What HiFi best speakers 2012 street

Coaxial system, bluetooth

4000

2020-12

4

77

ELAC Navis ARF-51

tested in stereo 12/2020

Finely processed, active, compact three-way bass reflex floorstanding speaker. Homogeneous sound that is not spectacular, but very suitable for long-term use. Optionally expandable to wireless operation with a hub for a surcharge. Built-in EQ; XLR and RCA input; Base plate can be screwed on; Spikes; Floor protector; Power cord; German instructions.

Price: 4000 €

Sound level: 77%

Price-performance

remote, app

26800

2020-09

3

98

Lyravox Karlotta Pure

tested in stereo 9/2020

A design that captivates, a sound that beguiles. The Hamburg manufacturer proves that loudspeaker construction is still good for pleasant surprises. Adaptable to the installation conditions thanks to the active concept with DSP control. Can be very loud, but also sounds quiet! Three built-in power amplifiers per box; Digital inputs for Toslink; S / PDIF and AES / EBU; Analog inputs in Cinch and XLR; several DSP presets can be saved; Remote control; also controllable via app.

Price: 26800 €

Sound level: 98%

Price-performance

Bluetooth, remote

8200

2020-04

5

84

Canton Smart Reference 5K

tested in stereo 4/2020

Canton's first smart active speaker in the Reference series impresses with its almost unrivaled features and a smooth, all-round sound. Optimized for stereo and multichannel alike. Optional Smart Connect / Amp for extended home theater / multiroom capabilities. Per box: 1x analog XLR, 1x cinch, 2 x S / PDIF (opt., Coax), S / PDIF-Out; on the master: BT, USB audio up to 24/192; Speaker setup, three-band EQ, remote control.

Price: 8200 €

Sound level: 84%

Price-performance

Bluetooth, streamer, remote, app, truewireless

6750

2020-04

5

85

DALI Rubicon 6 C

tested in stereo 4/2020

DALI's Rubicon 6 C sensibly and skillfully combines the very stable and easy-to-use wireless active technology of the Callisto series with the high-quality passive loudspeakers of the Rubicon series. A successful project that is hard to beat in terms of ease of use, especially in conjunction with the Sound Hub and BluOS. And it sounds really great! Can also be operated as a wired active box as an option. Module slots for upgrades. Inputs and outputs on the hub: pre-out, sub-out, 3.5 mm jack, cinch, coaxial digital, 2x optical, bluetooth; 2x USB, Wlan / Lan with BluOS module.

Price: 6750 €

Sound level: 85%

Price-performance

remote, true wireless

10000

2020-04

5

95

Dynaudio Focus 60 XD

tested in stereo 4/2020

Dynaudios Focus 60 XD is an active and optionally wireless high-end loudspeaker as it is in the book. In terms of sound, it plays extremely airy, precise and neutral, but also full of vigor and attack. Well thought-out tone control on the loudspeaker. One digital coax input and output as well as one analog cinch input per box. Optional "Connect" also provides a 3.5 mm jack, cinch, optical digital, coaxial digital and USB input plus DLNA and Bluetooth.

Price: 10000 €

Sound level: 95%

Price-performance

30700

2020-01

3

100

ATC SCM 150 A SLT

tested in stereo 1/2020

A three-way active loudspeaker in a class of its own, which hides the most sophisticated technology behind its staid exterior. Tonally absolutely neutral, with insane dynamic reserves and a deep, dry bass foundation, it is just as convincing as with a precise spatial representation. Connection via XLR; Mains socket and on / off switch. Also available as a passive version for 25,700 / pair.

Price: 30 700 €

Sound level: 100%

Price-performance

32000

2019-10

3

100

Progressive Audio Pearl TDC Active

tested in Stereo 10/2019

A three-way bass reflex active loudspeaker with ceramic chassis that relies fully on analog technology for timely reproduction - and hits the mark. Housing made of acrylic in white or black. POM spikes; Connections XLR and Cinch, switchable; BNC socket for remote activation; Controls for bass and treble; Ground lift switch. Excellent workmanship and a sound completely detached from the loudspeaker mix with great dynamics, powerful, clean bass and an absolutely coherent, never annoying reproduction. An exceptional speaker.

