The 2021 SoundStage! Network Buying Guide features summaries of all stereo and home-theater products reviewed in the calendar year across all of our publications. The Buying Guide is subdivided by product and price, with each article including pricing details, a review summary, a full-review link, and product-award indicators.

All prices are in US dollars unless indicated otherwise.

Price: $799.99

Website: www.svsound.com

Gordon said: The 3000 Micro performed well—remarkably well for its size—and looks great.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Little sub packs a big-time punch.

Price: $1599 per pair

Website: www.acoustic-energy.co.uk

Gordon said: The AE1 Actives definitely held their own against the KEFs, which have already received a Reviewers’ Choice award.

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The gist: Add a DAC-preamp and you’re ready to go.

Price: $3999.99 per pair

Website: www.bowers-wilkins.com

Evan said: Aesthetically and sonically, the B&W 705 Signature ticks every box on the audiophile checklist for standmount speakers at any price.

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The gist: The strength of B&W is you know what you’re getting, and the 705 Signature is no exception.

Price: AU$5999 per pair

Website: www.definitivetechnology.com

Mark said: They are excellent all-round floorstanders at an affordable price and they only get better with higher resolution music formats.

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The gist: A lot of speaker for the money.

Price: $1999 per pair

Website: www.airpulse.com

Gordon said: For anyone looking for an affordable, highly revealing, all-in-one active speaker, the Airpulse A300Pro deserves a careful listen.

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The gist: Solid product, but not quite Gordon’s favorite.

Price: $1598/pair and $1199, respectively

Website: www.hedd.audio

Gordon said: For less than three grand, you get a superbly integrated, fully active sat-sub system with 700W of built-in amplification and a specified frequency response of 24Hz-40kHz, -3dB.

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The gist: Beautifully integrated sub-sat system for almost any environment.

Price: $2499 per pair

Website: www.kef.com

Gordon said: I think it’s the best deal in hi-fi right now.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Gordon was blown away.

Price: $399 per pair

Website: www.psbspeakers.com

Gordon said: What I can say is that I’d love to have a pair of AM3s on my desktop, for watching movies, listening to music, or catching up on the news.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Incredible value in a powered desktop speaker system.

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