Orb Audio Mod2 Home Theater Speaker Review

If you are looking for a great sounding set of 5.1 Home Theater Speakers that look great, have a small footprint in your living room and won’t break your wallet then you will want to take a hard look at Orb Audio and their Mod2 Home Theater Speakers. They give ...

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Logitech z623 THX certified 2.1 speaker review

I had a chance to take a really good look at the THX certified 2.1 z623 speakers from Logitech. The box was pretty hefty so I had some hope that they might sound pretty good. Out of the gate I wasn’t expecting too much for two reasons. 1) they are ...

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Dynaudio Esotec System 242 Review

The Esotec System 242 is a pretty typical 2-way system in terms of installation, and was easy to set up. To my benefit, I still had the baffles from the System 240MKll’s I’d tested earlier. They were an exact fit for this system. While my installation was easy, I must ...

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Pioneer Stage 2 Package Review

For the most part, we review single items. Rarely do we conduct a system review. But that’s what we’re doing this time. There’s a good reason to. After all Pioneer has gone through a huge marketing shift this year. They have completed a thorough revamping of their own website and ...

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Rockford Fosgate Prime System Review

With the economy being what it is now, everyone’s looking for a bargain, for value. That’s the reason why a person would buy a Toyota Camry. It’s not exactly an exciting ride, but it’s relatively inexpensive, reliable and not without some aesthetic appeal—"some" being the key word there. After a ...

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Audison AV K6 VOCE 6.5” Component Set Review

A few years ago I had the pleasure of auditioning a set of components from Elettromedia, the Hertz MLK165′s. I was quite impressed with the set, and now here we have the Audison AV K6 VOCE components from the same parent company. These components are a less expensive than the ...

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Hertz MLK 165 Component Set Review

When I started installing car audio professionally in the late ’70s, if you truly wanted high-quality sound for your audio system there were very few domestic speaker choices. Back then you had to go with European drivers to achieve these hi-fidelity goals. Since then many players have come and gone, ...

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Wilson Audio Thor's Hammer Subwoofer Review

The Basics: With a cabinet measuring 59” H x 20” W x 25.5 D and weighing in at 412 lbs., sound is the only big thing that Thor’s Hammer from Wilson Audio brings. At its core, Thor’s Hammer has two 15” woofers with a dual-spider cone design (based on long-throw ...

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Velodyne SPL-1200R Subwoofer Review

Velodyne Acoustics is arguably the most well known subwoofer manufacturer in the world.  In the early 1980’s, a Velodyne subwoofer was simply the subwoofer to own.  If you wanted the best subwoofer made, you purchased a Velodyne – end of story.  At that time, the Velodyne ULD Series set the ...

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JBL L Series Floorstanding Speakers Review

“Study your history, whoever don’t, I pity the fool like Mr. T.”, boomed out of the JBL L Series Floorstanding Speakers and the grin on my face could be seen from the floor below. As MF DOOM’s quirky, syncopated flow continued to assault my eardrums I couldn’t help but notice ...

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Cerwin Vega XLS Series Speakers Review

Cerwin Vega produces reliably and usually without flash or pomp. Much like the Tim Duncan of the speaker industry, their fans can be found in the local tavern or frat house yelling back loudly into the speaker set assaulting their ear drums. A reputation Cerwin Vega seems to nurture and ...

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Hegel HD10 DAC Review

I’m pleased to see a number of high-end audio manufacturers designing equipment for computer audio use. Even more encouraging is watching a brand hitherto unavailable make its entry. Hegel (www.hegel.com) is a Norwegian hi-fi company whose products have recently been introduced into the United States thanks to the efforts of ...

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Klipsch WF-34 Floorstanding Speaker Review

It’s hard to imagine an audio world without the name “Klipsch” in the vocabulary. By all accounts, Klipsch founder Paul Klipsch was a one-off – a man with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and discovery that resulted in speaker concepts and designs that still exist decades after inking the first ...

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Davone RITHM Loudspeaker Review

As a kid I my family took a trip from my home in Beavercreek, Ohio, to Boulder, Colorado, for a visit with my mom’s relatives. On the way we stopped in St. Louis, Missouri, for a day to take in a Cardinals baseball game and journey to the top of ...

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Canton GLE 409 Loudspeaker Review

In 1972, the German speaker company known as Canton was first formed. From the outset, the engineers at Canton have been designing high-end speaker system that can replicate a ‘live’ performance from the London Philharmonic just as easily as it can reproduce the bombs and explosions emanating from an action-packed ...

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B&W Zeppelin Mini Review

A few years ago there was a scurry among electronics manufacturers to bring an iPod speaker or dock system to market. Consumers soon had dozens of external devices to choose from: some good, some bad, some ugly, some bad and ugly. Claims of “room-filling sound” abounded, but is that a ...

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Boston Acoustics TVee Model 20 Review

At my home we’re fighting clutter, which means taking a hard look at the stuff my wife and I have accumulated over our 40-plus years each and giving away what we no longer use. And that’s quite a lot. There’s something freeing about clearing out space and opening a room ...

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E5Ti Speaker Review

By now, you’ve probably heard of the EMP Impression Series E5Ti speakers (the “i” stands for Impression and the “R” designation in the review title refer to the Red Burl finish on the review pair). They’ve pretty much taken the Internet by storm. EMP Tek, sister company to the well ...

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