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Bryston Model A3 Floor-standing Speakers Review

Bryston Model A3 Floor-standing Speaker ReviewThe Model A3 is the smallest floor-standing speaker in the new A series from Bryston. It is well suited for a two-channel system that requires a compact floor-standing speaker. It is capable on its own of full range music playback without a subwoofer. The Model A3’s sound is neutral and it can be driven to high SPLs without sounding strained. The Model A3 is detailed and accurate. Its sound quality will satisfy regardless of listening preferences.

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Revel F208 Floor-standing Speakers Review

Revel F208 Floor-standing Speakers Review

From Revel’s Performa3 line of speakers, the F208 full-range 3-way loudspeaker is brilliantly executed. From the rock solid cabinet to its beautiful, automotive quality finish, the F208 is one of the best buys in the oversaturated speaker market. These speakers have wonderful neutral tonal balance, a 3 dimensional soundstage and a top-notch low end. Hands down one of the finest speakers we have come across in its price range.

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GoldenEar SuperCenter XL Center Channel Speaker Review

GoldenEar SuperCenter XL Center Channel Speaker ReviewThe GoldenEar SuperCenter XL Center Channel speaker is designed to perfectly compliment the Triton Series towers, featuring a High Velocity Folded Ribbon tweeter along with two mid/bass drivers and two quadratic planar low-frequency radiators.

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Paradigm Shift Soundtrack 2 (Soundbar and Subwoofer) Review

Paradigm Shift Soundtrack 2 Review

Paradigm upgrades their Soundtrack soundbar and subwoofer with Bluetooth, virtual surround, and an improved remote.

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JL Audio E-Sub E112 Powered Subwoofer Review

JL Audio E-Sub E112 Powered Subwoofer ReviewJL Audio is best known for their no-compromise mobile audio speakers and amplifiers. That's where it all started for them. But they also made a name for themselves with a line of extreme powered subwoofers for the home market, the Gotham and Fathom. These first JL Audio home subwoofers were big and bold. Now JL Audio has released the E-Subs, which are scaled down subwoofers at more accessible price points…Read More.

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Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Speakers and Subwoofer Review

Paradigm Millenia CT 2 Speakers and Subwoofer Review

The Paradigm Millenia CT 2 system is a set of speakers voice matched to deliver a complete music or home theatre experience without an A/V receiver or any additional amplification. The system utilizes Bluetooth technology to access music on mobile devices.

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B&W 805 Diamond Bookshelf and HTM4 Center Channel Speakers

B&W 805D & HTM4 SpeakersBowers and Wilkin's (B&W) is a name that anyone even casually interested in audio and speaker manufacturers will undoubtedly know. With their distinctive look and stellar reputation, B&W speakers have found their way not just into many home audio set-ups, but also of the world's most iconic professional recording studios (raise your hand if you've seen the picture of an array of B&W speakers and Classé electronics at Abbey Road studios). Despite having known of B&W for as long as I've been involved in this field, I have personally had little experience with the speakers directly. I was therefore excited to have the opportunity to evaluate the B&W's 805 Diamond bookshelf and HTM4 center channel speaker and I am eager to pass along my thoughts.

 

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Induction Dynamics ID1 Floor Standing Speakers Review

Induction Dynamics ID1 Floor Standing Speaker Review

The Induction Dynamics ID1’s are large 4-way Floor standing Speakers with dual subwoofers built in to each cabinet. The speakers are available in many custom finishes or they can be mounted in-wall if you are building a high performance custom home theater. The speakers measured well; low distortion and a full frequency response from 25 Hz all the way out past the limits of human audibility. But that was only one part of the story. Subjectively, these speakers had an articulate sound that remained smooth and non-fatiguing at all playback levels. And they showed excellent imaging properties, filling the room with all their lusciousness.

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Onkyo LS-B50 Soundbar

Onkyo LS-B50 SoundbarThe "soundbar" business must be booming, or at least manufacturers are banking on it doing so, as just about everyone has come out with one if not several offerings. The gambit seems logical: jam a bunch of audio transducers into an enclosure which tucks in under the typical display panel, usually with a separate small subwoofer, offering better-than-built-in sound. Onkyo is a big name in consumer AV, best known perhaps for their much lauded Surround Sound Receivers. The subject of the current review is their latest take on this mass market soundbar segment: The LS-B50, part of their "EnvisionCinema" line of products.

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Bryston Middle T Floor-Standing Speakers Review

BrystonBryston, long known for their massive power amplifiers, has branched into marketing speakers. One of their first models is the Middle T, reviewed here, which is a three-way floor-stander. It is a surprising performer. Read on.

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GoldenEar Triton Seven Home Theater Speaker System

GoldenEar Triton Seven Home Theater Speaker SystemGoldenEar Technology has been making some fairly dramatic waves in the loudspeaker market over the past few years. The Triton Seven home theater system, reviewed here, is anchored by the Triton Seven stereo loudspeakers for front left and right channels. The rest of the system consists of the SuperCenter XL center channel speaker, the ForceField 5 subwoofer and two pairs of SuperSat 3 bookshelf speakers for side and rear surround duty. This makes a full 7.1 channel home theater speaker setup with an MSRP of about $4200. That's definitely not home-theater-in-a-box money, but it's actually a reasonable sum to spend for someone who cares about getting good sound. So….let's see how these babies stack up!

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