If you’re af­ter af­ford­able speak­ers, look no fur­ther

If you’re af­ter af­ford­able stand-mounted speak­ers, sev­eral can­di­dates are putting them­selves for­ward for se­lec­tion. We help you cast your vote

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Whether you’re look­ing for a movie on Net­flix, start­ing your own busi­ness or build­ing your first hi-fi sys­tem, know­ing where to start is of­ten the hard­est part. In terms of the last ex­am­ple, once you’ve set­tled on a tra­di­tional hi-fi set-up, a pair of pas­sive speak­ers is the sta­ple re­quire­ment. And if your first pair is to be fairly mod­est in scope, and of the stand­mounter as op­posed to floor­stander va­ri­ety, you might well be search­ing around the bud­get end of the mar­ket.

Here, we have our cur­rent Award win­ners, the Dali Spek­tor 2s, up against new bud­get standmounters from Q Acous­tics and Mon­i­tor Au­dio, and the cur­rent ba­bies in Acous­tic En­ergy’s cat­a­logue. Four stel­lar speaker brands, four stel­lar stand­mounter speak­ers, with 18 stars be­tween them – all avail­able for around £200. But which one tri­umphs as the ul­ti­mate bud­get buy?

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