Price: 32000 €

Sound level: 100%

Price-performance

25000

2019-10

3

97

Manager P1

tested in Stereo 10/2019

Even the passive version of the Manger plays excellently, but when activated in combination with the Linn electronics there is another clearly audible increase in sound that is definitely worth a visit to the dealer. Versatility and build quality are outstanding. Available in matt or high-gloss finishes as well as in various wood veneers. You can listen to a test at home for a rental fee of 180 euros.

Price: 25000 €

Sound level: 97%

Price-performance

streamer, coaxial system, app, truewireless

16000

2019-06

4

95

Quadral Aurum Alpha

tested in Stereo 6/2019

Outstanding active loudspeaker with spectacular dynamics and control, musical and extremely stable. Far above average in the bass, also for the size. The DIRAC room measurement enables a tailor-made adaptation to the room and / or your own preferences. With operating app, 700 watt amplifier, Wi-Fi, USB-A, UPnP / NAS, optical digital input. Top!

Price: 16000 €

Sound level: 95%

Price-performance

Bluetooth, coaxial system, truewireless

4500

2019-06

4

77

Piega 501 (Premium Wireless)

tested in Stereo 6/2019

Piegas 501 is the slightly smaller of two new, smart active floor-standing speakers. Typically excellent sounding and in aluminum cover, it also offers wireless radio operation in combination with the connection box "Connect". Analog input, adjustment wall / corner / freestanding, USB socket for software updates. Optional hub (Connect) with analog / digital inputs, subwoofer output, Bluetooth (aptX), WiFi, no remote control / app, no (own) network function (only via connected devices).

Price: 4500 €

Sound level: 77%

Price-performance

Bluetooth, Airplay, Chromecast, coaxial system, spotifyconnect, remot, truewireless

3600

2019-06

5

77

Phonar P4 Match Air

tested in Stereo 6/2019

Active floorstanding loudspeaker in the one-meter size class with an exceptionally musically smooth appearance and a well-thought-out, wireless smart concept. Based on Veritas P4 Next, which can be converted to Match Air at low cost (!) The optional hub ensures wireless operation. Balanced / unbalanced inputs, USB, ten presets (frequency response setting). With hub: remote control, analog / digital inputs, USB, HDMI (ARC), Bluetooth, DLNA, Airplay, WLAN / WISA, Chromecast, Spotify Connect.

Price: 3600 €

Sound level: 77%

Price-performance

Coaxial system, remote

10890

2019-05

5

92

Bohne Audio BB -10L

tested in Stereo 5/2019

Digitally controlled active box with external electronics, which is measured to the room. Two ways, the ribbon tweeter works as a dipole, so it also radiates to the rear. Ex works in black or white, various veneers, varnishes and solid wood versions available for an extra charge. Tested as a complete set with DSP preamplifier and four-channel power amplifier.

Price: 10890 €

Sound level: 92%

Price-performance

Bluetooth, coaxial system, remote

4400

2018-11

5

77

Canton Smart Vento 9

tested in HiFi 11/2018

Canton continues to spin the thread and has given its Smart series many intelligent features. On board as standard, the active Vento 9 has an incredibly powerful and present character. Per box: one analog mono-in (XLR), one stereo-in (cinch), 2 x S / PDIF (optical, electrical), S / PDIF-out; only on the master: Bluetooth, USB audio for signals up to 24/192; Speaker setup, various sound modes, three-band EQ, remote control.

Price: 4400 €

Sound level: 77%

Price-performance

Bluetooth, streamer, coaxial system, remote

4750

2018-07

5

77

DALI Callisto 6 C

tested in Stereo 7/2018

The step into the future of hearing - wireless, digital, reliable and extremely easy to use, combined with very good sound. Not a cheap, but groundbreaking music system. Wireless, active speaker system with control unit and optional streamer. Digital and analog inputs, Bluetooth remote control, extremely easy operation.

