Triangle Magellan CelloPrice: $12,000 per pair


Jeff said: The Triangle Magellan Cello is a well-built, beautifully finished speaker that made music come alive in my room. It can play loud with very little power, and can provide a visceral listening experience for those who prefer a close perspective on the music. The Cello can easily do double duty in your home theater -- it has wide dynamic range, and can instantly provide that elusive jump factor that some audiophile speakers just can’t.

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The gist: Very competitive floorstander with highish efficiency and lively sound.