Reference Speakers

For Audiophiles who have built their systems up to a significant level – there is no more important component in their system than their audiophile reference level loudspeakers. These (often) large format loudspeakers can be dynamic, powered, electrostatic, hybrid electrostatic, D’apolito array or any number of other configurations that yield fantastic sound.

To read hundreds of other audiophile-grade loudspeaker reviews, check out this resource page.

We also have a section dedicated to affordable speakers.

Home Theater and Two Channel Are Closer Than You Think

Audiophile Music, Reference Speakers

Paul Wilson looks at how home theater and the audiophile hobby are alike…

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Hey Kid! Wanna Buy A Used Super-Expensive Loudspeaker?

Reference Speakers

Steven Stone looks at one aspect of the ultra-primo hyper-expensive loudspeaker market......

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Why Do Audiophiles Resist the Allure of Powered Speakers?

Reference Speakers

Jerry Del Colliano wonders why there aren't more powered reference loudspeakers......

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Building a Speaker System – Visiting KEF

Reference Speakers

Paul Wilson looks at how KEF speakers are assembled…

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Designing a Speaker System – Visiting KEF

Reference Speakers

Paul Wilson describes the engineering process of a KEF speaker......

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What is the “Best” Speaker?

Reference Speakers

Doug Henderson considers the vast universe of speaker design......

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How an Audio Show Solved My Imaging Mystery

Reference Speakers

Paul Wilson describes a problem he had and how an audio show supplied a solution…

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Different Ears for Different Music?

Reference Speakers

Roger Skoff writes about how we hear what we listen to......

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Dreaming About What We Can’t Have

Reference Speakers

Paul Wilson looks at our inclination to dream big about our systems... ...

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Hi-Fi Shopping for Value Part 15: Buying Used Speakers

Reference Speakers

Roger Skoff writes about making big improvements for little money…

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Why Your Kick-Drum Doesn’t Kick Part 8

Reference Speakers

Roger Skoff writes Part 8 of his series on speakers and the hidden evils of Dynamic Compression...

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Why Your Kick-Drum Doesn’t Kick Part 5

Reference Speakers

Part 5 of Roger Skoff's series on speakers and the hidden evils of dynamic compression....

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Super Tweeters and Music’s Leading Edge

Reference Speakers

Roger Skoff writes about one thing that might be better about superior sound,,,

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Do You Have Speaker Placement Woes?

Reference Speakers

Paul Wilson looks at the art of getting his speaker positions dialed-in...

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Speakers In Rooms – Some Fit, Some Don’t

Reference Speakers

Steven Stone looks at the odd relationship between audiophiles and too-big speakers......

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Bye-Bye Big Dunlavys

Reference Speakers

Steven Stone finds out there is life after selling his dream speakers…

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Maybe You Do Need More Than One System

Reference Speakers

Roger Skoff may have found the solution to a very basic problem...

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Oligarch Audio

Reference Speakers

Steven Stone explains why he isn't interested in reviewing hyper-expensive audio gear......

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It’s All About The Design

Reference Speakers

Paul Wilson looks at some of the most radical speaker designs…

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It’s All About The Design

Reference Speakers

Paul Wilson looks at some of the most radical speaker designs......

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