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  1. B&W PV1 review

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    As it happens, Jacques Cousteau is one of my all time heroes, right up there with the awesome Mr Ray Dolby. Where one was the father of self-contained underwater breathing apparatus and all things marine, the other remains...

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    Audio Pro Cinema Precision review

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    Those Swedes know a thing or two about interior design. But while the most affordable system in our test may be the cutest, with each of its identical five satellite speakers no bigger than a kitten...

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    Dynaudio Evidence review

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    Danish brand Dynaudio's Evidence speakers represent the design flagship of the company. No longer prepared only to provide OEM drive units to the likes of Meadowlark, the Dynaudio folks are doing it for themselves - with style...

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    Acoustic Energy Aelite 5.1 review

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    Each speaker boasts a heftily built, ported cabinet with gold-plated bi-wire terminals. You have a choice of cherry, clear maple or black ash real wood veneers and detachable black grilles

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    Castle Compact series review

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    Yorkshire-based Castle Acoustics is one of the few remaining British loudspeaker companies to design and build everything in-house. And Castle's recently expanded Compact range is surprisingly affordable given its build quality and performance

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    Ruark Talisman III review

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    The guys at Ruark must have been chanting incantations at their Southend-on-Sea stamping ground because the company's classic Talisman loudspeaker has risen from the crypt

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    Toshiba SD-44HK review

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    Toshiba's new all-in-one is rather more substantial than you might expect for the extremely competitive price.The satellite speakers are larger than the average,with two-way designs and attractive looks.

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    Monitor Audio Radius R90AV review

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    If there has been one characteristic of note with recent Monitor Audio designs, it's that while they have all been worthy, they have sometimes lacked a certain pizzazz - that indefinable ingredient which makes the heart beat faster

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    M&K K5 review

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    Anyone with a serious interest in cinema sound will have encountered that moment where you have to work out whether you can actually afford a Miller & Kreisel speaker system

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    Mission M-Cube review

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    The M-Cube is unique in its use of DML technology. This is commonly known as NXT, but Mission has decided to call it a different name apparently in order to get away from the negative connotations often associated with the concept

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    KEF KHT2005.2 review

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    KEF's little Eggs helped redefined the sub/sat market when they burst on to the scene a few years ago. There have been plenty of pretenders to KEF's throne since, some of which have performed better than these little beauties

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    Focal.JMLab L&R Utopia Be and Sub Utopia review

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    Focal.JMlab is the largest French specialist loudspeaker manufacturer, which puts its name to several complete ranges of loudspeakers. Top of the tree is the Utopia Be range

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    Focal Sib and Co Pack Cinema Pro review

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    The French fashionistas at Focal have obviously come to the conclusion that style plays a large part in the decision-making process when people buy a surround sound speaker system

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    Cabasse XO2 review

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    The Cabasse brand may not be as familiar as some of the other names in this group, but with a musical heritage dating back to making violins in the 18th century, the company obviously has big aspirations for home cinema in the 21st

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    B&W PV1 review

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    The PV1 is a classic example of a product whose form follows function, the end result being elegant, compact and functional. The requirement was a subwoofer which would be diminutive and easily accommodated

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    Audio Pro Image 44 System review

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    Audio pro were early pioneers of active subwoofers. Indeed, the first powered sub I encountered was produced by the company, and although it was computer-grade and small, it enriched the output of a distinctly mid-fi sound system

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    Audio Pro Bravo FX01 review

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    It is very hard to be all things to all home cinema enthusiasts, but that is exactly what AudioPro has attempted to do with the FX01 5.1 sub/sat system. The individual, bookshelfstyle enclosures are sensibly sized

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    Audica CS-1 review

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    With an eye for design that looks more organic than technical, these speakers from Audica of Cambridge are gorgeously crafted. Sliced in half, each of the CS-Series enclosures reviewed here is a perfect elongated teardrop

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    Mirage Nanosat review

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    The most affordable speaker system in this round-up is also one of the most unusual, utilising Mirage's proprietary Omnipolar drive technology. The diddy speakers fire upwards into cute reflectors

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    TEAC Reference 250 review

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    Never mind the size - feel the quality, as the sausage-maker said to the milkmaid. This hi-fi is so cute and classy that we could sit it on our lap and lovingly stroke it in a Blofeld's-cat stylee

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    Velodyne Signature Digital Drive 1812 review

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    Stupidly powerful, supremely versatile and amazingly musical - spend a few minutes in the presence of the Velodyne 1812 and you'll feel honoured to have had the privilege

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    Toshiba SD-44HK review

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    Toshiba has been a little slow to jump on the one-box home cinema bandwagon, with just a handful of models under its belt to date. With the SD-44H, however, it seems the brand has finally cottoned on to the mass market demand...

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    Tannoy Arena Speakers review

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    Few speaker systems have been as eagerly anticipated as the dramatic addition to the Tannoy range. The Arena package has been making cameo appearances at public shows for more than a year, and finally it has found...

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    Sunfire True Subwoofer EQ review

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    It takes a lot of excitement to get the hairs on my arms to stand up. For I am a privileged person who has enjoyed some astonishing low frequency experiences, from the Volcanic eruption imitator at the Vulcanology study centre in Lanzarote...

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