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Tannoy Precision 6.4

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

The accuracy of Tannoy's Precision 6.4 is one of its greatest virtues, but it's no slouch either when it comes to clarity and dynamics, which are superb. It's also huge and

1 review

 

More information at: Hi-Fi World, issue December 2013 Concentric issue Tannoy's loudspeakers are characterised by their exciting, muscular sound, and Hi-Fi World are not expecting the Precision 6.4 to be an exception. … to review

Sonus Faber Venere 2.5
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Sonus Faber Venere 2.5

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

The enthusiasm of the Venere 2.5 could prove to be a bit excessive for some, but if that doesn't bother you Hi-Fi World have nothing but good things to say about it. It's very competitively …

1 review

 

Platinum M 50
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Quadral Platinum M50

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

For this price, it's tough to find a speaker as impressive as Quadral's Platinum M50. Its smoothness and accuracy can only be matched by its powerful low end and a midband that reveals

1 review

 

More information at: Hi-Fi World, issue August 2013 White Light Quadral is giving its Platinum series a makeover, with the new range-topping M50 floorstanders promising high-end performance for a fraction of the price of the massive Aurum Vulkan VIIIs. … to review

 
KEF R-500
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KEF R-500

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

A couple of niggles such as a slight 'zing' to the treble and a bit of occasional boxiness can't ruin what is a superb speaker in Hi-Fi World's opinion. The R500's superb

1 review

 

More information at: Hi-Fi World, issue January 2013 Five alive If you're looking for a good pair of floorstanders for less than £2000, you're quite spoilt for choice, and the arrival of KEF's R500s isn't going to make your decision any easier. … to review

Aurum Phonologue Wotan VIII
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Quadral Aurum Wotan VIII

Floorstander

The impressive bass power of the Aurum Wotan IIIs makes them a great choice for rock and classical music, but this doesn't mean they're all about low end, since as Hi-Fi World pointed out, …

1 review

 

Pacific 3SA
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Cabasse Pacific 3 SA

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

Despite a somewhat non-linear midrange response, Cabasse's Pacific 3 SA is a very impressive speaker that wowed Hi-Fi World with its immense detail-resolving capabilities, exceptional spatial …

1 review

 

800D
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B&W 800 Diamond

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

"FOR: Truly stunning bass, detail and dynamic reach; innovative engineering and superb build. AGAINST: As demanding of amps as it is of your wallet; careful system matching is vital."

1 review

 

twenty23
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PMC twenty.23

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

"FOR: Beautifully balanced; exciting; refined and insightful; unfussy nature; compact size. AGAINST: Won't go quite as loud or deep as some (larger) rivals."

1 review

 

Elan35
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Epos Elan 35

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

According to Hi-Fi World, Epos' Elan 35 speakers are not a good choice for small spaces, but if you can give them the room they need, they will delight you with their big, detailed sound, superb …

1 review

 

Martin Logan Montis
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Martin Logan Montis

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

The staggering clarity and smoothness of the Montis impressed Hi-Fi World to no end, but it came across as somewhat disappointing where the bass was concerned. It's very neutral sounding, but …

1 review

 

 
2024
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PMC Twenty 24

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

Their distinctive styling makes the Twenty 24s a treat for the eyes as well as for the ears. Hi-Fi World were awed by their strong authority and sense of control, which translates into an amazing …

1 review

 

KEF Blade
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KEF Blade

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

At a glance, it's easy to see why the KEF blade rates so highly. Its design is slim and contemporary with a nice glossy finish and luckily, the audio lives up to its name in that it's razor …

1 review

 

Quadral Aurum Vulkan VIII
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Quadral Aurum Vulkan VIII

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

Quadral's Vulkan VIII speakers have a huge, yet rapid and accurate sound, and they offer superb levels of detail and excellent imaging. Hi-Fi World approved of the tonal balance and said the …

1 review

 

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Spendor D7

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

"FOR: Massively detailed; exceptional dynamics; precise presentation; huge, cohesive sound. AGAINST: Premium finishes aside, they look relatively ordinary for the price."

1 review

 

Response D 40 R
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ProAc Response D40R

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

"FOR: As articulate and dynamic a floorstander as we've heard at this price level; superb build. AGAINST: Need plenty of space and a first-rate system to really shine."

