Talis R 21

Bookshelf Loudspeaker

The R 21 is a very compact two-way bookshelf monitor with excellent sound characteristics. The entire cabinet is made of aluminium, hand-brushed, and anodised in high-gloss black or silver. Although only 21 cm wide and just 37 cm tall, the R 21 generates sound of a quality usually the preserve of substantially larger loudspeakers. This is due to the design of the cabinet and the use of ultra-modern drive units. The High-End drivers are based on the technology of the speaker’s big sister – the S 300 – but with optimised bass driver parameters to match the small cabinet. The bass response of the R 21 is phenomenally good; we are unaware of any loudspeaker which is capable of such precise, low, natural bass from a cabinet as compact as this one.
The R 21 is equally suitable for mounting on a bookshelf and on the LS 300 stand.

The LS 300

The LS 300 speaker stand has been designed specifically for the Talis R 21. The bottom panel of the R 21 is screwed securely to the stand, ensuring that the combination is stable when erected. The loudspeaker cables can be routed very neatly down through the profiled tube of the LS 300, while the screw-fitting spikes or furniture glides provide sufficient space for the leads under the base plate. With its dimensions (HxWxD) of 67x26x33 mm, the LS 300 is the ideal addition to the R 21 for free-standing installation.


We felt it was particularly important to combine the acknowledged advantages of the two-way principle – namely very spacious, natural reproduction – with outstanding bass response. It is the latter which lets down the majority of small bookshelf speakers, and for this reason we have invested tremendous effort in ensuring that the bass reproduction of the R 21 is totally convincing. The cabinet is made entirely of aluminium, and therefore has a relatively large net internal volume. The High-End drive units are based on the technology developed for the speaker’s big sister – the S 300 – but with optimised bass driver parameters to match the two-way design and the small cabinet. The refined High-End bass unit is fitted with high-performance magnet systems, while the triple cone surround enables extremely long cone travel. The embossed and stiffened cones generate an incredibly deep, high-pressure bass even at very high levels.

The “Ultra Wide Range” treble dome unit is positioned in the centre of a precisely calculated waveguide whose contours are machined into the solid aluminium baffle itself. In conjunction with the 170 mm High-End bass driver this design creates exceptionally consistent radiation characteristics, giving an absolutely convincing impression of space combined with precise imaging. The sound stage is transparent, totally uncoloured, open, and with a powerful response in the low bass. The cross-over unit maintains a linear frequency response, expands the low bass range and ensures outstanding dispersion characteristics – even when the speaker is set up on a shelf.



Bookshelf speaker
2-way, bass reflex

Power rating

Nominal power rating
140 Watts
Music power rating
200 Watts
4 Ohms
Frequency range
35- 35000 Hz
85 dB

Drive units

Drive units bass
1 x 170 mm
Drive units highrange
1 x 25 mm
Crossover frequencies
2000 Hz


Dimensions H x W x D (Incl. terminal)
37 x 21 x 28 cm
15 kg
Black anodised 42
Silver anodised 43
Dimensions LS 300
H x W x D (incl. spikes)
67 x 26 x 33 cm, 26.4 x 10.2 x 13 inch
Optional accessories
Speaker Hex (Carbon) | Speaker Quad (Carbon)
Technical modifications reserved

Surface finishes

Silver anodised 43

Black anodised 42