Best Selling Tower Speakers For Hi-Fi & Home Theater
September 07, 2022
Bookshelf, in-wall and on-wall speakers can all deliver great sound, but to achieve maximum performance for music and movies you need a pair of full-range floorstanding towers in the front left and right positions of your system. Let’s take a look at some of our most popular models…
Sitting just below the flagship 800 Series, the Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series offers incredible performance for the dollar, especially now that their available for 20% off. Carbon Dome tweeters are a new technology specifically built for the 700 Series. Delivering a dramatic improvement on the aluminum double dome tweeter, they create pinpoint imaging and detail. The midrange drivers in these tower speakers feature a decoupled design adapted from a similar system in the 800 Series Diamond. Decoupling reduces cabinet coloration, and boosts midrange clarity. And the Aerofoil™ Profile bass cone has variable thickness, providing stiffness and rigidity where it’s needed most for deep and dynamic bass. For decades, Bowers & Wilkins has been the number one speaker brand sold at ListenUp, and these two models are a prime example why.
The Chora 816 is a 2.5-way bass-reflex model whose woofer and midrange/bass speaker driver are both equipped with a Slatefiber cone. Slatefiber is a composite cone comprising recycled non-woven carbon fibers and thermoplastic polymer, which results in excellent acoustic performance in terms of sound velocity as well as rigidity and damping. Focal’s TNF inverted dome tweeter is known for a wide soundstage that creates a bigger sweet spot, and a material called Poron suspends the tweeter from its mount (technology that comes from Focal's flagship Utopia speakers) like memory foam. By maintaining its shape as the driver moves, it significantly reduces distortion for clearer sound.
The Chora range boasts a modern design, all lifted onto a tilted stand for Time Alignment, which provides an optimal soundstage that’s more focused on the listener.
GoldenEar is known for creating speakers that outperform models costing many times as much. The Triton One.R is an extraordinary loudspeaker that’s a smaller, less expensive follow up to GoldenEar’s flagship, the Triton Reference. Its built-in subwoofer section is powered by a 1600-watt GoldenEar SuperSub digital amplifier which drives three racetrack shaped active subwoofer drivers with huge magnet structures, coupled to dual (per side) side-mounted bass radiators to extend the low frequency response. The two 5.25-inch upper bass/midrange drivers are housed in dual discreet midrange chambers surrounding the extraordinary GoldenEar Reference High-Gauss High-Velocity Folded Ribbon (HVFR™) tweeter, the same as used in the Triton Reference.
The Redesigned Reference Premiere Series combines Klipsch legendary acoustic expertise with cutting-edge technology to deliver the new gold standard. A new, larger 90° x 90° silicone composite hybrid Tractrix® horn provides efficient transfer of high-frequency waves into the listening area for crisper, clearer sound. A signature feature on the Reference Premiere series speakers, the dual 8-inch Cerametallic™ woofers have been updated for improved sound reproduction, minimum distortion, and maximum efficiency. In addition to the technologies outlined above, the RP-8060FA II floorstanding speaker adds a high-performance, 6.5-inch, 2-way, up-firing Dolby Atmos® speaker integrated into the top for the easiest way to bring the enveloping sound of 3D surround formats to your system.
Watch our video review of the Klipsch RP-8000F IIs here:
Perfect for mid to large-sized rooms, the 3-way Silver 500 7G features a 1-inch Gold Dome tweeter with Uniform Dispersion (UD) Waveguide II for more lifelike sound, a 3-inch C-CAM mid-range driver with Rigid Surface Technology (RST) II for extra clarity, and two 8-inch C-CAM bass drivers with RST II for extra clarity. Monitor is one of our newer speaker lines at ListenUp; the punchy bass, great high and mid-range response and beautifully crafted looks of this stellar tower are examples of why we’re happy to have them on board!
Offering uncompromising sonic performance, Polk’s R700 flagship floorstanding loudspeaker is ideal for design-forward consumers who want their speakers to blend in with their surroundings. This full throttle loudspeaker adds two 8” woofers to deliver massive impact with striking audio clarity and detail. Perfect for use as a reference stereo pair or as the cornerstone of the ultimate home cinema.
The R700 is a combination of over 40 years of tweeter innovation, design and prototyping, leading to the development of the new 1” high definition Pinnacle ring radiator tweeter featured in the Legend series. Polk’s Reserve Series even took home ‘Best Home Theater Speaker System’ at last year’s EISA Best Product Awards, was a Sound & Vision Top Pick, and won Twice’s VIP Award in 2021.
Revel is part of the HARMAN Luxury Audio Group, whose Center for Acoustic Excellence in Northridge, CA is a state-of-the-art research facility dedicated to cutting-edge speaker design. Resources like this allow Revel to create stunningly powerful and accurate models such as the 2-1/2-way Concerta2 F36. Its 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter is derived from Revel’s high-end Performa3 series. Mids and lows are created by 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofers featuring low-distortion motor-structures for greater clarity and accuracy with improved sensitivity and output capability.
The Lumina collection was created by Sonus faber to offer all their iconic materials and performance at more accessible price points. A 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker with Vented box design, the Lumina V incorporates a 1-inch tweeter with DAD™ (Damped Apex Dome) technology, a 6-inch paper cone midrange driver and two 6-1/2-inch cone bass drivers. Featuring the sleek design Sonus faber is known for and made in Italy and the company’s legendary facility, this elegant floorstander will bring outstanding performance and chic style to any room in your home.
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