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Polk RTi A1 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk RTi A1 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Polk RTi A1 bookshelf loudspeaker sits solidly in the middle of the Polk product line at $339.95 per pair. At 89 dB efficiency the A1 is easy to drive with an airy top end, and a natural midrange that was low on listener fatigue and high on musicality and finesse. Read More

 
Polk TSi200 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk TSi200 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

With a pair of 5.25 inch bi-laminate organic fiber cone midrange/woofers, the TS1200 can create a wide deep image with fairly precise imaging. It needs some space away from the wall to sound its best, since it has more bass extension than many small speakers. Read More

 
Sony SS-B3000 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sony SS-B3000 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The SS-B3000s "presented a surprisingly lively, crisp sound with decent warmth and depth." The sound had "good overall coherence" while the bass "held together well overall and kept pace with the overall presentation." This model "plays loud when asked" and "offers more technology and design than typical low-budget bookshelf speakers." Read More

 
PSB Imagine T Loudspeaker Reviewed

PSB Imagine T Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The PSB T system is an entire line of speakers that can be used equally well in a two channel or home theater system and PSB offers multiple options for all speakers in a home theater. PSB is known for great value and the host of models allows this system to be customized to your needs. Read More

 
Dynaudio Excite X12 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dynaudio Excite X12 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The silk-dome tweeter is "smooth as you-know-what." The fit and finish of this attractive model is "first-rate" and its compact size helps it fit into almost any room. The Excite X12 delivers "excellent sound quality with a smooth midrange and treble and superior imaging and soundstaging as its particular sonic strengths." Read More

 
Infinity Cascade Model Five Loudspeaker

Infinity Cascade Model Five Loudspeaker

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The first thing you'll notice about the Cascade is its unique look. They have a "completely distinctive, slim and narrow appearance and they utilize Maximum Radiating Surface (MRS) flat-panel drivers. The sonic signature is "quick, clean and agile" and the overall sound impression is one of "outstanding clarity and resolution, with virtually no sonic blurring or "smear." Read More

 
Aerial Acoustics 5B Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

Aerial Acoustics 5B Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Jim Swantko

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Reviewer Jim Swantko was impressed by the 5B, indicating "their sound is as powerful as any monitor I have ever heard and delivers bass much deeper than expected...The 5Bs image beautifully and have an extended frequency range thanks to titanium tweeters, which are open and responsive but never fatiguing..." Read More

 
Focal XS 2.1 Speaker System with iPod Dock

Focal XS 2.1 Speaker System with iPod Dock

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The sound quality of the Focal XS 2.1 "was better than I had heard from other similarly-sized systems." The mid-range was "clean and smooth" while bass was "articulate and full, but ran out of steam with bass-heavy tracks." Overall, the XS 2.1 "is a clean and efficient way to add both powered speakers and an iPod dock to your computer system." Read More

 
JBL On Air Control 2.4G Wireless Speaker System

JBL On Air Control 2.4G Wireless Speaker System

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The JBL On Air Control 2.4TG eliminates the need to run wires between the signal source and the speakers and has a transmission range of up to 70 feet. This model "are a sonic cut above other wireless models" and "sound as good as comparable wired models Read More

 
JBL WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module

JBL WEM-1 Wireless Expansion Module

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The JBL WEM-1 are easy to place and easy to install. The system "eliminates the need to run speaker wires from the main audio system to the surround speakers." Despite its relatively small size, the built-in amplifier is "surprisingly powerful." "The sound leans more toward the cool and analytical...yet isn't harsh or strident" Read More