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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

Apr 17, 2003

Wharfedale Pacific Evolution Speakers Reviewed

Wharfedale makes every part of every speaker they sell. The Pacific Evolution Series is an older Wharfedale line with simple yet well finished cabinetry and a well balanced sound fans have grown to expect from the maker. Continue Reading
Wharfedale Pacific Evolution Speakers Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Onkyo DV-SP800 Universal Player Reviewed

Onkyo pulled out all the stops with this player, and it carried a price showing that. While it was a well-built unit about a Pioneer chassis it never became very popular Continue Reading
Onkyo DV-SP800 Universal Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

McIntosh MVP851 DVD Player Reviewed

McIntosh has one of the most loyal followers in the industry. While outsiders find the gear to look dated, the classic styling keeps their fans loyal. For those who wanted a balanced look to their system McIntosh offered this DVD player Continue Reading
McIntosh MVP851 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

KEF Reference 205/201/202C and PSW4000 Subwoofer Reviewed

The Reference line utilizes the new Hypertweeter which is designed to give extended flat responses up to 50 kHz and tail off to 70 kHz. Our reviewer found them to be "very smooth in the midrange and lower midrange down to a strong lower bass response." The soundstage was "very large and deep, imaging was excellent, detail was plentiful" Continue Reading
KEF Reference 205/201/202C and PSW4000 Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Sony A VD-S50ES SACD/DVD Receiver Reviewed

Let's face it, we don't always have the room nor want to deal with all the components required for a full home theater system, and that is just why Sony built this unit. A single box solution just add display and speakers Continue Reading
Sony A VD-S50ES SACD/DVD Receiver Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Philips DVD793C 5-Disc Changer/Player Reviewed

Philips is still one of the top producers of drive transports and this is one of the reasons their players are so solid. This five disc changer offered progressive output and excellent CD sound Continue Reading
Philips DVD793C 5-Disc Changer/Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Panasonic DVD-RV32 DVD Player Reviewed

Now only a historical model from the early 2000's this player was made for the budget conscious so it lacked some features but would allow new users to bring DVD into their home Continue Reading
Panasonic DVD-RV32 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Bowers & Wilkins VM1 Speakers and AS1 Subwoofer Reviewed

This subwoofer has a selectable music/movie mode which operates easily for "precise presentation of material." Our reviewer was impressed with the overall sound of the VM1 and AS1 which "filled my room up like sails on a windy day." The sound was "near perfect" and "each note stayed the course" Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins VM1 Speakers and AS1 Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Zenith XBV343 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

When DVD first came out, many places were still renting video cassette's and people also owned tons of them so combo players like this were not uncommon. They offered fewer components while maintaining the flexibility to watch either format Continue Reading
Zenith XBV343 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

Toshiba SD-V391 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

Many people still have a big library of VHS tapes that they occasionally like to watch. Maybe its old home movies, or TV shows recorded off the air. Toshiba's SD-V391 has a bunch of cool features to make it worth a look. So we did, putting it to the test. Continue Reading
Toshiba SD-V391 DVD/VCR Combo Reviewed

Apr 17, 2003

JVC HR-XVC25U D-VHS Deck Reviewed

Before Blu-ray, there's D-VHS, a high-resolution tape format that has the added advantage of being able to play back regular VHS. The HR-XVC25U even has a DVD drive, making it an all-in-wonder source component for all your SD and HD needs. Continue Reading
JVC HR-XVC25U D-VHS Deck Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Yamaha DVD-CX1 DVD Audio/ 5-Disc Changer Reviewed

"When I was a young lad, I was not one easily drawn in by full-framed features and fancy accessories. For... Continue Reading
Yamaha DVD-CX1 DVD Audio/ 5-Disc Changer Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

Toshiba SD-2800 DVD Player Reviewed

It's 107 degrees outside my southwest desert home and my wife and I are considering going out on the town... Continue Reading
Toshiba SD-2800 DVD Player Reviewed

Apr 18, 2002

RBH CT-7.1 Compact Theater Speaker System Reviewed

When listening to music, the CT-7.1 "validated the strength of the ensemble through seemingly effortless taps of the bass drum." Vocals "flowed fluidly through the room with a close relation between the highs and mids." When watching "Black Hawk Down", Continue Reading
RBH CT-7.1 Compact Theater Speaker System Reviewed

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