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Dec 31, 2009

KEF Muon Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Part loudspeaker part modern art these ultra-expensive speakers are designed for the jet-set art collectors as much as the audiophile. The sleek lines and intense construction make for a powerful speaker both sonically and aesthetically. Continue Reading
KEF Muon Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 31, 2009

Classe Audio CA-M400 Mono Amplifier Reviewed

While not the brand new, rack-cool-to-the-touch Classe CT-M600 monoblocks power amps, the Classe CT-M400 are enough power to rock nearly any speakers your audiophile aspirations can dream up. Classe' unbelievably good looking industrial design isn't just skin deep. Compare these amps with the best from Mark Levinson, Krell and beyond. Continue Reading
Classe Audio CA-M400 Mono Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 30, 2009

Infinity Classia C205 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Part of the Classia series, which was created to complement flat panel displays. With a front port, 1inch tweeter, and 5.25 midrange/woofer, the C205 combines lifestyle looks with serious sonics for under $700 a pair. Continue Reading
Infinity Classia C205 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 30, 2009

Klipsch VB-15 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Available exclusively from Best Buy, these bookshelf speakers employ Klipsch's famous XT Tractrix horn to house its 1 inch dome tweeter. Only 13.75 inches high, the VB-15 will fit into spaces that few Klipsch speakers have gone in before. They also like to rock. Continue Reading
Klipsch VB-15 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 30, 2009

Klipsch XB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

There are plenty of $499 a pair bookshelf speakers but few are as dynamic as the Klipsch XB-10 bookshelf speaker, with its .75 titanium diaphragm tweeter mated with an XT Tractrix horn. If you like it loud, clean and accurate - you will like these speakers. Continue Reading
Klipsch XB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 30, 2009

Yamaha NS-333 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Not known for their speakers, Yamaha can surprise you. The NS-333 combines a 1inch aluminum dome tweeter in a waveguide horn with a 5inch polymer-injected mica diaphragm midrange/woofer. It can play loudly with little breakup or loss of control. Continue Reading
Yamaha NS-333 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 30, 2009

Sony SS-B1000 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

The baby brother of the SS-B3000, the SS-B1000 speakers are only $49.99 a pair, yet despite this rock-bottom price, produce a lively crisp sound that can get edgy if overdriven. For more volume, the larger SS-B3000s would better fill the bill. Continue Reading
Sony SS-B1000 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Dec 29, 2009

Parasound Halo JC 1 Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

As far as audiophile amp designers go - John Curl goes back to the roots of AV with the Mark Levinson JC-1. If you want some of Curl's latest designs you need to focus your attention on Parasound as they have cornered the market on his services and deliver them at a very fair price by audiophile standards. Read the Andrew Robinson review here. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo JC 1 Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 28, 2009

Anthem PVA-8 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

With 125 watts for each of its eight channels, the big PVA-8 from Anthem should satisfy the power needs for even the largest home theater systems. At only $2,299, its even priced so that most people can afford it. Continue Reading
Anthem PVA-8 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 28, 2009

Arcam FMJ A18 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

British hifi manufacturer Arcam knows a thing or two about integrated amps, and at only $1,099 the FMJ A18 packs a lot into an inexpensive and small package. We check out if its 50 watts can hold its own. Continue Reading
Arcam FMJ A18 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 26, 2009

McIntosh MC501 Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed

Ahh... the cult of McIntosh... To compare McIntosh to say Harley Davidson Motorcycles wouldn't be a stretch as both have serious followers willing to invest in time-tested performance. Read Jim Swantko's full review of these beefy mono amps here. Continue Reading
McIntosh MC501 Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 11, 2009

Denon ASD-51W iPod Dock Reviewed

Getting your iPod to talk to your Denon HDMI AV Receiver has never been easier thanks to the Denon ASD-51W iPod Dock. Boasting a wireless connection, this easy-to-use Apple iPod dock makes bringing your media home very simple. Continue Reading
Denon ASD-51W iPod Dock Reviewed

Dec 11, 2009

Linn LP12 Turntable Reviewed

Linn's latest incarnation of the venerable LP-12 turntable still holds a special place in the pantheon of great audiophile products. HTR looks at the original version compared with the latest version to show how Linn has continued to improve and refine their classic design. Continue Reading
Linn LP12 Turntable Reviewed

Dec 09, 2009

Logitech Transporter Music Server Reviewed

One of the best media server devices that we've seen for music to date is the Logitech Transporter. Reviewed by Brian Kahn, this network music device competes directly with the AppleTVs of the world for those not looking for the Cult of Mac. Continue Reading
Logitech Transporter Music Server Reviewed

Dec 07, 2009

Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Home Theater Review Editors have searched high and low, near and far, for the best products of 2009, from HDTVs to receivers, speakers to Blu-ray players, and more. Check to read the best in LED and LCD HDTV reviews here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Dec 05, 2009

Definitive Technology ProMonitor800 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

A member of Definitive Technology's ProCinema series of speakers, the ProMonitor 800 uses Definitive's exclusive balanced double surround system on its 4.5 inch midrange woofer. There's also a second, passive 4.5 inch up-firing radiator to give the speaker extra bass extension. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology ProMonitor800 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

The 350 is the smallest of Definitive Technology's StudioMonitor series. At less than 11inch high and only 6 15/16 inch wide, the 350 aims to provide a full range harmonic balance while still maintaining a small footprint. The 8 inch passive radiator located on the 350's side makes the bass bigger than you would expect. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology StudioMonitor 350 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Boston Acoustics CS 26 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

This $129.99 speaker couples a 1 inch Kortec soft dome tweeter with a 6.5inch graphite-injected polymer woofer. Available in black or cherry vinyl finish, the CS26 handles classical and jazz with a big soundstage, good power-handling and Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics CS 26 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Energy CB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

From Energy's Connoisseur series the $250 (each) CB-10 delivers a large soundstage, excellent neutrality, and a solid lower register. Andrew Robinson felt the speaker was not as well balanced as its larger sibling the $350 CB-20. Continue Reading
Energy CB-10 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 05, 2009

Energy CB-20 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

A slightly larger bookshelf design than the CB-10, the CB-20 offers greater bass extension from its 6.5inch driver as well as a more neutral and balanced harmonic balance. With excellent coherency, musicality and transparency, the CB-20 is a solid winner. Continue Reading
Energy CB-20 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

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