163 mm, the diameter of the dome of the tweeter is 22 mm. The recommended power range of the amplifier is 5-120 W, there is a magnetic protection. Dimensions:...
KLH PRO 51 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

Casting an eye on the box of Klipsch RB-75 I thought that small "floor" speaker systems were mistakenly sent for us. Very impressive sizes coupled with high sensitivity, traditional for acoustics of the company, promise extraordinary bass power. In general, it is pleasant to see that still there are...
Kudos Cardea C10 Bookshelf speakers

Small 12-liter shelf speakers are made in a classic style: rectangular cabinets, a circuit with the lowest possible (for these speakers) crossover filters, high-level speakers themselves. The SEAS Excel "Crescendo" T29CF002 soft dome made of SONOMEX material with a sustained constant thickness and weight...
Linn Katan Bookshelf speakers

The technics of the Scottish company "Linn" reminds more a private club, the access to which is available only for the elite. The developers design all the components in such a way that they will be best combined with each other and they do not care about compatibility with an equipment of other brands....
Magnat Altea 3 Bookshelf speakers

For more than forty years (Magnat was founded in 1973) this German manufacturer of home and car audio has made the way from a small company, created by the group of enthusiasts, to one of the largest European brands, whose products are represented in more than fifty countries around the world and are...
Magnat Quantum 1003 Bookshelf speakers

Quantum 1003 is the representative of flagship series, which has brought together all the achievements of Magnat for the recent years. The branded drivers are installed in the carefully muted bodies with back bass-reflex port. LF-drivers have a 160-mm diffuser, made by the Controlled Flexing Cone technology,...
Magnat Quantum 502 Bookshelf speakers

Magnat Quantum 502 are small but very serious loudspeakers. The German novelty has several distinguishing features. The bass-reflex port is placed to the back and is now made in fashionable design - in the form of a horn. Fmax tweeter due to fabric-polymer dome and ultra lightweight sound coil plays...
Magnat Quantum 503 Bookshelf speakers

In the arsenal of Magnat Company you can find series for home cinema of various level and design, and audio monitors, and sets of built-in speaker systems, and also a wide set of car speaker systems. Quantum 503 is the most advanced shelf speaker system from 500th series (in comparison with models Quantum...
Magnat Quantum 553 Bookshelf speakers

The German monitors stand out from the competitors by dimensions and big weight. The bodies are of trapezoidal cross-section - with non-parallel side walls, so internal reflections are minimized. The set of drivers is quite traditional for Magnat - 25-mm tweeter with the dome made of artificial silk...
Magnat Quantum 653 Bookshelf speakers

Magnat Quantum 653 are two-way speaker systems with traditional bass-reflex acoustic design. The port is on the back wall. The medium sized bodies are carefully damped. To minimize standing waves the side walls are rounded, the thickness of lacquered front panel made of MDF is 25 mm. Complex construction...
Magnat Quantum 673 Bookshelf speakers

The shelf model Quantum 670 can claim the status of universal and suitable for any sound system. The tandem of newest drivers specially developed for this line became the base of construction. The tweeter is the second generation of HRN (Harmonic Radiation Horn) tweeter. A 30-mm tweeter is equipped with...
Magnat Quantum 703 Bookshelf speakers

A shelf model Quantum 703 belongs to the top series, so it is logical to expect the corresponding sound from it too. The latest technical solutions and selected components are used here, as befits extra-class acoustics. Drivers are firstly worth noting. This is an excellent soft dome tweeter with an...
Magnat Quantum 753 Bookshelf speakers

A considerable weight (more than 9 kg/20 lb.) of Magnat Quantum 753 is conditioned by the desire to damp maximally the bodies. Lower part is a powerful 3 cm (1.2") plate and the thickness of two-layered front panel reaches 40 mm (1.6"). To increase the feedback in LF-range there is the branded Airflex...
Magnat Quantum 803 Bookshelf speakers

These monitors are the advanced construction, literally stuffed with proprietary know-how. The bodies cause the feeling of the real monolith (the mass of each loudspeaker is 10 kg) and a gorgeous glossy finish only underlines the high quality of workmanship. Magnat Quantum 803 are two-way systems with...
Magnat Quantum Edelstein Bookshelf speakers

Edelstein in German means "precious stone". However, the developers insert not only rich styling and highly artistic design in this concept. Like a real jewel these miniature speaker systems combines simplicity, elegancy, dignity and nobility. The model's design is quite traditional at a first glance,...
Magnat Vector 203 Bookshelf speakers

Magnat Vector 203 have large bodies made of thick MDF panels, tied up with internal partition and finished with qualitative vinyl film. Due to the increased volume it became possible to equip the system with a woofer of a decent caliber (170 mm), which is loaded with bass-reflex Airflex port. The driver...
Magnat Vintage 105 Bookshelf speakers

Shelf speaker systems of the initial Vintage series immediately make a favorable impression. The body is made of 18-mm MDF. The branded drivers are: tweeters with ferro-cooling, diffuser of LF/MF driver is made of anodized aluminum. The possibility of cantilevered erection is provided. Not much bass...
MB Quart 220 Bookshelf speakers

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

MB Quart QL502S is a two-way speaker system with bass-reflex, the port of which is placed on the faceplate. The diameter of low-frequency head with a cone diffuser is 210 mm; dome of tweeter has the diameter of 25 mm. Nominal electric power is 80 W, allowable peak - 130 W. The appearance of the speaker...
Meridian DSP3100 Bookshelf speakers

Meridian DSP3100 are shelf speaker systems made of MDF with rich lacquer finish. Under strict protective film there are a 25-mm tweeter and 120-mm MF/LF driver with the diffuser made of carbon fiber. Each band has one DAC (24 bits/192 kHz) and amplifier with the power of 75 W. Digital crossover is set...
Mirage M-290is Bookshelf speakers

