Best and most expensive Floorstanding Speakers 2023-2024

Best Floorstanding Speakers 2023

This selection includes quite expensive speakers, but not prohibitive ones – like High End examples from Full Range Class A costing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

8. Joseph Audio Perspective2
8. Joseph Audio Perspective2

8. Joseph Audio Perspective2

Price: $16,999

Pros: spacious and beautiful sound

Cons – could use a little more bass

Verdict – entrance ticket to the world of luxury

The updated Joseph Audio Perspective2 sports a SEAS dome tweeter and 5.5″ SEAS Excel Graphene drivers (magnesium diaphragms coated with a layer of nano-graphene). The acoustics provide the widest dynamic range and outstanding stereo imaging, clearly demonstrating what High End is all about.

7. Alta Audio Adam
7. Alta Audio Adam

7. Alta Audio Adam

Price – 17,000 US dollars

Pros – 3D sound field

Cons – requires powerful amplification

Verdict – very interesting speakers

Three-way speakers with ribbon tweeters, 6″ and 8.75″ midrange and bass drivers with aluminum diaphragms use the Alta Extended Transmission Line (XTL) system for both mid and low frequencies! It is necessary to take into account the significant discrepancy between the passport sensitivity characteristics (stated 91.5 dB) and the actually measured ones (84 dB) – so the speakers will be very voracious before amplification. But if you choose a great partner, they will charm you with their scale of sound.

6. Paradigm Persona 5F
6. Paradigm Persona 5F

6. Paradigm Persona 5F

Price: $17,999

Pros: Great sound in every aspect

Cons – none

Verdict – quality standard for its price list

Another market milestone that has collected all possible prizes is the Paradigm Persona 5F floorstanding units. It’s rare to see speakers that justify every cent invested in every sense. The purest, open sound with fundamental bass, complete genre omnivorousness and incredible dynamics – you can sing praises for a long time. Beryllium drivers on the high and midrange work wonders, and three 7” woofers easily cope with the fortissimo of the “1812”. The sensitivity of Paradigm Persona 5F is 88 dB.

5. Wilson Audio SabrinaX
5. Wilson Audio SabrinaX

5. Wilson Audio SabrinaX

Price – $19,700

Pros – sound images “you can touch”

Cons – nothing significant

Verdict – Wilson Audio opens the door to the world of High End

Compact floorstanding speakers from Wilson Audio Specialties, the SabrinaX model, received a new woofer with a paper cone (the same one used in the Sasha DAW) and the latest version of the proprietary Convergent Synergy Mk.V silk tweeter. Interestingly, even the capacitors in the crossover are also “our own” – they are made at the Reliable Capacitor factory, which Wilson Audio recently acquired. Powerful, focused and tactile, the three-dimensional sound of the Wilson Audio SabrinaX is captivating.

4. Manger s1
4. Manger s1

4. Manger s1

Price: $24,995

Pros – innovative design

Cons – limited bass

Verdict – speakers for lovers of everything new

Made using an innovative principle, the Manger s1 speakers combine an 8” traditional woofer in a closed acoustic design and a “bending-wave” Manger HF/MF unit. The acoustics have a full range of adjustments to adjust the performance in the room and, if you tinker with it, will charm you with its rapid-fire sound. There’s no super-thick bass here, but if you value lighter genres, there’s no better candidate.

3. MBL Radialstrahler 120
3. MBL Radialstrahler 120

3. MBL Radialstrahler 120

Price – $26,500

Pros – absolutely live and natural performance

Cons – monstrous demands on the amplifier

Verdict – MBL Radialstrahler 120 is impossible to forget

Another speaker system made according to its own principles – MBL Radialstrahler 120 use proprietary omnidirectional radiation technology, supported by a pair of bass-reflex woofers. The model guarantees exceptionally consistent sound, the stitching of the bands is absolutely invisible, and the sound literally envelops the listener. Bravo – just remember that the sensitivity of the model is 80 dB, and you need a “crowbar” amplifier to pair it with.

2.TAD CE1TX
2.TAD CE1TX

2.TAD CE1TX

Price – $32,500

Pros – absolutely omnivorous speakers with luxurious detailing

Cons – Slightly limited bass

Verdict – universal high-end speakers

The new TAD CE1TX bookshelf speakers use a TAD Coherent Source Transducer (CST) coaxial driver assembly, which includes a 5.5” magnesium midrange and a beryllium tweeter mounted in the center. A woofer with an aramid composite diffuser with a slot bass reflex is responsible for the bass . The model has no genre preferences, she is absolutely omnivorous and demonstrates an amazingly beautiful sound.

1. Stenheim Aluminum Three
1. Stenheim Aluminum Three

1. Stenheim Aluminum Three

Price – $33,950

Pros – “mercury” sound

Cons – none

Verdict – a synthesis of the ideas of modern High End

The grandiose Stenheim Alumine Three are designed in all-aluminum housings – this solution makes it possible to reduce resonances to a minimum. The smooth, cohesive and exceptionally effective performance of these speaker systems makes you fall in love with them immediately and without reservation – this is a real High End.