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Paradigm Cinema 100CT 5.1 Speaker System

Paradigm Cinema 100CT 5.1 Speaker System

Ok, I'll admit it. I was not expecting much from this diminutive 5.1 budget speaker system that arrived at my house in a single box. The entire system fits inside the shipping box for my reference subwoofer (MartinLogan Descent i). Granted it is massive and costs more than three of these 5.1 systems...

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Tannoy Revolution DC6T Floor-standing Speakers

Tannoy Revolution DC6T Floor-standing Speaker

Scotland, home of whisky, many successful racing drivers and Tannoy. Originally founded in 1926 England, Tannoy has been headquartered in Scotland since the 70s. Tannoy is best known for their dual concentric speakers where the tweeter is at the center of the midrange driver. Here, we have the Tannoy DC6T Floor-standing model, which is priced also in the midrange, at $1,680/pair.

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GoldenEar Technology TritonCinema Two Home Theater Speaker System

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While I was at CES 2011 last January, I had the opportunity to listen to a speaker demonstration from a company called GoldenEar Technology.

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Paradigm Monitor 7 Series Speakers

Speakers however are one of the last bastions of long term value and investment. Simply stated, good speakers will never be obsolete. My father has a pair of Paradigm Monitor 7se speakers which are almost 25 years old... and not only are they in great shape, but are still an enviable, excellent sounding pair! Here, we review the Paradigm Monitor 7 Series, which includes the Mini-Monitor, the Center, and the Surrounds.

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Paradigm Shift A2 Powered Bookshelf Speakers

Paradigm Shift A2s

The Active Atom booksehlf speaker, or A2 to be hip, is part of a new sub-brand dubbed Paradigm Shift. Back in 1997 Paradigm had a line of powered speakers derived from their then recently launched...

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Energy Veritas V-6.3 Speakers (5.1 System)

Energy Veritas V2.8 speakers

Energy speakers have been around since 1973. They came into prominence with the Pro 22 and later with the Veritas v2.8 speakers which were a big hit in the mid 90's. At an MSRP of around $6,000, the Veritas v2.8's were known for an excellent price/performance ratio.  Here, I'll review their latest iteration of the Veritas line, the V-6.3's in an all-Veritas 5.1 system!

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Polk RTiA 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System

Polk RTiA Home Theater System

Founded in 1972 by Matt Polk, George Klopfer, and Sandy Gross, Polk Audio has always strived to deliver natural, full-range sound at a competitive price. While no longer run by the founders...

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Definitive Technology BP-8040ST SuperTower Speakers

Definitive Technology BP-8040ST SuperTower Speakers

Pssst….want to hear a really cool speaker, but you have to keep it a secret. The voice was familiar but I looked around for the white van, none to be seen. Sure, but they'd better not have fallen out of the back of a truck I replied. Nah he said just come up to my private room in this hotel. Up the exterior stairs we went to his suite, nice. Now I want to show you what's in this other room behind this curtain. Hmmmm. There they were, the Definitive Technology BP-8040ST SuperTower Speakers. And then they were here, for me to review. Review done. Read on.

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Martin Logan Theos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers

Martin Logan Theos Hybrid Electrostatic Speakers

At the CEDIA Expo in 2010, Martin Logan was giving one of the first demonstrations of their new Theos electrostatic speakers (ESLs) for the press and dealers. Though the conditions at shows are often less than optimal, when seated in the sweet spot of the room, the experience was nothing short of amazing. Sounds came from all around, causing me to check and make sure that there were no surround speakers setup in addition to the Theos.

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Crystal Acoustics TX-12SUB THX Ultra2 Certified Subwoofer

Crystal Acoustics TX-12SUB THX Ultra2 Certified Subwoofer

Crystal Acoustics is an Internet-direct manufacturer that specializes in THX certified 5.1 and 7.1 systems.

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Boston Acoustics A Series 5.1 Home Theater Speakers

Boston Acoustics A Series Home Theater Speakers

Boston Acoustics has a well deserved reputation for delivery good sounding and musical speakers at reasonable prices. The very first pair of speakers I owned were Boston Acoustics. It was such a long time ago I can't remember the model number. All I recall are small bookshelf speakers in black ash. Sound wise they stood out at the time as the only speakers I could afford that sounded like music. The Boston Acoustic A Series set of 5.1 speakers is reviewed here.

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