Saturday, February 24, 2018

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(2017) Stereo Loudspeakers $5,000-$10,000

Price: Voicebox S, AU$2495 per pair; EBS, $6995 per pair

Website: www.axisvoicebox.com

Edgar said: What you get for your hard-earned is an exquisitely refined, accurate and nuanced monitor which, as a system with the EBS, has the bass power, depth and resolution of a large floorstander.

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The gist: Edgar puts this up there with the best he’s heard.

Price: AU$6500 per pair

Website: www.bowerswilkins.com

Edgar said: I’ll add that the attractively-styled 702 S2 -- and the entire series for that matter -- is delivered in a superb quality of fit and finish and that sonically it performs to extremely high standards.

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The gist: One of the best values in the B&W product line.

Price: $5980 per pair

Website: www.devialet.com

Doug said: For $6309, there’s nothing nearly as impressive today as a pair of Gold Phantoms with Dialog.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: You just can’t get better sound for less money.

Price: $10,000 per pair

Website: www.dynaudio.com

Jeff said: It’s one of the best ways to spend ten grand in the high end that I’ve seen in my many years of reviewing.

Read the SoundStage! Ultra review.

The gist: Lot of speaker and sound quality for the money.

Price: $5999 per pair

Website: www.dynaudio.com

Al said: Dynaudio’s Focus 20 XD active speakers streamline the hi-fi listening experience, and do so without imposing limits on sound quality.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: When high end goes wireless.

Price: $8499.98 per pair

Website: www.goldenear.com

Doug said: GoldenEar Technology’s Triton Reference costs 70% more than their Triton One, and for significantly more money you get significantly more. GoldenEar has created a speaker that’s not only bigger than the One, but better in many ways. The improvements in build and sound quality are dramatic.

Reviewers' Choice

Read the SoundStage! Hi-Fi review.

The gist: The best GoldenEar yet.

Price: $6495 per pair

Website: www.martinlogan.com

Roger said: After listening to and thoroughly enjoying the nearly flawless performance of the Classic ESL 9s in my system, I can’t imagine living without them.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Roger's new reference.

Price: $7000 per pair

Website: www.paradigm.com

Roger said: If you’re in the market for a state-of-the-art bookshelf speaker, look no further. You’d probably have to spend a whole lot more money to better the formidable performance of Paradigm’s Persona B -- and even then, I’m not sure you could.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Paradigm’s best bookshelf speaker ever.

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