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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

Oct 13, 2008

Definitive Technology Trinity Subwoofer Reviewed

"This monster subwoofer goes to nuclear sub depths, bringing subsonic impact to your system in ways other subwoofers would simply fail to accomplish." In addition to having the power to go low, the Definitive Technology Trinity has the speed to keep up with the most demanding soundtracks Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Trinity Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

PSB Imagine B Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

The drivers, "are all of the finest quality and far beyond what you're going to find on the competition. The sound is "very even" and is "far from brittle or harsh" even at high volumes while the low end is "surprisingly deep." It has a compact footprint and is well constructed. Read more in the full review Continue Reading
PSB Imagine B Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Atlantic Technology IWCB Series In-wall Speakers Reviewed

Using Atlantic Technology's Directional Vector Control (Vector... Victor - as they say in Airplane) these IWCB in-wall speakers have the power of an ICBM. Compare with some of the best in-wall speakers from Paradigm, PSB, Sonance and Niles Audio. Continue Reading
Atlantic Technology IWCB Series In-wall Speakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Definitive Technology UIW RLS II Reference In-wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

At $799 per speaker, these Definitive Technology UIW RLS II Reference In-wall are for the higher end user but pack many of the sonic characteristics that audio lovers expect from Definitive Technology's Mythos and tower speakers. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology UIW RLS II Reference In-wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Meridian 300 Series In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Powered or not powered - these high end in-wall speakers from Meridian are about as posh as you can get when it comes to speakers for your walls. Expect all of the openness and finesse you'd expect from an audiophile speaker without the footprint. Continue Reading
Meridian 300 Series In-Wall Loudspeakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Sonance Architectural Z8F In-wall Speakers Reviewed

These speakers changed the game for in-wall speakers as Sonance found a way to remove the ugly front baffle from an in-wall speaker. Every other company making in-wall speakers rushed to catch up. Read the full Jerry Del Colliano review here. Continue Reading
Sonance Architectural Z8F In-wall Speakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Morel Vario On-Wall Speakers Reviewed

If you're looking for speakers that can match the beautiful picture Blu-ray discs or HDTVs provide with equally impressive sound, the Morel Vario is for you. Appearance wise, these speakers are made to blend in with your big flat HDTV which creates a great solution to a problem often associated with on-wall speakers... Continue Reading
Morel Vario On-Wall Speakers Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

KEF KHT 5005.2 Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

These attractive speakers have several mounting options and can adapt to any room. Our reviewer noted "this system is capable of very high volume output that seems incomprehensible given the driver's size, but this ability makes it a great choice for people wanting to fill large rooms with minimally invasive speaker systems"... Continue Reading
KEF KHT 5005.2 Wireless Speaker System Reviewed

Oct 13, 2008

Bowers & Wilkins 683 Loudspeaker Reviewed

B&W is best known for their top of the line speakers, but moving down the line up you still get a lot of speaker but now at a much lower price. While the 683's won't have the cabinetry of the Nautilus they will still impress sonically. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins 683 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

MartinLogan Summit Loudspeakers Reviewed

This is the largest hybrid speaker Martin Logan makes. When you are at this level you expect true bass extension and the dual 10 inch subwoofers will ensure you get it while the high efficiency electrostatic panel will be easy to power. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Summit Loudspeakers Reviewed

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