1 review

 

Triangle Magellan cello sw2
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Triangle Magellan cello sw2

Floorstander

"Just sit back and enjoy the music; these Triangles are wonderfully entertaining."

1 review

 

Usher Dancer Mini Two Diamond
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Usher Dancer Mini Two Diamond

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

The laid-back character and neutrality of Usher's Dancer Mini Twos make for a very balanced sound which is as big as it is detailed. Hi-Fi World were happy to see that no frequencies have been

1 review

 

More information at: Hi-Fi World, issue November 2012 Diamond dancer If Usher's jawdropping Be-10s are out of your budget, maybe you can find consolation in a pair of Dancer Mini Twos. … to review

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Wilson Audio Alexandria XLF

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

Very rarely does a speaker come as close to perfection as Wilson Audio's Alexandria XLF, which Hi-Fi News described as a game changer. Its lack of colouration, respect to the original source, …

1 review

 

Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL
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Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

Using some electrostatic panels, rather than cone-based drivers to produce the audio, the high-end MartinLogan ElectroMotion speakers sound beautiful. Although the design might not be to …

2 reviews

 

Wilson Audio Alexia
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Wilson Audio Alexia

Floorstander; Stereo Systems

Reviewers at Hi-Fi News were absolutely stunned by the Alexia, which they described as an Alexandria XLF in everything but size and as a miracle of speaker engineering, saying that if perfection

1 review

 

More information at: Hi-Fi News, issue 3/2013 Wilson Audio Alexia Those who can't afford Wilson Audio's Alexandria XLF flagship or lack the space it demands are in luck, as the company has listened to its users and decided to combine the Alexandria XLF's sonic prowess with the Sasha's form factor to create the Alexia. … to review

 

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Product information and further reviews for Floorstanding Speakers

Round & Round Hi-Fi World September 2011 - If there's something that can surely be said about the JO45/1s right from the off, it's that their looks will hardly leave anybody indifferent.

Black Devil HiFi Test 3/2011 - For the past thirty years, Berlin-based company Teufel has devoted itself to the development and production of high-quality, yet affordable, loudspeakers. The new T 500 is the top model from the brand’s latest range of Hi-Fi equipment and, as usual, is available at an extremely interesting price.

Hybrid drive HiFi Test 3/2011 - ‘Why change a product that’s been a top performer for years?’ This is the mindset of Danish loudspeaker producer Dali. That’s why it’s only logical that the Nordic company decided just to bring out a minimally updated line of their Ikon model series: they’ve called it the ‘MK2 version’.

Big Time Hi-Fi World August 2011 - When it comes to price, size and weight, there are few floorstanders that can compare to the Etains, but can the same thing be said of their sound quality?

Totally Naim? hifi & records 3/2011 - Rarely do you come across a set of speakers that is as divisive as this one - but why? Naim’s Ovator S-400 model can do a whole lot more than its predecessor.

An activists grilling ... HIFI-STARS Nr. 11 (6-8/2011) - The company KS Digital is probably not all that well-known amongst high-end fans, which comes as no surprise seeing as the German-based development team mainly makes studio monitors for professionals. But recently they’ve come up with two models which have been specially developed for domestic use. The slightly more expensive KSD 2030 is one of them; a device which we’ve already taken a look at. This time we’ll be examining the somewhat cheaper KSD 2020 model which differs from its series counterpart in quite a number of areas. ...

Acoustic Insight Aurousal VSx Hi-Fi News 9/2011 - The VSx is a re-design of last year's VS, but are the changes merely cosmetic or has its performance actually improved?

Stamina AUDIO 12/2010 - If you love your bass, then floor-standing speakers, even in the 700 euro class, should be top of your list. ‘AUDIO’ took a look at four candidates which aim to deliver a particularly exciting bassline. Review details: Four floor-standing loud speakers were tested. Test criteria were neutrality, detail accuracy, localisation, spatiality, fine dynamics, maximum volume level, bass quality, bass depth and processing.

Canton à la carte stereoplay 12/2010 - From compact ‘on wall’ loudspeakers to superb floor standing speakers - Canton impresses by offering a wide range of products at affordable prices in the shape of its new GLE family. Review details: We compared six loudspeakers. Test criteria were sound, measurements, practice and valency.

