Price: $7500 per pair
Diego said: In my room, the Figaro Ms produced sound that was a pure delight.
The gist: Smooth mids, detailed highs, and satisfying bass, make this one a winner.
Edgar said: From orchestral, to jazz, to rock, to intimate ensembles, the 805 D3 Prestige Edition excel beyond the expectations you’d associate with speakers of their size in the areas of bass extension and overall dynamic expression. They also perform at the highest levels when it comes to pure detail resolution and imaging precision.
The gist: Future classic standmount from the venerable British brand.
Price: $5999 per pair
Doug said: If I were looking for a topflight two-way minimonitor, this is the one I’d go to first -- and maybe last.
The gist: Doug’s favorite minimonitor anywhere near the price.
Price: $9999 per pair
Diego said: In their beautiful, superbly finished cabinets, the Spectral 40ths provided me with stunning sound that always left me grinning from ear to ear.
The gist: Celebrate Focal’s 40th birthday with a set of these beauties.
Price: $5999.98 per pair
Doug said: The Triton One.R is a fabulous-sounding speaker for its price -- decidedly better than the Triton One, and pretty much on a par with the Triton Reference.
The gist: The Triton Doug would buy.
Price: AU$8995 per pair
Edgar said: So far as this reviewer is concerned, the value on offer here is undisputable. The KEF R11 is a genuine audio bargain. Period.
The gist: As usual, KEF offers more speaker than you’d expect at the price.
Price: $10,000 per pair
Hans said: Whether I was playing something easygoing in the background, or listening with rapt attention to a complicated instrumental piece, I consistently derived pleasure from looking at and listening to this buoyant Italian monitor.
The gist: A speaker for the heart and the mind.