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Cambridge Audio S30 Bookshelf Speakers - Black Pair Reviews

Audiolad

Get them while they last in North America. Their replacement is not as good of a speaker.

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Pros: Unbelieveable for their size, excellent detail, don't tire you to listen for a long time

Cons: I would have preferred a taller box without so much depth.

As I said on the summary, they will be gone from North America soon because Cambridge Audio realizes the buyers aren't sophisticated enough to realize this smaller box is a totally excellent speaker.  They are replacing them with the typical coated woofers and dome tweeters that don't have the sophistication of the S30.  However, they will be more competitive against the array of metal component speakers that impress most buyers.
jham1496

Want to spend around $200? Look no further

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Pros: Amazing bass for bookshelves, very nice musical tone, forgiving, decent soundstage, great imaging

Cons: rear ported- not a con but just something to be aware of, they will need room, somewhat rolled off highs, not overly detailed, bookshelf shortcomings

These are one of the best budget bookshelf speakers around.  Compared to similar priced offerings from Polk, Ascend Acoustics, these speakers just sound more enjoyable.  They are not amazingly detailed but for just enjoying the music they are amazing at the price.    The bass on these is way more than i expected out of small bookshelves.  Obviously, that is improved with a good sub, but it is ok without.   These speakers can be described as slightly warm, which i like (im a sennheiser fan).  They will not bring out every detail in the sound, so if you like AKG these might not be for you.  However, they are more detailed than most speakers...
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