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JM Lab Micron Carat Speakers Reviewed

JM Lab Micron Carat Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Our reviewer was impressed with the way the Micron Carat handles mid and upper frequencies, calling them "glare-free" and "full of detail." It was also terrific with vocals, "placing them to the fore and leaving the much-needed life-giving details...relatively intact" Read More

 
Castle Durham 900 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Castle Durham 900 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

When used like an audiophile product, the Castle Durham 900 can "behave like a thoroughbred." Despite being a step up from budget priced, this speaker "sounds big and the space it reproduces is convincing and almost tactile." Both the bass and treble transients "are fast and crisp and there's nothing in the way of overhang..." Read More

 
Opera Callas Speakers Reviewed

Opera Callas Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

These Italian-made speakers are "vibrant, lively and dynamic." It also has "pin-sharp positioning and image solidity." Our reviewer found the Callas to be very "good with positional and dimensional concerns" and can "rock with the best of them or bring tears to your eyes with a midband which Read More

 
Sonus Faber Guerneri Homage Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sonus Faber Guerneri Homage Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Sonus Faber Homage line is the tops and the Guaraneri si the smallest of this line. While not offering the bottom end extension of it's bigger siblings it does have all the texture and detail for the upper registers. Read More

 
JBL L1 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

JBL L1 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The JBL's "cook." They create enough of a realistic foundation to satisfy any "normal" music lover. They have "punch throughout the frequency spectrum." When playing subtle, quiet recordings, the L1 "showed itself to be a mature, adult speaker" which was "smooth and neutral in the midband Read More

 
Tannoy 603 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Tannoy 603 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The true measure of the 603 "has to be found in its sonic accuracy, smoothness, coherence [and] dynamic capabilities." The Tannoy "is a kick-butt design which goes louder and sounds bigger than any of its major rivals." It also features a "far more convincing sensation of bass" than all other minis Read More

 
Sonus faber Extrema Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sonus faber Extrema Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Incredible beauty in design and sonics the Extrema is a top level bookshelf monitor with a finish to die for. This is the type of speaker that would attract any audiophile to spend boldly. Read the full Ken Kessler review here. Read More

 
Monitor Audio Monitor One Loudspeakers Reviewed

Monitor Audio Monitor One Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

While known for fairly priced speakers, making a pair of speakers that costs as little as these do is tough. Now get them to sound good and you have the Monitor Audio Monitor One bookshelf speaker. Read the full review on the next page. Read More

 
Celestion SL700 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Celestion SL700 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

While the SL700 does play louder than its predecessor, the real meat of this product is the bass, which "conveys more weight and richness." The imaging "remained precise and accurate." Our reviewer felt it was so silky sounding, "they could have been spun by worms." Read More

 
Genesis IM-5200 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Genesis IM-5200 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The IM-5200 has "excellent and impressive image height" and "a touch more precision" than the competition. It's a "punchy, sparkling, involving speaker which offers a greater sense of weight and bass extension" then other models in its class. Read More