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Ruark Solus Loudspeakers Reviewed

Ruark Solus Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

It was only a matter of time before Ruark added an entry-level model to its flagship series. I'm completely puzzled as to why this brand needs as many ranges as it has, but, hey, I'm just a reviewer. What the... Read More

 
Sonus faber Amati Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sonus faber Amati Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

In 30 years as an audio casualty, I must have played with over 4000 different components. Some have been forgettable, some memorable and some so nigh-on-perfect that I've toyed with unspeakable, nay, inenarrable plots for acquiring them. So delicious is... Read More

 
Quad 989 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Quad 989 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Few products are of such great consequence that reviewers both covet and fear them. Imagine the impact of a Linn LP-13 or an LS3/5b. Magazines and reviewers would fight for the scoops, and the resultant articles would enter audio lore... Read More

 
Quad Electrostatic Speakers (ESL 55) reviewed

Quad Electrostatic Speakers (ESL 55) reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

If the title doesn't say it all, then let us remind you: The original Quad ESL. That display of genius which makes Peter Walker something of an audio deity. The most cherished hi-fi product ever. The cause of a... Read More

 
MartinLogan Script, Scenarios and Cinema Speakers Reviewed

MartinLogan Script, Scenarios and Cinema Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

One of the minor dilemmas associated with audio reviewing is the need to keep a number of systems on the go. It's necessary if one cares enough to review products in context: you need to use high-end partnering components for... Read More

 
DynAudio Contour T2.5 Speakers Reviewed

DynAudio Contour T2.5 Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

DynAudios feature a "sweet, smooth top end and superb retrieval of fine detail." But what made the DynAudios so special "is their capacity for sounding huge." The imaging has a "deliriously wide sound stage and better than average depth." The Contour T2.5 reminded our reviewer of Read More

 
MartinLogan Theater and Ascent Loudspeaker Review

MartinLogan Theater and Ascent Loudspeaker Review

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Let's start with the name: in its transition from manufacturer of tweaky (yet utterly gorgeous) full-range electrostatics, to being the purveyor of the most successful hybrids ever, Martin-Logan has become 'company with a logo'. Yup, there's a squiggle on everything,... Read More

 
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 6000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 6000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Bang & Olufsen, also known as B&O, has been making stylish powered loudspeakers for lifestyle-oriented consumers for years. While B&O has been criticized for being a bit overpriced and not true audiophile speakers, I disagree. Once you experience their speakers'... Read More

 
Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 8000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 8000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Offering aesthetics any modern interior designer would die for, the powered Beolab 8000 speaker can be used with anything from an iPod to high end separates. While visually striking for true full range sound a subwoofer might be necessary. Click here for a full review. Read More

 
Sonus faber Cremona Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sonus faber Cremona Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Sonus Faber Cremona "delivers sublime performance while acknowledging that people have to look at/live with the equipment." It delivers "bass which belies its size" and will "disappoint only the brain-damaged." These speakers "never wavered when faced with bombastic material, or when asked on occasion to play louder than my norm..." Read More