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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... Continue Reading
KEF Reference 203 Speakers Reviewed

Feb 15, 2006

Denon AVR 2807 Receiver & Denon DVD-1920 DVD Player Reviewed

The combo sits middle of Denon's line and offered a lot of bang for the buck. Both these models have since been replaced in the lineup but they continue to circulate on the used market Continue Reading
Denon AVR 2807 Receiver & Denon DVD-1920 DVD Player Reviewed

Feb 15, 2006

Atlantic Technology 10 CSB Corner Subwoofer Reviewed

The10 CSB is actually made to fit the corner of a room. Sound-wise, "It was a pleasure just how smooth and mellow-sounding the enveloping bass became...It provides a tighter, more controlled kind of bass that we weren't hearing before." Overall, this model has "a lot of power enhanced by a smart design" Continue Reading
Atlantic Technology 10 CSB Corner Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

JBL SCS160SI Home Speaker System Reviewed

Our reviewer found that the JBL SCS160SI "uses discrete satellite speakers, a matched center channel and powerful subwoofer to envelop the listener in sonic enjoyment." The system has an "unobtrusive design that will blend well with most d├ęcor." When watching movies, "the soundstage seemed much larger than my living room permitted" Continue Reading
JBL SCS160SI Home Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

Antex Triple Play Satellite Radio Receiver Reviewed

The Antex Triple play allows Sirrius satellite radio users to now listen to three different channels in three different sites of their home from a single subscription. While this will require a home integration or automation system, it is an exceptionally flexible design Continue Reading
Antex Triple Play Satellite Radio Receiver Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

V, Inc Bravo D2 DVD Player Reviewed

From back in the day when Vizio was still V, Inc, the D2 was one of the first DVD players to offer DVI-D feed allowing a pure digital video feed to your display. While it sounds silly nowadays, this was a ground breaking technology when it came out Continue Reading
 V, Inc Bravo D2 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

PSB Image T55 Speaker Reviews

A compact speaker designed for the budget minded, PSB offers a complete compliment of speakers to round out a home theater or these can be used for two-channel listening. Continue Reading
PSB Image T55 Speaker Reviews

Apr 15, 2005

MB Quart Vera Series Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

German designed and built MB Vera's can output huge volume and dynamics with gorgeous cabinet work, fit and finish make for an exceptional speaker. A full compliment of speakers are in the line to round out a full home theater. Continue Reading
MB Quart Vera Series Speaker Ensemble Reviewed

Apr 15, 2005

Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

This unit combines a DVD recorder with a TiVo DVR and provides the best of both worlds. You can use the 80GB hard drive to store shows and then determine whether or not you wish to record them on DVDs. TiVo's user friendly system is a benefit but downloading the TV guide takes a little bit too long... Continue Reading
Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

Apr 03, 2005

THIEL Viewpoint Speakers and Smart Sub Reviewed

Our reviewer noted that the Viewpoint system is "absolutely light years ahead of anything in its category." The reason: "each component in this system has an extreme attention to detail in design, philosophy and application." Continue Reading
THIEL Viewpoint Speakers and Smart Sub Reviewed

Apr 03, 2005

NEC ND-3500A DVD Recorder Reviewed

This is an internal computer DVD recorder and one of the early models to hit the market. While a modern example of this unit will cost much less and be faster this piece was an early model and holds some interest Continue Reading
NEC ND-3500A DVD Recorder Reviewed

Apr 03, 2005

JBL SCS300.7 Surround Cinema Speakers Reviewed

When the clock in the publishing office strikes 3 p.m., a sense of excitement that's been building all afternoon reaches... Continue Reading
JBL SCS300.7 Surround Cinema Speakers Reviewed

Apr 03, 2005

JBL Northridge E Series 24A WII - Infinity Outrigger - Polk Atrium 65SDI

The 65SDIs have a "very elegant design." Sonically, "at all volumes, they were smooth and easy on the ears and our reviewer was "surprised at the spaciousness these outdoor speakers delivered...and they did a "decent job of trying to keep up with the large models of speakers" despite their smaller size..." Continue Reading
JBL Northridge E Series 24A WII - Infinity Outrigger - Polk Atrium 65SDI

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

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