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Apr 18, 2002

Denon DVD-1600 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

There are many people who like to enjoy good audio AND good video. For them, a product like Denon's DVD-1600 is perfect. It marries together the excellent picture quality of DVD with the high-resolution surround sound of the DVD-Audio format. Continue Reading
Denon DVD-1600 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Sony DVP-NS315 DVD Player Reviewed

Sony keeps finding ways to shove more and more features into their entry-level models. The DVP-NS315 is easy to use, has a pleasing form factor, and looks and sounds great. To see how it holds up compared to Toshiba, Panasonic, and Denon, we get one in. Continue Reading
Sony DVP-NS315 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Philips DVD-962SA Reviewed

The Dutch are known for a lot of things. Being tall, for one. Amsterdam for another. Philips, one of the largest corporations in the world, calls the Netherlands home. And into your home they hope you bring their new DVD-9622A DVD player. Continue Reading
Philips DVD-962SA Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD-R Reviewed

In the no-one-wins format war of recordable DVD, there's the "-" camp, the "+" camp, and Panasonic as the almost sole entry into the DVD-RAM camp. What makes the DMR-HS2 so brilliant, though, is the inclusion of a 40 gigabyte hard drive. Continue Reading
Panasonic DMR-HS2 DVD-R Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Mirage OMNISAT 6 Speakers Reviewed

The OMNISTAT 6 uses Mirage Omnipolar technology and has a "very laid back and ambient approach" which took a little time to get used to but left us "pleased with the dialogue." The OMNISTAT "will make every room seem huge" and will make arguments over who sits in the "sweet spot" obsolete Continue Reading
Mirage OMNISAT 6 Speakers Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Infinity Entra Reviewed

A two way designed budget friendly floor standing speaker the lnfinity Entra's offer a lot of bang for the buck. While no longer in production they are often seen on the used market. Continue Reading
Infinity Entra Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Harman Kardon DVD 25 Reviewed

For those looking for something a little better than the entry level models from the likes of Sony, Toshiba, and Panasonic, the DVD 25 from Harman Kardon offers a bit of style and some high end features for not a lot of money. We test it out. Continue Reading
Harman Kardon DVD 25 Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Zenith DVD2381 DVD Player Reviewed

Once the sole remaining American electronics manufacturer, Zenith is now owned by Korean konglomerate LG. In the case of the DVD2381, this has been a good thing. The player offers lots of performance for little more than the price of a VCR. Continue Reading
Zenith DVD2381 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature Series II Reviewed

People flip when they hear they are really getting an amp physically signed by top audio-video designer, Bob Carver. They get even more excited when they come home to listen to one of his top performing amps ever. Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature Series II Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Pioneer Elite DVR-7000 DVD Recorder Reviewed

Adding to their already impressive stable of high-end audio gear, Pioneer brings to the table the DVR-7000 DVD recorder. Featuring the "-" flavors of recordable DVD, the DVR-7000 has all the build quality and performance you'd expect from an Elite model Pioneer. Continue Reading
Pioneer Elite DVR-7000 DVD Recorder Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Paradigm Phantom Speakers Reviewed

Playing a concert DVD left our reviewer "capsulated in sound." He concluded, "I was almost certain that when I opened my eyes I would be there in the front row." The highs were "exceptional" and the vocals "untainted." When watching movies, "I jumped from movie clip to movie clip to catch a glimpse of some sort of flaw--sure to exist--and found none..." Continue Reading
Paradigm Phantom Speakers Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Kenwood Sovereign DV-5700 DVD Player Reviewed

Kenwood may not have the presence they once did in the home theater space, but you wouldn't know it with the DV-5700 from their high-end Sovereign line. It features not only DVD video playback, but MP3 and DVD-Audio playback as well. Continue Reading
Kenwood Sovereign DV-5700 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Harman Kardon DVD50 DVD Player Reviewed

Disc changers are a popular and simple way to ensure hours of uninterrupted music. You may not need 5 DVDs at once, but 5 CDs sure is great. The attractive DVD50 from Harman Kardon has lots of features and performance for even the discerning audio/videophile. Continue Reading
Harman Kardon DVD50 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Definitive Technology Powermonitor 900 System Reviewed

Packed in a small cabinet the Power Monitor 900 offers big time sound from a small desktop or bookshelf design. Thanks mainly to it's powered subwoofer built into the cabinet. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Powermonitor 900 System Reviewed

Jan 11, 1995

Pioneer DVL-909 DVD Player Reviewed

Massively-built, especially when compared to current DVD players, this several-year-old, now discontinued DVD player was "The" thing to have when it came out due to its very decent video and audio capabilities. If you have one, I bet it's still working. Continue Reading
Pioneer DVL-909 DVD Player Reviewed

Jan 11, 1995

Pioneer DVL-919E Laserdisc and DVD Player Reviewed

If you're one of the few people who still cling to their Laserdiscs, the DVL-919E is the culmination of a few decades of engineering, and is likely the last high-end LD player the world will ever see. Thankfully, it also plays back DVDs and CDs just as well. Continue Reading
Pioneer DVL-919E Laserdisc and DVD Player Reviewed

Feb 14, 1994

JM Lab Micron Carat Speakers Reviewed

Our reviewer was impressed with the way the Micron Carat handles mid and upper frequencies, calling them "glare-free" and "full of detail." It was also terrific with vocals, "placing them to the fore and leaving the much-needed life-giving details...relatively intact" Continue Reading
JM Lab Micron Carat Speakers Reviewed

Feb 14, 1994

Croft Series V Power Amplifier Reviewed

Decidedly British audio manufacturer Croft has had their ups and downs, but thankfully they're now up, and have released the Series V amp. With 30-watts per channel, this tube amp looks and sounds the part. Continue Reading
Croft Series V Power Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 14, 1994

Castle Durham 900 Loudspeakers Reviewed

When used like an audiophile product, the Castle Durham 900 can "behave like a thoroughbred." Despite being a step up from budget priced, this speaker "sounds big and the space it reproduces is convincing and almost tactile." Both the bass and treble transients "are fast and crisp and there's nothing in the way of overhang..." Continue Reading
Castle Durham 900 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 14, 1994

Stax SR (Omega) Headphones Reviewed

The round shape of the SR-Omega "offers a more comfortable fit and better encircling of the ear." Stax's sound is "about as naked as it gets" and places "as little between you and the music as possible." The SR-Omega was comfortable and our reviewer described it as "beyond doubt the very best of its type"... Continue Reading
Stax SR  (Omega) Headphones Reviewed

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