Large Audiophile Speaker Reviews

Read reviews of the top performing floorstanding, reference audiophile speakers by professional reviewers of the best loudspeakers in the world.

Large Audiophile Speaker Reviews

Magnepan 2.7 floorstanding planar speakers.

Magnepan MG2.7i Planar Loudspeaker Reviewed

Founded in Minnesota in 1969, Magnepan is an iconic speaker manufacturer in the audiophile world, its speakers instantly recognizable both visually and sonically. Today, Magnepan’s speakers (which the firm calls Magneplanars) are still designed and built in White Bear Lake,… Read More »

More Large Audiophile Speaker Reviews

RBH's SFTR DSP powered speakers bring much of what their SVTR speakers for at $40,000 for well less than half of the retail price.

RBH Sound SFTR Partially Active Modular Speaker System

Last year, I reviewed RBH Sound’s SVTR fully active speaker system. They are a monster in terms of performance, size and is pretty expensive at approximately $40,000 per pair, depending on configuration. While I was working on that review, I… Read More »

Sonus faber Sonetto V speakers in the walnut finish as reviewed by Jerry Del Colliano in his media room

Sonus faber Sonetto V Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Thirty years ago was the first time that I saw a Sonus faber bookshelf speaker. I was working in very high-end audio sales at Mark Levinson’s Cello Music and Film boutique, nestled in the Hollywood Hills right above Geffen Records,… Read More »

Totem's Bison Floorstanding speaker installed in an artful audiophile listening room.

Totem Bison Tower Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

The market for floorstanding audiophile speakers in the $2,000 dollar range is incredibly diverse, and quite competitive. You can find a pair of speakers in nearly any color, as well as many different shapes and sizes, at this price range.… Read More »

MartinLogan's Motion Foundation F2 Speakers in their three finish options.

MartinLogan Motion Foundation F2 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

$2,000 for a pair of floorstanding speakers might be the most competitive price point in all of the audiophile market. $400 wireless Bluetooth headphones can give this two-grand speaker category a run for the money for a brutally competitive audiophile… Read More »

PSB T800 reference audiophile loudspeakers matched with NAD Master Series electronics

PSB Speakers Synchrony T800 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Back in the early 1990s, the PSB Speakers Stratus Gold earned its place as one of my favorite loudspeakers of all time. Even today, these legacy loudspeakers represent some strong, music-first engineering that sets a meaningful bar for what a… Read More »

The Tekton Design Lore Reference in a Bugatti-like blue finish

Tekton Design Lore Reference Speaker Reviewed

Tekton Design is no longer merely known as the other speaker company from Utah. Today, the company is its own unique phenomenon from the world of audiophile loudspeakers, as head speaker designer and company owner Eric Alexander  has found a… Read More »

MartinLogan XT F100 speakers in a wood finish

MartinLogan Motion XT F100 Loudspeakers Reviewed

When most people think of MartinLogan, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the company’s famous electrostatic speakers like the CLS or the more modern MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL floorstanding speakers or any number of hybrid electrostatic speakers with… Read More »

Laufer Teknic's The Note Speaker is one of the most visually dramatic on the market today with its tall-thin, multi-driver design

Laufer Teknik The Note Line Array Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Quantum physicist and well-known audio engineer Mark Porzilli, someone who has been designing award-winning audio products for decades, has, since 2019, been updating and perfecting his third and latest line array loudspeaker system: The Note. Manufactured by Laufer Teknik, The… Read More »

RBH's thin get powerful 6500-SF speakers installed in Eric Forst's reference listening room

RBH 6500-SF Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

RBH Sound knows a thing or two about speaker design. The Utah-based company has been doing it since the mid-1970s, producing OEM speakers for major players such as McIntosh and JBL before pivoting to focus on their own in-house speaker… Read More »

Magnepan LRS+ dipole loudspeakers have caught a lot of recent attention in the audiophile community

Magnepan LRS+ Loudspeakers Reviewed

Magnepan’s LRS+ ($995 per pair) is a somewhat modestly sized planar speaker that operates as a dipolar design, meaning the room contributes to the sound of the speakers more than you’d expect with a typical pair of dynamic speakers. They’re… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 Audiophile Loudspeakers reviewed by Jerry Del Colliano

Bowers & Wilkins 802 D4 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Many audiophiles know what a Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series loudspeaker typically sounds like, or at least we think we do. I’ve reviewed my fair share and even been blessed enough to own a couple of pretty cool Bowers &… Read More »

RBH SVTR Active loudspeaker reviewed

RBH Sound SVTR Active Speaker System Reviewed

RBH Sound from Layton, Utah, has been making audiophile speakers for close to 50 years but doesn’t always get the attention they deserve in the audiophile press.  Perhaps this is because they started off as an original equipment manufacturer (known in the industry… Read More »

