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Paradigm Studio 100 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Paradigm Studio 100 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The 100 5.1s "throw a huge soundstage with well-defined images, without pinpointing the speakers as the sonic source and vocals are reproduced with full-bodied warmth. When watching films, "the subwoofer blended well with the front speakers, never calling attention to itself while providing a very solid bass foundation Read More

 
Bowers & Wilkins CT 700 Series Loudspeakers Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins CT 700 Series Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Our reviewer described the CT 700s as "juggernauts," adding, "The bass was about as visceral as I've ever experienced in a home/studio environment and possessed tremendous poise, composure and balance throughout." Meanwhile, the midrange "really Read More

 
Infinity Classia Series C336 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Infinity Classia Series C336 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Infinity is a company known for loudspeakers that combine attractive styling with high-tech driver design. The Classia C336 floor-standing loudspeaker is no exception. Its subtle yet distinctive visual elements give it a unique look that sets it apart from... Read More

 
JBL ES90 Loudspeakers Reviewed

JBL ES90 Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The JBL ES90 is part of the legendary speaker company's mainstream ES Series lineup of home theater and music loudspeakers. At $599 each, suggested retail, the ES90 floor-standing tower is at the top of the ES Series, combining unique wedge-shaped... 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

 
JBL Project Array 1400 Array Loudspeaker

JBL Project Array 1400 Array Loudspeaker

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The JBL Project Array series of home theater and music loudspeakers is one of JBL's high-end speaker lines, incorporating professional-quality drivers and a number of unique design aspects in its quest to deliver exceptional sound quality. The 1400 Array (suggested... Read More

 
Magnepan MMG Floor-Standing Speakers Reviewed

Magnepan MMG Floor-Standing Speakers Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The Magnepan MMG is the smallest and least expensive speaker in the Magnepan line, priced at $599 per pair and coupled with a very generous 60-day return policy. Magnepan also offers the option of trading in your "Maggies" for full... Read More

 
Paradigm Monitor 7 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Paradigm Monitor 7 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

When it comes to affordable, quality loudspeakers, it is possible that nobody does them better than Paradigm. Their Monitor 7 loudspeakers, reviewed here, may be the best value in their class, mating superb performance to an extremely affordable price of... Read More

 

Ruark Epilogue Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Epilogue "is a clever, 'grown up' package, with no visible compromises." The midband is "clear and detailed, with hints of warmth that might be used to tame aggressive solid-state amps of the budget variety" while the upper frequencies were "imparting a delicious sense of coherence, the join between the mid/bass driver and tweeter are impossible to detect..." Read More

 

Opera Platea Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Plateas creates a sound with "a lot more weight and impact...while retaining the light touch and speed." This model also "has more bass to call upon" but is still "well-rounded and non-aggressive" but still allows the Plateas to cope with rap or techno music. It also has excellent sound with "subtle harmonies and textures..." Read More