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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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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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B&W 804S Floor-Standing Speakers

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B&W (Bowers & Wilkins) speakers have been around since the 1960's when John Bowers and Peter Hayward built the P1 using an EMI woofer and Celestion tweeter. By the end of the decade they had constructed the DM70 entirely in house with a 12" woofer and electrostatic midrange and tweeter. This was the beginning of B&W's pursuit of loudspeaker perfection.

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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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Canton CD 3200 Active (Powered) Floor-Standing Speakers

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While most consumers are probably into surround sound, the reality is that a fair percentage still listen to two-channel stereo. The shift to flat-panel video displays and "thin-is-in" look of home theater has perhaps increased the interest in two-channel.

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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 PC13-Ultra Subwoofer

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One of my favorite nerd-words is "disintermediation." It's a polite economics term for "cutting out the middleman." A company manufactures products and sells them directly to the customer, cutting out the intermediaries in the supply chain and passing on the cost savings to consumers.

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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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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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