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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

Apr 15, 2004

JM Labs SIB & CUB 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

The Lab Sib&Cub has a unique appearance with "an obvious European flavor." When playing an audio DVD, it captured "the dynamics of the cymbals" which "very few speakers can capture." For movies, "the Cub becomes a growling, rumbling bear with an incredible output on the bottom end that Continue Reading
JM Labs SIB & CUB 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Philips DVDR80 DVD+RW Recorder Reviewed

A freestanding DVD recorder capable of using DVD+RW discs this unit is relegated to historical ranks Continue Reading
Philips DVDR80 DVD+RW Recorder Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Marantz DV8400 DVI-Enabled Universal DVD Player Reviewed

Marantz has been around a long time and this DV8400 was one of their top models offering the then new DVI-D connector allowing direct digital transmission of the video signal to your fixed pixel display Continue Reading
Marantz DV8400 DVI-Enabled Universal DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Dali Evidence Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

The Evidence system is an early line of home theater speakers form the Danish manufacturer Dali. Known for excellent fir and finish and fine woods these are beautiful speakers and were popular in their day. Continue Reading
Dali Evidence Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Athena AS-P300 Subwoofer Reviewed

Our reviewer was pleased with the performance of the AS-P300, noting that "the eight-inch woofer reached well into the 110Hz range" while still being able to "quickly reach down into the 40Hz range for lower passages. With a low price tag, "I don't know of a better value than the Athena AS-P300" Continue Reading
Athena AS-P300 Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Yamaha DVX-S120 Home Cinema Speaker System Reviewed

Any true electronic entertainment enthusiast shudder -- HTIB -- for home theater in a box... those letters usually mean "pre-packaged... Continue Reading
Yamaha DVX-S120 Home Cinema Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Infinity TSS-750 Home Cinema System Reviewed

A manufacturer is able to maximize the synergy between a system when they design the entire system, and this is just what Infinity did for the TSS-750. A full 5.1 system designed to sing together. Continue Reading
Infinity TSS-750 Home Cinema System Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Toshiba RD-XS32 HDD/DVD Recorder Reviewed

While I think it's safe to say no one is using a DVD recorder for TV anymore, this Toshiba model allowed you to record to a hard drive or DVD allowing you flexibility to archive your favorites Continue Reading
Toshiba RD-XS32 HDD/DVD Recorder Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

SVS PC-Ultra Subwoofer Reviewed

The PC-Ultra is 16 inches in diameter and is 39 inches high which increases floor space efficiency. When watching films, bass was "consistently deep (though never boomy) with very little overhang and practically zero discernible distortion...The bottom end was extremely tight and detailed" Continue Reading
SVS PC-Ultra Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 15, 2004

Sharp DV-HR300 HDD/DVD Recorder Reviewed

Sharp's offering in the combo hard disc drive based/DVD recorder market. These pieces are rarely seen nowadays as the DVR has improved to the point of total market domination Continue Reading
Sharp DV-HR300 HDD/DVD Recorder Reviewed

Feb 15, 2004

Phase Technology CI-Series In-Wall Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

From back in the day comes a high performance Phase Technology in-wall speaker that was very popular among the custom installation community but also packed a little audiophile credibility too. In 2003, this was a very good in-wall speaker. Continue Reading
Phase Technology CI-Series In-Wall Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

Feb 15, 2004

Definitive Technology Mythos One Speakers Reviewed

The smallest tower in Definitive's Mythos line the Model One is no slouch. Utilizing a similar D'Appolito array for the midranges and tweeter and dual woofers the One can output sweet music in a slender attractive package. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Mythos One Speakers Reviewed

Feb 15, 2004

Dali Piano Speaker System Reviewed

Designed for wall mounting use for surrounds or as a stereo pair where space is a limiting factor these little gems have been discontinued for some time. Read a full evaluation on this review for HomeTheaterReview.com Continue Reading
Dali Piano Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2004

Canton Ergo Speaker System Reviewed

Canton is German's largest speaker maker and the Ergo line is right at the sweet spot of the price performance curve. Exceptional build quality and high dollar sound from a modestly priced speaker make these a must see. Continue Reading
Canton Ergo Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2004

B&W 700 Series Speaker System Reviewed

While no longer made the 700 series was one step down from the 800 line and shared much of the same technology and performance. Beautiful cabinetry and that famed B&W sound keep these speakers around. Continue Reading
B&W 700 Series Speaker System Reviewed

Jan 11, 2004

Denon DVD-500 DVD-Video Player Reviewed

With an upper limit of 96/24 this otherwise very fine DVD and CD player shows its age. Fine sound for its time; if you see one around don't hesitate to pick it up for the right price. Continue Reading
Denon DVD-500 DVD-Video Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Panasonic DMR-E80H Hard Disk/DVD-R Recorder Reviewed

A throw back to the days when we all thought the DVD-R would replace VHS. Well, years later we know the DVR was the ultimate winner of the battle but they weren't very common during this time in the market Continue Reading
Panasonic DMR-E80H Hard Disk/DVD-R Recorder Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Niro 1.1 Pro Speaker System Reviewed

The Niro brand never made it in the world of consumer electronics but perhaps it was ahead of their time with soundbar-like, one-speaker audio systems and all-in-one electronics solutions with Japanese style. Continue Reading
Niro 1.1 Pro Speaker System Reviewed

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