Dodgy drivers thwart my attempt to restore these classic Acoustic Research AR48S speakers, for now.
Manufactured in the late 1990s by Mission, sold to partner Denon UD-M5 stereo receiver or the UD-M7 component stereo system. Loads of them around now for bargain prices. Great little speakers for a small room or compact system.
If you’re buying these primarily to listen to music, I would certainly suggest you buy two to pair them up for proper stereo. But if you’re after a great-looking, well-built streaming speaker, and you don’t want invasive smart tech in your home, The MS-50 may just be for you.
These are speakers for rock and pop fans, but classical listeners should probably look elsewhere. They’ll delight hiphop and electronic fans too providing you have an amp with some ‘oomf’ behind it that can give those slightly stiff woofers a kick up the backside.
An aesthetically beautiful speaker with a sonic signature that closely follows the neutrality line, but adds a dose of ‘get up n’ go’ to proceedings. Impeccably built with possibly the best single-point concentric driver currently on the market.
it is now almost impossible to find a decent new name brand amplifier for less than £100, let alone a pair of quality speakers. The P12s are a genuine hi-fi loudspeaker at a bargain price.
Designed as an entry to serious hi-fi listening, targeted toward a younger audience with a strong focus towards digital listening in lifestyle systems.
For home listening, the S2000s continue Edifier’s excellent track record with superlative acoustic and electronic design, a vast array of inputs, stylish aesthetics and great sound.
An innate musicality that will delight, whatever you play.
Plentiful dynamics and detail, huge scale and excellent imaging make this another excellent speaker in Fyne’s F300 range.
when old Tannoy talent regroup and launch a new name and fresh ranges designed from the ground up, there is certainly reason to get excited. If this is what the company can produce on a budget, I look forward to auditioning their more upmarket models.
Great looking, well made, well specified and lovely to listen too. That’s the Edifier S2000 Pro summed up in a nutshell.
Their price and size places them in a segment of the market where there is a great deal of competition, but they compare very favourably to models far beyond their price.
If you’re after plenty of inputs, smart aesthetics and convenience features with better sonics than the average one box solution, these are worth a look. For no compromise audio performance, look elsewhere.
Truly excellent both physically and sonically and packing quality components into a pair of compact enclosures, the S880s represent real value for money. Highly recommended.
If you like hugely over-emphasised bass and little else, these are the speakers for you. For the rest of us who favour neutrality or musicality, these are not contenders; especially at the price.
Truly terrific speakers, from which music flows with apparent ease. If you’ve got a little space and don’t mind the retro looks, these big Tannoys are truly deserving of their fine heritage and pride of place in your music system.
Tannoy have created a giant killer here, the XT8 is a truly wonderful speaker.
While some may prefer the style and sound of a traditional ‘boxy’ speaker, there’s no doubting that these are an extremely capable option for those who prefer a little more style on their desktop. They’re well made, unusually styled and are sonically capable.
Edifier’s R2000DB is a budget speaker with impressive build, a decent array of features and superb sonics.