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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

Oct 12, 2008

Wilson WATT Puppy Version 8 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Wilson WATT Puppy is the most successful and sought-after loudspeaker in audiophile history. At the whopping price of... Continue Reading
Wilson WATT Puppy Version 8 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

Meridian 800 Reference DVD-Video, CD and DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

Is this the finest CD and DVD player ever made? Jerry Del Colliano's extensive review looks at this and other important questions regarding Meridian's flagship player, which some pundits claim makes CDs sound BETTER than SACDs Continue Reading
Meridian 800 Reference DVD-Video, CD and DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

Halcro EC800 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

While known primarily for their amplifiers and preamplifiers the Halcro EC800 is housed in the same modern case work as the rest of their line and offers serious audiophile performance with a look to round out your rig. Continue Reading
Halcro EC800 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

McIntosh Laboratories C-220 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

With its smooth and accurate midrange this $4000 tube preamp features both balanced and single-ended inputs and outputs. Although its top end is slightly rolled off in comparison with other McIntosh preamps, its flexibility and superb build quality make it a winner. Continue Reading
McIntosh Laboratories C-220 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

ReQuest F-500 Music Server Reviewed

In the late 2000's the first truly robust music server was the ReQuest platform. While audiophiles learned to love the concept, custom AV installers embraced ReQuest with open arms especially after the Echo back up drive was introduced. Continue Reading
ReQuest F-500 Music Server Reviewed

Oct 12, 2008

Denon DHT-FS3 Sound Bar with Subwoofer Reviewed

When you think Denon you likely don't think speakers but you can start thinking soundbars. This $1,199, B&O-looking soundbar has some very sleek lines as well as a thin subwoofer that will deliver the power than some of the smaller soundbars can't deliver on. Continue Reading
Denon DHT-FS3 Sound Bar with Subwoofer Reviewed

Aug 21, 2008

NAD C325BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

NAD is known for making some excellent sounding, and wonderfully simple looking audio products. The new C325BEE is a stereo integrated amp with 50-watts per channel. Andrew Robinson gives it a go. Continue Reading
NAD C325BEE Stereo Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 18, 2008

Anthony Gallo Due Speaker System Reviewed

The Due system provided "a sense of cohesiveness that really makes movie soundtracks come alive." The system is not bass heavy, but that is easily corrected with a good subwoofer. On music, the "speakers limitations were a little more evident... Continue Reading
Anthony Gallo Due Speaker System Reviewed

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

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