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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

Apr 18, 2003

Mirage Omnisat Micro Loudspeakers Reviewed

Our reviewer found that the Omnisat Mirco system "provided a powerfully pleasing wave of sound that is not indicative of its size...The well balanced frequency range produced a realistic sound that had an airy soundstage." When playing rock, the speakers Continue Reading
Mirage Omnisat Micro Loudspeakers Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Samsung DVD-P721M DVD Player Reviewed

One of the early DVD players to break the price barrier of a couple hundred dollars this early inexpensive model offered limited features and build quality but got you into DVD for a song Continue Reading
Samsung DVD-P721M DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Monitor Audio Bronze Series Loudspeakers Reviewed

British maker Monitor Audio's mid level home theater system with a host of options to customize the system to your room and needs. Both small and large tower and monitor speakers as well as in wall options complete the line. Continue Reading
Monitor Audio Bronze Series Loudspeakers Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Mitsubishi DD-8030 DVD Player Reviewed

Mitsubishi added DVD-A playback to this early DVD player increasing value and managed to keep the level of performance high for the cost. A solid performer from back in the day Continue Reading
Mitsubishi DD-8030 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

JVC XL-FA900 DVD Changer Reviewed

A multi-changer with DVD-A functionality as well the JVC can house an entire season of your favorite series to continuous viewing, or mix it up and add in some of your best DVD-A discs Continue Reading
JVC XL-FA900 DVD Changer Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Infinity Kappa Series and Intermezzo 1.2s Subwoofer Reviewed

Our reviewer was very impressed with the musical qualities of the Intermezzo, saying it "equals the most well rounded subwoofer I've laid ears on." It also features "bone crushing bass output" which helps create one "heck of a dynamic speaker ensemble." Continue Reading
Infinity Kappa Series and Intermezzo 1.2s Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Toshiba SD-3900 DVD Player Reviewed

The SD-3900 was a budget DVD player that beat the price point of most all others while offering a simple functional machine. Don't expect many extra features or add ons with this one though Continue Reading

Apr 18, 2003

Harman Kardon DVD 101 Reviewed

Like most college classes, the 101 is an introduction to the world of DVD in an attractive case with solid performance. The black and brushed metal face is a now famed Harmon look Continue Reading
Harman Kardon DVD 101 Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Denon DVD 2900 Universal Player Reviewed

This is an early Denon universal player that sat in the middle of their line up, though not a true universal player by today's standards as it doesn't do Blu-ray. Those classic Denon looks and sound made this a popular player in its day Continue Reading

Apr 18, 2003

Definitive Technology Procinema 60 System Reviewed

Our reviewer was "really blown away" listening to DVD 5.1 material, saying, "I never expected such thunder and excitement from this little system." Dialogue was crisp and clear" while bass response was "impressive...and offered "enough impact for just about anybody's tastes." Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Procinema 60 System Reviewed

Apr 18, 2003

Canton AS50 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

When our reviewer turned on the AS50 to watch movies, the bass "seemed very real and accurately represented...and presented clear and tight bass." With regard to music, "transients rolled well from each section of music and mid level bass was exceptional." In conclusion, your friends will "feel their chests tightening and feet tingling." Continue Reading
Canton AS50 Powered Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Thule Space 250b Universal DVD Player Reviewed

A high end offering for the audiophile looking for CD and DVD performance the Thule was expensive and looked and acted the part. Gorgeous lines and solid performance made this a player for the elite in the audio-video world Continue Reading

Apr 17, 2003

Philips DVD963SA DVD Player Reviewed

This player was famous for it's price/performance ratio, offering CD, SDACD, and DVD playback to levels beyond what its meager cost would lead you to believe this unit was very popular Continue Reading
Philips DVD963SA DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Denon AVR-5803 AV Receiver Reviewed

The set up on the AVR-5803 is simple and the sound for music was "clear, transparent, with a slightly forward midrange, smooth highs that were not harsh or bright, and tight, rhythmic bass. The soundstage was good and imaging was good also." The same cohesive soundfield was present on DVDs Continue Reading
Denon AVR-5803 AV Receiver Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Canton Movie 10-MX II Home Cinema System Reviewed

The Canton Movie 10-MXII did well with music, not just movies. Our reviewer noted that "vocals were well defined and separate from the musical instruments." Overall, the music was "richly articulated and nicely layered." On movies, "the center channel did a good job of reproducing dialogue and the surround speakers played sound effects "quite well" Continue Reading
Canton Movie 10-MX II Home Cinema System Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Yamaha DVD-S530 DVD Player Reviewed

This was an early Yamaha DVD player that also did CD's and MP3 discs allowing owners to finally have hours of music from a single disc. While these features are common now to almost any electronic device they weren't so in this players era Continue Reading
Yamaha DVD-S530 DVD Player Reviewed

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