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  1. Dali Mentor 6 review

    Dali Mentor 6 review

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    DALI is an acronym that stands for Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries. The company makes a number of different speaker ranges to appeal to a wide variety of customer priorities.

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    Wharfedale Diamond 9 HCP review

    Wharfedale Diamond 9 HCP review

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    Long famed for being one of the most amazing tiny boxes ever sold, the original Wharfedale Diamond spawned a positive dynasty of Diamond branded speakers. This is the 5.1 distant descendant of those days

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    Wilson Benesch Torus review

    Wilson Benesch Torus review

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    The Torus has been around in one form or another for a while. We first saw a prototype the Spring before last at the High End show in Frankfurt. It is a subwoofer like no other you have seen before - or since.

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    Triangle Magellan Concerto SW2 review

    Triangle Magellan Concerto SW2 review

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    The Magellan Concerto was new when reviewed in this magazine in January 2005. It has already been upgraded. This latest version is instantly recognisable as a member of the Magellan family, and has a similar configuration to the original.

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    Roksan Caspian FR5 review

    Roksan Caspian FR5 review

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    Roksan has a track record of coming up with some unusually interesting designs in most product categories. Loudspeakers like the Darius and Ojan have featured squat enclosures and complex mechanically decoupled tweeter arrangements.

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    Leema Xone review

    Leema Xone review

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    Pro-audio engineers Lee Taylor and Mallory Nicholls founded Leema Acoustics in 1998, with the metal-jacket Xen sub-miniature monitor. Several other models have appeared since then, the latest being this £2,245 per pair Xone.

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    Kudos Cardea C10 review

    Kudos Cardea C10 review

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    Kudos has long been known for making some of the classier speaker stands around. The company was taken over by Neat Acoustics a few years back, but has become an independent entity again and is now headed by ex-Neat designer Derek Gilligan

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    KEF iQ1 speaker system review

    KEF iQ1 speaker system review

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    KEF's Uni-Q technology is one of the two keys to the iQ1 system, as it has been for other KEF systems over many years. But this system is not just another retread of a familiar (if proprietary) technology.

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    Jas Audio Orsa review

    Jas Audio Orsa review

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    A relative newcomer, information about JAS Audio and its products is limited, on both the company's own website and via UK importer Shadow Audio. A company statement tells us it's a: "Hong Kong based Hi-End Hi Fi equipment design house

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    Focal Chorus 836V review

    Focal Chorus 836V review

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    The Chorus models have long been Focal's (budget) entry-level range. In introducing the third generation, this leading French manufacturer has adopted a new initiative.

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    ALR Jordan Classic 1 review

    ALR Jordan Classic 1 review

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    This new speaker completes the ALR Jordan Classic model range, and that means that it has a hefty dose of added Karl-Heinz Fink. The doyen of European speaker design voiced this speaker, along with the entire ALR range.

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    Ruark Sabre III review

    Ruark Sabre III review

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    Twenty years ago, Ruark gave the world loudspeakers named after ancient armaments: the Broadsword and the Sabre. The latter morphed into 'MkII' form in the late 1980s, then ten years back it quietly went out of production

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    Eclipse TD System review

    Eclipse TD System review

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    How many drive units does it take to change a light bulb? Alvin Gold has no idea, but he does wonder if Eclipse can get away with only one in each of its speakers.If this system looks unlike any you have encountered in the past, that's because it is.

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    Sumiko REL T1 review

    Sumiko REL T1 review

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    Sumiko is the company that bought REL a little while back, and even though this subwoofer series has development history going back three years - with many attempts at designing the components before Sumiko was happy - this may well be the first real post- 'golden goose' REL.

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    Audica CS-System 2 review

    Audica CS-System 2 review

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    If you remember the classic Monty Python fish-slapping sketch, you can imagine the surprise this set of speakers delivered unto us. All reviewers worth their salt like to think they are impartial and unbiased

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    Crystal Audio SmArt 4 review

    Crystal Audio SmArt 4 review

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    Greece practically invented modern civilization. But, in the world of home cinema, the country has been notably behind the technology curve. Until Crystal Audio's SmArt 4 that is: the SmArt 4 is a THX Select speaker system...

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    Tannoy Arena HighLine 500 review

    Tannoy Arena HighLine 500 review

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    When it comes to HD, flatscreens offer better visuals than old-style CRT displays. But they do have a generic weakness - audio performance. The feature that makes flatscreens so attractive is what impedes them when reproducing sound.

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    Q Acoustics 1000 series review

    Q Acoustics 1000 series review

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    When UK distributor Armour wanted a loudspeaker brand they could sell at modest prices, they engaged one of the best European designers and gave him a clean sheet brief. The result is the Q Acoustics 1000 series

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    Leema Acoustics Xone review

    Leema Acoustics Xone review

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    Leema Acoustics was founded in 1998, with the initial intention of re-inventing the miniature loudspeaker in the form of a tiny metal-encased sub-miniature called the Xen

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    Ferguson Hill FH007 review

    Ferguson Hill FH007 review

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    Ferguson Hill made a splash when it introduced its first product: an enormous pair of acrylic horn speakers, dubbed FH001.

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    AVI Active Neutron review

    AVI Active Neutron review

     

    AVI is a company that makes electronics and speakers - the two had to combine, one day. The company recently announced its Amp-Pak, a power amp module that 'bolts' onto the back of its popular Neutron IV or Pro-Nine-Plus...

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    Velodyne SPL-800R review

    Velodyne SPL-800R review

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    Velodyne adds DSP-based room EQ to its new entry-level range. But beware - this tiny box goes LOUD!

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    Ruark Crusader III review

    Ruark Crusader III review

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    We put Ruark the Lionheart and his band of loudspeaker drive units to the sword

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    Q Acoustics 1010 review

    Q Acoustics 1010 review

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    This little speaker is as cheap as it is tiny. Can something so small deliver true hi-fi sound?

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    Castle Richmond 7i review

    Castle Richmond 7i review

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    Castle's latest tower speaker turns in a performance that isn't going to be stormed by a usurper

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