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

Mirage M190is is a two-way shelf speaker system of bass-reflex type from Canada. Like in all "Mirages" of 90th series its design differs by the strictness of forms, firmness of "techno style". The sizes are 184x372x250 mm, the weight is 6.3 kg. The diameter of titan dome of the tweeter is 2.54 cm; polypropylene...
Mirage OMD-5 Bookshelf speakers

Mirage OMD-5 are small, luxuriously finished in black piano lacquer speaker systems and differ by horseshoe-shaped cross section and top edge, beveled toward the front panel. Midbass unit (the diffuser with the diameter of 135 mm is made of polymer with addition of titanium particles) with new patented...
Mirage Omni 150 Bookshelf speakers

Omnipolar (omnidirectional) speaker system has already become a hallmark of this Canadian company. There are many systems in the Mirage production program, which are made by this system - from products of High End class to built-in models and satellites for home cinema. Speaker system OMNI 150 refers...
Mirage OMNI 50 Bookshelf speakers

OMNI series is a decisive step of Mirage on implementing the "omnipolar" technology in the system of moderate price layers. In OMNI 50 LF/MF-driver is directed up and its radiation is dissipated by convex lens; installed in the upper part of the lens the tweeter also radiates up and its sound is dissipated...
Mirage OMNI 60B-1 Bookshelf speakers

The construction of Mirage OMNI 60B-1 loudspeaker is made by the Omnipolar technology. A 25-mm tweeter with titanium-hybrid dome "hangs" on the holder over a 165-mm MF/LF-driver with the diffuser made of polypropylene with the addition of titanium. Over the tweeter there is a spherical reflector for...
Mission 707 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

Mission 751f is a two-way speaker system with the bass reflex port on the back panel. Soft dome of the tweeter has the diameter of 25 mm; the diameter of MF/LF-head with the conical diffuser, made of modern polymer, is 130 mm. The recommended power range of the amplifier is 25-75 W. Two pairs of the...
Mission 762 Bookshelf speakers

The followers of functional aesthetics, the Mission company, offered their own version of the design of shelf loudspeakers. The rectangular case of Mission 762 is a little beveled in front and is extended by a large plastic figured panel. The panel smoothes the corners near the tweeter in order to reduce...
Mission 781 Bookshelf speakers

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

Mission 790SE speaker systems are the embodiment of a number of interesting technical solutions. Firstly you pay attention on the distinctive location of the heads - the tweeter is installed lower bass driver. According to the manufacturer's analysis, this provides better focusing, bringing the character...
Mission 792 Bookshelf speakers

Mission loudspeakers have always been distinguished by a special sophisticated design. The 79th series confirms this. The body turned out to be of a complex shape, with bent sidewalls and a convex top lid. The structure of the walls is multilayered with the use of three different composites with different...
Mission e52 Bookshelf speakers

Mission e52 is literally stuffed with technical discoveries and solutions. The tweeter with fabric dome is located under MHF/LF speaker for better integration of temporal characteristics. Neodymium magnet and effective cooling system are used in it. The diffuser of MF/LF speaker is made of polymer fibers,...
Mission m31 Bookshelf speakers

Mission m31 is the system from m3 series, which consists of 10 models (floor speaker systems, central channel and subwoofers). In all Mission speaker systems LF/MF head is installed in the upper part of the faceplate, tweeter - in the lower part. Increased depth of acoustic design is also typical for...
Mission V60 Bookshelf speakers

Mission V60 are made in England with irreproachable quality. They are available in three finishes with natural veneer. They have a bass-reflex design with the back port. Bi-wiring is provided. The front wall is double, its total thickness is 38 mm! The woofer's diffuser with the size of 130 mm made...
Monitor Audio Apex 10 Bookshelf speakers

Small speaker systems Monitor Audio Apex 10 in the current line of the British company takes an intermediate position between traditional hi-fi Gold/Silver/Bronze series and an elegant design Radius series. They are made in hi-tech style and available in black or white color. Build and finish quality...
Monitor Audio Bronze 2 Bookshelf speakers

The Bronze series was first released by Monitor Audio in 1998 and, as the press acknowledged over time, set the standard for low-cost loudspeakers for music lovers. The models of the fifth generation, which have recently appeared on the market, are distinguished not only by an updated design, but also...
Monitor Audio Bronze B1 Bookshelf speakers

B1 is the most compact model of the modified Bronze series from Monitor Audio. High-tech drivers look very expensively. A favorable impression is deepened by well-damped body, carefully veneered with vinyl film - solidly made thing. The diffusers' material is the latest version of the branded MMP (Metal...
Monitor Audio Bronze B2 Bookshelf speakers

Bronze B2 looks recognizably. The flange of characteristic form and metallic grill, under which the tweeter's dome goldenly gleams, aluminum (in view) woofer and even four branded nameplates in the form of crown "M" letter - the system of Monitor Audio can't be mistaken for something else. In fact, the...
Monitor Audio Bronze BR1 Bookshelf speakers

Small by sizes body of Monitor Audio Bronze BR1 is carefully reinforced, the tweeter is protected by metallic grill, terminals are comfortably placed and even plastic plugs for mounting mesh are selected by color just-in-tone to finish. Mid-woofer's diffuser, iridescent silver-milk metallic, looks very...
Monitor Audio Bronze BR2 Bookshelf speakers

The modern version of very successful model B2 is called now BR2 (Bronze Reference 2), having been undergone significant improvements in the design. Thus, BR2 has a seriously modified tweeter with the dome made of the branded C-CAM composite, which is able to cover the range up to 30 kHz. Changes were...
Monitor Audio Bronze BX2 Bookshelf speakers

