Bookshelf Speaker Reviews (212 Reviews)


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Feb 15, 2005

Klipsch Synergy Series SLX/SUB-10 System Reviewed

Positional the SLXs for optimal performance was easy. Watching movies the bass texture was "rich, deep, tight and quick." While the music was not quite as good as the movies, it did sound "very good through the SLXs." The Klipsch Synergy Series features a Continue Reading
Klipsch Synergy Series SLX/SUB-10 System Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

KEF XQ Series and psw3500 Loudspeakers Reviewed

When listening to DVDs, "the five main speakers created a seamless sound field." Our reviewer noted that "if I had my eyes closed, I would have believed I was listening to five identical speakers." Special effects got special treatment as "helicopter flyovers sounded utterly realistic and all speakers contributed to the solidarity of the sound field..." Continue Reading
KEF XQ Series and psw3500 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 15, 2005

Polk Audio RM6900 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Designed to go with a simple modern décor 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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

Opera Callas Speakers Reviewed

These Italian-made speakers are "vibrant, lively and dynamic." It also has "pin-sharp positioning and image solidity." Our reviewer found the Callas to be very "good with positional and dimensional concerns" and can "rock with the best of them or bring tears to your eyes with a midband which Continue Reading
Opera Callas Speakers Reviewed

Feb 14, 1993

Sonus Faber Guerneri Homage Loudspeakers Reviewed

The Sonus Faber Homage line is the tops and the Guaraneri si the smallest of this line. While not offering the bottom end extension of it's bigger siblings it does have all the texture and detail for the upper registers. Continue Reading
Sonus Faber Guerneri Homage Loudspeakers Reviewed

Feb 14, 1993

JBL L1 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

The JBL's "cook." They create enough of a realistic foundation to satisfy any "normal" music lover. They have "punch throughout the frequency spectrum." When playing subtle, quiet recordings, the L1 "showed itself to be a mature, adult speaker" which was "smooth and neutral in the midband Continue Reading
JBL L1 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Feb 14, 1992

Tannoy 603 Loudspeakers Reviewed

The true measure of the 603 "has to be found in its sonic accuracy, smoothness, coherence [and] dynamic capabilities." The Tannoy "is a kick-butt design which goes louder and sounds bigger than any of its major rivals." It also features a "far more convincing sensation of bass" than all other minis Continue Reading
Tannoy 603 Loudspeakers Reviewed

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