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What Are The Best Floor Standing Speakers?
If the time has come to invest in a new set of floor standing speakers, there are a wide range of options out there for you to choose from. It's a good idea to do your research to ensure you are spending your money wisely when it comes to your speakers. Which speakers are ultimately going to be best for you will depend on a huge range of factors, including what is going to be played through the speakers and your budget.
Instead of selecting a single set of speakers as the best, we will look at some of these aspects and highlight the best offerings for each individual category.
What makes a good floor standing speaker?
Good quality floor standing speakers can instantly change your hi-fi or home theater system, providing a sound that fills the room entirely. Due to the fact that floor standing speakers take up more room than bookshelf speakers, they move more air, creating sound on a greater scale with more authority and increased bass response.
As you may expect, a bigger speaker does not always make for better sound. It is a good idea to get the best speakers for your budget, choosing wisely to find the speakers that work best for you.
The budget-friendly option
If you want a new set of floor standing speakers but don't want to break the bank, a great option is the Golden Ear Triton Seven Floor Standing Speaker.
This speaker from Golden Ear brings the award-winning Triton Series tower series' high performance down into a far more compact and manageable size.
This is a lower-budget speaker than the Triton, so some compromises have been made, most notably in the absence of a built-in powered subwoofer.
Nevertheless, the Triton Seven still manages to produce a deep, crisp and impactful bottom end thanks to the advanced drivers and sophisticated bass loading technologies.
The cabinet that houses the Triton Seven is both aesthetically pleasing and sonically useful. Designed to deliver fantastic sound definition while also looking great in any room, the Seven has precise and boxless imaging characteristics that are further enhanced by the presence of a narrowed front baffle.
On the electronics side, the highly effective Linkwitz/Riley crossover helps to provide stunning sounds across the frequency range, providing a long throw, great dynamic range and those deep basses we spoke about before.
This makes a pair of Triton Sevens just about perfect for any two-channel system, as well as any multi-channel home theater or music system.
The Mid-Range Option
Available in a range of colors, the Totem Forest Floor Standing Speaker mixes fine design with fantastic sound reproduction.
The striking design of these floor standing speakers provides great power as well as articulate voicing. These high-quality speakers are adept at reproducing all kinds of music, whether you are looking for a stereo or multi channel system. Similarly, these speakers are just as at home bringing you music or as part of an A/V application. The Totem Forest enables you to create a synergy between dynamic power and spatial imaging, which will bring out entirely new dimensions in whatever you are hearing.
These fresh new dimensions are brought out by the pulse, speed and dynamic contrasts afforded by the speaker design. Designed to bring out the natural harmonics within the sounds reproduced, the Totem Forest's innovative design also gives incredible coherence to sounds.
Best in class
If money is no object, treat yourself to the phenomenal Sonus Faber Maxima Amator Floor Standing Speakers. A member of the Heritage Family of speakers from Sonus Faber, the Maxima Amator is a project that started many years ago but was abandoned as a concept because it was deemed impossible.
Today, Sonus Faber has achieved the seemingly impossible and now brings you a two-way floor standing speaker built in a solid wood cabinet.
With Italian design and craftsmanship, this speaker continues the legacy of Sonus Faber as designers of two-way speakers. The Maxima Amator has been designed to deliver the purest, most faithful representations of sound possible.
According to Sonus Faber, the creation of this speaker was a labor of love, serving as the "glorification of successfully merging two speakers to achieve a unique emotion". The voice of Sonus Faber is destined to achieve natural sound.
However you decide to upgrade your speakers, you can rest assured that any of these floor standing units will deliver a great quality of sound.