• NHT Xd Speaker System

    NHT Xd Speaker System

    The NHT Xd’s are “digital” speakers; they do crossover functions using digital signal processing (DSP). The Xd’s are far from being the first speakers that are digital in this sense—models from Philips, Quadrature, and, on ...
  • Bowers & Wilkins 685 Loudspeaker

    Bowers & Wilkins 685 Loudspeaker

    Let's get straight to the point: B&W's 685 is a terrific little loudspeaker. It has impressive tonal balance, tremendous rhythmic authority, conjures a nice, open soundstage, has impressive if not super-extended bass response, a singing ...
  • Amphion Ion Loudspeaker

    Amphion Ion Loudspeaker

    The high end is by and large a specialty market driven by enthusiasts—enthusiasts who don’t know the meaning of the word compromise. But what about the audio buff who doesn’t want to set his sights ...
  • Quad ESL-2805 Loudspeaker

    Quad ESL-2805 Loudspeaker

    Have you ever had a reference component in your system for years and sold it because you felt that something else just had to be better? Perhaps my biggest audio regret is selling my Crosby-modified ...
  • Pioneer S-2EX Loudspeaker

    Pioneer S-2EX Loudspeaker

    By offering qualities we typically associate with audiophile speakers as well as those from the pro-monitor world, Pioneer’s EX Series bridges the divide between two distinct listening cultures. It combines a recordingstudio ethic, rigorous construction ...
  • NuForce S9 Loudspeaker

    NuForce S9 Loudspeaker

    Before you even hear a sound, you know this one is something different. Symmetric driver array speakers are common enough, and the cabinet, though a little unusual in shape and visual texture, is basically still ...
  • Totem Acoustic Rainmaker Loudspeaker System

    Totem Acoustic Rainmaker Loudspeaker System

    Totem Acoustic is a Canadianbased company whose twochannel roots run deep. Although Totem first adopted a wait-and-see approach toward multichannel, its DreamCatcher system, recently rave-reviewed in TPV, proved that it was an exceptionally fast learner. ...
  • B&W 8OOD Loudspeaker

    B&W 8OOD Loudspeaker

    HP was right on the money when he recently concluded that we had “reached the limits of the descriptive vocabulary that has served audio writers so well for a generation.” I wholeheartedly agree. But of ...
  • Reference 3A Dulcet Loudspeaker

    Reference 3A Dulcet Loudspeaker

    Let me start with a confessional. It’s been about two decades since I’ve seriously auditioned a minimonitor loudspeaker. Traveling down memory lane, I recall the ProAc Tablette, small enough to fit in a shoebox, being ...

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