Price: $4995 per pair including matching stands

Website: www.egglestonworks.com

Hans said: . . . the Nico Evolution hangs its hat on its hyper-defined midrange.

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The gist: Nice alternative to Wilson speakers.

Price: $990 per pair

Website: www.focal.com

Diego said: Through the Chora 806, acoustic piano, acoustic or electric guitar, strings, and especially voices, all had a palpable, detailed, reach-out-and-touch-it presence that I found especially rewarding.

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The gist: Amazingly good stand-mount for the money.

Price: $999 each

Website: www.focalnaimamerica.com

Gordon said: . . . as I confirmed in my second round of listening, those rear-panel controls are as useful in domestic applications as they would be in the recording studio.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Beautifully refined sound from a product at home in the recording studio or your listening room.

Price: $895 per pair

Website: www.fyneaudio.com

Diego said: For a speaker of its size and price, Fyne Audio’s F500 did very little wrong and most things right.

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The gist: The review pair in white looked superb.

Price: $1700 per pair

Website: www.hedd.audio/en/

Gordon said: Throughout my listening, I admired the crystalline clarity of the Type 07’s AMT tweeter, which made it sound fast, agile, and articulate.

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The gist: Utilitarian looks, but sound that’s anything but.

Price: $799 per pair

Website: www.klipsch.com

Gordon said: Their sound was consistently lively and engaging -- the hardness I occasionally heard didn’t prevent me from really enjoying them.

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The gist: If they aren’t a connection issue for you, they might be just the ticket.

Price: $1399.98 per pair

Website: www.nhthifi.com

Diego said: The C 3 Carbon Fibers impressed me with their relatively neutral frequency range and laser-like imaging, along with good amounts of transparency and detail retrieval.

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The gist: Linear and transparent, but without much bass.

Price: AU$4950 per pair

Website: www.rogers-hifi.uk

Edgar said: . . . state-of-the-art levels for resolution and micro-detail, exactness, transparency and purity throughout the midrange while projecting a grander scale than its diminutive size would suggest.

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The gist: Iconic loudspeaker reborn with greater performance than ever.

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