Qln, Joseph Audio, Audiovector, Marten, or Canton...?

I am looking to upgrade my speakers. My amp is an NAD M10 with Dirac Live room correction, so bass response is adjustable to an extent.

For domestic tranquility they must be relatively compact with a wood finish. Floorstanders, not standmount. Budget of up to $15k-ish, but less is better.

My list consists of the following:

  • Qln Prestige 3
  • Joseph Audio Perspective 2
  • Audiovector R3 Arrete
  • Marten Oscar Duo
  • Canton Reference 7K

Any and all impressions of these speakers, particularly any comparisons between them, are very much welcome. Thank you!


You’ve got some great speakers there, but unfortunately I’ve not been able to compare any of them so I’ll just make matters worse by adding some others I think are at the same level and are at least worth reading some reviews,,,

Usher ML802

Boenicke W11

Verity Audio Lakme

Alta Alec/Adam

Vandersteen Treo CT/Quatro CT

Best of luck. 

I've heard the Joseph Perspective 2 paired with Vitus RI-101 Mk2 integrated amp.

Very engaging speakers and very impressive bass for the size.

Definitely a great speaker that i would consider.


I was an Audiovector dealer in the 90's, great line of speakers, build quality is top notch and sound is superb. You can't go wrong there.