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Feb 15, 2007

Totem Acoustic: TRIBE I, TRIBE II & STORM Reviewed

Totem brags that their speakers will "stir your soul" or produce "dimensionally extravagant and accurate sound production." After testing them, our reviewer found that the company was probably being modest. "The delicacy, depth, airiness, then attack and impact--completely devoid of any harshness or edge--are a pure pleasure to listen to..." Continue Reading
Totem Acoustic: TRIBE I, TRIBE II & STORM Reviewed

Feb 15, 2007

Tannoy Arena 5.1 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Tannoy "appears to be the sexiest most unique and highest priced" of the systems reviewed. When listening to music, the "air dynamics and imaging were incredible." When watching movies, the Tannoy "handled each performer and epic blockbuster with grace and muscle..." Continue Reading
Tannoy Arena 5.1 Loudspeaker System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2007

Aperion Audio Intimus 422/S-8 Loudspeakers Reviewed

It is true. You do not get a second chance to make a great first impression. The folks at Aperion... Continue Reading
Aperion Audio Intimus 422/S-8 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 15, 2007

AAD PL-100 / PL-200 / PL-200C / SD-10 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Our reviewer explained that great speakers involve you in the music and make you forget about speakers. "While I was listening to two-channel music, these were great speakers." The vocals were "very natural, open and airy." Overall, these speakers are "well built" and "offer high value..." Continue Reading
AAD PL-100 / PL-200 / PL-200C / SD-10 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Jan 11, 2007

Z-Systems RDP-1 Room Correction Device and EQ Reviewed

The digital-onlyRDP-1 is both a preamp and an equalizer. With 99 presets, it can be used to improve trashy recordings more than room correction. Transparent, the RDP-1 is very useful in simplifying an all- digital music system, while maximizing its sonic quality. Continue Reading
Z-Systems RDP-1 Room Correction Device and EQ Reviewed

Jan 11, 2007

Meridian 586.2 DVD Player Reviewed

Meridian's 586.2 plays DVD and CDs. Now several years discontinued, the 586.2 is a solid performer that integrates beautifully in any 500, 800 or G series Meridian system. Continue Reading
Meridian 586.2 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2006

Rotel RDV-1080 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

British audio manufacturer Rotel has long been known for making quality audio gear, and it's no surprise that they're jumping on the DVD bandwagon. Featuring their trademark aesthetic, the RDV-1080 is also a quality high-end DVD-audio player. Continue Reading
Rotel RDV-1080 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

Feb 15, 2006

Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player Reviewed

The absolute first generation top of the line HD DVD player this unit was a beast. Big, heavy and slow as molasses but it always played the discs! While it had a lot of growing to do this unit was totally reliable albeit slow to load Continue Reading
Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player Reviewed

Feb 15, 2006

Revel F12 Speakers and Revel B10 Subwoofer Reviewed

The Revel F12 speakers are those rare pieces that "look more expensive than their price." The sound was "surprisingly non-fatiguing" and "provided a fairly good soundstage and excellent imaging...the tweeter and midrange are rarely bright or harsh and vocals came through with great clarity" Continue Reading
Revel F12 Speakers and Revel B10 Subwoofer Reviewed

Feb 15, 2006

KEF Reference 203 Speakers Reviewed

I have been a fan of KEF speakers for some time now, and I have had extensive experience with a... Continue Reading
KEF Reference 203 Speakers Reviewed

Feb 15, 2006

Denon AVR 2807 Receiver & Denon DVD-1920 DVD Player Reviewed

The combo sits middle of Denon's line and offered a lot of bang for the buck. Both these models have since been replaced in the lineup but they continue to circulate on the used market Continue Reading
Denon AVR 2807 Receiver & Denon DVD-1920 DVD Player Reviewed

Feb 15, 2006

Atlantic Technology 10 CSB Corner Subwoofer Reviewed

The10 CSB is actually made to fit the corner of a room. Sound-wise, "It was a pleasure just how smooth and mellow-sounding the enveloping bass became...It provides a tighter, more controlled kind of bass that we weren't hearing before." Overall, this model has "a lot of power enhanced by a smart design" Continue Reading
Atlantic Technology 10 CSB Corner Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

JBL SCS160SI Home Speaker System Reviewed

Our reviewer found that the JBL SCS160SI "uses discrete satellite speakers, a matched center channel and powerful subwoofer to envelop the listener in sonic enjoyment." The system has an "unobtrusive design that will blend well with most d├ęcor." When watching movies, "the soundstage seemed much larger than my living room permitted" Continue Reading
JBL SCS160SI Home Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

Antex Triple Play Satellite Radio Receiver Reviewed

The Antex Triple play allows Sirrius satellite radio users to now listen to three different channels in three different sites of their home from a single subscription. While this will require a home integration or automation system, it is an exceptionally flexible design Continue Reading
Antex Triple Play Satellite Radio Receiver Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

V, Inc Bravo D2 DVD Player Reviewed

From back in the day when Vizio was still V, Inc, the D2 was one of the first DVD players to offer DVI-D feed allowing a pure digital video feed to your display. While it sounds silly nowadays, this was a ground breaking technology when it came out Continue Reading
 V, Inc Bravo D2 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

PSB Image T55 Speaker Reviews

A compact speaker designed for the budget minded, PSB offers a complete compliment of speakers to round out a home theater or these can be used for two-channel listening. Continue Reading
PSB Image T55 Speaker Reviews

Apr 15, 2005

MB Quart Vera Series Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

German designed and built MB Vera's can output huge volume and dynamics with gorgeous cabinet work, fit and finish make for an exceptional speaker. A full compliment of speakers are in the line to round out a full home theater. Continue Reading
MB Quart Vera Series Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

This unit combines a DVD recorder with a TiVo DVR and provides the best of both worlds. You can use the 80GB hard drive to store shows and then determine whether or not you wish to record them on DVDs. TiVo's user friendly system is a benefit but downloading the TV guide takes a little bit too long... Continue Reading
Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

Apr 03, 2005

THIEL Viewpoint Speakers and Smart Sub Reviewed

Our reviewer noted that the Viewpoint system is "absolutely light years ahead of anything in its category." The reason: "each component in this system has an extreme attention to detail in design, philosophy and application." Continue Reading
THIEL Viewpoint Speakers and Smart Sub Reviewed

Apr 03, 2005

NEC ND-3500A DVD Recorder Reviewed

This is an internal computer DVD recorder and one of the early models to hit the market. While a modern example of this unit will cost much less and be faster this piece was an early model and holds some interest Continue Reading
NEC ND-3500A DVD Recorder Reviewed

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