Here is the reincarnation of bestseller BR2, referring the last generation of popular Bronze series. In addition to purely external changes, BX2 monitors received a number of significant technical innovations designed to increase sound quality. First of all, this is a new tweeter with extended working...
Monitor Audio Gold GS10 Bookshelf speakers

GS10 monitors refer to the latest generation of the famous Gold series. Massive body of medium sizes is equipped with bass-reflex, the port of which has a special low-turbulent profile, being put to the back. Build quality meets the highest standards: internal space is reinforced with longitudinal and...
Monitor Audio Gold GX100 Bookshelf speakers

By design and build quality Monitor Audio Gold GX100 looks very good in comparison with competitors. They have rounded strong bodies without using a budget plastic (according to the manufacturer the thickness of MDF walls is 20 mm), well-designed and carefully made hard grills on magnetic fasteners,...
Monitor Audio Gold GX50 Bookshelf speakers

GX50 - the representative of the latest generation of the famous "golden series" of Monitor Audio can be referred to a number of compact monitors. The newest dynamical heads made of the patented C-CAM composite are used in them, and drivers' manufacturing process for this series is special. To increase...
Monitor Audio Monitor 100 Bookshelf speakers

Monitor Audio has updated the line with the name Monitor. The novelty is one step lower in the model line, but traditionally inherits several key technologies from the older series, which is inevitably perceived as a direct competitor to the Bronze series. And indeed, if we compare the new Monitor 100...
Monitor Audio Radius R90HD Bookshelf speakers

The British Monitor Audio has recently conducted a very thorough modernization of Radius line due to the use of advanced drivers. Novelties got HD index and came closer by sound to Silver series, but, as before, are positioned as a designer. Monitor Audio Radius R90HD are miniature monitors with concise...
Monitor Audio Silver 1 Bookshelf speakers

New Monitor Audio Silver 1 are designed to at least repeat the success of the predecessors from Silver RX line. Bass-reflex design with rear low-noise HiVell port is still used in monitors, but here is also a number of internal changes. Now, the whole layout is made with silver-plated cable made of oxygen-free...
Monitor Audio Silver 100 Bookshelf speakers

Classical two-way Monitor Audio Silver 100 loudspeaker is equipped with two drivers: 25-mm tweeter and 203-mm MF/LF-driver. Both diffusers are made of the branded C-Cam material (aluminum-magnesium alloy, covered with ceramics). Tweeter still has a prefix "gold" in all marketing materials of the company....
Monitor Audio Silver RS1 Bookshelf speakers

Monitor Audio Silver RS1 is made by two-way scheme with acoustic design of bass-reflex type. The port of bass reflex is placed on a back wall. Both drivers use C-CAM technology (the diffuser is made of aluminum and magnesium alloy and covered with a ceramic coating). A dome of an inch tweeter is covered...
Monitor Audio Silver RX2 Bookshelf speakers

Monitor Audio Silver RX2 is presented in a chic white lacquer clothing. The technologies previously used only in the top-end Platinum series found the use in the new reincarnation of the Silver series. This is a special relief of the diffuser, which increases its strength and reduces internal resonances....
Monitor Audio Silver S2 Bookshelf speakers

Monitor Audio is the British company with thirty years of experience, which has its own division for the development of cases, and also has the laboratory where speakers are constructed. Monitor Audio also contributed much to the formation of Hi-Fi, starting to experiment with aluminum as the material...
Monitor Audio Studio 6 Bookshelf speakers

British beauty Studio 6 clearly demonstrates by its appearance that here is really an expensive thing. The speaker systems look stylish and richly even when the radiating membranes are hidden partially by the veil of decorative grill. Class of the speakers does not cause a doubt: diffusers are the branded...
Mordaunt Short MS20i Bookshelf speakers

The woofer with polypropylene conical diffuser of 165mm (MCS-technology), the tweeter with aluminum dome (25mm) are used in MS20i; the bass reflex has port on the back panel. The power range of the amplifier is 15-75 W, in peak is up to 150 W. Thee is bi-wiring and bi-amping connection. The sizes are...
Mordaunt-Short Aviano 1 Bookshelf speakers

Appearance of Aviano 1 corresponds to the classical canons and only the rounded front panel gives the identity of these monitors to the modern acoustic school. And in fact, they are literally crammed with the latest developments, among which, first of all, drivers are worth noting. Inch tweeter is equipped...
Mordaunt-Short Aviano 2 Bookshelf speakers

Mordaunt-Short Aviano 2, shelf speaker systems, are positioned as universal, being suitable for budget stereo system as well as for home theatre. A 6,5-inch mid-woofer lays in their base that allowed to achieve a decent lower border of 45 Hz in quite a compact body. The head is made by the branded CPC...
Mordaunt-Short Mezzo 1 Bookshelf speakers

Mordaunt-Short Mezzo 1 is a two-way shelf speaker system, made in the acoustic design of bass reflex type. The port of bass reflex is placed on the back wall. Tweeter with an aluminum dome is placed in the special damping volume, mechanically untied from the body's walls. In addition, several small air...
Mordaunt-Short MS-05i Bookshelf speakers

Mordaunt-Short MS-05i is a two-way speaker system. There are two bass-reflex ports on the front panel of the speakers. The cone woofer, manufactured using proprietary technology (MCS-technology), has a diameter of 100 mm, the dome of the polyamide tweeter is 10 mm. The black baby (170x260x180 mm) looks...
Mordaunt-Short MS10i Classic Bookshelf speakers

Mordaunt-Short MS10i Classic is a two-way speaker system; bass-reflex port is in the upper part of the back panel. MF/LF head with a cone diffuser, made by the proprietary MCS technology, has the diameter of 120 mm. The diameter of a hard dome of the tweeter is 25 mm. The recommended amplifier's power...
Mordaunt-Short MS912 Bookshelf speakers

