Stand Mounts & Monitors

DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY Demand D9

DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY Demand D9

The size of the D9 does not allow to pair the dynamic abilities of these small monitors with a sense of scale and weight, yet they can play impressively loud without any stress. And you bet I played them loud. Add crystalline highs ...

Recommended resellers

CZ: Horn Distribution, Praha, +420 272 656 485

Sound
47%
TANNOY Legacy Eaton

TANNOY Legacy Eaton

The world of Tannoy is inhabited by real men, loud music and ice cubes tinkling in whisky glasses. The Legacy Eaton are standmounts in Tannoy's opinion yet they are massive and chunky pieces of furniture that require plenty of space ...

Recommended resellers

Perfect Sound Group, Praha, tel. +420 722 960 690

Sound
80%
DALI Katch

DALI Katch

The Dali Katch is a piece of beauty. The reviewed Cloud Gray unit with its smoky pink-beige finish was an ultimate eye-catcher for any female visitors. VThe visual appeal of a luxury handbag easily overcomes any objections of your ...

Recommended resellers

CZ: Horn Distribution, Praha, +420 272 656 485

Sound
12%
DOMEPHASE Poison I

DOMEPHASE Poison I

The Domephase surprised me with perfect build quality - looks like Chinese manufactures are now becoming benchmarks as far as the craftsmanship is concerned. On top of that the Poisons use quite unusual design principles to deliver ...

Recommended resellers

K datu zveřejnění této recenze se nepodařilo lokalizovat oficiální zastoupení pro EU.

Sound
57%
FOCAL Sopra N°1

FOCAL Sopra N°1

The Sopra N°1 is anything but ordinary and everything but a small standmount. If I let it play for you in a dark room you would swear that you are listening to quite a big loudspeaker. And you would not guess it is Focal as the N°1 ...

Recommended resellers

CZ: Horn Distribution, Praha, +420 272 656 485

Sound
83%
DYNAUDIO Contour 20

DYNAUDIO Contour 20

If Dynaudio decides to upgrade a product line there must be a reason - especially when the Contour line is discussed. The predecessor, the Dynaudio Contour 1.4 had been produced for 12 years and had become an affordable audiophile ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
72%
XAVIAN Perla

XAVIAN Perla

Nature does not favour sharp-edged creations. Round shapes save energy and have better fit with universe. The spirit of the Perla (means pearl in local language) dwells in a shell that is as small as a sheet of paper, and is ...

Recommended resellers

Xavian Electronics s.r.o., Hostivice, +420 734 528 189

Sound
44%
REVEL Performa 3 M106

REVEL Performa 3 M106

Revel has a very slow innovation cycle, a kind of "no need for a change if there is no reason for it". However, they have decided to innovate the Performa line finally. As good as the innovation looked on the paper I had mixed ...

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
34%
FOCAL JMlab Aria 906

FOCAL JMlab Aria 906

Considering how cheap these speakers ar they represent one of the best buys in passive monitors category. In Focal they had used different cone materials in the past - from Kevlar to polymer compounds - but now they have come up with ...

Recommended resellers

CZ: Horn Distribution, Praha, +420 272 656 485

Sound
44%
GAMUT Phi3 MKII

GAMUT Phi3 MKII

The Phi3 MKII is an improved version of the loudspeaker that, in November 2011 issue of HiFi & Musik magazine, downed Dali, Sonus Faber, Aurum Cantus, Elac, Canton and KEF competitors. Three years have passed since then, the GamuT ...

Recommended resellers

Iryson, Kvetoslavov, tel. +421 903 418 345

Sound
56%
SONUS FABER Venere 1.5

SONUS FABER Venere 1.5

The rather small Sonus Faber Venere 1.5 monitors have made a rather big stir in the audio community recently. The new entry level speakers should have all the Sonus Faber's trademarks: great craftsmanship, great sound and a great ...

Recommended resellers

HI-FI studio TYKON, Ostrava, tel. +420 723 449 894

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
39%
WILSON BENESCH Discovery

WILSON BENESCH Discovery

Wilson Benesch presents one of the Discovery's drivers naked, firing towards the floor - that is why the Discovery speaker looks like an engine rather than a loudspeaker. If you consider how the Discovery is designed and how tit ...

