Best Speakers for the 2022 Holiday Season

Below we ranked the top 5 speakers for the upcoming 2022 Holiday Season! We compared many different speaker brands and many different speaker types, from bookshelf, to Bluetooth/portable to Floorstanding. In the ranked includes overall value, cost, and sound. Enjoy the read and make sure to let us know what you think of our list!


5. Cambridge Audio Min Minx 12 & 22 – Starting at $139.99

Minx Min 12 is a compact speaker designed to be discreet. Not much bigger than a Rubik’s Cube, this tiny speaker can be placed practically anywhere to offer a surprisingly rich sound. The size of 2 stacked Rubik’s Cubes, Min 22 delivers beyond expectation. Min 22 adds a dedicated low frequency driver over the smaller Min 12. It’s designed to be teamed with a mix of Minx speakers for a full sound. Equally at home on the study, the dining room or as a key component in your home theatre set-up.

Key Features of the Min Minx 12 & 22 Include

  • BMR Speaker Technology, unlike traditional or flat panel speakers, Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) drivers combine vertical and horizontal dispersion using horizontal vibration modes. Compared to conventional drivers, BMRs give pinpoint accuracy, offering extraordinary detail at low and high volumes. This means BMRs can deliver a much wider soundstage, perfect when size and flexibility of placement matters.

  • Spot-on Sound, Minx compact speakers offer 180° sound dispersion, so they’re easy to position and sound great wherever you are – as there’s no specific sweet-spot. The 4th generation BMR drivers deliver enhanced mid-range performance, so integrate beautifully to deliver a room-filling sound.

  • Well Connected, Minx Min 12 compact speakers have hi-fi speaker cable connectors (binding posts) and come with banana plugs for quick installation. There’s a recessed screw fitting to accept the supplied flush wall bracket, or any of our 3 different accessories: table stand, adjustable wall bracket and floorstands.


4. ELAC Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52 Bookshelf Speakers – Starting at $549.99

Going beyond the bookshelf speaker, space constraints should never compromise great sound. The Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52 is the perfect solution when space is at a premium yet demand for audiophile sound is not negotiable. Using outstanding drivers and technology ensures this compact, 3-way, bass-reflex monitor delivers a matched sonic signature.

Key Features of the ELAC Uni-Fi 2.0 UB52 Include

  • 3-Way Speaker Design, with separate tweeter, mid-range, and bass drivers the Uni-Fi UB52 delivers clean bass without distorting vocals.

  • Newly Developed Concentric Driver, a new wide-surround tweeter enhances its low and high frequency extension allowing for improved blending with the midrange driver. An entirely new mid-range design features a larger diameter voice coil, new aluminum cone profile, new low-profile surround, and an all-new neodymium magnet assembly.

  • New Single Piece Woofer, a newly developed single piece aluminum dished cone results in improved stiffness. Combined with an oversized magnet, large diameter voice coil, and extended pole piece, these changes result in improved accuracy and bass.


3. Escape P6 Bluetooth Speaker – Starting at $849.99

A speaker with an unmatched soundstage and generous bass response. Made from the finest materials to listen to your favorite music in style. The P6 Bluetooth Speaker is the perfect balance between design and performance. Enjoy the harmonious interplay between the bass - midrange and treble thanks to the two exclusive and custom-made speaker drivers and a 6.5” subwoofer. A high-performance digital amplifier of 60 Watts RMS and powerful processor ensure 360° sound reproduction fully in line with our philosophy - the passion for music

Key Features of the Escape P6 Bluetooth Speaker Include

  • 16 Hours of Continuous Playback Time, a powerful rechargeable battery of a new generation constructed of lithium iron phosphate provides 16 wireless listening hours at background volume or 8 hours at typical listening volume.

  • Weatherproof Design, a stylish grille made from a durable multi-filament polyester yarn with a soft and natural material effect. Optimized weave openness for a crystal-clear sound. Elegant and well-balanced powder coated die cast aluminum handle and extruded side trims.

  • High-Quality Portable HI-FI System, a contemporary timeless look thanks to the use of durable and luxurious materials. Both discrete and highly decorative colors to blend in with all styles of interior and exterior.


2. ELAC Debut ConneX Powered Speakers – Starting at $849.99

The Debut ConneX DCB41 powered bookshelf speakers define how simple it can be to deliver a premium audio experience for both, movies, and music. Featuring a wide variety of inputs (HDMI ARC, Analog/Phono, Optical, USB and Bluetooth), and matched with optimally designed drivers and amplifiers, the DCB41 delivers a truly exceptional audio experience.



Key Features of the ELAC Debut ConneX Powered Speakers Include

  • Flexible Connection Options, connect to just about anything with a wide number of input options including HDMI ARC, USB Audio (PC/Mac), Bluetooth (aptX), Digital/Optical, and Analog/Phono.

  • Built-In, High-Quality Amplifiers, the Debut Connex speakers feature two 50-Watt Class D amplifiers built directly into the speaker. These amplifiers have been acoustically matched to the ConneX drivers and are designed to run cool and efficient.

  • Enhanced Bass Response, the ConneX includes Elac’s proprietary XBass Enhancer, providing a better overall bass extension and output (can be turned off). For better lower frequency extension and to minimize ventilation noise, the bass reflex port on the DCB41 is directed to the rear, in an “S” configuration.


1. ELAC Carina BS243.4 Bookshelf Speakers – Starting at $1499.99

Matching fresh visual elegance with remarkable sound. Building upon its performance, Carina continues ELAC’s tradition of utilizing the JET tweeter, chosen for its amazing clarity, dynamics and attack. To match this capability, a new in-house developed proprietary compound curvature aluminum coned woofer is seamlessly blended via a sophisticated multi-element xover to produce an organic life like sound experience. Fresh looks, fresh sound; the new Carina is destined to further enhance ELACs class leading reputation.



Key Features of the ELAC Carina Bookshelf Speakers Include,

  • JET Folded Air-Motion-Transformer, delivering true high-definition sound, ELAC’s JET tweeters enthrall with its lightning-fast response and wide dynamic range, offering minimal distortion, lots of headroom and a wider frequency range. The ELAC JET tweeter is one of the most legendary tweeters in the industry and has won international praise with its transparent and effortless sound image.

  • Compound Curvature Aluminum Woofer, to match the capabilities of the JET tweeter and guarantee a seamless transition from the woofer to the JET tweeter, the compound curvature cone has been developed to control the cone breakup and move it well beyond the operating range of the woofer. A large diameter voice coil and over-sized vented pole piece magnet combine to give remarkable bass dynamics and a rich powerful performance.

  • Downward Firing Port, for a more flexible speaker placement and to minimize ventilation noise, the bass reflex port on the Carina series is directed to the floor, exiting the bottom of the speaker cabinet in a down-firing configuration.


Summary

And that's the end of our list! Let us know you thoughts, and as always, feel free to call or message us with any questions you may have!