Dynaudio Focus 110 APrice: $2450 per pair

Website: www.dynaudio.com

Brooke said: I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Dynaudio Focus 110 A. It offered a beguiling combination of smoothness, accuracy, and transient speed with low-end extension and dynamic capabilities that belied its small size. The price of $2450/pair is reasonable for what the Focus 110 A does, but the fact that the speaker includes four channels of amplification tailor-made for the drive-units they’re connected to makes them a relative bargain.

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The gist: Very good all-around powered monitor from a speaker-making powerhouse.