Recommended resellers

HI-FI studio TYKON, Ostrava, tel. +420 723 449 894

Sound
85%
SONUS FABER Olympica I

SONUS FABER Olympica I

In Sonus Faber they know how to address the emotional side of a listener. Like Italian violin masters the Sonus Faber produces loudspeakers of the highest aesthetic value in the audio industry. The brand new Olympica line is a kind ...

Recommended resellers

HI-FI studio TYKON, Ostrava, tel. +420 723 449 894

Navrátil Audio, Havířov, tel. +420 737 821 360

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
78%
KEF LS-50

KEF LS-50

KEF presents the LS-50 as an ultimate studio monitor. Well, there is a lot of passive studio speakers that are at least as good as the LS-50, a dozen of those that are better than it, and a handful of those that let the ...

Recommended resellers

Perfect Sound Group, Praha, tel. +420 722 960 690

Sound
40%
FRANCO SERBLIN Accordo

FRANCO SERBLIN Accordo

„I have always loved small speakers, for their discreet presence, for their suitability in less critical environments, for the “magic” which they often are able to create in music reproduction. With Accordo, I followed design ...

Recommended resellers

Navrátil Audio, Havířov, tel. +420 737 821 360

Sound
80%
BOWERS & WILKINS PM1

BOWERS & WILKINS PM1

The PM stands for "Prestige Monitor". Bowers & Wilkins ventured into Bugati and Bentley's world with the timeless and luxurious design, sleek aerodynamic curves and premium technologies. It has been long since I had such a exquisite ...

Recommended resellers

Eurostar Ostrava, Dobřejovice u Prahy, tel. + 420 323 606 877

Jasyko, Brno, 541 210 108

Sound
57%
DYNAUDIO Confidence C1 II

DYNAUDIO Confidence C1 II

The slim Confidence C1 II speakers look like a monitor that was coincidently placed upside down. For some terrific and for some terrible design unites the listeners once it comes to how it sounds. The C1 II are among the finest stand ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
83%
ATOHM GT 1.0

ATOHM GT 1.0

These Atohm monitors are like a magnifying glass that lets the listener look deep into music. Despite their size they provide explosive dynamics against clear and quiet backdrop - not unlike premium headphones that let you hear a ...

Recommended resellers

Nisel SK, Bratislava, tel. +421 905 203 078

Sound
59%
WHARFEDALE 10.2

WHARFEDALE 10.2

The Diamond 10.2 builds on the former "9" range that contained some most appraised models in hifi. Wharfedale felt the need to innovate so here we are - the 10.2 should be the most capable model in the range.

Recommended resellers

RP Audio , Ostrava, +420 596 110 872

Sound
25%
BOWERS & WILKINS 805 Diamond

BOWERS & WILKINS 805 Diamond

Unlike the previous generations of B&W’s the new Diamonds are real diamonds. Within its price range they rank amongst the best available loudspeakers and in certain aspects (airy detail, excellent soundstaging, responsiveness and ...

Recommended resellers

Eurostar Ostrava, Dobřejovice u Prahy, tel. + 420 323 606 877

Jasyko, Brno, 541 210 108

Profimedia, Opava, 553 759 017

Sound
75%
USHER Be-718 DMD

USHER Be-718 DMD

These small speakers have made it to the list of legends during their lifespan. For their asking price they represent an excellent buy - no wonder that they are the best selling model in the Taiwanese Usher's catalogue.

Recommended resellers

PP HiFi Studio, Otrokovice, tel. +420 603 581 305

Navrátil Audio, Havířov, tel. +420 737 821 360

SK: Nisel SK, Bratislava, tel. +421 905 203 078

Sound
67%
MANGER Zerobox 109IIe

MANGER Zerobox 109IIe

Imagine a stone that is thrown into still water in a pond – can you see the concentric waves travelling evenly in circles outwards from the centre? This is the best visualisation of what the MSW (the Manger sound transducer) does. ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
63%
FOCAL JMlab Diablo Utopia Be

FOCAL JMlab Diablo Utopia Be

It's been not so long from we had reviewed Focal's Micro Utopia. The Micro Utopias scored well, they earned two remarks, however: we did not like their conservative design and we felt that their lateral imaging was constricted. The ...

