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Paradigm Mini Monitor V.5 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Paradigm Mini Monitor V.5 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

This model is a "complete and insane value for the money." The two-channel performance is "terrific" and they do home theater "very nicely," if you use them for fronts and rears, "they will provide you with one of the richest, dynamic and most tonally right multi-channel packages on a budget you're likely to find..." Read More

 
Rogers db101 Speakers Reviewed

Rogers db101 Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Rogers db101 is designed to be "headbanging equipment wreckers" and to play loudly. As our reviewer said, "keep this in mind if you're an apartment dweller. The db101s do not assume the proximity of complaisant neighbors." Performance wise, the speaker has "suck finesse in midband, such impressive Read More

 
NuForce Icon / S1 Amplifier Reviewed

NuForce Icon / S1 Amplifier Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

NuForce is one of the newest high end players in the audiophile game with a line up of Class-D "switching" amps that run cool and are small in size. This book-sized amp can put out a small amount of power but is perfect for desktop and other small audio applications. Read more here. Read More

 
Sonus faber Concerto GP Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sonus faber Concerto GP Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Concerto GP's "bass is so much more extended, so much deeper and rounder...that the liveliness doesn't suffer that uncontrolled feel associated with small speakers as they struggle to cope with the bottom octaves." It combines "a small speaker's energy and vim with a large speaker's sense of authority..." Read More

 
B&W Solid Sub/Sat Speaker System Reviewed

B&W Solid Sub/Sat Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This model's appearance is "as attractive as a cube can get" but what will truly impress you is the sound. Our reviewer found that listeners will get "pleasant, musical, never-aggravating delivery, with exceptional sound spread and ridiculously accurate pin-point imaging" and the unit's "odd touches of greatness make you take notice..." Read More

 
ATC A7 Loudspeakers Reviewed

ATC A7 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The sound on the A7s was so "highly tuned that it lets you hear the differences in stand...yet it never seems too pushy." As for the bass, its "smooth and bump-free, fading down to its lower limits rather than cutting off abruptly...At the other end, the treble is equally smooth and almost unbelievably free of sibilance..." Read More

 
B&W Nautilus 805 Loudspeakers Reviewed

B&W Nautilus 805 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The 805 produces a "seamless, wall-to-wall sonic stage, with a texture that can only be described as 'silky.'" Better still, it delivers "the kind of bass you only dream about from such a small speaker...the 805 never sounds like it's struggling to convey mass, weight or extension." It also "manages to provide the detail and precision" listeners will crave. Read More

 
Diapason Karis Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Diapason Karis Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Karis has a "fetching midband" and it "adores" vocals which "came through clear, detailed and untrammelled. What lifts the Karis above the pack of most small speakers is that "size-related compromises are only evident if you choose the wrong amplifier..." Read More

 
ALR Entry 2M Loudspeakers Reviewed

ALR Entry 2M Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The 2M is ALR's least expensive system. It will "satisfy a craving for clean, extended treble with a trace of sweetness and an absence of nasties." Its sound is "more considered and natural." The midband is "also affected, the richer, more extended bottom somehow warming up vocals and acoustic instruments..." Read More

 
B&W 602 S2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

B&W 602 S2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The 602 S2 is the closest B&W comes to a budget model. Soundwise, "special mention goes to the stage depth, which is slightly greater than the width." The sound has "top-to-bottom coherence" and "long term listenability" that did not cause our reviewer to feel fatigued even after listening for six hours... Read More