What do you folks think is the finest very small bookshelf speaker? Not more than 7.5"Wx11"xDx14"H? plus a sub to go with them not more than 10.5"Wx10.5"Dx16"H? I need these for a very small table with a TV in the middle and sub blocked by a door opening. There is no budget within reason. I really do not see anything very good this small. Thank you
Easy, Wilson TuneTot.
I have Martin Logan 35XT’s in my den and I really like them. The smaller motion 15’s are very nice too, esp with a sub.
I would hope the forthcoming Stellar speakers will be a success in this very competitive market. I thought they were going to be the first of the many forthcoming products.
As of now, Harbeth P3ESR are 7.5" W x 7.5" D x 12" H (just measured mine), so fit inside your measurements, but there are lots of options. At another extreme, you could get a pair of Devialet Phantom Gold, the H and D are OK, the W is a fraction larger at 10" but the base is smaller so they could sit over the edges of the table. I was very impressed by the sound and the last thing you would need is a subwoofer. The Harbeth need to be well positioned, can be very close, whereas the Devialet have massive dispersion.
My Dali Rubicon 2 speakers are about those dimensions and they sound pretty darn good. Good luck.
I believe KEF LSX are that size. I have them in my office without a sub and they are quite good.
I completely forgot about the TuneTot. I actually heard those and they are very nice. The P3ESR is much more affordable of course and will give them a run for their money honestly. Completely different sound but just as nice really. I can’t believe I forgot these are that small.
I’ll stick to what I’ve personally owned and/or auditioned very extensively. The Silverline Audio SR17. Very close to your tiny monitor definition (a bit deeper). I regret the day I sold them. They are now in the ‘Supreme’ incarnation and if I were in the market (I’m not) I’d buy another pair in a heartbeat.
Spendor D1. Additionally, it is sealed, not ported like many others mentioned, which will be big advantage if placing on a “table” as you mention
Another vote for the P3ESR. I’ve used them for 7 years and am constantly amazed at how ‘large’ they sound, in addition to the signature Harbeth characteristics of transparency and ‘naturalness’. I’ve just ordered a pair of P3ESR-XDs to replace them.
Dimensions: 11.8" H by 7.9" W by 9" D. Weight 15.4 lbs.
Klipsch “The Fives”, powered speakers with HDMI ARC and built-in dynamic bass equalization, along with a sub port, I got mine last week and you would not believe the amount of bass these guys put out.
Thank you folks. Lots to go audition.
Boenicke w5. You will be surprised
Harbeth P3ESR. Best small speakers I have ever heard.
Quad S-1. Awesome little speaker with a really nice ribbon tweeter. 11.2" x 6.1" x 9.4". Originally these were I think about $1400 per pair. Music Direct has them now for $749. They are in my “third” system, and I haven’t turned on the other systems in weeks. Currently using a Hegel H90 and Kimber 12TC speaker cables with them.
I have to check out all of these. A lot of these are not even expensive. I don’t really see why I have to buy the TuneTot. It is nothing like the Wamm. I know because I have the Chronosonic.
Oh, I realized someone is going to call me out and say I am lying. I lied about my credentials. Not about my stereo equipment. think whatever you wish. I cannot change anyone’s feelings.
Well, I really like the P3ESR. I need to listen to a lot of others though. I am not bothering with the Tunetot. i feel it is not money well spent. On the other hand i feel the Chronosonic is money very well spent. The problem is the TuneTot is not at all the Chronosonic. It is not even a mini version of it. It is just an overpriced little little speaker. Sort of like an Mcintosh mini system.
there is a speaker above the P3ESR, skips my mind. I like that one even better of course but may be a tad to large.
I think PSB might make some nice ones too?
I am not looking for the most expensive speakers. Ones i like. Unfortunately the KEF REF 1 are much to big. Those are killer. Maybe the LS50?
The P3ESR is also sealed - I have them mounted on brackets about 3" from the front wall. Bass is still tight and not unduly boosted.
M30.1 460 x 277 x 275mm