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Apr 27, 2009

Aux Classic 2.1 Desktop Speaker System Reviewed

This small system impressed on first listen with its "lush deep bass at low and even to fairly loud levels while keeping the vocals and subtle background details in check." The soundstage was wide and deep with "solid dynamics." On a variety of musical tests, "the Aux system kept it all together..." Continue Reading
Aux Classic 2.1 Desktop Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 23, 2009

Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

The sound of the 301 Bookshelf Speakers sounds big and the "seemingly good sensitivity" does a good job with background music and casual listening." Overall, they have "big sound and wide dispersion" despite having a "relatively small footprint." It fits well into many, space conscious homes... Continue Reading
Bose 301 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Apr 23, 2009

Klipsch Synergy B-3 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Like many Klipsch products, the Synergy B-3 is "easy to drive, has a forward and aggressive top end, tight bass with moderate extension and a good but not particularly wide soundstage. Appearance wise, the B-3s "offer an excellent fit and finish, with some unique cosmetic accents" that won't be found in more traditional speakers in a similar price range Continue Reading
Klipsch Synergy B-3 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Apr 23, 2009

Infinity Primus P162 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Don't let the modest price of the Primus P162 fool you, it delivers "true high-performance sound quality with excellent clarity and resolution and outstanding imaging and transient response." Overall, its performance is "good enough to satisfy even demanding audiophiles Continue Reading
Infinity Primus P162 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Apr 23, 2009

Logitech Z-2300 2.1 Desktop Speaker System Reviewed

Let there be no doubt, the Z-2300 plays loud and "will do your movies and games justice." The subwoofer is "surprisingly good" especially considering its size and low cost. The appearance of the Z-2300 is "pretty sexy" and the adaptor allows you to connect them with many different gaming consoles Continue Reading
Logitech Z-2300 2.1 Desktop Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 23, 2009

Bose SoundDock II Reviewed

You thought Bose was going to sit on the sidelines through the iPod boom? Not a chance. The loudspeaker giant has jumped right in the game with the Bose SoundDock II which is powered front and center by an Apple iPod. Continue Reading
Bose SoundDock II Reviewed

Apr 20, 2009

Logitech Duet Network Music Server

As one of the first bi-directional remote controlled devices, this Logitech Squeeze box media server solution has captured the attention of many home theater and streaming enthusiasts as well as reviewers like Brian Kahn. Continue Reading
Logitech Duet Network Music Server

Apr 20, 2009

Boston Acoustics Classic CS 2310 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Reviewer Sean Killibrew found the CS2310s to sound "both detailed and engaging...The vocals were "clear and highly articulate" while the guitar play was "detailed and the overall feeling of being in the concert hall was convincing." The bass was "taut and palpable, even when driven to high volume Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics Classic CS 2310 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 06, 2009

Xhifi XDC-1 Desktop Audio System Reviewed

The Xhifi XDC-1 "utilizes advanced driver and enclosure technology designed for near-field listening, beefed-up amplification and elegant finishing to bring genuine high-end performance to everyday applications." Our reviewer was impressed by the bass, noting it "is better than anything I have heard in a desktop system Continue Reading
Xhifi XDC-1 Desktop Audio System Reviewed

Mar 30, 2009

Cadence CSB-F3 and CSB-R2 Sound Bars

Cadence, known better in the world of 12-volt or car audio, came and went in the home AV market pretty quickly. When they were selling home audio, their soundbar had a very cool tweeter on the end of it much like how a car audio system looks. Continue Reading
Cadence CSB-F3 and CSB-R2 Sound Bars

Mar 16, 2009

Krell Evolution 403 Amplifier Reviewed

Need power? How about 400 watts of it? The Evolution 403 from Krell is a three-channel amp for the high-end audiophile. It's also beautiful enough to leave out to admire. Dr. T, Ken Taraszka, tests it out for HTR. Continue Reading
Krell Evolution 403 Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 09, 2009

NEPTUNE AUDIO neptuneEQ Reviewed

7.1 channels of digital room correction and equalization make the $3,995 NeptuneEQ a very useful tool in taming the sound of even the most sonically deficient room. With its graphic display and 1/3 octave filters, the Neptune may be the perfect solution for your room's problems. Continue Reading
NEPTUNE AUDIO neptuneEQ Reviewed

Feb 20, 2009

Audio Research LS17 Preamp Reviewed

Audio Research's $6000 line-only preamp delivers consummate performance with its 104-step volume control, two 6H30 twin triode tubes and hybrid JFET/tube output stage. With nearly all the detail retrieval and openness of the REF 3, the LS17 is a surefire winner. Continue Reading
Audio Research LS17 Preamp Reviewed

Feb 14, 2009

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-42 Sound Bar

Designed for 42 inch HDTVs, this Definitive Technology Mythos Soundbar uses a concept called Spatial Array to make the listener believe that he or she is listening to 5.1 surround sound from one, front positioned soundbar. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-42 Sound Bar

Feb 13, 2009

Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 Sound Bar

Packing a full 50 inches for the pleasure of 50 inch HDTVs comes the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50. Priced higher than its 42 inch brother, this $1,095 soundbar also uses SSA or Solo Surround Array technology Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 Sound Bar

Feb 04, 2009

Magnepan MMG Floor-Standing Speakers Reviewed

The Magnepan MMG is the smallest and least expensive speaker in the Magnepan line, priced at $599 per pair and... Continue Reading
Magnepan MMG Floor-Standing Speakers Reviewed

Jan 30, 2009

Polk Audio LC265i-IP In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Nearly everybody has in-wall speakers but few have wireless, IP controlled speakers but that is what Polk Audio has for you and your home theater or home automation system. Read the full review from HomeTheaterReview.com here. Continue Reading
Polk Audio LC265i-IP In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 29, 2009

Paradigm Cinema 330 On-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Our reviewer was impressed with Paradigm's Cinema 330s, calling them "among the best-looking and sounding on-walls you'll find, and the fact that they're so affordable may make them unbeatable for some." The sound "possesses a natural midrange and smooth top end...making it ideal for rocking small to medium-sized home theaters"... Continue Reading
Paradigm Cinema 330 On-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Jan 29, 2009

Paradigm Signature W5 On-Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

The Signature W5 provides the high quality sound audiophiles have come to expect from Paradigm while taking up a lot less floor space. The midrange is to die for, sounding rich and full...making it ideal for film dialogue, as well as a wide range of musical tastes"... Continue Reading
Paradigm Signature W5 On-Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm CS-LCR In Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

Andrew Robinson goes over the moon for these LCD in-wall speakers from Paradigm which can be used for mid to large sized home theater installations for the demanding listener. Canadian audio doesn't get much better than this. Continue Reading
Paradigm CS-LCR In Wall Loudspeaker Reviewed

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