If you set a goal to count how many manufacturers of acoustics in the UK, you will certainly give it up on the second ten - there are very, very much of them. This competition forces each company to produce not just good speaker systems, but also to pay attention to design. If you are indistinctive on...
Morel Octave 5.2M Bookshelf speakers

Strange proportions, tweeter in a separate body, two miniature triangular bass reflexes... You can not pass such monitors - will certainly pay attention. Morel Octave 5.2M differs by multi-layered body made of polymer and bitumen dampers and MDF. But there are simple speakers (without letter "M" in...
Morel Octave Signature Bookshelf Bookshelf speakers

Unusual layout of these loudspeakers is caused by solely engineering reasons - both drivers are installed in isolated volumes. The bottom compartment is designed for a unique self-produced 130-mm mid-bass driver. It has an external sound coil with the diameter of 3 inches, wound by aluminum wire by Hexatech...
Morel Solan Bookshelf Bookshelf speakers

The construction of monitors is based on own-produced drivers (we'll remind you that Morel is one of the most reputable companies in the production of drivers). High-frequency section is an inch tweeter with a soft dome made of the impregnated fabric. Due to the number of proprietary know-how, the tweeter...
NAD 802 Bookshelf speakers

The NAD 802 is a very popular 2-way speaker system among Hi-Fi connoisseurs. Traditional appearance, no frills and design frills; bass-reflex port on the rear panel; dimensions 200x400x264 mm. The mid-bass driver has a polypropylene cone with a diameter of 17.6 cm, and the diameter of the soft dome tweeter...
Neat Acoustics Petite SX Bookshelf speakers

The first generation of Petite was presented in 1989 and since then the main concept of the loudspeakers hasn't been changed. In the latest version of these babies (and the sizes of Petite SX fully corresponds to title) there 6,5-inch bass heads with paper diffuser and a fabric dome tweeter of an inch...
NHT 1.5 Bookshelf speakers

A proprietary Focused Image Geometry concept, being known by its original solutions of the American NHT, is implemented in this two-way speaker system. Room reflections destroy the structure the spatial information, laid in a recording. It is impossible to totally avoid reflections. But to reduce to...
NHT SuperOne Bookshelf speakers

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

NSM Loudspeakers manufactures its speakers in matched pairs for more accurate stereo imaging in the home listening room. Since this requires preserving and recreating the symmetry of the recorded program, NSM has gone to considerable lengths to control production tolerances in its drivers and crossover-network...
Paradigm 3se Mk3 Bookshelf speakers

Canada again: the Paradigm 3se Mk3 is a two-way speaker system with a reflex port output on the rear panel. The first eye-catching difference between the Paradigm and the other participants of our contest is the color: light ochre in wood (you can also choose the speakers in fashionable black if you...
Paradigm Atom v6 Bookshelf speakers

Paradigm does not confuse the buyer by innumerable variety of the series. Whose, who can afford highly expensive speaker systems, chose from Millenia, Studio and Signature series. And if he needs something less expensive, he turns to speaker systems with simpler design and plastic diffusers of speakers...
Paradigm Mini Monitor v5 Bookshelf speakers

Structurally, Paradigm Mini Monitor v5 is a two-way system with a rear bass-reflex port. Polymer woofer with a diameter of 165 mm is made using proprietary M-ICP technology; the metal dome of an inch tweeter with ferromagnetic cooling is enclosed in a small horn and equipped with a divider. In general,...
Paradigm Monitor 5 v.4 Bookshelf speakers

These Canadian monitors can't be called bookshelf - what kind of shelf is needed for 60 cm of height and over 12 kg of weight! It is better to fork out for quality racks. Paradigm Monitor 5 v.4 are built by the 2.5-way principle: a separate 16-cm woofer with a diffuser, reinforced with carbon fibers,...
Paradigm Studio 20 v.5 Bookshelf speakers

According to the developers, the updated line of Studio ahs changed not only externally (rounded forms of the body appeared), has been undergone a number of structural modifications. As before, Paradigm Studio 20 v.5 are equipped with own-development drivers. Here are the woofer made of S-PAL composite...
Paradigm Studio 40 v.4 Bookshelf speakers

Today you will not often find such solid-sized shelf loudspeakers like Paradigm Studio 40 v.4, but the choice of such a "form factor" promises many advantages in comparison with more compact competitors. First, a larger volume gives hope for a better supply of deep bass, and secondly, the dynamics of...
Penaudio Cenya Bookshelf speakers

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

The founder and chief developer of Penaudio Sami Penttila thinks that the key to quality of speaker system is not only the set of high-quality components but also a competent engineering calculation. All of these are above and beyond in the new series of popular micro-monitors - Rebel 3. Seas heads (20-mm...
Phase Technology PC 1.5 Bookshelf speakers

Phase Technology PC 1.5 monitors differ from the usual shelf speaker systems by both external look and construction. We will note unusual form of the body with beveled front wall and rounded sidewalls - this is made to fight against standing waves and reflections from the front panel. The construction...
Philips FB 652 Bookshelf speakers

The Philips FB 652 is a 2-way speaker system with a reflex port on the front panel. Very elegantly designed shelf design with the dimensions 215x380x250 mm. The speakers are equipped with a special protection system, which turns off the high-frequency speaker in case of overloading. On the front panel...
Phonar Veritas m3 Bookshelf speakers

By the standards of the company Veritas m3 are quite serious monitors for music lovers who are good judges of good sound. The custom drivers, made by well-known specialized companies accordingly to the Phonar specifications, are used in them. A silk dome of the tweeter has non-standard diameter (29 mm)...
Phonar Veritas m4 Next Bookshelf speakers