Recommended resellers

CZ: Horn Distribution, Praha, +420 272 656 485

Sound
78%
KUDOS Cardea C1

KUDOS Cardea C1

If Kudos tried to make some compromises while designing the Cardea C1 then the compromises were not made with drivers - both 18" midrange drivers, with lacquered cones, and the 1" silk dome tweeter are the best what was available ...

Recommended resellers

KAS Audio, Praha, tel. +420 602 406 436

Sound
48%
REVEL Performa M22

REVEL Performa M22

With the M22s the dust and haze dissapears, the air becomes clearer, crispier and more sparkling. It is as if the cones have no mass - the Revels are superfast and superfocused. Not a bad combination, don't you think?

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
48%
AURUM CANTUS Leisure 3SE MkII

AURUM CANTUS Leisure 3SE MkII

The craftsmanship is immaculate - the glossy finish is spotless and seamless, this Aurum Cantus monitor is like a supersmooth monolith. There are several layers of hand-polished lacquer on the cabinet that is assembled from extremely ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi studio MeLissa, Brno, tel. +420 777 04 1313

Sound
52%
PARADIGM Signature S1

PARADIGM Signature S1

Paradigm used aluminum die-cast cabinets with thickness of the walls of 5mm, that are heavily braced. Front and back plates of the cabinets are tightened to each other by long bolts. Drivers are beryllium, cobalt and aluminum. Isn't ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi Store, Praha, 603 460 675

Sound
42%
DYNAUDIO Contour S1.4

DYNAUDIO Contour S1.4

Microdetails and delicacies appear only after proper burn-in. This is quite an important aspect of the Dynaudio's initiation - without that you only hear a half of what they are capable of.

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
67%
YAMAHA Soavo 2

YAMAHA Soavo 2

Yamaha proves once again that it continues to be a big name in audio. The Soavo 2 jare a serious candidate to a 'good buy of the year' as they managed to marry musicality with monitor-like precision. Add their high-end appearance and ...

Recommended resellers

K+B Expert, Praha tel. +420 272 122 259,

Sound
39%

DEFINITIVE TECHNOLOGY Demand D9

The size of the D9 does not allow to pair the dynamic abilities of these small monitors with a sense of scale and weight, yet they can play impressively loud without any stress. And you bet I played them loud. Add crystalline highs ...

Recommended resellers

CZ: Horn Distribution, Praha, +420 272 656 485

Sound
47%

TANNOY Legacy Eaton

The world of Tannoy is inhabited by real men, loud music and ice cubes tinkling in whisky glasses. The Legacy Eaton are standmounts in Tannoy's opinion yet they are massive and chunky pieces of furniture that require plenty of space ...

Recommended resellers

Perfect Sound Group, Praha, tel. +420 722 960 690

Sound
80%

DALI Katch

The Dali Katch is a piece of beauty. The reviewed Cloud Gray unit with its smoky pink-beige finish was an ultimate eye-catcher for any female visitors. VThe visual appeal of a luxury handbag easily overcomes any objections of your ...

Recommended resellers

CZ: Horn Distribution, Praha, +420 272 656 485

Sound
12%

DOMEPHASE Poison I

The Domephase surprised me with perfect build quality - looks like Chinese manufactures are now becoming benchmarks as far as the craftsmanship is concerned. On top of that the Poisons use quite unusual design principles to deliver ...

Recommended resellers

K datu zveřejnění této recenze se nepodařilo lokalizovat oficiální zastoupení pro EU.

Sound
57%

FOCAL Sopra N°1

The Sopra N°1 is anything but ordinary and everything but a small standmount. If I let it play for you in a dark room you would swear that you are listening to quite a big loudspeaker. And you would not guess it is Focal as the N°1 ...

