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5 Killer Tower Speakers Under $2K/pair Compared for 2019!

By | July 20th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

$2,000 seems to be a ‘sweet spot’ for the middle range of tower speakers for many of the major loudspeaker manufacturing brands. Within the last year alone we ended up reviewing five of them, and that is a lot considering the narrow price range. In this article, we will compare the speakers that we looked at in this category. However, this is not a shoot-out article where we determine which is the best since they all have different strengths and somewhat different design goals.

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SVS Prime Pinnacle Tower Speaker Review

By | July 6th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

When SVS released their Prime sPrime Pinnacle pair close3.jpgpeaker series, Audioholics reviewed the big dog of that set, the Prime Tower, and we quite liked what SVS had produced at the top of that speaker series. It was a not-insubstantial speaker as a three-way tower with two 6.5” woofers, a 4.5” mid-range, and a 1” dome tweeter. For most people, a design like that would pack more punch than they would ever normally use. Yet here, four years later, SVS has launched an even more powerful line-topping speaker for the Prime series, in the aptly-named Prime Pinnacle tower.

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Dayton Audio MK442T Transmission Line Tower Speaker Review

By | July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Dayton Audio found widespread acclaim last year for their low-cost MK402 bookshelf speaker from a swarm of positive reviews including our own. All of this praise must have compelled Dayton Audio to expand their product line, because they have introduced a floor-standing version, the MK442T. While it is still extremely affordable, the MK442T costs more than the MK402 but is also a more ambitious loudspeaker. Dayton Audio could have simply plugged the same drivers in a larger cabinet and called it a day in creating a tower speaker variant of the MK402, but, as with the MK402 itself, they wanted to do something special.

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Bowers & Wilkins 603 Tower Speaker Review

By | June 14th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

The 600 series from Bowers & Wilkins has a relatively lon603 pair 16g history for a speaker product line. First introduced as an entry-level speaker line in 1991, it has gone through many versions for almost 30 years now. In 2018, B&W unveiled their sixth iteration of the 600 series which consists of three subwoofers, a center speaker, two bookshelf speakers, and a tower speaker as you can see in our Bowers & Wilkins Revamps 600 Series Speakers preview article. This latest iteration takes advantage of a slew of technologies developed for their flagship 800 D3 series.… Read the full article

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$140/pr Monoprice MP-T65RT Tower Speaker Review

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

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Last year Audioholics ran a series of reviews for low-cost bookshelf speakers, one of which was the Monoprice MP-65RT. We were delighted by its unexpectedly good sound considering its extremely low $50/pair pricing. So earlier this year when Monoprice informed us that a floor-standing version was in development, we were quite interested in what they were cooking up, especially when they told us about an unusual decision about its design. Now that speaker has finally landed, and we managed to snag a pair for review.… Read the full article

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Ultra High-End Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Each year AXPONA grows bigger and more exciting, and this year was no exception. As usual, Audioholics was there to see many of the spread of products that manufacturers brought to the show. In this segment of our coverage, we look at some of the highest of high-end loudspeakers. The manufacturers here brought out their showpieces to impress. Some of these speakers go well beyond mere audio transducers and veer into art and statements in industrial design. They may sound very good, but sound reproduction is almost beside the point in some of these fantastical designs.

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Affordable Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019

By | April 20th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

In this segment of our coverage for the 2019 AXPONA show, we will look at a selection of the more affordable loudspeakers we saw there. While the massive, ultra high-end speakers seem to get most of the attention, these shows are also a good opportunity for manufacturers to show what can be done in more reasonable price ranges. We will be looking at loudspeakers that are less than $2,000/pair which, for most people, is not cheap but is not unattainable either.… Read the full article

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Dayton Audio & Monoprice Raise the Bar on Budget Tower Speakers

By | April 9th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Dayton Auaffordable towers front view.jpgdio and Monoprice have just released two new tower speakers at price points that will considerably stiffen the competition for entry-level speakers of their type. Both models are based on popular bookshelf speakers in their respective line-ups, so releasing these tower speaker models rounds out their product lines for those in the market for floor-standing speakers. The bookshelf speaker models were given full reviews in Audioholics as well, so we have an idea of what to expect from these new tower speakers.

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SVS Prime Pinnacle Tower Speaker System Preview

By | April 5th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

Prime Pinnacle PairSVS has recently released a new entry into their popular ‘Prime’ speaker line, and their new loudspeaker takes the Prime speakers to new heights (literally, since it is taller than any of the others). It is the new top dog of the Prime series, and SVS has rightfully named it the ‘Prime Pinnacle.’ The Prime Pinnacle is a three-way, five driver tower speaker, much like the regular Prime Tower, and one might be forgiven for thinking it is just a bigger and beefier version of the Prime Tower since that is what it looks like on the outside, but there is considerably more to it than that.

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Wilson Audio’s Sasha DAW Speaker: A New WATT/Puppy Descendant

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Audioholics|Tags: |

I tend to get most excited about high-value audio products  — ones that I might actually own some day. And the law of diminishing returns is certainly on my side. I know that an $85,000 speaker won’t sound ten times better than GoldenEar Technology’s $8,500 Triton Reference, for example. But I can still appreciate the efforts of companies that strive to achieve the highest possible performance at any cost, creating aspirational audio products that deliver state-of-the-art sonics. And that’s why, back in 2009, I eagerly headed to my local hi-fi store (Music Lovers Audio in Berkeley, CA) to check out Wilson Audio’s Sasha loudspeaker.… Read the full article

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