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Feb 24, 2010

Klipsch Icon WF-34 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Introduced in 2008 the Icon series from Klipsch has been a success for the storied manufacturer, taking their once drab, black box aesthetic and turning it on its head by using furniture grade wood veneers around a streamlined, compact cabinet. It also doesn't hurt that the Icon WF-34 sounds good too. Continue Reading
Klipsch Icon WF-34 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 24, 2010

JBL ES80 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

JBL is arguably the most prolific loudspeaker manufacturers of all time and while their products can be found in virtually every commercial theater and recording studio they've been very successful taking what they've learned in the pro world and applying it to the consumer market-evident in their ES80 loudspeaker reviewed here. Continue Reading
JBL ES80 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 24, 2010

Polk TSi300 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Located somewhere in the middle of Polk Audio's vast loudspeaker lineup the TSi300 is an aggressive assault on the competition, serving up performance and affordability in a way few manufacturers can. Home Theater Review takes this home theater gem for a test drive and finds it to be all the speaker a budding enthusiast can ask for and more. Continue Reading
Polk TSi300 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 24, 2010

Polk RTi A7 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Polk's RTi series of loudspeakers has been a huge success for the storied manufacturer since its release in early 2007. Featuring real wood veneers, higher end drivers and construction techniques found in far costlier speaker the RTi A7 is a tour de force for those looking to get a top flight loudspeaker for not a lot of money. Continue Reading
Polk RTi A7 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 24, 2010

Polk RTi A9 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

The big boy of Polk Audio's famed RTi series of loudspeaker the A9 is everything Polk has learned over its storied history applied in a single, affordable design. Capable of running with costlier competition the A9 begs the question why spend more if you don't have to. Continue Reading
Polk RTi A9 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 22, 2010

Krell Modulari Duo Reference Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Better known for their awesome amplifiers and electronics, Krell has quietly been building quality, high-end loudspeakers for years and their latest design, the Modulari Duo Reference, is their best yet and while they may be expensive they're some of the finest loudspeakers on the planet. Continue Reading
Krell Modulari Duo Reference Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 22, 2010

Krell Modulari Primo Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

The Modulari Primo is Krell's all out assault on the bookshelf speaker category. With a 0.75 inch thick aluminum enclosure, this baby of the LAT series weighs in at 85 pounds. Andrew Robinson loved their reference-level performance. Continue Reading
Krell Modulari Primo Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Feb 22, 2010

Revel Ultima Studio2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

While not as big or as expensive as their larger sibling the Ultima Salon2, the Studio2 from Revel packs 90 percent of their performance at almost half the price, not to mention they look nearly identical in fit and finish yet take up far less space making them not only easier on your wallet, but on your living room as well. Continue Reading
Revel Ultima Studio2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 18, 2010

Krell KID iPod Dock Reviewed

So you have a high end audio system but need to get top-level sound and power into it from your iPod? Krell has the solution with their Krell KID and PAPA DOC products. Built like a tank and sounding better than expected this iPod device is what high end is all about. Continue Reading
Krell KID iPod Dock Reviewed

Feb 18, 2010

Orb Audio Mod1 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

The Orb Mod1 home theater speaker system delivers a complete 5.1 speaker package for only $798 that sounds amazingly good and fits easily into a multi-purpose room. Find out why reviewers everywhere think round speakers rock. Continue Reading
Orb Audio Mod1 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 18, 2010

Orb Audio Classic One Stereo Speaker System Reviewed

This $549 three-piece speaker system uses the same Mod1 satellites as Orb's 5.1 home theater system. Mated with the Orb Super Eight subwoofer to make a threesome, the Mod1s make for a fantastic small room system. Continue Reading
Orb Audio Classic One Stereo Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2010

NAD C 565BEE CD Player Reviewed

Andrew Robinson's assessment of the NAD C565BEE CD player reveals a $799 that is an enthusiast's dream at a very affordable price. Through it's digital input the C 565BEE also serves as a DAC, and a darn fine one Andrew discovered. Read why it should be on your sub $800 short list. Continue Reading
NAD C 565BEE CD Player Reviewed

Feb 14, 2010

THIEL CS1.6 Floor Standing Loudspeaker Reviewed

What is there to say about THIEL's new, compact and affordable CS1.6 that hasn't already been said by just about every major magazine and reviewer that lays their ears upon them? The CS1.6s are an instant classic for sure and a true audiophile loudspeaker for those tight on space and means. Continue Reading
THIEL CS1.6 Floor Standing Loudspeaker Reviewed

Feb 14, 2010

Wilson Audio Sophia 2 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Home Theater Review Managing Editor, Andrew Robinson, found the original Sophias from Wilson Audio to be one of the best loudspeakers of all time. Now with the Sophia 2s he's found that not only have they gotten better they may just surpass Wilson Audio's famed Watt/Puppy. Continue Reading
Wilson Audio Sophia 2 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Feb 12, 2010

Paradigm Signature Reference S1 Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

The Signature Reference S1s are the smallest speakers in the Paradigm's Signature Line. With their 1 inch Beryllium dome tweeter and easy to drive 90 dB sensitivity, the S1s can play loudly and cleanly. Mated with a subwoofer the S1s can deliver world-class sound. Continue Reading
Paradigm Signature Reference S1 Monitor Loudspeaker Reviewed

Feb 12, 2010

Mark Levinson No 512 CD/SACD Player Reviewed

Tipping the scales at 33 pounds, the Mark Levinson No 512 CD/SACD is a substantial and impressive piece of industrial art and an absolute champion at delivering every iota of musical information to your ears in a natural and unfatiguing way. In terms of soundstage it doesn't get any better than this. Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No 512 CD/SACD Player Reviewed

Feb 05, 2010

Parker Audio 95MK II Loudspeakers Reviewed

While they're may never win at a beauty contest the 95MKII's from Parker Audio win where it counts and that is performance. Hand made in the USA, the Parker Audio 95MKII are a single ended triode lovers dream come true for they are extremely efficient, not to mention affordable too. Continue Reading
Parker Audio 95MK II Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 05, 2010

Bel Canto e. One S300iu Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Digital, or Class D, amps offer efficient performance from a small cabinet. Bel Canto has mastered the design and performance with their e.One series. The S300 amp has 300 watts into 4 ohms. Continue Reading
Bel Canto e. One S300iu Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 05, 2010

Bel Canto e.One S300 Power Amplifier Reviewed

Stereo amplifiers have been a staple since music went from single speakers to two-way back in the day. Over the... Continue Reading
Bel Canto e.One S300 Power Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 03, 2010

Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v.5 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

The second smallest speaker in Paradigm's Reference Studio Line, the 20 V.5 uses a dual front-firing port to enhance its bass extension, but if you want to rock your house a subwoofer will be required. Not as airy on top as the Signature S2, more "just the facts" with a super smooth yet revealing midrange. Continue Reading
Paradigm Reference Studio 20 v.5 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

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