Tannoy's Revolutions are simpler, cheaper variations on the Revolution Signature
Over its long history, stretching back some 75 years to the earliest days of hi-fi, Wharfedale has become almost synonymous with high-quality budget speakers, like the small Diamond 9.1 standmount that we reviewed earlier this year.
One of Britain's oldest hi-fi and professional audio brands (albeit now owned by TC Electronic of Denmark), Tannoy first introduced its Dual Concentric drive unit back in 1948 and a variation on this component lies at heart of the company's latest domestic Revolution Signature range.
Finnish brand Amphion has been around for about a decade, but we only reviewed our first speaker from the brand – the Prio 520 – in HFC 302. Amphion has designs on the much larger marketplace that exists at lower prices and has managed to achieve such substantial cost savings that it's now launching the Helium 520.
A major part of the US Harman International group and one of the oldest names in hi-fi loudspeakers, JBL is also one of the biggest, in part because it's active across a much broader front than just specialist hi-fi. That being said, the home hi-fi ranges are very extensive, although not all of these necessarily find their way to the UK.