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Best stereo speakers 2018

Product of the year

Best standmount speaker £1000-£2000

KEF R3

These superb standmounters set the standard at this price

Best buys

Best standmount speaker under £200

Dali Spektor 2

These Dalis offer a degree of entertainment their rivals can't match

Best standmount speaker £200-£350

Monitor Audio Bronze 2

Monitor Audio's Bronze range delivers again - the Bronze 2s are stunning

Best standmount speaker £350-£500

Mission QX-2

These hugely enjoyable speakers stand out among the competition

Best standmount speaker £500-£750

KEF Q350

Stunning clarity and refined detail makes the Q350s a cut above the rest

Best standmount speaker £750-£1000

Revel Concerta2 M16

The entertaining M16s are hard to beat for under a grand

Best standmount speaker over £2000

Dynaudio Special Forty

These 40th anniversary Dynaudios are classic in looks but cutting edge in ability

Best floorstanding speaker under £500

Fyne Audio F302

Fyne Audio has done a sterling job with these mouth-watering speakers

Best floorstanding speaker £500-£1000

Dali Oberon 5

These superb floorstanders are right up there with the best

Best floorstanding speaker £1000-£1500

Fyne Audio F501

A thrillingly accomplished set of speakers from this relative newcomer

Best floorstanding speaker £1500-£2000

ProAc Response DT8

These towers deliver sparkling performance thanks to some clever engineering

Best floorstanding speaker over £2000

Spendor A7

Elegant Spendor floorstanders delight with their dynamic sound

Best desktop speaker

Ruark Audio MR1 Mk2

Superb sound and a smart design make the Ruark MR1s a class-leader

Best active speaker

Acoustic Energy AE1 Active

The AE1 Active speakers outperform plenty of more expensive options

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