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!


with any of these choices you will need a better amp

out of all of your choices 


the altas are amazing for he money

the audiovecctors are really good so re the martens



+1 for the QLN and Joseph

also consider Fyne F-10

i bought the F-8 (stand mount) over the QLN and the Joseph’s.

I have the small Canton Ref 1k and is very happy. Voices sounds really good and the bass that exists is clear with great timbre. If the big brother sounds similar it is a great choice. I've also been impressed when I've heard Marten and Qln at shows. The others I have not heard. I would try to go and listen to them.