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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

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

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