Introduction to Floor Standing Speaker Reviews
As the name implies, these are speakers which are large enough to be placed on the floor yet still produce more or less ideal sound for a someone in a typical seated posture. They are almost exclusively full range designs often with multiple woofers and the best models will incorporate a mid-range driver. Designs might include ported, acoustic suspension, and other more esoteric variations. Some even include built in powered sub-woofers.
Floor Standing Speakers
The B&W 803 D3 is part of a top-to-bottom, revolutionary rethink of an iconic speaker line. It features cutting edge speaker technologies combined with avant-garde styling to bring the end user something truly special, both visually and sonically.
Just how much speaker can one get from only $699.00? The Signature Series floorstanding speakers from the Niagara region of Ontario aim to deliver as much as possible from that low price, cramming dual 8” drivers, a custom midrange and tweeter into a 4’ tall 60-Lb box. While this is an internet only speaker company with no showrooms the free one-way shipping makes it easier to demo these speakers in your own listening room. Something that should be done with every speaker which is not always an option with dealer offered products.
In an effort to bring the critically-acclaimed sound quality of their Focus SE speakers to a larger audience, Legacy Audio has created the Signature SE Tower Speaker. Sporting very similar drivers in a smaller cabinet, the Legacy Audio Signature SE strives to bring the big Legacy sound to those with smaller rooms or a lower budget.
The JWM Acoustics Alyson AML is a custom built, studio quality monitor loudspeaker that has beautiful looks and beautiful sound. Originating as a true monitoring speaker for recording engineers the JWM Acoustics Alyson AML is designed to deliver the highest fidelity from the recorded source. Aesthetics and technology are combined in this loudspeaker in a unique way that makes this speaker compelling for the discerning music lover. Will this beautiful looking speaker scale the lofty expectations of a critical, musicians ear?
The MartinLogan Motion 40 is an innovative loudspeaker design that features high definition technology. With low mass Folded Motion Tweeter, Aluminum Cone midrange and bass drivers, and a high gloss wood veneer the MartinLogan Motion 40 is also a high value loudspeaker.
MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL X Floorstanding Speakers have the most advanced version of electrostatic panels that MartinLogan has produced to date. These panels are underpinned by a pair of 8” woofers in an asymmetrical array to reduce cabinet vibrations...
PSB gives us an incredible opportunity to easily upgrade our current surround systems to Dolby Atmos with the versatile Imagine XA module.
The MartinLogan Impression ESL 11A speakers are evolutionary improvements on their classic hybrid electrostatic line. The sound however, is quite something else.
When the Secrets Team contacted me about reviewing a pair of new Polk Audio speakers I got excited because I felt like I was going to see an old friend. Back in the 1980’s I sold Polk Audio at the audio store I worked at. I have fond memories of that time. I met Mathew Polk (and Golden Ear maven Sandy Gross who was with Polk at the time) before the famous Polk SDA era. Back then the Polk 5, 7, and 10 models were a super value for audiophiles on a budget. A good, fun bunch of guys worked with Polk back then. Polk was establishing themselves as a no nonsense, give the consumer a great speaker at a great price company. So I was curious to see if the latest Polk speaker would be like a similar value of its famous predecessors.
Tannoy’s Revolution XT 8F introduces Tannoy’s first new Dual Concentric driver in a quarter century, the “Omnimagnet,” in a full-range 2.5-way tower.