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Awards 2017

2017
Stereo speakers - Best Buys

Best standmount speaker under £200

Dali Spektor 2

"The Spektor 2s are excellent speakers, combining Dali’s traditional strengths with a generous dose of entertainment"
£199
$199
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Best standmount speaker £200-£400

Monitor Audio Bronze 2

“These Monitor Audios sail through the test. They have delicacy when required and handle dynamics deftly”
$499
£279
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Best standmount speaker £400-£800

KEF Q350

“A level of clarity and subtlety that’s unheard of at this price”
£529
$649.98
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Best standmount speaker £800-£1200

Revel Concerta2 M16

"Speakers that can stand toe-to-toe with the best sub-thousand pound standmounters around”
Price is not available
Best standmount speaker £1200-£2000

ATC SCM11

"These speakers manage to knit everything into a cohesive, musical whole”
£1,300
£1,300
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Best standmount speaker £2000+

Dynaudio Special Forty

“Magnificently detailed, digging out the low-level acoustic clues that define a recording venue with ease”
Price is not available
Best floorstander under £400

Tannoy Eclipse 3

“The Eclipses have no problem when it comes to having a good time”
£199
$274.99
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Best floorstander £400-£800

Q Acoustics 3050

“Powerful and assertive, the 3050s deliver a huge sense of scale and are capable of enveloping our largest test room”
$699.99
£439
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Best floorstanders £800-£1200

Monitor Audio Silver 200

“Most important, though, is the richness and clarity throughout”
£999
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Best floorstander £1200-£2000

Neat Iota Alpha

“Beauty is as beauty does… and these floorstanders are something to savour”
Price is not available
Best floorstander £2000+

Spendor A4

“They’re expressive, entertaining and, perhaps surprisingly for a Spendor design, fun”
Price is not available
Best desktop speaker

Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2

“The Ruarks breathe new life into whatever music you play through them”
$329
£329
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Best active speaker

Dynaudio Xeo 2

“A level of transparency to music that you’d be hard-pressed to find from a similarly-priced system of hi-fi separates”
$999
£1,155.88
$1,249
£1,155.88
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