Price: $5400 per pair
Jeff said: The Bryston Middle T has a lot going for it. At $5400/pair, it’s an unquestionable value: a big, three-way speaker that will flat-out rock without losing its audiophile street cred. That’s a tough balancing act, but the Middle T handles it well.
The gist: Beefy floorstander that’s more about sound than glitz.
Price: $7498 per pair
Doug said: The PSB Imagine T3’s strengths are plentiful: beautiful finishes, excellent build quality, exceptional bass, outstanding resolution, and a supersmooth, fatigue-free sound throughout the audioband.
The gist: Paul Barton’s best speaker yet.
Price: $9990 per pair
Jason said: Reference 3A’s Nefes represents good value, which often isn’t the case with smaller companies that can’t take advantage of the economies of scale that make it possible to pump out large runs of high-quality products at low prices. At $9990/pair, the Nefes is a lot of speaker for the money.
The gist: A unique sound that will appeal to some folks.