For the audiophile, nothing tops a set of the best floor standing tower speakers for a home theater. High quality HDTVs will give you the look you want in your room. It'll bring the quality image you love for your favorite films, shows and sports. But every high quality TV needs a quality sound system. A high quality set of speakers is essential to get the most out of your entertainment system. A top rated speaker that produces clear, full and smooth tones. A TV or projector will bring the looks to a home theater, but a floor speaker will bring the life.
Here is a list of 2017's top rated and reviewed floor standing tower speakers to help you choose the best products for your home theater.
Best Floorstanding Tower Speakers | Top 5
|Our Rank||Floorstanding Tower Speaker||Speaker Type||Sensitivity (dB)||Frequency Response||Price|
|1.||Polk Audio LSiM707||Passive||88 dB||38 - 30k Hz||$$$$$|
|2.||Martinlogan Electromotion ESL||Electrostatic||91 dB||41 - 22K Hz||$$$$|
|3.||Definitive Technology Mythos ST-L||Passive||93 dB||14 - 30k Hz||$$$$$|
|4.||Monitor Audio Silver 10||Passive||90 dB||30 - 35k Hz||$$$$|
|5.||KEF Q900||2.5 Way Bass Reflex||91 dB||32 - 40k Hz||$$$|
Best Floorstanding Tower Speakers | What to Look For
Before you browse through our list of speakers, there’s a few things you should pay attention to. The most obvious, and maybe the most important, is the speaker's power handling. You'll need to align the RMS power handling to that of your receiver or amp. But, you should also consider a few other things:
Binding Posts: Lets start by defining what binding posts are, and why they’re important. Binding posts are the ways you can connect speaker wire to the speakers themselves. You’ll notice some speakers have 3 binding posts, some have five, some less. The more binding posts on your speaker, the more options you have to connect speaker wire to the speakers.
Material is also important when looking at binding posts. The better the material, the higher the conductivity. This means better power signal and sound quality. You’ll notice that many speakers have gold-plated binding posts. Gold is one of the optimal materials used because it conducts electricity so well.
Driver Size: The larger the speakers/drivers, the more likely the tower is able to produce bass. Similar to cars, drivers that are 8” or larger are ideal for reproducing the lower frequencies and bass. So if you’re looking for a floor speaker that’ll cover the low frequencies, make sure the drivers are large enough.
So what are the Top Floorstanding Tower Speakers? A combination of our knowledge and experience first-hand in the field with products, combined with extensive research has led us to our own list of top tower speakers of 2016 for your home. We did the research so you don’t have to! Looking to build an entire home theater? Unsure if you want a Floorstanding Tower Speaker or Bookshelf Speaker? Check out more about the two in our post, Floorstanding Speakers vs Bookshelf Speakers. Also consider taking a look at our list of Best Bookshelf Speakers, Best A/V Receivers and Best Soundbars.