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Apr 21, 2010

Klipsch RF-82 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

The RF-82 loudspeakers from famed manufacturer Klipsch are third in the line among their reference series, sitting below the RF-63 and the largest RF-83. The RF-82 is a compact, high performance loudspeaker that is equally adept at both home theater and two-channel playback. Continue Reading
Klipsch RF-82 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Apr 21, 2010

Klipsch SW-450 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The SW-450 is one of Klipsch's more affordable offerings. On movies and games, the overall sound was very good. "It never seemed to run out of power and offered great punch, weight and extension." It is built well and "looks as good as anything in its class." Overall, it offers "dynamic, aggressive performance" Continue Reading
Klipsch SW-450 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 12, 2010

Mark Levinson No 53 Hybrid Digital Power Amplifier Reviewed

The No. 53 amp from Mark Levinson is a hybrid digital design, and has an incredible 500 watts. The tower design is unlike most amplifiers, and is meant to be seen. Andrew Robinson gets a pair in for review. Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No 53 Hybrid Digital Power Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 08, 2010

Definitive Technology C/L/R 3000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Designed originally as a center channel speaker to mate with their floor-standing speakers, the C/L/R 3000 can also be used for a two-channel system that must fit in a book case or cadenza. Carefully finished with gloss black end caps, the C/L/R 3000 looks slick. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology C/L/R 3000 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Apr 08, 2010

Definitive Technology Mythos Two On-Wall Speaker Reviewed

The Mythos Two is Definitive's model for budget conscious consumers but they provide excellent value for the dollar. Our reviewer raved that they "sound far bigger and richer than their size or asking price would have you believe." He also found "the midrange I pure magic" so the product "seems aptly suited for both music and movies"... Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Mythos Two On-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Apr 08, 2010

Genelec AOW312B In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

The choice of many professional audio users and recording studios around the world, Genelec makes some of the most dynamic, powered studio-grade speakers that money can buy. For home theater applications, its hard to find a more dynamic, powerful speaker for the money. Continue Reading
Genelec AOW312B In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Apr 08, 2010

Boston Acoustics P460 On-Wall Speaker Reviewed

One of the best aspect of these speakers are that they "sound much larger than they really are, making them ideal for the home theater enthusiasts looking for big sound without having to sacrifice valuable floor space." If you put five to seven of these speakers in one room, you can create a surround sound experience that "begs belief"... Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics P460 On-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Apr 08, 2010

Definitive Technology Mythos Ten On-Wall L/C/R Loudspeaker Reviewed

Our reviewer noted that the Mythos Tens are "ideal for many of today's high performance surround sound receivers." The sound is "full bodied with incredible weight coupled with extraordinary dynamics and extension." In conclusion, they have sound "more full range than any on-wall speaker I've heard in recent memory"... Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Mythos Ten On-Wall L/C/R Loudspeaker Reviewed

Apr 08, 2010

Boston Acoustics SoundWare On-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Mount it on the wall, desktop, or even outdoors the compact Boston Acoustics SoundWare on-wall speaker will deliver impressive sound for under $100. Available in white, silver, bamboo, red, onyx, expression and natural, the SoundWare is designed to blend in. Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics SoundWare On-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Apr 05, 2010

Micromega Airstream WM-10 Wireless DAC Reviewed

A wireless music server that uses the 802.11N protocol and supports AIFF, WAV, ALAC, MP3, and WMA files. Using Micromega's Airstream technology, which is essentially Apple's Airtunes, you can play anything in your computer's library anywhere in your home via the WM-10. Continue Reading
Micromega Airstream WM-10 Wireless DAC Reviewed

Apr 02, 2010

Boston Acoustics VS 336 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Boston Acoustics has gone through a metamorphosis as of late in an attempt to regain a bit of the market share they once enjoyed. The VS 336 features Boston Acoustics' latest design language, which includes swooping lines and a tapered cabinet. Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics VS 336 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Apr 01, 2010

Boston Acoustics CS 226 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

If you're in the market for a truly affordable floorstanding loudspeaker that puts performance above all else look no further than the CS 226 from Boston Acoustics. While it's outwardly appearance may be basic and a bit classic its performance is second to none considering it's ultra affordable asking price. The CS 226 is a classic looking loudspeaker with classic performance. Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics CS 226 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Apr 01, 2010

Atlantic Technology FS-5000 On-Wall Speaker Reviewed

This is no sissy soundbar. The Atlantic Technology FS-5000 is closer to an on-wall center speaker but can be used in soundbar applications with fantastic results. While not as thin as others in the category - the sound is also big and powerful. Continue Reading
Atlantic Technology FS-5000 On-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Apr 01, 2010

Boston Acoustics P400 Three-Channel Soundbar Speaker Reviewed

This Boston Acoustics soundbar is pure audio. No DSP. No Amps but it does pack the form factor of a traditional soundbar as well as the legendary "east coast" sound that Boston Acoustic is known for. Priced at $899 - its on the higher side of the category. Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics P400 Three-Channel Soundbar Speaker Reviewed

Apr 01, 2010

Lexicon RX-7 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Packing 200 watts for each of its seven channels, the RX-7 from Lexicon is a beefcake of an amp. Stylish design makes it nearly criminal to hide in a rack. Slotting in below the ZX-7 and above the GX-7, the $5,999 RX-7 has a lot to live up to. Continue Reading
Lexicon RX-7 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 01, 2010

RBH SI-6100/R Reference In-Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

From "the other Utah speaker" company, RBH, comes something other Utah audiophile speaker company's don't do - killer in-wall speakers. The RBH SI-6100/R is one massive speaker for home theater and audiophile applications that demands respect. Continue Reading
RBH SI-6100/R Reference In-Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

Mar 31, 2010

McIntosh MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner Reviewed

This tuner receives not only AM and FM radio, but also XM and HD radio. Built in classic McIntosh style, this $4000 could well be your last tuner you'll ever buy, because it doesn't get any better than this. With single-ended and balanced outputs, the McIntosh MR88 is a sonic knockout. Continue Reading
McIntosh MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner Reviewed

Mar 29, 2010

Noble Fidelity L-82 In-wall Speakers Reviewed

One of the hottest new brands of in-wall speakers is Noble Fidelity. Noble packs audiophile sound via a Kevlar driver and RoHS compliance in speakers that nearly any entry level AV enthusiast can afford. Read the Jim Swantko review here. Continue Reading
Noble Fidelity L-82 In-wall Speakers Reviewed

Mar 22, 2010

MartinLogan Motion Speaker System Reviewed

Featuring their new Folded Motion tweeter. The Motion 2 is only 11 x 5 x 4.5 inch making it perfect for nearfield desktop duties while the larger Motion 4 bookshelf would work well in a small home theater system combined with the Motion 8 Center Channel. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Motion Speaker System Reviewed

Mar 19, 2010

Definitive Technology BP7006 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Definitive Technology BP7006 is one large loudspeaker capable of reproducing a very large soundstage thanks in part to its unique bi-polar design and large, built-in subwoofers. When loudspeakers claim full-range sound they can't hold a candle to Definitive's BP7006 floorstanding loudspeaker for it practically defines the term full-range. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology BP7006 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

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