Price: $14,995 per pair
Aron said: In the Codex, Audio Physic has produced something special. I highly recommend that anyone willing to spend up to $15,000 on a pair of speakers give it a serious listen.
The gist: Rock-solid bass and very revealing.
Price: $13,999.99 per pair
Doug said: For its price, the Reference 3 is damn near impossible to fault as an accurate, high-definition loudspeaker.
The gist: More traditional alternative to the company's Blades.
Price: AU$16,500 per pair
Edgar said: In the case of the Legend Acoustics Big Red Actives there’s an added bonus – the superb DEQX with its built-in preamplifier’s digital and analogue input options, room correction, on-board crossovers, etc. just plug a source and you have a ready to rumble system.
The gist: Great big active speaker with even bigger bass.
Price: AU$42,500 per pair
Josh said: The S3 Mk.II is simply an outstanding accomplishment and based on what I’ve heard out there, I feel I’d be hard-pressed to come up with a better performing speaker at their price point.
The gist: Magico’s “accessible” loudspeaker lives up to its vaunted pedigree.
Price: $14,495 per pair
Aron said: The speaker’s fit and finish are exquisite, its build quality is exemplary, and the science behind its design and development is as beyond reproach as its sound.
The gist: Thoroughly updated model in Monitor's premium series of loudspeakers.
Price: $25,000 per pair
Aron said: During my time with them, the Persona 7Fs have proven themselves a benchmark product at their price point, which makes granting them a Reviewers’ Choice award a foregone conclusion. A damned impressive speaker!
The gist: Paradigm’s strong entry into the SOTA loudspeaker wars.
Price: AU$39,999 per pair
Josh said: These are not merely loudspeakers, they are musical instruments or more precisely, instruments of musicality!
The gist: They play as beautifully as they look.
Price: $29,900 per pair
Aron said: I have greatly enjoyed my time with the new Amatis. If you’re in the market for such a product, I highly recommend that you listen to them before buying anything else.
The gist: The fourth version of the Amati -- and the most beautiful yet according to Aron.