The belonging of Phonar Veritas m4 Next monitors to premium series is determined not only by hand assembly and perfect finish quality, but also the use of first-class drivers. High frequencies are given to a 27-mm tweeter with a soft dome made by the Danish Scan-Speak. The rest part of the working band...
Piega TMicro 4 Bookshelf speakers

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

Pinnacle Loudspeakers recently introduced its Audio Cinema line, designed to meet the needs of home theater installations as well as conventional high-fidelity applications. The Audio Cinema series currently comprises seven full-range speakers, four of them magnetically shielded for use in close proximity...
Polk Audio LSi7 Bookshelf speakers

Small but massive shelf loudspeakers LSi7 belong to the top Polk Audio series; they are produced for a long time and are still in demand in the market. They are equipped with a proprietary bass-reflex system - ARC port (Acoustic Resonance Control) is located at the front, which helps to reduce resonances...
Polk Audio LSi9 Bookshelf speakers

Polk Audio LSi9 are 2.5-way loudspeakers with a combined crossover of audiophile quality with a cutoff frequency of 200 and 2400 Hz. The company traditionally uses only its own drivers - a pair of 13-cm mid-woofers with a foam polypropylene cone and an inch fabric tweeter with an annular membrane. The...
Polk Audio LSiM703 Bookshelf speakers

The premium Polk Audio LSiM703 is designed for serious music lovers who are well-versed in nuances of high-quality sound. High status of monitors is underlined by decent weight (more than 13 kg/28 lb), perfect built and finish quality. These monitors are three-way with the branded Power Port bass-reflex,...
Polk Audio Monitor 50 Bookshelf speakers

Monitor series dated from the middle of 70-ies. At that time it was a harbinger of the era of modern speaker systems, setting the standards of quality and price. The line continues the best traditions of Polk Audio in production of high-quality and affordable speaker system. The proprietary Dynamic...
Polk Audio R10 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Large Image 2B shelf speaker system (almost 20 liters of volume) does not make an impression of something bulky. The tweeter starts to work quite low - from 1.7 kHz. The body is muted from behind by foam pads. Generally the construction of loading is hard, especially the facade made of viscous plastic. From...
PSB Speakers Image B25 Bookshelf speakers

Two-way Image B25 are produced in two variants of finish and have magnetic shielding. PSB brand is well-known in Canada and USA and these speakers are respected by the music lovers for full-bodied sound. 25-mm dome tweeter with an aluminum membrane, and also a large woofer with the diffuser made of metalized...
PSB Speakers Synchrony One B Bookshelf speakers

Among the competitors PSB Synchrony One B stand out not only for chic finish and the highest build quality, but also for unconventional arrangement of drivers relatively to each other. Usually tweeter is placed in the upper part of the body, here everything is the opposite - a 165-mm mid-woofer with...
Q Acoustics 2020 Bookshelf speakers

In just a few years of its existence the English Q Acoustics has got the status of an innovative company, presenting several successful series of loudspeakers. The original design approach was also manifested in the shelf systems 2020. For example, two pairs of terminals for connecting the speaker cable...
Q Acoustics 2020i Bookshelf speakers

The loudspeakers that came to us for testing have a fashionable finish with piano lacquer, however, more traditional and affordable graphite and walnut are also available. Compared to the previous version, the updated Q Acoustics 2020i absolutely did not change outwardly: British engineers managed to...
Q Acoustics Concept 20 Bookshelf speakers

The release of these shelf Q Acoustics monitors marked the introduction of a new series Concept. The main feature of the model in the innovative design of the case (proprietary technology Gelcore), which is a sandwich from two independent boxes, separated by a damping compound. As a result, the vibrations...
Quad 11L2 Bookshelf speakers

Quad 11L2 can work as stereo pair in a small room or rear pair in multi-channel complexes. Dynamical heads are 25-mm tweeter with a fabric membrane and powerful magnetic system and 5-inch Kevlar midbass. The bands are divided on 2200 Hz by crossover, assembled from audiophile components. The body's construction...
Quad 12L Classic Bookshelf speakers

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

The legendary English brand Quad is known to all lovers of Hi-Fi. Since 1936 the production of this company is the symbol of the highest quality of playing and the dream of many music lovers. Shelf speaker systems 12LA, referring to L2 Performance series, are positioned by the manufacturer as universal,...
QUAD 9AS Bookshelf speakers

The monitors are compact, but made very adultly. Each has a massive base, which has an individual power system. 25-mm tweeters with a fabric dome are responsible for the upper range. Long-stroke drivers with 100-mm Kevlar diffusers are responsible for the middle and bass. They work for the modest 4-liter...
Quad 9L2 Bookshelf speakers

L2 series of the English Quad was first introduced in September 2006. The traditions of the legendary L series were continued in it, but with the use of the latest technologies and materials. Two bass-reflex ports of small diameter were placed on a back panel. The tweeter has a fabric dome and enclosed...
Quad S2 Bookshelf speakers

60 years ago electrostatic ESL-57 loudspeakers brought Quad global fame and created the reputation of the manufacturer capable to go in for prompt actions for true sound. Since then, surely, much has changed, but the slogan "The Closet Approach To The Original Sound" is still relevant. Quad positioned...
Quadral Chromium Style 30 Bookshelf speakers

Quadral Style 30 from the new Chromium Style line are positioned by the manufacturer as shelf monitors for Hi-Fi complex or as rear in home theatre. In accordance with the requirements of SACD and Blu-ray standards, their range is expanded to 65 kHz due to the branded ribbon tweeter. It has a massive...
Quadral Pico Bookshelf speakers

The appearance of an updated Pico in the "Phono-logue" line had an impact primarily on the price - a shelf speaker system costs now almost a thousand dollars more that has automatically transferred it into the prestigious category of top-end acoustics. However, switching into another class expressed...
Quadral Platinum M2 Bookshelf speakers