Analysis Audio Omega Hi-Fi News 6/2011 - A large panel speaker, certainly, but the Omega is not a doppelgänger from audio's past.

A kick start EINSNULL 1/2011 - The famous German speaker maker Elac has revamped its successful ‘60’ model line. And the latest generation still delivers exquisite loudspeaker technology at heart-stoppingly low prices. We test out the FS 67.2 model which comes with a dapper standing bass-reflex design.

Happy without Wires PLAYER 5/2010 - The full name of the loudspeakers is actually ‘Parrot Zikmu’, but the name which caught on was simply Parrot - it’s just more convenient and more suitable for Philippe Starck’s elegant designer pieces. ...

Teufel Again! LP - Magazin für analoges HiFi & Vinyl-Kultur 3/2010 - The Berlin direct distributer, Teufel, is getting serious with the dual channel. After the deep bass massive Ultima 7 (LP 2/08) and the outstandingly inexpensive Ultima 60, a stereo speaker for the highest demands is next: the Ultima 800.

Free at Last EINSNULL 1/2010 - The Parrots are no ordinary HiFi loudspeakers; already the design suggests that they are something very special. And it’s true, Philippe Starck’s floor standing speakers offer far more than other HiFi speakers: The keyword is ‘wireless’.

Always something different STEREO 4/2011 - Nubert’s nuVero 10 offers elaborate sound adjustment options.

Lady Diamond STEREO 12/2010 - Although you could easily mistake this for the ‘baby’ of the 800 series, the 802 is just as complex as the B&W flagship model and is the secret star of the range. There is little compromise required, yet the price is 8000 Euro lower. ‘STEREO’ had a good listen.

Parrot Zikmu Macwelt 2/2010 - These loudspeakers, designed by Philippe Starck and manufactured by Parrot, impress with elegant cylindrical lines and high gloss surface. Review details: Single Test. Test criteria were performance, features, handling and ergonomy.

One League Higher AUDIO 1/2010 - The home theatre specialist Teufel successfully penetrates the stereo high end market. And Quadral successfully manages the balancing act between classy and affordable. Review details: Two loud speakers were reviewed. They were rated 90 and 91 points. Among the test criteria were neutrality, detail accuracy and fine dynamics.

Heco The Statement Hi-Fi News 9/2010 - A heavyweight speaker combining a half century of know-how with plenty of up-to-the-minute tech.

Multitalent stereoplay 12/2009 - Active loudspeakers are flexible like never before. They even support bluetooth and WLAN. Review details: Single Test. Test criteria were sound (naturalness, precise resolution, bass quality ...), measurements, practice and valency.

Wilson Audio Sophia 3 Hi-Fi News Yearbook 2010 - While there's absolutely no such thing as a 'universal' comoponent in the truest sense, there are those which are generous with the way they interact with other items. WATT Puppies can be ornery. They can make mincemeat of amplifiers. Conversely, Sophias don't make such demands. We've even run 'em with a £700 Croft. ...

Beauhorn B2 Rhapsody What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision 9/2007 - Visual statements in hi-fi don't get much stronger than this. You'll never mistake the B2s for anything else - not only is their shape about as outlandish as we've seen, Beauhorn can even paint these speakers in one of 98 different colours. In an odd way, it's a shame they look as striking as they do, because their appearance steals the spotlight from their sound, which is just as arresting.

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True audiophiles are willing to sacrifice a minimalist lifestyle for sound quality. This leads them to purchase generally large speaker sets up to a meter high and 50 cm wide. A column speaker integrates all different speakers into one unit, this means there is no need for a separate sub woofer and as all frequency ranges are coming from the same location, there is no loss of phase.


In a larger room column speakers are the only way to reach high, space filling volumes. A standard speaker set will be too attenuated by the air to be audible in every corner of the room. Such speakers are therefore commonly used in churches and halls. When used in smaller rooms and homes with an appropriate amplifier these can thus generate truly immersive sound with very high fidelity and volumes.

Column speakers are usually best mounted on so-called 'spikes' these make the speaker more stable and also impede too much loss though the floor and through movement. Large column speakers can go together to make the perfect home cinema system, however they are more power hungry than a smaller set and take up much more space. A pair of good stereo speakers can also cost more than a whole home cinema in-a-box system containing 6 speakers and a DVD player.