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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

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm AMS-350 In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Overall, the AMS-350 is a "solid audiophile performer, coupling near full-range sound and non in-wall-like air and dimension in a compact, virtually hidden speaker." Our reviewer found them to be "among the most musical sounding in-walls I've encountered" and added that they have Continue Reading
Paradigm AMS-350 In-Wall Speaker Reviewed

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm SIG-LCR 5 In-Wall Speakers Reviewed

So you want Paradigm Reference S8 floorstanding speakers and your wife has called in Raul Felder to handle her getting 50 percent of your estate - then we've found the solution - the Paradigm SIG-LCR 5 in-wall speakers. Continue Reading
Paradigm SIG-LCR 5 In-Wall Speakers Reviewed

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm PV-150 In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

At $149 per speaker, the Paradigm PV-150 is one of the most affordable, high performance in-wall speakers in the marketplace today. Audiophiles love them. Audiophiles love their sound. Read the Andrew Robinson review here. Continue Reading
 Paradigm PV-150 In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm CS-60R-30 In-Ceiling Loudspeaker Reviewed

In-ceiling speakers have become all the rage as 7.1 home theater enthusiasts like using them for side and rear speakers while audiophiles like the drastically improved imaging from speakers above. Read the Andrew Robinson HomeTheaterReview.com review here. Continue Reading
Paradigm CS-60R-30 In-Ceiling Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm Atom Monitor V.5 Speaker Reviewed

Reviewer Andrew Robinson was really taken with the Atom Monitor, calling it "so much fun and musically enjoyable that...it reminds him "how simple his love of music used to be." The upper frequencies are "composed, smooth and non-fatiguing and the midrange and upper bass frequencies are warm, nimble and natural..." Continue Reading
Paradigm Atom Monitor V.5 Speaker Reviewed

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm Mini Monitor V.5 Loudspeaker Reviewed

This model is a "complete and insane value for the money." The two-channel performance is "terrific" and they do home theater "very nicely," if you use them for fronts and rears, "they will provide you with one of the richest, dynamic and most tonally right multi-channel packages on a budget you're likely to find..." Continue Reading
Paradigm Mini Monitor V.5 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jan 28, 2009

Paradigm Monitor 7 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

When it comes to affordable, quality loudspeakers, it is possible that nobody does them better than Paradigm. Their Monitor 7... Continue Reading
Paradigm Monitor 7 Floorstanding Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 24, 2009

Classe Audio CA-5200 Reviewed

If you're looking for an amp that combines smooth looks with lots of power, the CA-5200 from Classe fits the bill. With 200 watts for each of its five channels, the CA-5200 runs in Class A mode for the first few watts, then AB for the rest. Continue Reading
Classe Audio CA-5200 Reviewed

Jan 19, 2009

Marantz SR6003 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Appearance wise, this receiver is "crazy, sexy and cool," while the sound the SR6003's two-channel music performance "had me grinning ear to ear at just how outstanding the sound quality was." When using surround sound, the performance was "beautifully balanced and the level of nuance and detail...veiled in comparison" Continue Reading
Marantz SR6003 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Jan 12, 2009

Audio Research LS26 Preamplifier Reviewed

Resting amidst the middle of the family tree the LS26 form Audio Research doesn't suffer from middle child syndrome for it isn't easily overlooked thanks in part to its classic good looks, large digital display, remote control operation and superb sonic character. Oh, and don't forget it's rather affordable by reference standards. Continue Reading
Audio Research LS26 Preamplifier Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

AMC CVT 3030 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Sporting 30-watts for each of its channels, the CVT 3030 from AMC is under $1,000, but performs like it costs much, much more. Is it enough to give the big boys a run for their money? We find out in this Ken Kessler review. Continue Reading
AMC CVT 3030 Integrated Amp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Beam Echo Tube Amp Reviewed

It's a name from the past, but with 30 watts, an incredible frequency response, and an impressively low THD for a tube amp, the DL7-35's performance belies its 40th anniversary status. Continue Reading
Beam Echo Tube Amp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Theta Chroma Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

This "entry-level" Chroma D to A converter from Theta handles both Toslink and coaxial digital inputs and has a single pair of analog outputs. Two versions are available - with or without HDCD processing. Both versions have their advantages, which are described fully in the review. Continue Reading
Theta Chroma Digital to Analog Converter Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Rogers db101 Speakers Reviewed

The Rogers db101 is designed to be "headbanging equipment wreckers" and to play loudly. As our reviewer said, "keep this in mind if you're an apartment dweller. The db101s do not assume the proximity of complaisant neighbors." Performance wise, the speaker has "suck finesse in midband, such impressive Continue Reading
Rogers db101 Speakers Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Quad II Reissue Preamp Reviewed

The Quad II Reissue Preamp is a modernized re-release of Quad's original classic, the II preamp, for those unwilling to take a leap of faith on the vintage original. Looking virtually identical and featuring many of the same parts-not to mention tube compliment, the Quad II Reissue Preamp retains all the magic that made the original so timeless. Continue Reading
Quad II Reissue Preamp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

NVA AP50 Amp Reviewed

Skipping all the extraneous and focusing just on the sound is what NVA is all about. The AP50 has 50 watts and a scaled down aesthetic that is sure to please the purist. We take it for a spin and check it out. Continue Reading
NVA AP50 Amp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

Unison Research Mystery One Preamp Reviewed

The Unison Research Mystery One Preamplifier is one of those esoteric audiophile offerings that will excite some, confuse others and remain a mystery to most. Home Theater Review got its hands on a prototype model and put it through its paces and found it to be a unique, though polite performer. Continue Reading
Unison Research Mystery One Preamp Reviewed

Jan 11, 2009

NuForce Icon / S1 Amplifier Reviewed

NuForce is one of the newest high end players in the audiophile game with a line up of Class-D "switching" amps that run cool and are small in size. This book-sized amp can put out a small amount of power but is perfect for desktop and other small audio applications. Read more here. Continue Reading
NuForce Icon / S1 Amplifier Reviewed

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