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Apr 03, 2005

Energy ACT6 SUB/SAT Speaker System Reviewed

Although it took a little while longer than expected to break theACT6 SUB/SATs in, once they were acclimated, vocals were "smooth and the guitar work came through with surprising clarity." On movies, "the bass you get is wonderfully detailed and never muddy." Overall, the quality of sound "is far beyond what the price tag suggests." Continue Reading
Energy ACT6 SUB/SAT Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 01, 2005

RBH MC Series Mark II Reviewed

When listening to music on a 5.1 track, the vocals were "smooth and the guitar work came through with crisp detail." When watching DVDs the bass was "adequately tight" while the "midrange and upper-midrange was full and created a wide sound stage. Highs were detailed and never forced." The MC series is "a remarkable performer of both music and movies..." Continue Reading
RBH MC Series Mark II Reviewed

Apr 01, 2005

Simaudio Orbiter Universal Player Reviewed

From highly respected audiophile company Sim Audio came the Orbiter. While not a true universal by today's standards as it doesn't do Blu-ray this is a solid audio performer for those looking for musicality on a budget Continue Reading
Simaudio Orbiter Universal Player Reviewed

Apr 01, 2005

Yamaha MusicCAST Digital Audio System Reviewed

Yamaha's own music streaming system can be compared with Logitech's Transporter product and in some ways AppleTV. Read how this system from 2005 stacks up versus today's home theater AV streaming products. Continue Reading
Yamaha MusicCAST Digital Audio System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Sonance Cinema Ultra II LCR Speaker System Reviewed

This system "really came alive" with movies. The detailed sound kept our reviewer "glued to his seat" and "conveyed the action with a solidity that was nothing short of outstanding." While music wasn't quite as good as movies, "the bass was tight and real never muddy or indistinct..." Continue Reading
Sonance Cinema Ultra II LCR Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Klipsch Synergy Series SLX/SUB-10 System Reviewed

Positional the SLXs for optimal performance was easy. Watching movies the bass texture was "rich, deep, tight and quick." While the music was not quite as good as the movies, it did sound "very good through the SLXs." The Klipsch Synergy Series features a Continue Reading
Klipsch Synergy Series SLX/SUB-10 System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

KEF XQ Series and psw3500 Loudspeakers Reviewed

When listening to DVDs, "the five main speakers created a seamless sound field." Our reviewer noted that "if I had my eyes closed, I would have believed I was listening to five identical speakers." Special effects got special treatment as "helicopter flyovers sounded utterly realistic and all speakers contributed to the solidarity of the sound field..." Continue Reading
KEF XQ Series and psw3500 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Definitive Technology IWSub 10/10 In-wall Subwoofer Reviewed

Our reviewer was very impressed by the IWSub 10/10. When listening to music, there were never had any "boominess or bloated-sounding bass notes." The system was "very quick getting the bass in and getting it out so it always sounded clean." While watching DVDs, "the bass response was clean and powerful, making for a very vibrant viewing experience" Continue Reading
Definitive Technology IWSub 10/10 In-wall Subwoofer Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

THIEL SS2 SmartSub and PX02 Passive Subwoofer Crossover Reviewed

The SS2 SmartSub employs two forward firing, long-throw, 10-inch divers housed in attractive cabinetry available in over 12 finishes to fit almost any room. This model succeeds in reducing distortion by using a superior short coil/long gap system. It also features "specially designed suspensions and very high excursion capabilities that lessen distortion" Continue Reading
THIEL SS2 SmartSub and PX02 Passive Subwoofer Crossover Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Paradigm Signature Series 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Canadian speaker manufacturer Paradigm has a long history of producing exceptional speakers on a budget, but you need to see what they can do when they take the gloves off and build a signature line. Continue Reading
Paradigm Signature Series 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Integra NAS-2.6 Network Audio Server Reviewed

From Onkyo's big brother company, Integra, comes a high end media server solution for music that is designed to work with the entire line of Onkyo and Integra AV preamps and AV receivers. See how it compares with Yamaha's MusicCAST and others. Continue Reading
Integra NAS-2.6 Network Audio Server Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Pioneer DV-59AVi Reviewed

A universal player in a very attractive casing and with a lot of the technology Pioneer has learned over the years this is a solid unit that still circulates on the used market Continue Reading
Pioneer DV-59AVi Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Infinity Cascade Speaker Reviewed

Using Infinities new maximum radiating surface drivers Infinity has brought a new dimension to speaker design. This line comprises everything from bookshelf speakers to full floor standers. Continue Reading
Infinity Cascade Speaker Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Polk Audio RM6900 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Designed to go with a simple modern d├ęcor yet perform to Polk's level the RM6900 system comes ready to fight with a full 5.1 system. Sleek lines and a host of mounting options allow this system to adapt to almost any room. Continue Reading

Feb 15, 2005

Boston Acoustics P400 Speakers, Bravo II & PV900 Subwoofer Reviewed

Boston Acoustics pays "extreme attention to detail" with each of its products. Our reviewer noted that "musical instruments sounded like they were suspended in a space full of air in front of me and there was good high frequency reproduction extending beyond 20kHz." The subwoofer "presented strong bass with good reverberation at low frequencies..." Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics P400 Speakers, Bravo II & PV900 Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Wharfedale Diamond 8 Series Speakers Reviewed

When playing music, our reviewer's reaction was "Wow!" The Diamond 8s produced a "tight midrange and sweet highs" and made for "riveting sound." When playing movies, the "front soundstage created by these speakers is wonderfully wide and airy" Continue Reading
Wharfedale Diamond 8 Series Speakers Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Bravo D1 DVD Player Reviewed

V, Inc, now better known as Vizio made this player and it is one of the first to offer a DVI-D output. This then new connector has since been replaced by HDMI but was the first way to transfer video files in the digital domain to your display Continue Reading

Apr 15, 2004

Apex DRX-9000 Recordable DVD Player Reviewed

Apex has developed a strong reputation, not on their build quality, which isn't that great, but for their low price gear with unique features and often features that weren't supposed to be sold such as universal region playback Continue Reading
Apex DRX-9000 Recordable DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

RBH MS-10.1 Subwoofer Reviewed

One unique feature of the RBH MS-10.1 is a propriety Tuned Aperiodic Vent (TAV). The TAV acts as a "choke" on the vent which "fools the woofer into thinking they are in a larger enclosure than they really are." The model still had the capability to "finesse high bass frequencies...and deliverers on claims of hard hitting bass down into the mid 20Hz range." Continue Reading
RBH MS-10.1 Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Phase Technology Velocity V-10 Speaker System Reviewed

The V-10 did a great job with movies, providing a "detailed top end." Lows were "deep and impressive with thunderous jets emanating from the sub...dialogue was solid, ubiquitous and natural." With music, vocals sounded "full and rich with a booming bottom end." Continue Reading
Phase Technology Velocity V-10 Speaker System Reviewed

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