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Oct 22, 2008

Definitive Technology SuperCube I Subwoofer Reviewed

The SuperCube I is powered by a 1,500-watt class D digital amplifier and can be easily integrated into almost any type of home theater or music system. This model "produces deep and accurate bass with a very high output." It is reasonably priced and offers "extreme performance" which make it a great deal and a "must hear." Continue Reading
Definitive Technology SuperCube I Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

Quad II-eighty Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Electrostats and tube amps are a pairing in the echelon of peanut butter and chocolate. Few things go better together and Quad has a reputation for doing both electrostats and esoteric tube amps very, very well. Read this audiophile tube amp review from Ken Kessler here. Continue Reading
Quad II-eighty Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

NAD C315BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

More audiophile reviewers got hooked on the AV smack from NAD integrated amps than any other product in audio history. Jerry Del Colliano, Andrew Robinson, Ken Taraszka and many others. Read about what lured them into the hobby and business and why this low cost integrated amp is worth buying for your kids, parents and friends. Continue Reading
NAD C315BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

Quad Super System Reviewed

Want to know what Quad really thinks their speakers should sound? Why not buy all your components from them? They do make a full line of gear as well, and this is a review of such a system. Continue Reading
Quad Super System Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

Shanling Audio 1500 CD Player Reviewed

Shanling Audio's 1500 CD player demonstrates how far Chinese manufacturers have come in design and execution in the last couple of years. Audacious in looks and technology, the 1500 makes a strong statement about Asian audio aesthetics and sound Continue Reading
Shanling Audio 1500 CD Player Reviewed

Oct 21, 2008

Sunfire True Subwoofer EQ Reviewed

The Sunfire True Subwoofer EQ comes with room correction "complete with a small testing microphone that can help everyone get the most from their woofers." It can also put out a "very respectable" 110dB of volume. This is the original model of subwoofers and our reviewer notes it is an "absolute classic" Continue Reading
Sunfire True Subwoofer EQ Reviewed

Oct 20, 2008

JL Audio Fathom f112 Subwoofer Reviewed

The driver on the JL Audio Fathom f112 is a "modern marvel." Our reviewer found that it has "astonishing three-inch excursion and can rock you to your soul." It may cost a few dollars more, but "it is also fast, deep and has the spank to get you as low (and as loud) as you might want to go for your music and movies" Continue Reading
JL Audio Fathom f112 Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 20, 2008

MartinLogan Depth i Subwoofer Reviewed

MartinLogan approaches their subwoofers "as musical devices rather than one-trick ponies." It provides a level of control that "makes it ideal for a variety of speaker systems." It excels with both music and movies and can "fill all but the largest rooms with blissful bass an even hang with the costlier competition" Continue Reading
MartinLogan Depth i Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 20, 2008

Outlaw Audio LFM-1 Subwoofer Reviewed

This is the first subwoofer that Outlaw has produced and it left listeners quite impressed. While it may look unassuming and blend in to your room well, it exhibited "excellent mid-bass and tremendous punch for the money." It is "well-built, attractive and capable of deep, detailed bass" Continue Reading
Outlaw Audio LFM-1 Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 19, 2008

Paradigm Reference Studio 100v4 Loudspeakers Reviewed

These are large floor standing speakers with plenty of punch for both two-channel listening and home theater use. Utilizing multiple smaller drivers for the bottom end allows true full range sound from a relatively narrow footprint. Continue Reading
Paradigm Reference Studio 100v4 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Oct 19, 2008

Exceptional Innovation Life|media LMS-700 Media Center PC Reviewed

Powered by tens of millions of dollars in venture capital and designed to automate the modern house via the wonders of Microsoft Vista - Exceptional Innovations was in fact exceptional. Sadly, the company didn't make it. Continue Reading
Exceptional Innovation Life|media LMS-700 Media Center PC Reviewed

Oct 19, 2008

Niveus Media Rainier Edition 500HD Media Center PC Reviewed

Another company that boomed on to the media server HTPC scene in the mid-2000s was Niveus with some of the most robust, slick Microsoft Vista-based home theater PCs. Check out what Adrienne Maxwell thinks from her 2008 review. Continue Reading
Niveus Media Rainier Edition 500HD Media Center PC Reviewed

Oct 19, 2008

Russound Smart Media Console SMC-45 Media Center PC Reviewed

From one of the most respected companies in custom audio video and home automations comes a PC based media center PC that can jump through many hoops including recording cable TV, archiving DVD-Video discs and much more. Continue Reading
Russound Smart Media Console SMC-45 Media Center PC Reviewed

Oct 17, 2008

Meridian G98 CD, DVD, DVD-Audio Transport Reviewed

Although it's not a universal player, the G98 can handle every format except SACD, Blu-Ray, and DVD-A. With its 8x DVD-ROM drive that uses multiple reads to correct disc errors. With 1080P output via HDMI the G98 makes DVDs look spectacular Continue Reading
Meridian G98 CD, DVD, DVD-Audio Transport Reviewed

Oct 17, 2008

JL Audio Gotham Subwoofer Reviewed

The JL Audio Gotham Subwoofer is "one of the fastest I've ever encountered, regardless of price." Our reviewer saw this model's front-mounted controls and auto room optimization are "absolute godsends." As for the sound, "when it comes to multi-channel music or movies, the Gotham is in a league all its own, with few rivals" Continue Reading
JL Audio Gotham Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Halcro dm38 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Living on their "best amp ever" review, Halcro is now gone from the US Market but not forgotten. This massive stereo amp might be one of the best looking and best sounding amps ever made and costs less than the mono amps that got all the ink. Brian Kahn looks into where this amp fits into the audiophile pantheon. Continue Reading
Halcro dm38 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Sunfire TGA 7401 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Sunfire has built its name on creating small, lightweight, but extremely powerful amplifiers for the audiophile market. The TGA 7401 has seven channels, with a whopping 400 watts each. Not bad for $4,450. Continue Reading
Sunfire TGA 7401 Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Outlaw Audio 7200 7-Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Direct retailer Outlaw sells audio gear at low prices thanks to a lack of a "middle man" like Best Buy. The big 7200 is a 200-watt per 7-channel amp (hence the model number). At only $1,849, it's quite a bargain. Continue Reading
Outlaw Audio 7200 7-Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Mark Levinson No. 433 Triple Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

What's a "Triple Monaural" amp? It's an amp that features three monoblock amps in one chassis. Sliding in at an even $10,000, the No. 433 is not for the faint of wallet. It's got 200 watts for each of those channels. Andrew Robinson checks it out. Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No. 433 Triple Monaural Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Revel Performa B15a Subwoofer Reviewed

Our reviewer was impressed by the Revel Proforma B15a, noting it "has a musicality that you simply can not get from the 'small' category subwoofers." The room correction software "is as good as it gets." He concluded, "This woofer is designed to get you to the apex of musical heaven" Continue Reading
Revel Performa B15a Subwoofer Reviewed

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