The DSP-3200 is a bass reflex subwoofer with a 12-inch Aramid-Fiber Polypropylene cone with a 2-inch voice coil and a 300-watt RMS (sustained power) Class D amplifier.
The NAD PP-3 combines a phono preamp with an analog-to-digital converter with a USB output to connect to a PC. The PP-3 comes with PC-compatible VinylStudio Lite software for converting records (and tapes) to WAV or MP3 files.
The ADA Suite 8200 is an eight zone multisource audio distribution system that is well designed, easy to use and offers excellent sound quality
Since the loudspeaker was invented, manufacturers have tried every trick in the book to design a speaker with jaw-dropping bass that will bring an audiophile to tears, so I was eager to hear the latest attempt, the Atlantic AT-1 tower speakers with H-PAS technology.
No one truly expects high fidelity sound from the speakers in a laptop computer. That requires an outboard speaker system or connection to a home stereo system. The Edifier MP250 SoundToGo is a compact, yet powerful speaker system for laptops that presents a third option for better sound, and a pretty good one.
Serious music listeners would do well to look to one of the most revered speaker makers to find good headphones. I'm referring to Bowers & Wilkins, more commonly known as B & W. The new B & W P5 Mobile Hi-Fi headphones are promoted as a 'Concert for One'. Is the concert worth the price of a ticket?
The Onkyo A-5VL is a well-built stereo integrated amplifier with audio features and sonic performance focused on high quality two-channel reproduction.
In the opinion of this serious music listener, the TDK WR700 wireless headphones are affordable, great-sounding headphones for casual or critical listeners. Their high fidelity sound is rich, full and detailed and the wireless capability is a real plus.
A few manufacturers recognize that stereo receivers are still popular. One of the newest entries is the Yamaha R-S700 Stereo Receiver, one of three new receivers aimed right at the two-channel enthusiast.
To the serious stereo and music enthusiast, sound quality and comfort are likely the most important things to consider when buying a pair of headphones. I tested the TDK EB900 In-Ear Headphones with my iPod and stereo system to find out how they measure up in sound and comfort.
It's a jungle of bookshelf speakers out there. The important thing is to identify the good from the not-so-good models. The best way is to read a variety of credible product reviews then try them out at home in your own system. It's easy to do with Axiom Audio.
Audiophiles and serious music lovers often turn to integrated amplifiers as a halfway point between a stereo receiver and full-blown separate components. Integrated amplifiers are the meeting point between the two, geared toward better audio performance but typically at a price much lower than a separate amp and preamp. I tested the Yamaha A-S500 to find out how it stacks up as a modestly priced integrated amplifier.
It's commonplace to see music listeners clad with headphones or earphones almost anywhere you go. Many just want to listen to music, others want to detach themselves from the environment and enjoy a few moments of solitude and quiet. One of the ways to do either is with the Phiaton PS 20 NC 'Primal Series' earphones with Noise Blocker technology.
The Bryston BDA-1 outboard digital to analog converter earns its high-end cred by virtue of its audio performance, extensive connectivity and design. You could certainly...
The Phiaton PS 20 Half-In-Ear earphones are part of the Primal Series line. The design is similar to an ear bud but with part of the earphones extending into the ear canal.
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Thiel and Bryston are unrelated companies, other than the fact they both manufacture high-end audio gear. Pairing high-end speakers with just the right high-end electronic components can sometimes be tricky, but the combination of Thiel and Bryston produce a unique sound synergy.
The Episode e-1230-A is a 12-channel amplifier designed as the power hub of a multi-room music system where it can power as many as 6 stereo zones or 12 monaural zones.
The Next Generation Remote Control Extender converts infrared (IR) remote control signals to radio frequency signals (RF) extending their range throughout the house, even through doors and walls.
The Sunfire HRS-8 subwoofer is the first model in Sunfire’s lineup of High-Resolution Series powered subwoofers and the smallest in the line. The ten-inch cube subwoofer is equipped with an eight-inch High Back-emf long-throw woofer and a built-in 1,000-watt amplifier.
BG Radia offers the Radia 210i, a powered subwoofer with unique design features and excellent bass performance.
The Boston Acoustics RS 230 and CPS 8Wi are a great combination of sound performance, style and quality and ideal for a mid-priced stereo or home theater system.
The DacMagic is an upsampling outboard digital to analog converter (DAC) offered by Cambridge Audio, a UK manufacturer. The DAC is the core of a digital audio system and the rapid technological improvements in DACs and the rise in popularity of computer audio has driven demand for outboard DACs.
Speakers are the foundation of a good music system and it pays to shop around and check out many speakers before making a choice, including the Mordaunt-Short Aviano 6 floorstanding speakers.
The Rock Monitor SM-60 is the smaller of two stereo rock speakers offered by Paradigm, a Canadian speaker and electronics manufacturer. The SM-60 is a stereo outdoor speaker using a single 6 ½" cone with dual voice coils and two 1" dome tweeters, coaxially mounted for improved stereo separation.