Philharmonic Audio

Philharmonic Audio is Pleased to Announce a New Full-Range BMR Tower

Our popular BMR monitor continues to win rave reviews.  In addition, we have rounded out our product line to include a tower version of the BMR with increased power handling and bass extension to 25 Hz.  Although both the towers and BMR monitors are currently out of stock, we will be receiving a new order of BMR's and Towers near Christmas.  The curved BMR monitor will feature a natural rosewood finish.  The towers and rectangular BMR monitors will be available in either natural rosewood or piano black.  To get on the the wait list for the upcoming shipment, just email Dennis Murphy at

The New BMR Tower

Although our BMR monitor provides exemplary bass extension down to 34 Hz, true full range performance requires a larger cabinet and a larger woofer.  Working with Paul Kittinger, who is an expert in transmission line design, we have developed a mass-loaded transmission line cabinet that utilizes the same 8-inch Scan Speak Revelator woofer that performed so well in the Philharmonic Model 3.  In our opinion, the Revelator woofer is the finest available in this size class and provides flat in-room response to 25 Hz with absolutely no port noise.  Useful response extends to 20 Hz, which you can test for yourself using our new demonstration CD.  Detailed specifications for the Revelator woofer are here.

The use of two BMR midrange units in an MTM configuration further improves power handling and provides increased clarity in the lower treble and upper midrange. 

All of the towers are priced at $3,700/pair, plus shipping.  To order, just email Dennis at  For specifications and full measurements of the new BMR Tower, click here.




The BMR Monitor

These speakers are awesome.  The tonality revealed things in songs I’d never heard before. ... The resolution reveals little details such as slight inflections in voices and even accentuates the breathing-in of a vocalist before they begin their next line.  It was a new experience for me to hear these kind of details.  The soundstage is incredibly large and well balanced and the reflections in the room help to extend the soundstage to a size I’ve yet to hear from another speaker to date.
      Erin's Audio Corner, July 18, 2020

Our latest shipment of BMR monitors has sold out.  We have placed a new order for rosewood and piano black BMR's and hope to have them here by Christmas.  All of the rectangular BMR's are priced at $1,700/pair, plus shipping.  The curved rosewood versions are $1,900/pair plus shipping.  All BMR cabinets are furniture quality and come with magnetic grills.  If you wish to be placed on the wait list for one of the upcoming BMR's, just write to us.  No deposit is required to reserve any of the BMR monitors.  Specifications and full measurements for the BMR may be found here.  For reviews with complete Spinorama measurements, see and  The reviewed BMR's are for the previous version that used the Scan Speak 8545 woofer instead of the SB Acoustics ceramic woofer.  This version is still available from Salk Sound or as a kit.  See details below.


Other BMR Purchase Options

A finished version in a wide variety of veneers and finishes is available through Salk Sound for $2,395/pr - $2,595/pr, depending on finish.  You can also build your own BMR's at lower cost by purchasing a kit version from Meniscus Audio.  The Meniscus kit includes all of the crossover parts, hardware, drivers, and plans for about $940/pr.  Meniscus will also assemble and wire the crossovers for $105/pr.  If you don't wish to build your own cabinets from scratch, Leland Crooks at Speaker Hardware will provide Baltic Birch flat packs for $149 - $169 a side depending on the quality of the birch veneer.