Price: $11,000 per pair
Jason said: I really like the XO Cerica XL.
The gist: These speakers image like nothing else.
Price: AU$52,900 per pair
Edgar said: The 801 D4 is more cohesive from driver-to-driver, the revised tweeter is sweeter and cleaner-sounding, the midrange more present and less… hi-fi, more flesh and bone.
The gist: Edgar thought these the best 800s ever.
Price: $78,000 per pair
Jeff said: The X Diamond Mk II has established a new “best” for my current listening room, and thus gets my absolute highest recommendation.
The gist: A simply beautiful boutique speaker from Estonia.
Price: AU$49,995 per pair
Barry said: They may not command your attention in the same way as other speakers in their league do as they have quite a relaxed unpretentious sound.
The gist: Powerhouse engineering in the form of a SOTA loudspeaker.
Price: $24,800 per pair
Jeff said: The Magico A5 is the best deal in high-end loudspeakers today.
The gist: The best value Magico has ever produced.