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May 20, 2010

Polk PSW125 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

Overall, the PSW125 "offers a very good combination of speed, detail and impact across both movies and music." It comes at an affordable price and when combined with the features it offers, becomes "an excellent overall value proposition when factoring in connectivity, finish options and build quality." Continue Reading
Polk PSW125 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Klipsch Synergy F-1 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Klipsch is one of the US's most storied and reputable loudspeaker brands and throughout the ages they've been responsible for some of the most iconic and long lasting designs the world over. While not every speaker can be the famous Klipschorn the Synergy F-1 still packs the lineage into a much more affordable package. Continue Reading
Klipsch Synergy F-1 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Klipsch RW-10d Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The RW-10d provided a "very big, boomy sound with movies and games." On music, it "exhibited good speed, particularly on rock and electronic music." Overall, it featured "an overall presence that belied its small size," and offers "a great down-the-middle solution from a lot of important perspectives-thump, punch, musicality and price." Continue Reading
Klipsch RW-10d Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Klipsch SW-350 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The sound on the SW350 was "tight, relatively deep, and full of power...It sounded bigger than its size." It also "provides a helpful array of features and controls with convenient touches like phase and low-pass bypass controls." Overall, this model "will give you more than enough to perform well in most any situation you put in it." Continue Reading
Klipsch SW-350 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Klipsch RW-12d Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The RW-12d is one of Klipsch's larger models and our reviewer remarked how this model "rocked the listening area and never stopped." It added "a tremendous amount of weight and kick...[but] also seemed in control...It provides a "superb digitally controlled top panel use interface which adds flexibility and ease of use and convenience." Continue Reading
Klipsch RW-12d Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 20, 2010

Klipsch RF-63 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Second from the top in Klipsch's reference series of loudspeaker the RF-63 packs a lot of the same performance of the larger RF-83 into a slightly more compact and affordable design. The RF-63 is capable of theater like sound levels and possesses Klipsch's signature dynamic capabilities and iconic sound. Continue Reading
Klipsch RF-63 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

May 17, 2010

Polk PSW111 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

Although Polk is known for high performance but affordably priced loudspeakers, this is one of its lower priced models. Our reviewer recommends it for its blend of "performance, size and features," and that it brings "good performance as well as excellent versatility and connectivity." Overall, it "doesn't suffer with movies...and music sounds really good." Continue Reading
Polk PSW111 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 17, 2010

Polk PSW110 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The PSW110 "offered a conservative overall sound that performed relatively well with both movies and games and excelled with musical material...It kept up with hard rock and metal and added some good bloom and warmth to large scale classical tracks and acoustic material...Rarely at this price point do you find a design that excels with music" Continue Reading
Polk PSW110 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

May 17, 2010

PSB CW800E In-wall Speakers & CWS10 In-wall Subwoofer Reviewed

For decades the idea of getting a true high end loudspeaker from an in-wall configuration was simply not possible. Today it is. PSB's flagship in-wall speakers and subwoofer are as close to their flagship floorstanding speakers as possible. Jerry Del Colliano reviews the full system here. Continue Reading
PSB CW800E In-wall Speakers & CWS10 In-wall Subwoofer Reviewed

May 03, 2010

NuForce Reference 9 V3 Special Edition

The new Reference 9 V3 SE from NuForce is a Class D amp with 175 watts for each of its two channels into 8 ohms. Into 4 it's got 335. What's interesting is its compact cabinet and cool operation. Continue Reading
NuForce Reference 9 V3 Special Edition

Apr 21, 2010

Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

When playing movies, our reviewer was pleased with the ProSub 1000's performance. The sound delivered quite a bit of impact and "for its relatively small size, it really thumped and added terrific substance to most material." It also offered a "refined" performance on music and "offers some very nice overall performance for its affordable price" Continue Reading
Definitive Technology ProSub 1000 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 21, 2010

Definitive Technology ProSub 800 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

The ProSub 800 "takes up very little space and feels like it costs much more." On movies and games, this model "added a lot of punch and thump to smaller speaker setups." It features an "impressive package of features and performance for its very low price...and still adds substance and impact to lots of material" Continue Reading
Definitive Technology ProSub 800 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

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

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