Excerpt: The Opus2-M1s are unfeasibly big for standmounters: on normal-sized stands, these 51cm-tall monsters loom in front of you, and there's a strong case for looking for some shorter supports if the tweeters aren't to be a long way above your ear-level. You'll also notice some peculiarity to the driver array: this is a genuine three-way design with a dedicated, domed midrange unit, the benefits of which swiftly become apparent.
Pros: Astoundingly good tonal balance, very detailed, especially in the midrange, powerful, punchy bass
Cons: Timing issues prevent true cohesion, huge for standmounts, pricey next to rivals
Excerpt: Not long ago, we published a review of Wharfedale's retro-flavoured Airedale Neo speaker. Even with its tried and tested technology (some of which is pre-WW2) we didn't expect it to become a best seller. It does have a strong appeal in China, however, (where it's built) and all points East: markets in which JBL and Tannoy's wardrobe-sized speakers usually hold sway.