Joseph Audio PulsarPrice: $7700 per pair


Graham said: The Pulsar is a great loudspeaker for $7700/pair; rather than stuff boxes, Jeff Joseph has taken time to spec drivers, build cabinets, and design a crossover network. He’s put all that together in a model that sets a sonic benchmark for me for smaller loudspeakers.

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The gist: Solid all-around stand-mount from a specialist manufacturer.