Recommended resellers

CZ: Horn Distribution, Praha, +420 272 656 485

Sound
83%

DYNAUDIO Contour 20

If Dynaudio decides to upgrade a product line there must be a reason - especially when the Contour line is discussed. The predecessor, the Dynaudio Contour 1.4 had been produced for 12 years and had become an affordable audiophile ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
72%

XAVIAN Perla

Nature does not favour sharp-edged creations. Round shapes save energy and have better fit with universe. The spirit of the Perla (means pearl in local language) dwells in a shell that is as small as a sheet of paper, and is ...

Recommended resellers

Xavian Electronics s.r.o., Hostivice, +420 734 528 189

Sound
44%

REVEL Performa 3 M106

Revel has a very slow innovation cycle, a kind of "no need for a change if there is no reason for it". However, they have decided to innovate the Performa line finally. As good as the innovation looked on the paper I had mixed ...

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
34%

FOCAL JMlab Aria 906

Considering how cheap these speakers ar they represent one of the best buys in passive monitors category. In Focal they had used different cone materials in the past - from Kevlar to polymer compounds - but now they have come up with ...

Recommended resellers

CZ: Horn Distribution, Praha, +420 272 656 485

Sound
44%

GAMUT Phi3 MKII

The Phi3 MKII is an improved version of the loudspeaker that, in November 2011 issue of HiFi & Musik magazine, downed Dali, Sonus Faber, Aurum Cantus, Elac, Canton and KEF competitors. Three years have passed since then, the GamuT ...

Recommended resellers

Iryson, Kvetoslavov, tel. +421 903 418 345

Sound
56%

SONUS FABER Venere 1.5

The rather small Sonus Faber Venere 1.5 monitors have made a rather big stir in the audio community recently. The new entry level speakers should have all the Sonus Faber's trademarks: great craftsmanship, great sound and a great ...

Recommended resellers

HI-FI studio TYKON, Ostrava, tel. +420 723 449 894

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
39%

WILSON BENESCH Discovery

Wilson Benesch presents one of the Discovery's drivers naked, firing towards the floor - that is why the Discovery speaker looks like an engine rather than a loudspeaker. If you consider how the Discovery is designed and how tit ...

Recommended resellers

HI-FI studio TYKON, Ostrava, tel. +420 723 449 894

Sound
85%

SONUS FABER Olympica I

In Sonus Faber they know how to address the emotional side of a listener. Like Italian violin masters the Sonus Faber produces loudspeakers of the highest aesthetic value in the audio industry. The brand new Olympica line is a kind ...

Recommended resellers

HI-FI studio TYKON, Ostrava, tel. +420 723 449 894

Navrátil Audio, Havířov, tel. +420 737 821 360

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
78%

KEF LS-50

KEF presents the LS-50 as an ultimate studio monitor. Well, there is a lot of passive studio speakers that are at least as good as the LS-50, a dozen of those that are better than it, and a handful of those that let the ...

Recommended resellers

Perfect Sound Group, Praha, tel. +420 722 960 690

Sound
40%

FRANCO SERBLIN Accordo

„I have always loved small speakers, for their discreet presence, for their suitability in less critical environments, for the “magic” which they often are able to create in music reproduction. With Accordo, I followed design ...

Recommended resellers

Navrátil Audio, Havířov, tel. +420 737 821 360

Sound
80%

BOWERS & WILKINS PM1

The PM stands for "Prestige Monitor". Bowers & Wilkins ventured into Bugati and Bentley's world with the timeless and luxurious design, sleek aerodynamic curves and premium technologies. It has been long since I had such a exquisite ...

Recommended resellers

Eurostar Ostrava, Dobřejovice u Prahy, tel. + 420 323 606 877

Jasyko, Brno, 541 210 108

Sound
57%

DYNAUDIO Confidence C1 II

The slim Confidence C1 II speakers look like a monitor that was coincidently placed upside down. For some terrific and for some terrible design unites the listeners once it comes to how it sounds. The C1 II are among the finest stand ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
83%

ATOHM GT 1.0

These Atohm monitors are like a magnifying glass that lets the listener look deep into music. Despite their size they provide explosive dynamics against clear and quiet backdrop - not unlike premium headphones that let you hear a ...

