Price: AU$11,000 per pair
Edgar said: In my opinion, its beautiful, simplistically-Nordic aesthetic coupled with driver and crossover technologies resulting from sophisticated engineering has produced an extraordinary communicator.
The gist: Edgar thinks this model will be a classic.
Price: $5990 per pair
Doug said: This fairly large speaker was easy to drive to high volume levels, and could deliver a big, bold, effortless sound without ever sounding strained.
The gist: A little bright, but plays plenty big.
Price: AU$9990 per pair
Vedran said: In many aspects, they are truly timeless.
The gist: Classically beautiful, both sonically and physically.
Price: $10,000 per pair
Gordon said: . . . what stood out far more was these speakers’ impressive dynamics, lively sound, revelatory detail, and deep, authoritative bass.
The gist: Good first effort from a new manufacturer.
Price: AU$14,999 per pair
Edgar said: JBL’s 4349 Studio Monitor is a timeless high achiever embellished by modern technologies.
The gist: Get your retro looks and excellent sound quality here.
Price: $5199.98 per pair
Doug said: If the other Founder models offer similarly formidable combinations of sound, appearance, and price, I suspect that this series will become the sweet spot in Paradigm’s entire range of speakers.
The gist: The best Paradigm has to offer.
Gordon said: Throughout my listening, I admired their bold, effortless dynamics; their wide, deep soundstages; their precise imaging; and their wonderful microdetail.
The gist: When Sony decides to do something really cool.