The Absolute Sound's Buyer's Guide to Loudspeakers 2018

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The Absolute Sound’s new 2018 Buyer’s Guide to Loudspeakers is your essential one-stop resource for reviews and insights on all types of speakers, from wireless and compact speakers and subwoofers to desktop, stand-mounted, and floorstanding designs across a range of price categories.


  • On the Horizon—Get the scoop on the most noteworthy new loudspeakers to enter the hi-fi market.
  • Speaker Designer Roundtable—Four of the industry’s most prominent designers discuss what’s behind making great-sounding speakers more affordable.
  • How to Choose Loudspeakers—Robert Harley tells all you need to know before buying loudspeakers.
  • 32 full-length loudspeaker reviews selected from The Absolute Sound.
  • Sneak Preview—Check out the new KEF LS50 Wireless Nocturne special-edition speaker system’s innovations and charms.
  • Top Picks—Our editors share loudspeaker recommendations by category.