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.
the LP-6 is the very foundation of what a great reference monitor should be. You can be confident that your productions on these monitors will translate as you intended across all manner of systems and devices. And they’re a joy to listen to as well, when you want to kick back and chill with your favourite tunes.
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.
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.
Intrigued by the potential sonic advantages of a full-range driver, and spotting the introduction of a new kit by British driver manufacturer MarkAudio, I decided it was time to give one a try.
If you can accommodate them, you’ll achieve excellent mixes which translate well to consumer devices and pro audio alike.
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.
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.
Edifier’s R2000DB is a budget speaker with impressive build, a decent array of features and superb sonics.
A beautifully crafted pair of speakers with a neutral but likeable sonic character.
If you favour accuracy and detail over sheer musical enjoyment, these may well be the speakers for you.
An introduction to loudspeakers, part of the Hi-Fi for Beginners series.
Class-leading technology and astounding musicality, the XT6s are everything I could’ve hoped for and more.