This review covers the full-range M100 Version 4 speakers by Axiom Audio. These speakers are the top of the home stereo line from a wide range of speaker models you can order factory direct from the manufacturer.
Artison claims that the RCC Nano 1 is “the world’s smallest high performance subwoofer.” It is quite tiny indeed - the extruded aluminum cabinet is an approximate 7.5” cube and it’s packed with 2 - 6.5” active drivers and a 300W amplifier!
Yamaha’s newest wireless speaker, the WX-030, boasts MusicCast whole-house wireless connectivity, streaming via Ethernet, and convenient pairing with your smartphone via Bluetooth. The speaker offers high sound quality usually unavailable with wireless speakers.
Yamaha’s newest middle-of-the-line sound bar, the YSP-1600, boasts wireless connectivity and faux surround sound. Dual built-in subwoofers provide enhanced bass response and it all comes at a very reasonable price.
Long known for making products that are as appealing to the eye as they are to the ear, Sonus faber has released their new Olympica line of speakers. I have a full surround system on hand for review, starting with the flagship Olympica III towers for the front mains, the matching Olympica Center for center channel duty, and a pair of the Olympica I bookshelf speakers for use as surrounds.
It’s difficult to avoid clichés when reviewing excellent speakers, in this case excellent tiny speakers. The self-powered Emotiva Airmotiv 3b’s are smaller than any speakers I own or have owned, but these super-convenient Emotivas definitely hit above their weight.
The BenQ treVolo is the world’s first Bluetooth personal/portable electrostatic speaker. The treVolo features innovative dsp sound modes, speaker phone capability, and audiophile quality in a compact package.
The Hsu Research VTF-3 MK5 HP Powered Subwoofer features highly flexible tuning configurations that allow the user to dial in the sub to match the listening room and/or the listener's preferences. It features a long-throw 15” driver and a built-in 600 watt amp that can produce peaks of up to 2,000 watts short term.
When it comes to subwoofers, “bigger, bolder, and more powerful” are things that tend to be most on the minds of bass enthusiasts. GoldenEar Technology has recently come to the table with a little something new that seems to check each one of those desires off the list.
The Salk Exotica 3's are incredible floorstanding speakers utilizing SEAS's best midrange and tweeter underpinned by dual 8" powered subwoofers. The cabinets are custom made and can be finished in a wide range of possible grains, stains and colors.
Sumiko has decided to enter the somewhat crowded subwoofer market with a new line of subwoofers. Not merely content to make a big box that pipes out loud, one-note bass, Sumiko has decided to pursue the more difficult goal of making subwoofers that blend seamlessly with high quality speakers and truly increase the dynamics and weight of an audio system.