Taking the stand, taking the floor
The loudspeaker may not necessarily be the single most important part of your music system – it can’t do anything at all on its own, after all – but it is, surely, the most obvious in your room. Get your speaker choice wrong for whatever reason, and the rest of your hi-fi stands little chance to shine, no matter how awesome and five-star it may be. In this month’s What Hi-fi?, then, we devote a large chunk of our pages to ensuring you make the best choice possible for your new speaker purchase. We kick off with Group Tests of
entry-level floorstanders (p28), then move swiftly on to £200 standmounters (p38). And, if your sights are set a little higher, we’ve got you covered as well. The following pages are chock full of five-star recommendations from £200 up to £2200 – and include wireless and powered options. We’ve got some fascinating features as well – don’t miss our tracks to test bass and treble, on p46.