Philharmonic Audio

Philharmonic Audio Loudspeakers are designed to meet the needs of audio enthusiasts who value serious engineering over exotic wires, designer capacitors, or cabinetry fashion statements.  We strive to provide the most accurate loudspeakers possible at an affordable price.  Prices range from $290/pr for our Affordable Accuracy Plus Monitors to $3,500/pr for the top-of-the-line Philharmonic 3.

Our three-way floor-standing models feature an open-back midrange configuration to provide added depth and spaciousness to the soundstage without imposing restrictions on room placement.  These speakers incorporate transmission line bass tuning optimized by Paul Kittinger, based on precise mathematical models developed by Martin King.  Paul also designed the transmission line cabinets for the popular Salk Song Tower and HT2 loudspeakers.  The crossover networks for all Philharmonic speakers were developed by Dennis Murphy, who has a proven track record in crossover designs for Salk Sound, Ellis Audio, and many popular public domain kits, such as the MBOW1 and CAOW1.  The cabinets for our 3-way speakers are hand-crafted to order in the USA.  Click on the "Cabinets" tab for details on the cabinet makers and available veneers.

The Philharmonic Lineup

The BMR Philharmonitor

Our new 3-way bookshelf design delivers the bass response and accuracy of a premium tower speaker for only $1,350/pr with custom piano black cabinets.  The BMR Philharmonitor features a RAAL ribbon tweeter, an innovative Balanced Mode Radiator midrange, and a heavy-duty Scan Speak 7" woofer with bass reach down to 34 Hz.  For details and measurements, click here.

The BMR Roadshow

We recently sent a pair of BMR's on a trans-continental tour of the United States, with stops in homes in over 15 cities. Click here to see what participants thought of the BMR's.

The Mini Philharmonitor

Announcing the new Mini Philharmonitor.  We've had many requests for a smaller speaker that could serve as a very high quality surround or as a desk-top monitor.  Our new Mini Philharmonitor is equipped with a RAAL tweeter to match the sound signature of our other premium speakers, and a five-inch aluminum woofer that can function either in a small .25 cubic foot sealed cabinet, or in a slightly larger ported cabinet for extended bass response.  The Mini Philharmonitor is priced from $695/pr to $750/pr depending on cabinet size.  For details and measurements, click here.

The New Affordable Accuracy Plus Monitor

Due to substantial increases in the component costs for the Affordable Accuracy Monitor, we have discontinued this model and replaced it with an improved version that features the premium Morel MDT32S tweeter.  The new Plus model provides smoother highs and even better driver integration than the previous AA monitor.  We don't think you can find a speaker with this level of refinement or bass extension close to the new Affordable Accuracy's price of $290/pr.  Click here for more information.

And Affordable Accuracy Center Channel

This modified Pioneer C22 MTM center channel from our previous Affordable Accuracy line is available for $150 plus shipping.  Click here for details.

The Philharmonic M T M Center Channel

We now offer a compact and affordable center channel speaker that will integrate seamlessly with any of our other speaker systems in home theater installations.  Click here for details.

The Philharmonic 3

Our flagship speaker spans the entire audio spectrum using a RAAL ribbon tweeter, an open-back planar midrange, and the Scan Speak Revelator 8" woofer in a folded transmission line cabinet.  For details and measurements, click here.

The New Philharmonitor

Our replacement for the much-praised original Philharmonitor features a RAAL true ribbon tweeter mated with the best 5.5" woofer we could find — the ScanSpeak Revelator.  This driver combines nearly ruler-flat response with incredibly deep bass extension and power handling.  All of this is available for only $1,150/pr in .50 cubic foot curve-sided cherry, piano mirror black, or maple cabinets.  Click here for details.