Floor Standing Speakers
If you really want to be blown away by big, full sound - if you want a full range with major bass, and the power to crank it up - you need a pair of floor standing speakers. Also known as tower speakers, these bad boys are the foundation of any serious home audio system. And unlike the huge monoliths of old, they’ve come into the modern era with sleek styling and gorgeous designs. Whether you want them to blend into the background or catch eyes as the centrepiece of a room, there’s perfect set out there for your space. But it’s not all about looks, of course. These workhorses of the stereo world are fantastic at getting the job done in your audio setup. They are usually designed with multiple drivers and have one or more dedicated bass drivers, midrange and tweeter. Bass is the name of the game with tower speakers, so if you’re looking for something that’ll rattle the windows and irritate the neighbours, floor speakers are where it’s at. We carry a huge range of floor standing speakers from the best brands, like Dynaudio, Polk, Q Acoustics, Vivid Audio, and more. So how to choose the best one for you? What should you look for? Don’t worry, we’ll go over all the things to consider and help you get the perfect floor standing speaker for your space and budget. One of the first things to decide is if you want a 2 way or 3 way speaker (and even sometimes 4 way for the true audiophile). A 3 way speaker will generally sound more natural because each of the 3 speakers is tuned to a different frequency range – this is especially evident in vocals. Next you’ll want to decide if you’re looking to purchase one or two speakers. Usually, floor standing speakers are bought in pairs, and on side firing models, having a pair is necessary, because they’ll have a dedicated left and right speaker. Front firing towers don’t have this issue, but most people still want a complete set for the most balanced sound. Size is another important consideration with floor standing speakers. Of necessity, they take up space, although some are heftier than others. Not only do you have to consider whether you have the physical space to put the speakers where you want them, but you’ll want to take into account the size and acoustics of your room to see what size you need and want. Cabinet construction is also something to pay attention to, and not just because of the aesthetics of them (although many of the premium models are downright gorgeous). Be on the lookout for sturdy construction, quality materials, and anti-resonant capabilities. The feet are also important, you may need padded feet or carpet spikes, depending on what kind of surface you’ll be placing them on. And especially if you have small children (or a clumsy roommate), you’ll want to be able to anchor your tower to the wall to keep them from tipping over. You’ll also want to take a look at the specs of the speakers you’re considering. Note the frequency response (measured in Herz), impedance (ohms), and sensitivity (decibels). Make sure to match the impedance to your amp or receiver to avoid problems. No matter which set you decide on, you’ll get the very best when you order with us. We carry only top-rated brands and models, and are here for you with the best advice in the business. Give us a shout out if you’ve got any questions, and our audiophile experts will be there with all the answers you need. Stop by our Camp Hill store to pick our brains or test drive that pair you’re eyeing. And if you’re not close enough for that, we’ve got you covered with free shipping* right around Australia. Toll-free: 1300 308 711 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 557 Old Cleveland Road, Camp Hill, 4152, QLD *What does this pesky asterisk mean? Don’t worry, it’s just that our free shipping only applies to certain locations & orders over $150. But with all our amazing gear, we dare you to try and spend less than that. Audiophiles are not known for their self-restraint.