Introduction to Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

“Bookshelf” is a colloquial phrase used to describe small speakers as might befit placement on a bookshelf, though in any high fidelity implementation they will be placed on dedicated stands. While some may be designed as mid/high frequency models, often called “satellites”, which require a separate sub-woofer, most bookshelf speakers fall into the full-range category. While there are many excellent examples of bookshelf speakers which produce satisfying bass, most benefit from the accompaniment of a subwoofer.

Bookshelf Speakers

JBL L100 Classic Speakers Review

The JBL L100 Classic speakers are the 21st-century versions of the famous JBL L100 Studio Monitor speakers of years ago. But unlike the previous models, these new speakers benefit from all the technological improvements of the previous decades.

Vanatoo Transparent One Encore Powered Speaker Review

Vanatoo engineers Gary Gesellchen and Rick Kernen have recently updated their award-winning desktop speakers with a new powered model, the Transparent One Encore. It aims to be an affordable, high quality audiophile system that meets the needs of music enthusiasts with portability, a small footprint, big sound, and deep bass; combined with the ability to stream music from a computer or phone. Six years after the original Transparent Ones, the powered Vanatoo Transparent One Encore improves upon its predecessor in almost every way.