Compact Platinum M2 is positioned as High End monitors for small rooms. Almost the whole arsenal of developments of Quadral for the last time is embodied in them. For example, a unique ring RiCom-M tweeter with the upper border of 50 kHz is used here as a high-frequency element and a 135-mm mid-woofer...
Quadral Rondo Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

As you know, the company "Revel" is a division of a powerful concern - Harman International, and first-class speaker systems for the most demanding music lovers have been produced under exactly this brand for a long time. And I must note that Americans succeed in it, receiving the recognition of many...
Revolver RW16 Bookshelf speakers

RW16 is produced exclusively in Britain and natural wood is used for the finish. They even reeks of classics - the bodies made of cases 18-millimeter MDF distinguish with a characteristic "monitor" proportion and phase-inverted acoustic design. And the drivers are taken as if from a recent past, when...
Revox Re sound G Mini Bookshelf speakers

Compact Revox G Mini monitors can be used not only as satellites for home theatre, but also as a classical stereo pair in small rooms. This is the most miniature model in g series, being made in accordance with all the canons of "adult" speakers. It is equipped with the drivers with diffusers made of...
Revox Re sound S piccolo Bookshelf speakers

Despite of a stunning miniature, these cubes are full two-way systems with the bass-reflex. They are made in heavy MDF bodies, covered with aluminum - in addition to stylish appearance this also gives an acoustic inertness. Under the round perforated grill there is a hidden coaxial assembly, consisting...
Ruark Epilogue II Bookshelf speakers

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

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

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

The monitor speakers Ruark Sabre III belong to a renewed recently Heritage series, which incorporates all the most successful developments in recent decades. I need to say that exactly Ruark laid the foundation of that approach to stereo, which is known today as English sound. For many years the company...
Snell Acoustics J7 Bookshelf speakers

Snell J7 cases are hand-made and differ with impeccable anti-resonant characteristics. The upper part and the lower base are made of metal, and the side walls are made of solid wood. The crossover is characterized by minimal deviations (tolerance of 0.5 dB) and has a selector to attenuate returns at...
Snell Acoustics K7 Bookshelf speakers

Snell K7 are built on high-end drivers of the Norwegian company SEAS - 25-mm tweeters with a silk dome and 13-cm mid-woofers impregnated with a special cellulose composition. It's even surprising that such high-quality drivers found their place in loudspeakers of this price range. K7 bodies are made...
Sonus Faber Concertino Bookshelf speakers

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

Sony SS-126 E is a two-way magnet-proof speaker system of closed type. In addition to basic anti-diffractive problem, the stream-line form can solve some problems of your interior's brightness. The sizes of the system are 220x380x275 mm; the conical woofer has the diameter of 16 cm, the dome tweeter...
Sony SS-86E Bookshelf speakers

Sony SS-86E is a two-way speaker system; acoustic design is closed body, the sizes are 190x320x240 mm. The diameter of diffuser is 130 mm, dome tweeter - 25 mm. Curved decorative grill gives a peculiar external look. Nominal power is 70 W, sensitivity is low - 85 dB. Loudspeakers are equipped with magnetic...
Sound Dynamics 300 Ti Bookshelf speakers

Sound Dynamics 300Ti is a three-way speaker system of bass-reflex type with the port on the back panel. A hard titanium dome of the tweeter has the diameter of 20 mm, midrange driver with conical diffuser is of 120 mm, and woofer is 210 mm. The recommended power range of the amplifier is 30-150W. By...
Sound Dynamics R85 Bookshelf speakers

The Sound Dynamics R85 is a two-way bass reflex speaker system with a port on the rear panel. With a detailed analysis of the sound, the most favorable impression is left by the range served by the low-frequency driver. The average sensitivity spread is 2.5 dB in the absence of large scale ups and downs....
Spendor S3/5R2 Bookshelf speakers

Spendor S3/5R2 speaker systems can be consider to be heritors of the famous BBC Monitor, but with a certain amendment to today technologies. The monitors differ from the most of the competitors by closed acoustic design, the advantages of which are obvious. Two-way scheme with unusually high dividing...
Spendor S3/5se Bookshelf speakers

Spendor S3/5se inherits best qualities from the famous LS3/5a and newer S3/5. S3/5se speaker systems have well damped body with thick walls, reducing resonances. A 19-mm Spendor-Scanspeak tweeter with a soft dome made of impregnated fabric is also damped and well vented. A special MF/LF driver uses polymer...
Spica TC-50 Bookshelf speakers

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

The Spica TC-60 is a simple but distinctively styled two-way loudspeaker system that replaces the company's long-lived and highly regarded TC-50. Although similarly styled, the TC-60 is said by the manufacturer to deliver more extended bass and much superior consistency of response versus drive level...
Swans Diva D3.1 Bookshelf speakers

The first impression is that this system got the wrong place. Real top class is outside and inside. In addition, bright memories about floor standing D3.2 loudspeakers are fresh. Rigid side laps are made of solid wood. Typical contours of the membrane of LF/MF drivers are familiar to any experienced...
Swans M1 Bookshelf speakers

The speaker system of this Chinese brand has gained a strong position at the global market long ago. And in various tests it successfully competes with the American and European samples. Compact monitors M1 are considered to be an elite device - the body is assembled of solid wood with a decent thickness...
System Audio SA 705 Bookshelf speakers

As expected from System Audio, the body of small in size model is strictly rectangular, without any frills. The drivers occupy almost the whole front panel. Also rectangular black protective grill finishes the traditionally strict design. SA 705 has a 25-mm tweeter with a silk dome and 140-mm MF/LF-driver...
System Audio SA Aura 1 Bookshelf speakers

