The Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $300: RTi A1 By Polk

Polk Audio RTI A1 Bookshelf Speakers

These RTi A1 speakers from Polk Audio are perhaps the best bookshelf speakers that can be purchased for under $300. They have an excellent sound that rivals speakers costing many times more. Robert J. Reina from Stereophile Magazine had this to say about the speakers: I enjoyed every minute I spent with the RTi A1. The speaker's greatest strengths -- the natural and detailed midrange, the excellent bass extension -- are unheard of at this size and price, and its minor deviations from neutrality … [Read more...]

The Best Subwoofers Under $500

The Best Subwoofers Under $500

The best subwoofers produce deep, punchy, distortion-free bass, and are powerful enough to reach every corner of the room. In this article, we have rounded up the best subwoofers under $500. All of our recommendations are powered subwoofers — internally-amplified subs preserve your receiver’s or amplifier’s power for the rest of your speakers. In our search for solidly-constructed subwoofers, we reviewed review sites such as AudioEnz, CNET, Crutchfield, Home Theater Magazine, Amazon, Newegg.com … [Read more...]

The Best Rated Outdoor Speakers

Polk Audio Atrium 45 Outdoor Speakers

When warm evenings beckon you outdoors, who says you need to leave your music in the house? Outdoor speakers let you bring your sounds with you, and you can enjoy high-quality audio with the convenience of a built-in system. We present here the four of the top rated directional outdoor speakers on the market. These outdoor speakers are best suited for maximizing sound quality in a defined space, such as a porch or patio. Most can be easily mounted on an exterior wall under an eave or … [Read more...]