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Nov 08, 2009

Krell FBI Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

For those looking for an integrated amp that has all of the guts and glory of a big separates system comes the Krell FBI. The Fully Balanced Integrated has the beef to power up nearly any load known to man right from on chassis. Read the Brian Kahn review here. Continue Reading
Krell FBI Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Nov 04, 2009

Definitive Technology UIW 75 In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

One of the primary functions of a first-rate in-wall speaker is its ability to disperse superb high-end audio to every... Continue Reading
Definitive Technology UIW 75 In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Nov 04, 2009

Outlaw Audio ECS-10 Subwoofer Reviewed

The ESC-10 maintains a compact footprint, "yet packed the punch that fans of Outlaw subwoofers have come to expect." Even though this model is a lot smaller than most subwoofers, it did not impair "the amazing amount of adroit bass audio that I was experiencing." The design is "nice and compact while still giving off a feeling of raw power" Continue Reading
Outlaw Audio ECS-10 Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 31, 2009

Conrad Johnson CT5 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

For half the price of their flagship model, the CT5 delivers much of the same sonics. With its lush midrange and large detailed soundstage, the CT-5 delivers exceptional performance through its single-ended only outputs. Continue Reading
Conrad Johnson CT5 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Oct 29, 2009

Energy ESW-V10 Subwoofer Reviewed

While watching movies, the ESW-10 "did an impeccable job of dispersing the low-end needed during action sequences" while at the same time "delivered a nice amount of bass elements during all of the movie's louder musical sequences." The appearance of this model makes it "one of the most attractively designed subwoofers on the market today" Continue Reading
Energy ESW-V10 Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 27, 2009

Audio Research Reference 3 Preamplifier Reviewed

Superlatives tend to abound in any review of an Audio Research component, but the Reference 3 is special even among Audio Research preamps. Astoundingly good, it can serve as the heart of a truly exceptional audio system. Continue Reading
Audio Research Reference 3 Preamplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2009

Cary Audio SLP-98L Preamplifier Reviewed

The retro good looks of the Cary SLP-98L feature exposed vacuum tubes, and hand-soldered point-to-point wiring. With stunning sonics the SLP-98L rates high on the performance to price ratio. The reviewer was so impressed by the SLP-98L that they bought one. Continue Reading
Cary Audio SLP-98L Preamplifier Reviewed

Oct 26, 2009

Bryston 2B SST Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Boasting one of the best warranties in the business and the reputation as one of Canada's best amps (along with Anthem and Classe) Bryston is a recording studio and movie theater standard. Home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles alike love the somewhat dry sound of these powerful yet controlled amps. Read the Jerry Del Colliano review here. Continue Reading
Bryston 2B SST Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 20, 2009

Canton Chrono SL 580 DC Loudspeaker Reviewed

OK, I admit it. I am attracted to tall, slim and beautiful...loudspeakers. No surprise, then, that the new Canton Chrono... Continue Reading
Canton Chrono SL 580 DC Loudspeaker Reviewed

Oct 19, 2009

PSB Imagine T Loudspeaker Reviewed

The PSB T system is an entire line of speakers that can be used equally well in a two channel or home theater system and PSB offers multiple options for all speakers in a home theater. PSB is known for great value and the host of models allows this system to be customized to your needs. Continue Reading
PSB Imagine T Loudspeaker Reviewed

Oct 13, 2009

Mark Levinson No. 436 Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

This rack mountable Mark Levinson 350 watt per channel power amp is about as big as the brand makes and is custom designed to power Revel speakers as well as any number of of top performing audiophile speakers. Jerry Del Colliano tells you why these amps were his reference amps for so long. Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No. 436 Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 13, 2009

Krell Evolution 900 Monaural Power Amplifiers Reviewed

There might not be a better amp in the marketplace today than the Krell Evolution 900 mono amps. Designed before his departure from Krell by Dan D'agostino there is an "E" version of the amp that saves on power but who really cares when we are talking about this kind of power. With the best bass in the business, the Evo amps have an openness and air Continue Reading
Krell Evolution 900 Monaural Power Amplifiers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2009

Definitive Technology Mythos ST Super Towers Reviewed

The Mythos ST has rapidly become a crowd favorite due to it's reasonable price and exceptional performance. The looks are design friendly and the sound beyond their price point. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Mythos ST Super Towers Reviewed

Oct 12, 2009

Paradigm Signature SUB 25 Reviewed

The SUB 25 is the biggest, baddest subwoofer in Paradigm's product lineup. On movies, this model was "extremely powerful and capable of reaching down to the lowest octaves with significant power." On music, the SUB 25 "revealed more of the texture of the strings than had any other 12 or 15-inch subwoofer I can recall." Continue Reading
Paradigm Signature SUB 25 Reviewed

Oct 09, 2009

Totem Acoustic Tribe 12-Inch In-Wall Subwoofer

It wasn't that long ago that in-wall subwoofers weren't even a speaker category. Today, with the rise in importance of high end in-wall speakers - in-wall subs have become all of the rage as they take up no floor space. Read the full HomeTheaterReview.com review here. Continue Reading
Totem Acoustic Tribe 12-Inch In-Wall Subwoofer

Oct 09, 2009

Totem Acoustic Wind Design Loudspeaker Reviewed

The Totem Acoustic Wind Design is a unique-looking floor-standing loudspeaker that combines a rakish appearance with extremely high-quality drivers and... Continue Reading
Totem Acoustic Wind Design Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sep 28, 2009

Cary Audio Xciter DAC Reviewed

Cary's Xciter DAC wowed Jim Swantko with its input flexibility and great sound. With USB 2.0 as well as S/PDIF, Toslink, and BNC inputs, the Xciter can handle all your digital sources. Its only shortcomings are the lack of a remote and balanced XLR outputs, otherwise a home run. Continue Reading
Cary Audio Xciter DAC Reviewed

Sep 27, 2009

Cambridge Audio Azur 840W Amplifier Reviewed

The stereo Azur 840W from Cambridge AUdio has 200 watts per channel, and an understated design that reviewer Jim Swantko wasn't too sure about. He did like that you could bridge the channels to be 500 watts. Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio Azur 840W Amplifier Reviewed

Sep 25, 2009

Dynaudio Sapphire Loudspeaker Reviewed

Danish loudspeaker company Dynaudio is one of the few manufacturers that is both a supplier of raw drivers, and a... Continue Reading
Dynaudio Sapphire Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sep 25, 2009

Dynaudio Excite X12 Loudspeaker Reviewed

The silk-dome tweeter is "smooth as you-know-what." The fit and finish of this attractive model is "first-rate" and its compact size helps it fit into almost any room. The Excite X12 delivers "excellent sound quality with a smooth midrange and treble and superior imaging and soundstaging as its particular sonic strengths." Continue Reading
Dynaudio Excite X12 Loudspeaker Reviewed

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