Price: $28,000 per pair

Website: www.vividaudio.com

Doug said: When I heard that Laurence Dickie had begun revising Vivid Audio’s Oval B1, I didn’t think he’d be able to make much of an improvement. But the Oval B1 Decade doesn’t sound only a little better than the original model -- it sounds so much better that it now stands alongside Vivid’s very top models, the Giyas, all of which cost much more.

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The gist: Hard to imagine a better midsized speaker than this.

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