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KEF Reference 205/2 Floor-standing Speakers

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Bigger is still better, period - at least when it comes to two-channel systems. Believe me I've heard many fine sounding monitors (with and without a separate subwoofer) auditioned at shows and in my own listening room. Several reviewed I've purchased or wanted to badly, yet like the preverbal big fish I throw them back to wait for the one that's just too amazing to return. Read our review of the KEF 205/2 floor-standers. They would fit anyone's needs.

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Paradigm Signature Multi-channel Speaker Ensemble

paradigm-signature-teaser.jpgParadigm once again redefines state of the art with their new pint size Signature models.  Can they maintain the performance their larger sibling are now world famous for?  Our Brian Florian finds out.

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Blaupunkt Velocity 2 Go Powered Speakers for Portable Players

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The Velocity 2 Go is an indoor stereo system designed for use with MP3 players, and it can also be used as a subwoofer that to be placed in a vehicle, and finally it's a portable battery-operated stereo system that provides musical ambiance for any outdoor get together, be it afternoon picnic, backyard party, or summertime barbeque.

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Epik Conquest Subwoofer

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Epik's new Conquest subwoofer is the size of a small refridgerator and has an 18" driver with a 1000 watt power amplifier. Does size make a difference in performance? Read our review to find out.

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Outlaw Audio BLS Bookshelf/Monitor Speakers and LFM Subwoofer

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Outlaw Audio, those "Internet only" rebels lead by head wrangler Peter Tribeman, have finally satisfied a large following by entering the speaker market.

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Von Schweikert VisiUN Center Channel Speaker

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******** BENCH TEST RESULTS HAVE BEEN ADDED 3/17/08 ******** Von Schweikert's new VisiUN center channel speaker is nirvana, with its detailed, powerful sound that does not diminish for off-axis listeners. Expensive? Yes, and worth every penny. For those of you who want the ultra-cool, it's got the same paint finish as the USA Stealth Bomber. Read this exclusive review to find out why.

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Atlantic Technology 8200e 5.1 Speaker System

Atlantic TechnologyHaving grown up a big fan of the Star Wars films, as many of us home theater enthusiasts did, the label THX has always had an air of gear-head royalty due to its origins. The Lucasfilm spin off has long represented a certain standard of excellence when it comes to home theater equipment . . .

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SVSound MTS-01 Floor-standing Speakers

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SVSound's new MTS-01 series of speakers includes these floor-standers that just blew us away in listening tests and bench measurements. For the price, they are very stiff competition.

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Usher Be-718 Bookshelf Speakers with Beryllium Tweeters

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Although Usher may not be a name that comes to USA consumers' minds when thinking of speakers, they have actually been making them for more than 30 years. Perhaps the lack of name recognition comes from the parent company being in Taiwan.

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MartinLogan Purity Floor-standing Electrostatic Hybrid Speakers

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MartinLogan electrostatic speakers are renown for their sound quality, and now, with the Purity, they are affordable for everyone. The built-in 200 watt power amplifier for both the ESL panel and the woofers makes them easy to drive, and the small footprint allows them to be used in any room

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Final Sound 1000i ST Full-Range Electrostatic Speakers and S220 Subwoofer

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If you have followed some of my reviews over the years, you know I am a huge fan of planar (flat panel) speakers.

Falling into this category are ribbon, quasi-ribbon, planar-magnetic, and electrostatic (ESL) speakers. They are defined by their flat drivers.

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