Sonus Faber Lumina II Review

Italian standmounts that exude the craftsmanship and heritage of Sonus faber, while arriving at unusually affordable pricing. Read our Sonus Faber Lumina II Review. One of the more remarkable things about the Lumina II speakers is not the luxurious leather wrap or their multi-layer wood construction, despite the superbly luxurious feel these features bestow on … Read more


The new Elite version of Polk’s Signature floorstander proves a cohesive and efficient performer which delivers on the promise of Polk’s technologies. When Polk decided to upgrade one of its best­selling models, it didn’t do anything by halves. The new Signature Elite S60, which replaces the outgoing S60, has new bass/midrange drivers, a new crossover, … Read more

Bowers & Wilkins 805 D4 Review

We couldn’t have wished for a more prestigious launch to occur while we assembled our group of standmounts. With great fanfare and a wildly optimistic embargo period, Bowers & Wilkins announced the entire new 800 Series D4 (see also News p9), and we were soon donning the white gloves to unbox this pair of the standmounts from … Read more

Devialet Phantom I 108dB Review

Although Devialet has branched out into other aspects of audio (including most recently… earbuds), the hi-tech French company is perhaps best known for its Expert Pro amplifiers and its Phantom wireless active loudspeakers. This last has been the subject of some substantial change, with the development of the smaller Phantom II system. However; there’s still … Read more

Dali Oberon 9 Review

The DALI Oberon 9 is the newest and largest loudspeaker in the Oberon range. If the model name rings a bell, you’ve obviously seen William Shake­speare’s play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in which the Oberon character is the king of all fairies, but Shakespeare borrowed the name from ‘way back in the 13th century, at … Read more

Magico A5 Review

JIM AUSTIN It’s rare for a Stereophile reviewer to review two loudspeakers in a row from the same manufacturer, but then these are unusual times. Because of the pandemic, Magico’s M2s got stuck here for a year (I know: poor me). By the time they were packed up and shipped out, it was time for … Read more

Sonus Faber Electa Amator III Review

Che sorpresa! There I was expecting delivery of a pair of small, bookshelf loud-speakers and the courier made me sign for two outrageously large cartons, both of which were so heavy that I had to get a trolley to move them off the stoop. How on earth could either of these cartons contain a pair … Read more

Monitor Audio Bronze 200 Review

by Simon Lucas Money-no-object, no-holds- barred, uncompromised and uncompromising loud­speakers are dead easy to build. Just use the most expensive and highest-performing components you can find, commission a hot-shot industrial designer to help with the looks, spend as long as you like in the ideal environment tuning and fettling – and there you go. A … Read more

Klipsch The Fives Review – Time to take five

Klipsch is targeting the soundbar market as well as stereophiles with its latest Heritage Wireless powered speaker pair. Ed Selley listens in. Read our Klipsch The Fives Review. AS WELL AS a strong line in passive speakers, Klipsch has been producing powered versions of some of its bookshelf models for quite a while. [wpsm_toplist] Yet … Read more