Price: 4750 €

Sound level: 77%

Price-performance

Bluetooth, coaxial system, remote

3600

2018-05

5

71

Dynaudio Xeo 30

tested in HiFi Digital 5/2018

With the new models, Dynaudio's Xeo concept is at its best to date - fantastic handling, intuitive operation, great workmanship and absolute top sound. Great! It is a DSP-equalized active box with integrated volume control, radio control and 3 x 65 watt power amplifier output each, the box has two analog inputs (cinch / mini jack), an optical digital access (24/96) and Bluetooth 4.0 with AptX. The “Connect” hub adds two more analog connections, two digital sockets, USB audio and more stable WLAN.

Price: 3600 €

Sound level: 71%

Price-performance

Surface radiator

8500

2018-01

3

81

Fonica Flag M

tested in Stereo 1/2018

Magnetostatic surface heater with active electronics. The 122 centimeter high Fonica International Flag M from Italy is the middle model of an offered trio and is also available passively for 2000 euros less. It sounds effortless and spatial, and at the listening position it also has astonishingly powerful bass. Be sure to listen!

Price: 8500 €

Sound level: 81%

Price-performance

Bluetooth, coaxial system, remote

1500

2017-11

4

57

Canton GLE 496.2 BT

tested in stereo 11/2017

With the GLE 496.2 BT, Canton is bringing a fully equipped active loudspeaker with Bluetooth capability and an abundance of connection options to stores at an extremely attractive price. Apart from a source device, nothing is needed to listen to music. An angling towards the listening position is not necessary. The processing is routine, the case is cleanly foiled.

Price: 1500 €

Sound level: 57%

Price-performance

Coaxial system, bluetooth, remote

13000

2016-08

3

95

Audiovector SR3 Avantgarde Arreté

tested in Stereo 8/2016

The active SR3 makes an excellent impression, especially in lifestyle environments and in conjunction with streamers. Thanks to the upgrade capability, you can also gradually feel your way to your dream loudspeaker. With its analog input, USB and several Digi-Ins (optical / electrical), the active module offers a sufficient variety of connections. The integrated D / A converter processes S / PDIF up to 24/192, in each of the two loudspeakers there are power amplifier modules with a total output of 190 watts.

Price: 13000 €

Sound level: 95%

Price-performance

Coaxial system, bluetooth, remote

1000

2016-06

5

58

DALI censor 5 AX

tested in stereo 6/2016

The DALI is convincing all along the line. If you don't own an amplifier and don't want to have a pool of devices in your living room, but don't want to do without hi-fi at the same time, you should take a look here! Like the small 1 AX, the Zensor 5 AX can be controlled optically-digitally or via an analog 3.5 mm jack connection. Portables, smartphones, computers and tablets deliver audio signals wirelessly via AptX Bluetooth. Since it has a remote-controllable pre-stage, no additional peripherals are required apart from the source devices.

Price: 1000 €

Sound level: 58%

Price-performance

Coaxial system

8000

2016-01

4

95

ELAC Air-X 409

tested in Stereo 1/2016

Wow! The specialists from Kiel have put together a really impressive box - versatile, flexible and soundproof. Another plus point is that it will decide in your favor some of the discussions about a hi-fi system. The 409 can be controlled either directly via cable or via a wireless hub with various digital and even a computer USB connection.

Price: 8000 €

Sound level: 95%

Price-performance

Coaxial system

9950

2015-02

5

95

Dynaudio Focus 600 XD

tested in Stereo 2/2015

Externally in a simple Focus garment, the top model from their active range turns out to be a first-class "loudspeaker system" for which you only need one source. If you calculate what you save on other components, you will notice how cheap the Focus 600 XD is.

Price: 9950 €

Sound level: 95%

Price-performance

Surface radiator

8300

2014-12

4

100

Martin Logan Ethos & Balance Force 210

tested in stereo 12/2014

It is not inferior to its bigger sister Montis in terms of resolution and spatial imaging, and with a subwoofer it is even ahead. Great!

Price: 8300 €

Sound level floorstanding speaker: 100%

Price-performance

Coaxial system

3250

2014-11

4

64

Dynaudio XEO 6

tested in Stereo 11/2014

Progress can be experienced here even more than with the little sister. More valuable appearance, more power and a neutral, contemporary sound. Everything fits together perfectly here. The equipment is also excellent.

