Polk Audio BlackstonePrice: $1139.90

Website: www.polkaudio.com

Kevin said: The Blackstone TL350 speaker system delivered sweet, true sound with an enviable helping of midbass. Although my room is of decent size (20’L x 16’W x 10’H), the Polks never failed to fill it with sound. Their diminutive sizes make them ideal for smaller rooms and compact applications, and their mounting flexibility provides a wealth of options when shelf space is at a premium. Perhaps their most impressive attribute was their effortless delivery of the sound. The result is a home-theater system that packs as much punch as one would think possible for the price.

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The gist: Polk goes small and scores big.