Recommended resellers

Nisel SK, Bratislava, tel. +421 905 203 078

Sound
59%

WHARFEDALE 10.2

The Diamond 10.2 builds on the former "9" range that contained some most appraised models in hifi. Wharfedale felt the need to innovate so here we are - the 10.2 should be the most capable model in the range.

Recommended resellers

RP Audio , Ostrava, +420 596 110 872

Sound
25%

BOWERS & WILKINS 805 Diamond

Unlike the previous generations of B&W’s the new Diamonds are real diamonds. Within its price range they rank amongst the best available loudspeakers and in certain aspects (airy detail, excellent soundstaging, responsiveness and ...

Recommended resellers

Eurostar Ostrava, Dobřejovice u Prahy, tel. + 420 323 606 877

Jasyko, Brno, 541 210 108

Profimedia, Opava, 553 759 017

Sound
75%

USHER Be-718 DMD

These small speakers have made it to the list of legends during their lifespan. For their asking price they represent an excellent buy - no wonder that they are the best selling model in the Taiwanese Usher's catalogue.

Recommended resellers

PP HiFi Studio, Otrokovice, tel. +420 603 581 305

Navrátil Audio, Havířov, tel. +420 737 821 360

SK: Nisel SK, Bratislava, tel. +421 905 203 078

Sound
67%

MANGER Zerobox 109IIe

Imagine a stone that is thrown into still water in a pond – can you see the concentric waves travelling evenly in circles outwards from the centre? This is the best visualisation of what the MSW (the Manger sound transducer) does. ...

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
63%

FOCAL JMlab Diablo Utopia Be

It's been not so long from we had reviewed Focal's Micro Utopia. The Micro Utopias scored well, they earned two remarks, however: we did not like their conservative design and we felt that their lateral imaging was constricted. The ...

Recommended resellers

CZ: Horn Distribution, Praha, +420 272 656 485

Sound
78%

KUDOS Cardea C1

If Kudos tried to make some compromises while designing the Cardea C1 then the compromises were not made with drivers - both 18" midrange drivers, with lacquered cones, and the 1" silk dome tweeter are the best what was available ...

Recommended resellers

KAS Audio, Praha, tel. +420 602 406 436

Sound
48%

REVEL Performa M22

With the M22s the dust and haze dissapears, the air becomes clearer, crispier and more sparkling. It is as if the cones have no mass - the Revels are superfast and superfocused. Not a bad combination, don't you think?

Recommended resellers

Excelia HiFi, Chrudim, tel. +420 724 00 77 44

Sound
48%

AURUM CANTUS Leisure 3SE MkII

The craftsmanship is immaculate - the glossy finish is spotless and seamless, this Aurum Cantus monitor is like a supersmooth monolith. There are several layers of hand-polished lacquer on the cabinet that is assembled from extremely ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi studio MeLissa, Brno, tel. +420 777 04 1313

Sound
52%

PARADIGM Signature S1

Paradigm used aluminum die-cast cabinets with thickness of the walls of 5mm, that are heavily braced. Front and back plates of the cabinets are tightened to each other by long bolts. Drivers are beryllium, cobalt and aluminum. Isn't ...

Recommended resellers

Hifi Store, Praha, 603 460 675

Sound
42%

DYNAUDIO Contour S1.4

Microdetails and delicacies appear only after proper burn-in. This is quite an important aspect of the Dynaudio's initiation - without that you only hear a half of what they are capable of.

Recommended resellers

Audiostudio s.r.o., Olomouc, tel. +420 608 752 475

Sound
67%

YAMAHA Soavo 2

Yamaha proves once again that it continues to be a big name in audio. The Soavo 2 jare a serious candidate to a 'good buy of the year' as they managed to marry musicality with monitor-like precision. Add their high-end appearance and ...

Recommended resellers

K+B Expert, Praha tel. +420 272 122 259,

Sound
39%