The 8 best overall stereo speakers under $1,000 to buy in 2018 electricity 80s song


Sharp looks, excellent sound and a fair price make the ELAC Debut B6 bookshelf speaker one of the best all-around choices in the space. Measuring 14 x 10 x 8.5 inches and weighing 14 pounds, the B6 takes up hardly any room on a decent-sized shelf, making them a perfect fit for any room in the house where you want excellent audio quality. The fiberboard cabinet build is covered by an eye-catching brushed black vinyl finish and removable, black cloth grilles. Inside the case, there’s one-inch cloth dome tweeter set and a 6.5-inch woven Aramid fiber woofer with a single bass port on the rear panel.

The B6 offers just as much sound as a bigger-sized (and more expensive) speaker. Bass definition sounds superb, the tonal character seems right on the money and while it vibrates a little with sound, there’s little fault to be found at the B6 price point. Pair the B6 with an excellent amplifier and you’ll have few complaints about sound and you’ll equally impress friends, family and neighbors with the audio quality. The B6 ultimately rests as a standalone combination of musical quality that audiophiles will love at a price that won’t break the bank.

The Klipsch name is known for its HiFi and excellent home theater setups, so it’s no surprise that the RP280FA are the best overall floor speakers on the market. The RF280FA system is all about exceptional sound and it does not disappoint. You won’t find window-rattling bass, but that’s OK. Support for Dolby Atmos adds a whole new dimension to the audio experience, as it allows the sound to move around, above and through the listener for a heightened audio experience you rarely find in a floor-standing speaker.

Inside each speaker are two eight-inch copper woofers and one-inch titanium tweeters. An elevation channel is integrated into the top of each speaker to reflect sound off the ceiling, which helps bring you the Dolby Atmos experience. The speaker itself offers a contemporary aesthetic with real wood or polymer veneer finishes available. At 19 x 10.6 x 43 inches and weighing 71.5 pounds, the RP280FA speakers aren’t unusually large or tall, which makes them ideal for most rooms where primary audio listening will occur. While the price tag is just for one speaker, there’s absolutely every reason to invest in the Klipsch audio experience. There’s little chance you’ll be disappointed.

The Onkyo HT-S7800 is one of the systems that helps provide concrete reasoning why Onkyo is such a prolific manufacturing company of excellent quality audio equipment. There’s support for all the latest and greatest digital trends, including Dolby Atmos, 3D support, TrueHD, DTS:X, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Right out of the box are an a/v receiver, five satellite speakers, a powered subwoofer and a full assortment of color-coded cables for easy setup. The front left and right speakers have an additional speaker on the top that aids in support of the Dolby Atmos sound, so audio output bounces off the ceiling.

While the sound quality might already have you hooked, there’s more to love with the HT-S7800 home theater in a box. As a bonus, all eight 4K HDMI inputs support 4K/60Hz video and if your television isn’t 4K compatible, the receiver will scale 1080p content to display at 4K. The HT-S7800 includes support for Apple’s AirPlay and Google Cast, as well as streaming capabilities for Pandora, Spotify and Tidal.