T+A Criterion TCD 110 SPrice: $13,000 per pair

Website: www.taelektroakustik.de

Aron said: T+A’s Constant Directivity driver array is incredibly well implemented and does a commendable job of presenting aural images in space with appropriate levels of depth, texture, detail, scale, and focus. The innovative twin bass driver/transmission-line combination partners wonderfully with the CD array to deliver deep, accurate, powerful bass that remains palpable and controlled regardless of volume level. Add to that a cabinet built and finished to last a lifetime, and one of the most attractive and well-thought-out protective grilles in the business, and T+A has a winner.

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The gist: This smartly designed speaker from Germany provides a great price-to-performance proposition.