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Oct 23, 2008

Marantz TT15SI Reference Series Turntable Reviewed

Although Marantz has made turntables for many years, they don't have a stellar reputation in the field of turntable design. The TT15Si, however, may change audiophiles' opinions about the Marantz turntable legacy. This all-in-one package has a lot going for it Continue Reading
Marantz TT15SI Reference Series Turntable Reviewed

Oct 23, 2008

Copland CTA405 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Can an audiophile brand like Copland seek to reach out to the lifestyle clientele? That's what the Copland CTA405 amp is designed for. With less congestion than the 405 freeway and better industrial design than a Maserati garaged in Beverly Hills - this brand speaks to the adventurous audiophile. Read the whole review here. Continue Reading
Copland CTA405 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

Sunfire True Subwoofer Super Junior Reviewed

The Sunfire True Subwoofer Super Junior packs a lot of punch (a 1,500-watt tracking downcoverter digital amp) in a small package (the unit is just 9-inches cubed). Our reviewer noted that this model "can still rock like Pantera." Because of its small size, it can be hidden in the corner of a room but still provide "amazingly, shockingly deep and loud bass" Continue Reading
Sunfire True Subwoofer Super Junior Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

Revel Ultima SUB 30 Subwoofer Reviewed

One of the strengths of this powerful subwoofer is the room correction software which our reviewer found easy to use and "provides meaningful results that can't be obtained with other audiophile-grade subwoofers." The Ultima SUB 30 is also "visually pleasing to the eye as well as aurally pleasing to the ear" Continue Reading
Revel Ultima SUB 30 Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

REL Acoustics T1 Subwoofer Reviewed

The REL Acoustics T1looks different from your average subwoofer and "makes a visual statement." More importantly, however, is the sound. Our reviewer noted this model "has the soul of an audiophile product and sound to match. Music lovers will be drawn to it" Continue Reading
REL Acoustics T1 Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 22, 2008

ATI 3000 Series Amplifier Reviewed

ATI may not be as well known as Bryston or Crown, but in reality they make amplifiers for many, many companies in an OEM fashion. The huge, powerful, and modular 3000 series can be 2-to-7 channels, with 300 watts per channel. Continue Reading
ATI 3000 Series Amplifier Reviewed

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

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