SVS Prime Pinnacle Speakers reviewed

SVS Prime Pinnacle Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

SVS, with its 20-plus year history of producing critically acclaimed subwoofers and audiophile-grade speakers at real-world prices, continues this legacy with its latest floorstanding speaker offering: The SVS Prime Pinnacle Floorstanding Speakers (buy at Crutchfield). Designed to fill a niche… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 Audiophile Loudspeakers Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Bowers & Wilkins 702 S3 floorstanding speakers ($7,000 per pair – buy at Crutchfield) represents the company’s latest take on the largest model in their 700 series line, which resides just below their reference 800 series. In between its… Read More »

PSB Alpha T20 Speakers Reviewed

PSB Alpha T20 Tower Speakers Reviewed

At $849 per pair, the PSB Alpha T20 floorstanding speaker (buy from Crutchfield) from the legendary Paul Barton at PSB is the company’s entry-level tower. It features a 0.75-inch black anodized aluminum dome tweeter, two 5.25-inch textured polypropylene woofers with… Read More »

Tekton Design Pendragon speakers reviewed

Tekton Design Pendragon Loudspeakers Reviewed

About 13 years ago, I became acquainted with Eric Alexander and his outside-the-box loudspeaker company, Tekton Design. Eric was kind enough to ship along a pair of Tekton Mini-Lore loudspeakers, and shortly thereafter an original pair of Tekton Pendragon floorstanding… Read More »

Monitor Audio Gold 300 Audiophile Loudspeakers reviewed

Monitor Audio Silver 300 7G Reviewed

The Monitor Audio Silver 300 7G (buy at Crutchfield) is a three-way audiophile floorstanding speaker with an asking price of around $2,850 per pair, about $1,000 more than the Paradigm Premier 700F (read the review) floorstanding loudspeakers I recently reviewed.… Read More »

Revel F328 Be audiophile speakers reviewed

Revel F328Be Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

The F328Be is the top dog in Revel’s Performa Be audiophile floorstanding speaker line, and a number of well-respected people within Revel would say it is the best speaker the company currently makes. Revel took advantage of parent company Harman’s… Read More »

Paradigm Premier 700F Audiophile Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Paradigm Premier 700F Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

The Paradigm Premier 700F (buy at Crutchfield) is a mid-level floorstanding speaker from Paradigm priced at $1,800 per pair, which puts it right in the fray with many of the best players in the high-value speaker market. These moderately tall… Read More »

Sonus faber Lumia V audiophile floorstanding speakers reviewed

Sonus faber Lumina V Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sonus faber has a longstanding heritage of making audiophile loudspeakers for music lovers. It all started in 1983 when fine Italian craftsmanship met fine music appreciation in Monteviale, Italy. Not much has changed since, except that we’ve had advances in… Read More »

Scansonic MC20 speakers reviewed

Scansonic HD M20 Compact Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Scansonic is relatively unknown speaker brand at this point in the United States, but is uniquely related to some more familiar speaker brands such as Raidho Acoustics and ScanSpeak. In fact, it was developed to showcase ScanSpeak driver technology. Scansonic… Read More »

MartinLogan ESL speakers reviewed by Jerry Del Colliano at

MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL Loudspeakers Reviewed

There was a time when you could walk through Circuit City or other major electronics retailers and see speakers similar to MartinLogan’s ElectroMotion CLS on display alongside all of the traditional cones-in-cabinets speakers. These days, though, there’s a good chance… Read More »

Focal Sopra2 No. 2 speakers reviewed

Focal Sopra No. 2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Focal Sopra 2s I had in my last home were so sexy that the buyer made me include them in the sale of the home. Don’t write them off as a mere conversation piece, though. I would compare their… Read More »

A close-up on the tweeter of a Bowers & Wilkins 803D4 speaker

Bowers & Wilkins 803 D4 Diamond Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 803 D4 speakers are close but not at the top of the food chain for this lauded, audiophile loudspeaker brand. While the 802s (slightly bigger) and 801s (much larger and nearly $37,000 per pair) are above the 803s, these slim, sexy  speakers are the first to come to market since B&W was purchased by Sound United. Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Speakers Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 603 (S2) Anniversary Speakers Reviewed

Looking into the meat and potatoes of the Bowers & Wilkins loudspeaker product offerings, you might land on the 603 S2 speakers first. This $2,300 per pair floorstanding speaker represents some of Bowers & Wilkins most attractive price points while… Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signature S2 speakers reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signature Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Bowers & Wilkins 702 Signature floorstanding loudspeaker (buy at Crutchfield) sits at the top of the 700 Series, with only the 800 Series Diamond and the $70,000- per-pair Nautilus above it. With an asking price of $7,499 per pair,… Read More »