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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

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

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