The Best Speakers for classical music 2018
Don’t you just love classical music?
It’s soothing, relaxing and it’s been known to have some medical uses
But the truth is that most home studio speakers really do not cut it when it comes to listening to classical music
The genre’s wide dynamic range and high and low frequency means that you need a speaker that will produce delicate pianissimos and powerful fortissimos
When you also consider the orchestra, wind and stringed instruments, then you realise that most speakers cannot give you the quality you need
With these things in mind, I decided to find and pick out studio speakers that will make my job easier and gimme the perfect quality
Most of the ones I saw where either trash with nothing to show or simply did not just make sense.
Which is why I decided to write this article
In this article I will be showing you the top 5 best speakers for classical music, a detailed buyers guide showing you everything you need to consider before making a purchase and how to ensure that you get the best out of your latest purchase
Where to Buy
Buyers Guide - Things To Know Before Making a Purchase
1. What is the dynamic range?
Before getting any speakers especially for classical music, you want to find out the dynamic range
Simply because classical music is way different from other genre of music
And it comes with a whole different type of frequency and dynamic range that if you get wrong, it just might mess up the sound quality
It is advisable that you go for something within the lower ends as this gives it more clarity and punch
2. What is the durability?
Also you want to make sure you get something that is durable and lasts for a long time.
The truth about speakers in general is that you need to get something that is rugged and very durable.
This will ensure that you do waste funds buying a replacement after a short period of time
3. What are the components of the speaker?
You also want to make sure that you get a speaker that has the right components in it
So things like the cone, a comprehensive crossover network and the drivers must be all available to give the speaker the needed clarity and punch
4. What is the cupboard layout
Finally, you want to find out the layout of the cupboard.
This is because the cupboard usually has an enormous effect on the sound of the speaker
The quantity of space supporting the speaker helps to determine the motion of the speakers
Basically you want something that helps with the speaker clarity and bass.
Our Top 5 Speakers for classical Music
1. JBL L830 3-Way High Performance Loudspeaker
The JBL L830 is a high performance quality speaker for classical music. It has a 1 inch pure titanium dome tweeter for exceptional high frequency performance
It has a solid cast frame chassis mounted in a bi -radial horn for better high frequency performance
It has this awesome aluminium waveguides which provide better dispersion and a larger listening sweet spot
It has a freeflow port technology which delivers great sound and makes sure you get the lowest amount of distortion.
Its frequency response makes it capable of producing the full range of an orchestra’s diverse sound smoothly and evenly from top to bottom
2. KEF LS50 Mini Monitor - High Gloss Piano Black
This particular speakers have an innovative housing that allows it to deliver extraordinary and multi dimensional sound
For its size, it produces as much sound, if not better than most of the others out there.
It produces an extremely large listening sweet spot and delivers a remarkably fast, clean and expansive sound with it’s Uni-Q driver array
It has a unique construction and design which helps it produce audio signal that is completely flat and unaltered
It comes in 4 different colors each with it’s own Uni-Q driver array and frequency response
This speaker produces sound that is authentic and unique and it is ideal for anyone dealing with space issues or limited space
3. Cerwin-Vega XLS-6 2-Way Home Audio Bookshelf Speaker
This is a power capacity, high quality classical music speakers with a wattage of 125.
Made from a brand with a long standing reputation for quality, this is one set of speakers that you definitely need
The XLS-6 gives you that superior quality in a compact package that classical music aficionados can relate and vibe to
It has a 6.5 inches woofer with a fiber impregnated cone that gives it quality and clarity.
It also has a 1 inch soft dome tweeter with Ferro liquid for optimum sound
It has a proprietary waveguide technology which is used to give it a balanced tone across the frequency response range.
This gives it a clarity and dynamic sensitivity that is needed for classical music
It weighs about 16 pounds which makes it very durable and portable
4. Bose 201 Direct/Reflecting speaker system
This is one set of speakers that produces exceptionally realistic and lifelike sounds when used.
It has a long excursion woofer and a highly sensitive 2 stereo tweeter that helps produce awesome sounds
It has a proprietary Stereo Everywhere technology which combines direct and reflected sound to deluge the room with beautiful sound
It has a unique port geometry for clean and clear bass
It has a compact size and unique design which is ideal for flexible placement options
It is perfect for being used as either a front or rear end speakers
Each speaker has a full range drivers and an excursion woofers that perform very well in the bass end with a full stereo image sound
Tip and Advice So you get the best from your speakers
When it comes to classical music, getting the best sound is of high importance.
The following tips will aid you when doing so
- Make sure you arrange your speakers properly. As a rule of them, if you are working with two speakers, make sure they are symmetrical to each other. Also, the distance between them should be the same as the distance between the speaker and your preferred listening position. This way there is a triangle shaped soundstage when you sit down to work
- Make sure the speakers are not placed on the ground. Instead place is on the same height as your ears while listening. This will ensure a better high frequency delivery
- Make sure there are no obstacles between the speakers and your ear
- Ensure that your work room or listening room is well set up and treated. So you want to cover the windows and curtains and arrange some shelves against wide flat walls.
- When picking furniture for room, opt for things made from wood over marble, glass or metal. This is because the pores from the wood will help in absorbing some of that reflected sound
- Use couches and chairs to help dampen the sound