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201007_gallo_300wPrice: $6000 per pair

Website: www.roundsound.com

Wes said: Four years ago, when the Nucleus Reference 3.1 came out, I told anyone who would listen that it was a bargain at twice the price. I was wrong. The 3.5 is twice the price, but as good a speaker as most people will ever need.

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The gist: A really well-rounded speaker.

201008_curvi_frontPrice: $8000 per pair

Website: www.curvi-hifi.com

Kevin said: I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with the Curvi-Hifi Model 1 Version 2. It is a musically engaging loudspeaker whose designer has taken a road less traveled, creating deep bass with only a single driver in a fairly compact and uniquely styled enclosure.

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The gist: A real curvy hi-fi speaker.

201006_dynaudio_300wPrice: $7000 per pair

Website: www.dynaudio.com

Jeff said: The Dynaudio Focus 360 offers a lot of performance for $7000/pair. In fact, in terms of value, it’s the most impressive speaker I’ve yet heard from the specialty Danish manufacturer -- and one of the most impressive speakers I’ve reviewed in some time.

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The gist: Essentially a $13k Dynaudio for $7k.

jaton_av803Price: $6000 per pair

Website: www.jatonhp.com

Garrett said: . . . the Jatons, fed sufficient power by the amp(s), nonetheless had a sweet coherence that never failed to produce music, no matter the genre. Add to these fine sonic qualities their eminently affordable price, and it seems a no-brainer that I should strongly recommend the AV-803s.

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The gist: Substantial ribbon-based floorstander for a good price.

201009_s6_blk_2Price: $5798 per pair in standard cherry finish

Website: www.paradigm.com

Roger said: In short, the Reference Signature S6 v.3 is a remarkable achievement: a technologically advanced product that is beautifully constructed and sounds absolutely amazing. The fact that a pair of them can be had for only $5798 makes it a relative bargain in the world of high-end audio.

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The gist: Close to SOTA without the crazy price.

201011_pmc_fact1Price: $9999 per pair

Website: www.pmc-speakers.com

Kevin said: The Fact.8 is well engineered, and all the technologies PMC has used in it have resulted in an utterly pure sound that is capable of truly grabbing the listener. It drew me in with smooth and extended highs, a transparent and natural-sounding midrange, and deep, expressive bass.

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The gist: Expensive but exquisite small floorstander.

201004_vanzyl_frontlinePrice: $7000 per pair

Website: www.vanzylaudio.com

Vade said: The Van Zyl Audio Frontline excelled at most of the things I value in a speaker -- detail, dynamics, soundstaging, tonal accuracy, texture -- while delivering them in a package that looks good and won’t leave your wallet whimpering too loudly.

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The gist: Unique speaker for a listener seeking extreme coherence.

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