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Bowers & Wilkins 685 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins 685 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

These attractive looking and compact speakers reminded our reviewer why he loves bookshelf speakers: "fantastic midrange presence and definition with a nimble, sweet tweeter, all in a compact package." He also found the 685s "are among the best spatially, "throwing a wide and well-defined soundstage that is anything but vague and/or artificial..." Read More

 
Revel Performa M22 Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

Revel Performa M22 Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Reviewer Andrew Robinson was thoroughly impressed with the M12s, stating that "for late night or ambient music listening, I'm not sure it gets better than the M12 for the money." It possess a "full-bodied, rich sound that has a delectable midrange and a very sweet and detailed high-frequency response that doesn't become harsh or fatiguing..." Read More

 
Outlaw Audio LCR Loudspeaker Reviewed

Outlaw Audio LCR Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

As a company, Outlaw is committed to affordable excellence and the LCRs are no exception. It "looks far more impressive than its price" especially "when you consider the level of control and customization packed into such a compact and affordable speaker." While the music playback is excellent, the LCRs "can rock a film soundtrack and/or explosion like nobody's business..." Read More

 
Revel Concerta M12 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Revel Concerta M12 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

It's not uncommon for a consumer electronics giant to have various product offerings tailored to a variety of different consumers and budget ranges. Harman International is one such company, offering not one but three speaker brands for consumers to choose... Read More

 
JBL Studio L Series L830 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

JBL Studio L Series L830 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The L830s were described as "one dynamic loudspeaker despite its size." Its bass performance was described as "solid and a tad more robust than most bookshelf speakers in its class." Overall, it was deemed a "solid performer, featuring a full-bodied, natural midrange with a smooth, albeit lively, top end." Read More

 
Sonus faber Guarneri Memento Speakers Reviewed

Sonus faber Guarneri Memento Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The sound of this model is bigger, but the voices still have "a naturalness...strings still shimmer...It sounds more real and detailed without sacrificing any warmth." This is a step up from the previous highly rated Guarneri model, with "more weight down below, maybe a shade more extension, certainly a lot more control..." Read More

 
PSB Imagine B Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

PSB Imagine B Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The drivers, "are all of the finest quality and far beyond what you're going to find on the competition. The sound is "very even" and is "far from brittle or harsh" even at high volumes while the low end is "surprisingly deep." It has a compact footprint and is well constructed. Read more in the full review Read More

 
Anthony Gallo Due Speaker System Reviewed

Anthony Gallo Due Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Due system provided "a sense of cohesiveness that really makes movie soundtracks come alive." The system is not bass heavy, but that is easily corrected with a good subwoofer. On music, the "speakers limitations were a little more evident... Read More

 
Tannoy Arena 5.1 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Tannoy Arena 5.1 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Tannoy "appears to be the sexiest most unique and highest priced" of the systems reviewed. When listening to music, the "air dynamics and imaging were incredible." When watching movies, the Tannoy "handled each performer and epic blockbuster with grace and muscle..." Read More

 
JBL SCS160SI Home Speaker System Reviewed

JBL SCS160SI Home Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Our reviewer found that the JBL SCS160SI "uses discrete satellite speakers, a matched center channel and powerful subwoofer to envelop the listener in sonic enjoyment." The system has an "unobtrusive design that will blend well with most d├ęcor." When watching movies, "the soundstage seemed much larger than my living room permitted" Read More