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  1. KEF Picoforte One review

    KEF Picoforte One review

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    Normally found on powerful home cinema speakers, the KEF badge on this novel iPod system guarantees some serious audio prowess.The bitrate that your iPod music is encoded in will decide how much, of course, but the Picoforte One - an even meatier Picoforte Three model is also available - offers some serious all-round power.

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    Intempo IDS-03 review

    Intempo IDS-03 review

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    For an iPod speaker system to be deemed '2.1' it must have a subwoofer, but instead of offering a separate bass speaker, InTempo has hidden it in the rear of the IDS-03. It helps explains why this sleek black system is so big

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    Ez'ech waterproof iPod speaker review

    Ez'ech waterproof iPod speaker review

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    Singing out of tune or getting the words wrong can ruin the morning ablutions, but until now the bathroom hasn't been the place for serious audio equipment. It still isn't, despite Ez'ech's new waterproof iPod speaker being able to withstand being plunged a full metre underwater.

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    Scandyna Drop 5.1 system review

    Scandyna Drop 5.1 system review

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    It's hard not to laugh at the Drop speakers from the Iberiodanish (a Danish company that now resides on Spain's Costa Brava) Scandyna. That's the point, though. They are small, cute and fun, as well as funny.

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    Revel Concerta M12 review

    Revel Concerta M12 review

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    An American brand that began operations in the mid-1990s, Revel, like JBL, is part of the Harman group. It draws on the resources of the group's elaborate research facility in Northridge, California, so there's some family resemblance

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    REL T3 review

    REL T3 review

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    The T3 may be the baby of the entry level REL range of subwoofers but it has all the key features of its range mates, with the exception of a little less internal volume, and a tad less horsepower

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    Opera Mezza review

    Opera Mezza review

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    Opera is a well-established Italian speaker brand, operating alongside Unison Research in the north east of the country, just outside Treviso. In true Italian tradition it makes speakers with particularly attractive cabinetwork

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    Neat Momentum 3i review

    Neat Momentum 3i review

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    Neat Acoustics has been designing interesting hi-fi loudspeakers from its base in County Durham for over two decades now. The company established its reputation with a small two-way standmount called the Petite, and has slowly but surely expanded its portfolio since then.

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    Dynaudio DM 2/10 review

    Dynaudio DM 2/10 review

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    Danish speaker specialist Dynaudio has always followed its own unique path in drive-unit engineering, and is also unusual in enjoying success right across the speaker spectrum - from hi-fi to professional audio, via the in-car sector

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    DALI Helicon 300 Mk2 review

    DALI Helicon 300 Mk2 review

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    There are no longer many really important pan-European loudspeaker brands, but of the handful that there are left, Danish specialist DALI is one of the most significant, with an enormous range of models covering a wide range of prices

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    Crystal Audio THX-3D12 review

    Crystal Audio THX-3D12 review

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    The news of a 'wireless' speaker system will sound like a dream come true to anyone wanting to reduce the amount of cables trailing around their living room. In reality, this system isn't quite as free of wires as you might think.

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    Bowers & Wilkins 685 review

    Bowers & Wilkins 685 review

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    Global market leader in hi-fi speakers, Worthing-based Bowers & Wilkins (now reverting to its original name in place of the familiar B&W acronym) recently revised its long-standing budget price 600 Series models

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    Audio Pro Avanti A.10 DC review

    Audio Pro Avanti A.10 DC review

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    We first heard from Swedish company Audio Pro some time around the end of the 1970s. In those pre home cinema days, a subwoofer was something new, and Audio Pro's B2.50 ACE-Bass device turned out to be a very effective unit indeed

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    Aurousal A1 review

    Aurousal A1 review

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    A brand new name on the scene, Milton Keynes-based Aurousal caused quite a stir with its debut at the Heathrow hi-fi show in March, seducing many visitors by effectively demonstrating the strengths and virtues of the single full-range driver approach in a relatively inexpensive system context.

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    KEF KHT5005.2 review

    KEF KHT5005.2 review

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    KEF is renowned for pushing speaker design boundaries with some of themost stylish speaker models on the market. The new KHT5005.2 is noexception and the elegant package joins the highly praised KHT speaker range

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    KEF Q Series review

    KEF Q Series review

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    In the same way that there is a definite hot price point of around £350 for subwoofers, there is a massive amount of competition for your money from speaker manufacturers aimed at cinephiles prepared to spend around £1,000 on a 5.1 speaker system

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    Audio Pro AllRoom review

    Audio Pro AllRoom review

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    Audio Pro's Allroom system wants to make a style statement. I know this, because, aside from the rather natty blue finish, this diminuitive sub/sat package also comes in five 'fruit flavours' as well more sedate red, silver, white and black guises

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    Acoustic Energy Aegis Neo review

    Acoustic Energy Aegis Neo review

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    To my shame, I'm a total Trekker. Captain Kirk is one of my heroes. I even have the coffee table compendium book. Yet, just as I was wading through the 19th disc of the three-season DVD set, I caught an advert on the internet. I should have been working

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    KEF Reference Model 201/2 review

    KEF Reference Model 201/2 review

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    This pretty, compact but unquestionably muscular - and decidedly expensive - standmount is the first model in KEF's new Reference Series to escape from captivity. The anticipation has been growing for months

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    Scandyna 5.1 Speaker system review

    Scandyna 5.1 Speaker system review

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    'Leave no mould unbroken' could be the motto of Spanish-Danish speaker manufacturer Scandyna. Having dispensed with the regular 'monkey coffin' rectangular box loudspeaker design with its Minipod speaker system, it then broke its own rules with 'The Drop'

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    Mission Elan e34 review

    Mission Elan e34 review

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    Back in the 1980s and early 1990s, Mission had an excellent reputation for budget and mid-range rock speakers. Recently, though, Mission has no longer been the default choice for those seeking a punchy, exciting speaker.

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    Fujitsu Ten Eclipse TD307PAII review

    Fujitsu Ten Eclipse TD307PAII review

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    Fujitsu Ten's Eclipse speakers have been through a few iterations over the years, but we reckon this latest design takes some beating. The desktop speakers and amp look particularly wonderful and space-aged now

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    Velodyne CHT-15R review

    Velodyne CHT-15R review

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    This latest offering from Velodyne, the CHT-15R, is only available in black. It oozes a certain self-assurance; it's upmarket and well-engineered and it knows it. The 'R' in its name alludes to the remote control

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    Monitor Audio Radius R90AV-12 review

    Monitor Audio Radius R90AV-12 review

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    This is not the first time we've looked at a Monitor Audio Radius system, but this is a different, more grown up and more ambitious combination. One key component of that system has been carried across intact to this 2007 incarnation

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    Evesham Technologies Sound Stage X1 review

    Evesham Technologies Sound Stage X1 review

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    There's a market for things that are able to please both the partnerwho wants surround sound excitement with their movies and the partner who will simply not put up with trailing speaker wires and enclosures

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