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Definitive Technology

The Definitive Technology W Studio Micro produced some of the most clear and accurate dialogue and vocals in our movie and music tests. That can be attributed to its dedicated center channel. This is


The Klipsch RSB-6 sound bar produced some of the best results in our listening tests. Its Dolby surround setting offered a wide sound stage in our movie test, and the wireless subwoofer did a good job

Best Subwoofers

From thumping bass tracks on your favorite album to explosive movie action you can feel in your chest, a ground-pounding subwoofer turns your home theater into audio heaven.


The Emotiva BasX Sub 12 is reasonably priced, looks good, and most importantly, sounds great. The only reason it isn’t our top-ranked 12-inch home subwoofer is it’s missing a couple featur


The Fluance DB12 home subwoofer has a stylish cabinet design and full feature set, but we were underwhelmed by it during our listening tests. It scored well in our acoustic music listening test, but m


The Yamaha NS-SW300 sounded great in every phase of our testing. This 10-inch home subwoofer has the lowest low-frequency rating in our test group, which helps it compete with larger, more powerful 12

Polk Audio

The Polk Audio DSW 660 is a powerful and well-designed home subwoofer. Its unique features, including optional wireless connectivity and remote volume control, make it easy to change the settings to b

JBL Arena

The JBL Arena Sub 100P is a 10-inch powered subwoofer with a compact and good-looking cabinet design. The 100-watt amplifier is a bit underpowered compared to the best subwoofers we tested, but that m

Best Floor Standing Speakers

Floor standing speakers are an integral part of a home stereo system. If you want theater-quality sound in your home, an AV receiver and floor standing speakers are a good place to start.

Polk Audio

The Polk Audio S55 floor speakers performed well when compared against models that cost hundreds of dollars more. Because of their unique downward-firing port, you can place them close to a wall witho


The Emotiva Airmotiv T1 are impressive floor standing speakers. They produced an open and natural sound in our movie and music listening tests, and their innovative, compact cabinet design makes them


The ELAC Debut F5 are a pair of three-way floor standing speakers that feature two 5.25-inch low-frequency drivers, one 5.25-inch midrange driver and a 1-inch cloth dome tweeter. World-renowned speake


From the moment we unboxed the Fluance Signature Series floor standing speakers, there was no doubt that they would be the best-looking speakers in our review. The glossy front panel is a great visual

JBL Studio

The JBL Studio 290 floor standing speakers earn our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award. Their three-way design has two 8-inch low-frequency drivers, a 4-inch midrange driver and a 1-inch CMMD dome tweeter.


The Monoprice Premium 5.1 home theater system doesn't provide the premium sound quality that high-end home theater speakers produce, but this system is a good inexpensive alternative. No other system

Yamaha NS-SP1800BL

The Yamaha NS-SP1800BL is a 5.1 surround sound speaker system that features four satellite speakers, a center speaker and an 8-inch front-firing subwoofer. This speaker system falls right in the middl

JBL Cinema

Many of the top home theater systems in our lineup vary only slightly in audio quality. Just because the JBL Cinema 610 didn't rank among the best home theater systems, that doesn't mean it's inferior

Bose Acoustimass 6 Series

The Bose Acoustimass 6 Series V home theater system features five satellite speakers and a subwoofer that serves as the main hub for the entire home theater speaker system. The satellite speakers are

Pioneer SP BS22-LR

Andrew Jones, one of the most revered engineers in the speaker world, designed the Pioneer SP-BS22-LR bookshelf speakers. It should be no surprise the audio quality from these small bookshelf speakers

Fluance XL

Fluance, a relative newcomer to the home audio circuit, has been producing solid-sounding home audio speakers at affordable prices since the early 1990s. The XL series is one of the newest product lin

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