These are great bookshelf speakers for the money; it is just that they sound like great entry-level speakers rather than blur the lines between price categories, as their class-leading rivals do.

What HiFi

Packing a punch well beyond its diminutive size the versatile F300 bookshelf speaker can be used for two channel Hi-Fi or home theatre applications. Pre-fitted to the rear panel of the F300 is a bracket allowing the speaker to be easily flush-mounted to a wall. This is a really handy feature where space is at an absolute premium, or for using the speaker as a rear effects speaker in home cinema set up.

System Type 2 way, rear ported

Recommended amplifier power (Watt RMS)20 - 70

Continuous power handling (Watt RMS)35

Sensitivity (2.83 Volt @ 1m)87dB

Nominal impedance8 Ohm

Frequency response (-6dB typical in room)54Hz- 28kHz

Drive unit complement1 x 125mm multi-fibre bass/ mid 1 x 25mm polyester dome tweeter

Crossover frequency3.4kHz

Crossover type2nd order low pass, 3rd order high pass

Dimensions - HxWxD250 x 156 x 211mm (9.8 x 6.1 x 8.3”)Weight - Each3.7kg (8.2lb)

FinishesWalnut / Black Ash / Light Oak

The F300s offer detail and clarity that contradicts their entry-level price tag, not to mention a bass weight that belies their size. While some competitors may over-pack the low-end frequencies, leaving their presentation sonically pear-shaped, or otherwise hint at bass notes without conviction, these slender standmounters are able to deal out bottom frequencies with insight, punch and relatively little fanfare.