- KEF LS50 Meta
KEF LS50 Metas KEF LS50 Metas don’t look similar to the LS50s and in many ways aren’t. The company thought about revising this beautiful enclosure, but decided that it was not worth the effort.
One area that could use improvement was the Uni-Q driver array, in which the tweeter is located in the center of the mid/bass unit. The array has been completely redesigned and incorporates the numerous improvements KEF has made over the past 8 years, and adding something brand new with the Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) KEF’s method to deal with the sound emanating from the rear of the aluminium 25mm tweeter dome.
It’s not long before we be aware that the LS50s’ sound has greatly improved. Although the basic sound is immediately familiar, the new models have improved in clarity and precision that the previous models just hints at.
- Elac Debut B5.2
Elac has been in the business of speakers since the 80s and has produced a variety of top-quality products during that time. It’s safe to say that these brand new Debut B5.2 speakers ought to be considered among the best products from the company.
The Elac Debut B5.2s are a great performer for the price. They are solid and feel great and they’re not fussy about their placement and take whatever music you can throw at them with ease. They’ve got the dynamic expression as well as detail resolution and tonal precision to take on everything, and have enough flexibility to improve even more with systems that are above their original cost. For the money they cost they’re awe-inspiring.
- B&W 606 S2 Edition of the 606 anniversary
It is worth noting that the Bowers & Wilkins 600 range is now over 25 years old. In terms of paper, the tinny nature of the updates made to the 606 S2s makes us a bit unsure about how significant the date is. They are cosmetically the introduction of an oak-colored finish alongside the white and black finishes and an inscription placed on the tweeter’s surround to commemorate the anniversary.
The only thing that has changed in terms of performance will be an improved crossover that comes with better quality capacitors, a few of which were first used in the recently released and other premium 700 Signature series.
With the small scale of the changes in engineering, we didn’t expect much an improvement with regards to sound. We were disappointed. While maintaining a similar sound S2 Anniversary Editions 606 S2 Anniversary Editions prove significantly superior than their predecessors.
- Dali Spektor 2
On paper, they check all the boxes. But once you get them running, it’s evident that they go above and beyond the average bookcase speaker. They provide a wide range of capabilities that only a few speakers in this price range can rival.
Vocals are distinctive and strong that are delivered with precision and nuance, and there’s plenty of enthusiasm in the performances. They manage dynamics effortlessly and the soundstage is quite large. They’re easy to pair the kit with. Highly recommended.
- ProAc Response D2R
ProAc has offered for a long time the option of a ribbon-tuned speaker instead of a dome unit for its more expensive floorstanders for Response however it’s the first time customers of standmounters have the option of choosing a ribbon tweeter.
You’ll have to put a amount of effort into installing these speakers to get the most of these speakers. Our test samples required about three days of continuous usage to be at their peak after beginning to sound a bit stifling and lacking warmth in the tonal. Don’t rush to determine if you’re hearing fresh, factory-fresh samples.
- Bowers & Wilkins 607 S2 Anniversary Edition
Try to find a better sounding pair of speakers at less than half of a grand We’ll bet you. The speakers have not changed much from the previous B&W 607 as well as this year’s Anniversary Edition, other than some new capacitors as well as an inscription in that tweeter. But the sound improvements have been massive.
It’s a more refined more thoughtful, clearer and more exciting performance from speakers that were previously one of the top that you can buy for their cost. The older models could be atop the tree were they not removed due to the 607 S2 Anniversary Edition. When you’ve got two pairs of speakers in the same room it’s hard to return.
If you’re searching for speakers that are lower in the mid-range or B&W 606 S2 are B&W 606 S2 are beyond your budget These are an excellent choice – and also a pair suitable for celebrating any anniversary of silver.
- Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2
We loved the initial Ruark Audio MR1 speakers for desktops when they first came out in 2013. The retro design and the user-friendly design, the incredible Bluetooth sound It was an impressive combination that won two consecutive What Hi-Fi? Awards. However, for a time, the MR1s were tossed off their perch by the gorgeous KEF Eggs.
It was just an issue of time before Ruark Audio unveiled the MR1 Mk2. The result was a resounding yes. Ruark Audio is back with the same fervor, after having regained its title over the past few years. The improvement in performance is remarkable along with it’s clear that the Ruark MR1 Mk2s manage to become more attractive than the previous models. They are simply fantastic speakers for anyone with a limited amount of room.
- Dali Oberon 1 C
Its models Oberon 1 C have evidently been created to be appealing to different types of customer and setup. This standmounter set-up is part of an active speaker system with three strong speakers that also includes the 7 C floorstanders as well as the On-Wall C wall-mounted speakers It is inspired by this Danish firm’s Oberon passive speaker collection.