Bookshelf Large Size Speakers


Speaker Ranking

The Large Bookshelf class of speakers generally have woofers 6.5” or larger. These speakers will need quite a bit of desk space and are very large. The Bookshelf class have no battery, come in pairs and generally will sound better than most portable battery Bluetooth speakers. Bigger woofers will have deeper bass but the speaker will generally be larger and heavier. They all come with a built in amp so you can play directly from your phone or laptop.

For general listening I would not hesitate to recommend any of these speakers on this page except for the ones at the bottom labeled not recommended. Nearly all of these sound fantastic. Studio monitoring use is more critical and I would generally recommend something near the top with an added subwoofer.

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#1 Genelec 8050B: $3800 a pair

  • Positives: Likely one of the best studio monitors for mastering recordings in existence. Probably not worth the price for just listening to music. Based on their smaller speaker’s performance against others, I’m ranking this accordingly.
  • Frequency Response: 32Hz – 25kHz (-6dB)
  • Dimensions: 17.8”H x 11.3”W x 10.9”D
  • Weight: 31.7lbs / 14.4kg each
  • Watts: 270w Per Speaker
  • Woofer Size: 8”
  • Inputs: XLR
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#2 Genelec 8040B: $2350 a pair

  • Positives: Likely one of the best studio monitors for mastering recordings in existence. Probably not worth the price for just listening to music. Based on their smaller speaker’s performance against others, I’m ranking this accordingly.
  • Frequency Response: 41Hz – 25kHz (-6dB)
  • Dimensions: 14.4”H x 9.3”W x 8.8”D
  • Weight: 20.7lbs / 9.4kg each
  • Watts: 180w Per Speaker
  • Woofer Size: 6.5”
  • Inputs: XLR
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#3 APS Klasik 2020: $900 a pair

#4 Focal Alpha 65 EVO: $800 a pair

#5 Yamaha HS8: $798 a pair

#6 Adam Audio T8V: $600 a pair

#7 Adam Audio T7V: $500 a pair

#8 KRK Rokit 8 G4: $500 a pair

#9 KRK Rokit 7 G4: $390

#10 Edifier R2850DB: $450 a pair

#11 Edifier S3000Pro: $900 a pair

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