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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

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

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

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

SVS PC-Ultra Subwoofer Reviewed

The PC-Ultra is 16 inches in diameter and is 39 inches high which increases floor space efficiency. When watching films, bass was "consistently deep (though never boomy) with very little overhang and practically zero discernible distortion...The bottom end was extremely tight and detailed" Continue Reading
SVS PC-Ultra Subwoofer Reviewed

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

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

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