According to the developers, System Audio Aura 1 was specially created for whose, who want to get "big" sound from modest by sizes monitors. At the same time, they are extremely massive and the bodies cause the feeling of a real monolith. Bass-reflex design was used in the construction, but the ports...
System Audio SA Mantra 10 Bookshelf speakers

System Audio Mantra 10 monitors were designed as universal and can be used in frontal, back or central channels. The systems differ by narrow, but deep bodies, what is primarily due to the caliber of the speakers. On powerful front panel the drivers are symmetrically arranged by D'Appolito principle...
System Audio SA505 Bookshelf speakers

The ideology of the company is aimed at achieving of "bigger sound without speaker systems". So, even the older floor model has the width only 18cm. The design of almost all models is minimalist; the body is rectangular with the same strict protective grill. The speakers are located so as the speaker...
System Audio SA520 Bookshelf speakers

The Chief Designer of System Audio is sure that the quality of conversion of electrical signal to sound wave is directly determined by the diffuser's speed of response, and in order to support the theory with practices he prefers mid-woofer drivers with maximally light movable system. That is why SA520...
System Audio SA720 Bookshelf speakers

System Audio SA720 was designed as universal model, having functions of both satellites in multi-channel system and central channel loudspeaker: three drivers in the d'Appolito configuration, reliable magnetic shielding, and two threaded holes for wall mounting. At closer look it turned out that the...
System Audio Saxo 1 Bookshelf speakers

Saxo series was created by Danes especially for thrifty fans of music and movie, being not ready (yet) to invest in the system big money. Despite to this, the same principles are used in Saxo 1 as in more advanced models of the company. The monitors are differed by the body with wonderful by quality...
System Audio Talent Bookshelf speakers

Among lovers of good sound there is a group of buyers, which is not ready for different reasons to purchase huge speaker systems and sacrifice living space for their hobby. The novelty from System Audio was created exactly for them - miniature monitors with self-explanatory name "Talent". These babies...
Tangent Clarity 4 Bookshelf speakers

The model range of Clarity consists of four speaker systems - floor, central channel loudspeaker, shelf monitors and active sub. We test the loudspeakers Tangent Clarity 4 of unusually bright red color like Ferrari racing cars. The bodies of speakers have back bass-reflex and rely on cone-shaped supports....
Tangent Evo E4 Bookshelf speakers

Tangent Evo E4 can be easily considered as a design speaker system, because it is available in five color variants with high quality of polishing. Wall mountings are provided, so these speaker systems will fit almost any modern interior. But we were intrigued by quite another. It is specified in the...
Tannoy Eyris DC1 Bookshelf speakers

Tannoy Eyris DC1 loudspeaker has a classical branded Dual Concentric driver: 175-mm driver with a cellulose diffuser plays bass and midrange and the tweeter with 25-mm titanium dome, coordinated with it by time response, is installed in a special metal channel. However, in Eyris DC1 the engineers installed...
Tannoy Sensys DC1 Bookshelf speakers

Tannoy often gladdens us by unusual solutions. Super Tweeter, made in separate body and increasing the upper border of the frequency range up to 51 Hz, is used in DC1 speaker systems. On the front panel there is a dual coaxial driver, made by Dual Concentric technology. In the central part of 175-mm...
Technics SB-F1 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

The French Comete Ex are made in classical proportions; the bass-reflex with two small ports in front was chosen as acoustic design. In-house inch TZ2500 tweeter has lightweight titanium dome. It is enclosed in compression chamber of special profile, increasing the return in high-frequency spectrum and...
Triangle Titus Es Bookshelf speakers

"STRATOS" is currently the top series of Triangle. "ESPIRIT Esw" follows it and has the tested today loudspeaker - Titus Es. On the colored front panel of traditionally rectangular body there are both drivers and the bass-reflex port. A titanium dome of the tweeter is sunk to the branded horn and before...
Triangle Titus EX Bookshelf speakers

Titus EX shelf speaker systems are the younger model of the updated Espirit EX series - the most popular in Triangle. The newest branded emitters are used in these miniature monitors - an inch tweeter with titanium dome in the compression chamber and 13-cm midbass with the diffuser made of cellulose,...
Visonik Revo 2 Bookshelf speakers

Two-way Visonik Revo 2 speaker is the smaller model of the series. The large (28 mm) dome membrane of Visotec tweeter is woven of silk and covered with a special damping compound. The body is made of MDF plates. Drivers are located in accordance with D'Appolito scheme. The strong magnetic scattered field...
Wharfedale CR-20 Bookshelf speakers

British Wharfedale Crystal Series consists of six models: five of them - the classic one - center speaker. CR-20 - the largest of the three members of her bookshelf speakers. 170 - mm woofer / midrange speaker is built on a powerful ferrite magnet; corrugated conical diffuser is made of a new kind of...
Wharfedale Diamond 10.1 Bookshelf speakers

The company strictly keeps a wary eye on the fact that this historic (and budget) series will be always on top. This is like a trademark of long and successful development of Wharfedale. And tenth regenerations through these speaker systems confirm the professionalism of their developers. Our tested...
Wharfedale Diamond 10.2 Bookshelf speakers

Two-way speaker systems of medium size, Diamond 10.2, can be called typical representatives of inexpensive shelf speaker systems. The bodies with clean lines are finished by high-quality vinyl that faithfully imitates wood veneer. The faceplate is designed not so strictly, but quite interesting and tasty....
Wharfedale Diamond 11.2 Bookshelf speakers

The first generation of Diamond appeared in 1981. Unexpectedly the great success of available monitors with advanced drivers for those years inspired the company to begin the development of Diamond II already a year later, which was more than once updated and upgraded. In 2001 the eighth generation goes...
Wharfedale Diamond 5 Bookshelf speakers