Price: 3250 €

Sound level: 64%

Price-performance

11900

2014-09

5

95

Avantgarde Acoustic Zero1 Pro

tested in Stereo 9/2014

The Zero1 opens the door to the high-end league for modern wireless speakers, because it can inspire sound-obsessed audiophiles as well as design-oriented music lovers or technology freaks. In practice, your concept impresses with its stability and reliability. Only one question remains: How does Avantgarde Acoustic get all this at this price?

Price: 11900 €

Sound level: 95%

Price-performance

Coaxial system

15000

2013-09

4

97

Manger MSM s1

tested in Stereo 9/2013

Flat, absolutely suitable for living spaces, perfectly processed and also adaptable to space and preferences - the active Manger is not only a mature engineering achievement, but also a loudspeaker that has been carefully tuned and musical understanding.

Price: 15000 €

Sound level: 97%

Price-performance

Coaxial system

21200

2013-02

4

92

ATC SCM 50A SL TOWER FF

tested in Stereo 2/2013

The loudspeaker convinces in the laboratory as well as in the listening room. The British consistently pursue their no-nonsense philosophy. No sound control, not even a cinch input, only an XLR input allows contact to the preamplifier. Solid workmanship through and through. You like to have such professionals in your living room.

Price: 21200 €

Sound level: 92%

Price-performance

Coaxial system

9000

2012-11

4

95

Backes & Müller Prime 8

tested in Stereo 11/2012

B&M's concept is absolutely consistent: The Prime 8 is lively, dynamic, has more than sufficient level reserves and its character can also be flexibly adjusted. Rarely have we had an active person in the listening room who summed up the strengths of the technology in such a gallant manner!

Price: 9000 €

Sound level: 95%

Price-performance

Coaxial system

3000

2012-10

4

61

Audium Comp 5 Active

tested in Stereo 10/2012

The active floorstanding speaker Comp 5 Active provides a solution that has been created for today, because it can be easily combined, makes music at a high level, is fairly calculated and has an outstanding operating concept. Highly Recommended.

Price: 3000 €

Sound level: 61%

Price-performance

Coaxial system

4400

2012-10

4

72

T + A KS 300 Active

tested in Stereo 10/2012

T + A has succeeded in creating a superb, all-round loudspeaker with distinctive audiophile virtues with the KS active box in a noble aluminum dress. The series is a statement at the same time, because here one “can do it” both classic and modern. No question about it, T + A is attacking in the loudspeaker segment.

Price: 4400 €

Sound level: 72%

Price-performance

Coaxial system

2900

2012-05

4

61

Dynaudio XEO 5

tested in Stereo 5/2012

With the XEO 5 active loudspeaker, Dynaudio has succeeded in combining the classic high-end virtues of the Danes with uncomplicated and reliable wireless technology. The boxes open up a wide range of possible uses for music lovers, and they work just as well on the television and iPhone as they do on a CD player or PC. Also suitable for multi-room applications due to the separately switchable zones. To be taken seriously in terms of sound!

Price: 2900 €

Sound level: 61%

Price-performance

Coaxial system

28000

2010-12

4

100

Meridian DSP 7200

tested in stereo 12/2010

The DSP 7200 combines everything that makes a superb active loudspeaker: The four chassis are optimally driven by their amplifiers and play one hundred percent to the point. The digital signal processing ensures linearity, punch and an enormous amount of detail as well as plasticity in every listening room.

Price: 28000 €

Sound level: 100%

Price-performance

1

20000

2010-04

4

98

Backes & Müller BM 15

tested in Stereo 4/2010

Outstandingly crafted floorstanding speaker with a precise appearance and extremely homogeneous playing style. The analog equalizers and digital FIR filters allow flexible adaptation. Unique and extremely effective time correction.

Price: 20,000 €

Sound level: 98%

Price-performance

1

4800

2010-01

4

75

Newtronics Temperance MK III

tested in stereo 1/2010

Newtronics' Temperance is a classic that has been modeled for many years and is offered in this "anniversary edition" with the latest amplifier electronics and 16-stage frequency response switch at a downright subsidized price. It is suitable for everyday use, has stable levels and is really fun!

Price: 4800 €

Sound level: 75%

Price-performance