Here are the winners from among Audio Advice vendors for Absolute Sound Editor's Choice Awards: Speakers from $2000 to $3000
PSB Imagine T
"Tonally neutral and dynamically turbocharged, this short two and- a-half-way tower offers a balance of audio virtues that is classic PSB. From the vivid midrange to the powerful midbass, nothing seems out of joint—and that goes for the T’s seamless curved enclosure. Not as nuanced as the Synchrony but more than good enough to make you feel like a big spender."
Vandersteen 2Ce Signature II
"This classic three-way floorstander delivers excellent top-to-bottom balance and engaging musicality. Moreover, Vandersteen’s baffle-less, timeand- phase-coherent design can suggest the spatial focus usually heard with planars. It benefits from bi-wiring and should be placed away from walls."
GoldenEar Triton Two
"The Triton Two handles high frequencies via a superb Heiltype tweeter, the all-important middle frequencies via dual ultra-wide-bandwidth midrange drivers, and the low end with a sophisticated 1200-watt DSPcontrolled subwoofer. Together these elements give you a slender, full-range floorstander that sounds astonishingly refined, and offers robust dynamics and spectacular 3-D imaging."
"As a small stand-mounted monitor, it embodies the coherence, image specificity, and soundstaging strengths of the breed. The PM-1 also delivers surprisingly satisfying bass foundation and dynamic impact for its size. Beautifully balanced and beautiful to look at, too."