Almost a decade ago, Wharfedale (one of the earliest British loudspeaker manufacturers) introduced a diminutive two-way speaker system that delivered 1 remarkable sound quality. The Diamond, as it was called, was widely recognized for its wide-range, smooth, uncolored sound and very small size, at a...
Wharfedale Diamond 7.2 Bookshelf speakers

Diamond Series, manufactured by Wharfedale, includes two very similar shelf speakers - 7.1 and 7.2. If you look at them in the "face", then it is absolutely impossible to distinguish them, since the difference lies in the depth (Diamond 7.2 model is 5 cm deeper). This not only increases the internal...
Wharfedale Diamond 8.1 Bookshelf speakers

Diamond 8 series includes two floor models, a center channel speaker and two shelf speakers, the smaller of which is Diamond 8.1. The quality of drivers does not cause doubts. The bass/midrange diffuser is woven from kevlar fiber. A magnetic tweeter system is neodymium. Separate connection of lanes is...
Wharfedale Diamond 8.2 Bookshelf speakers

Wharfedale Diamond 8.2 is one of two shelf loudspeakers of Diamond series. The diameter of the branded LF/MF-driver with Kevlar diffuser is larger than in Diamond 8.1. The tweeter works on neodymium magnet. Separate connection is provided. Wharfedale Diamond 8.2 have very impressive for their "weight"...
Wharfedale Diamond 8.4 Bookshelf speakers

The history of Diamond series dates back more than 20 years. During this time it was the bestseller on the British market that is quite rare occurrence and good indicator. Very successful construction and more than reasonable price became the key of such unusual longevity. That's why this series is still...
Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 Bookshelf speakers

When Wharfedale has opened the production in China, they got the opportunity to make unique by ratio of quality/price speaker systems. The proof can be any model from new series. For example, Diamond 9.1. Perhaps, this is the only system, which costing less than 200 dollars has a complex body with convex...
Wharfedale Diamond 9.2 Bookshelf speakers

Diamond 9.2 are interesting by the fact that they have a body with convex side walls. Quality of drivers causes respect too (Wharfedale develops and produces them independently). This is a tweeter with a fabric 25-mm dome that is slightly recessed into a profiled flange and a 165-mm woofer with a Kevlar...
Wharfedale Diamond 9.3 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

Series Emerald - one of the links in the colorful necklace series of speakers, each of which is called the name of precious or semiprecious stones (diamonds, sapphires, topaz), the patriarch of the British audio industry Wharfedale. Loudspeakers Wharfedale Emerald EM 93 distinguishes harmonious thoughtful...
Wharfedale Evo2-10 Bookshelf speakers

Evolution2 series of Wharfedale is nothing more but substantially modified Evolution series. Now it can give a good run to the top OPUS series (not only by quality, but price too). A neat finish leaves a very pleasant impression. A 25-mm tweeter is equipped with a silk dome, which has an aluminum coil...
Wharfedale Evo2-8 Bookshelf speakers

Wharfedale Evo2-8 is a two-way speaker system of bass-reflex type. The drivers here are self-engineered and home-made. The tweeter has a laminated fabric dome with the diameter of 25 mm, improved heat dissipation from the sound coil and is mounted on anti-resonant base. A special compound, damping polluting...
Wharfedale Jade 1 Bookshelf speakers

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

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

Wharfedale Opus2 M1 can be referred to a small number of representatives of "full-size" loudspeakers. These are the real three-way classical loudspeakers, designed with due regard to all modern technological developments. Three branded drivers are installed in the solid body, among which a dome midrange...
Wharfedale Pacific Evolution 8 Bookshelf speakers

The products of Wharfedale are the asset for not very rich music lovers. In the segment of budget and mid price loudspeakers this British company has produced lots of successful models. And the novelty Evo 8 has all the chances to join the list of bestsellers. A 130-mm driver with the Kevlar diffuser,...
Yamaha HS7 Bookshelf speakers

Initially, HS series contained two models - HS8 and HS5 (the digit means the size of MF/LF-speaker in inches). However, meeting the needs of listeners, the company has developed and added to the series an intermediate model - HS7 with the woofer with of 6.5 inches in the diameter, and also began to produce...
Yamaha NS-6490 Bookshelf speakers

It's hard to imagine how it was possible to create such cool three-way shelf speakers with a minimal budget, but Yamaha has already succeeded in this. The design has a lot of interesting details. A large thin-walled case is sealed and deprived of a port, so there is no way out for side-tones formed inside...
Yamaha NS-7900 Bookshelf speakers

The series 7900 includes floor standing speaker systems NS-7900, small shelf NS-P7900 and the central channel NS-P7900 (Center). Subwoofer is not included in the series, perhaps, with an eye to quite low bass of NS-7900 (32 Hz by passport). Despite of three drivers, NS-7900 is a two-way system. Bass-reflex...
Yamaha NS-B500 Bookshelf speakers

Yamaha NS-B500 loudspeakers have the original design of a closed case that resembles a truncated pyramid with smooth angles. According to the company's engineers, such a solution guarantees the most reliable sound without side-tones at any volume. The loudspeaker uses drivers, analogues of which can...
Yamaha NS-B700 Bookshelf speakers

Yamaha NS-B700 are equipped with 30-mm tweeter of original design. The main feature of the branded DC-Diaphragm technology is that the dome and frame of sound coil are a single unit. This solution contributes to more effective heat removal and increases sound resolution. A small in the diameter woofer...
Yamaha NS-M525 Bookshelf speakers

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

Two-way speakers Yamaha Soavo 2 are made in unusual body, which has no parallel walls, and on the patented self-engineered drivers. These are a 30-mm tweeter with an aluminum dome, mounted on anti-resonant metallic base, and 16-cm woofer made of complex PMD composite. Acoustic design is the back bass-reflex....
Zu Audio Cube Union Bookshelf speakers

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