Price: $1499 each


Gordon said: For $2998, you get a pair of active speakers with 250Wpc of built-in amplification that include two of Focal’s signature technologies: the beryllium tweeter and the “W”-cone woofer, albeit from earlier stages of their developments.

Read the SoundStage! Simplifi review.

The gist: Older pro design that stills shows many strengths.