(2019) Stereo Loudspeakers Under $5000

Price: $1800 USD per pair

Website: www.bowers-wilkins.com

Philip said: Yes, you do get a lot of speaker in the Bowers & Wilkins 603. This big speaker in a stout cabinet is built to produce high outputs in big rooms.

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The gist: Lot of B&W speaker for the money.

Price: $2500 per pair; stands, $500/pair

Website: www.bowers-wilkins.com

Diego said: In my relatively small room, the 705 S2s provided very clean, tight, powerful bass for their size; an exceptionally detailed and extended top end; and a rich, textured midrange devoid of cabinet colorations.

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The gist: Solid effort from B&W if you like the high-frequency voicing.

Price: $1999.98 per pair

Website: www.elac.us

Gordon said: With the Navis series, Andrew Jones’s parade of hit products for Elac is clearly continuing. In my view, the ARB-51 rockets straight to the top of the charts.

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The gist: Is this the best buy in an active monitor?

Price: $1099 per pair

Website: www.kef.com

Gordon said: Visually and sonically, KEF’s LSX active loudspeakers are very much part of the same family as the acclaimed LS50 and LS50 Wireless.

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The gist: Kind of a little LS50.

Price: $499.90 USD per pair

Website: www.martinlogan.com

Vince said: If you’re looking for something different, and an involving listening experience, I highly recommend that you give the MartinLogan Motion 4i an audition.

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The gist: The magic of a large electrostat in a small package.

Price: AU$3500 per pair

Website: www.microphaseaudiodesign.com

Vedran said: I think the Microphase Audio Design SAT Mk.II Signatures are high-quality speakers well worthy of your attention, especially if you’re pressed for space, keeping in mind that your Hi-Fi chain has to be of equally high quality to give them justice, and your power amplifier in particular.

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The gist: Little boutique speaker that might tickle your fancy.

Price: $698 per pair

Website: www.paradigm.com

Diego said: It’s a solid, dependable speaker that, set up correctly, can give its owner a glimpse of true high-end sound for a mass-market price.

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The gist: Perfectly serviceable floorstander that won’t break the bank.

Price: $349 per pair

Website: www.psbspeakers.com

Hans said: It’s as complete a two-way design as you can hope to buy for anywhere near $349/pair.

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The gist: Really does punch way above its weight.

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