Floor-standing speakers can be the ideal upgrade from a bookshelf speaker set, but the endless options available on today’s market allow us to kickstart our audiophile adventure straight with an entry-level pair of floor-standers.
Whether you’re building a home theatre or upgrading your listening room, choosing the right speakers for your needs is the most critical decision you’ll have to make, one that’ll either enhance or undermine the quality of reproduced audio.
Very few speakers can convey a sense of timelessness that makes them appealing to both new and older generations. With a history spanning almost a century, Wharfedale has created dozens of incredible speakers that seem to stand the test of time, thanks to a distinctive sound and relentless technical exploration to always be in step with the times.
The ever-expanding market of high-fidelity audio allows music enthusiasts of all levels and budgets to find the perfect gear that can meet their expectations without overstretching their finances. This is especially true when it comes to turntables.
Back at the dawn of the new millennium, who would have thought that vinyl would be the de facto most popular physical medium for music in the 21st century? Yet here we are in 2023, with the oldest music format surpassing CD sales, and last year’s top-selling vinyl album (Taylor Swift’s Midnights) selling almost a million copies in the US.
If you’re familiar with my articles, you probably know I’m a big fan of audio gear that delivers a better sonic experience than its price would lead to believe. Fluance, a Canadian brand active since the late 90s, embodies the philosophy of affordable-yet-performing items for music reproduction I aim to celebrate.