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  1. Canton Ergo 602 review

    Canton Ergo 602 review

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    Opening the Ergo 602's carton brought on a very real feeling of déjà vu. Way back in the 1980s, Canton made an earlier foray into the UK market, and we reviewed some speakers that looked exactly like these.

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    Denon D-M33 hi-fi & ASD-1R iPod dock review

    Denon D-M33 hi-fi & ASD-1R iPod dock review

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    At £259, the Denon D-M33 hi-fi costs much the same as the Apple iPod Hi-Fi and includes a pair of Denon's SC-M53 speakers. The engineering quality is superb; there's something about handling the knobs and buttons on the machine that is quite luxurious

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    SVS PB12Plus/2 review

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    Once upon a time, I had to go to the office to review Velodyne's Signature 18/12 active subwoofer. It had an 18in driver as well as a 12in driver, and was so heavy and generally huge that it needed a two-man lift to get...

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    Monitor Audio Silver RS review

    Monitor Audio Silver RS review

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    One of Britain's best-known specialist loudspeaker brands, Monitor Audio was among the first to introduce some key technologies, most famously the metal dome tweeter - the distant ancestor of the very model used in this system.

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    Wharfedale Diamond system review

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    The original Wharfedale Diamond, a compact bookshelf/stand mount stereo speaker, was launched back in the early '80s, almost as an afterthought at the end of a long stream of new models at a memorable press event.

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    Vivanco CHS 550 review

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    If you've ever fancied hooking up an additional set of speakers for music listening in another room (or even while relaxing in the garden), then this wireless stereo speaker system is likely to appeal

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    Morel Nova review

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    This neat-loking package is from Israeli company Morel, a longrunning producer of drive units for others, though it makes some highly distinctive complete high-end speakers of its own.

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    Mordaunt-Short Premiere review

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    Mordaunt-Short is one of the older British loudspeaker brands, but there have been changes. The company is now part of the burgeoning D&M empire, and although designed in the UK, the loudspeakers are built in the Far East.

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    Mission System review

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    There are certain synergies between this system and its opposite number from Wharfedale. Once they were competitors, but the IAG parent company of Wharfedale has recently completed its takeover of Mission.

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    Audio Pro Cinema Precision review

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    It would be an overstatement to suggest that Audio Pro, a Swedish company founded in 1978, invented the subwoofer. But I like to feel that it was Audio Pro which helped make this one-time American oddity it into something practical and...

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    Yamaha YSP-1000 review

    Yamaha YSP-1000 review

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    Derived from an esoteric bit of British audio research, Yamaha's range of 'audio projectors' aim to do what no other product has been able to; to create acceptable surround sound from a single unit.

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    AE Linear Series review

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    It's not a secret that I have a good deal of affection for Acoustic Energy; I used to work as the Production Manager for this very outfit, just as it was starting out.The company was the brainchild of a man affectionately known as Jones 'The Speaker.

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    Micro TI/TR-1 review

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    Anthony Gallo Acoustics is a very rare sort of speaker company. As far as I am aware, only one other maker has ever taken a similar approach. I refer to the use of a single transducer to recreate the whole music spectrum

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    Velodyne SPL-800R review

    Velodyne SPL-800R review

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    Velodyne's SPL (Small, Plays Loud) subwoofers have been living up to their acronym through two generations, and the third evolution looks set to be the best yet...

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    SVS PB10-ISD review

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    When I was younger, I had limited cash to spend on my hi-fi addiction and was extremely careful how I spent what little I actually had. The shop likeliest to take my money was the one that had lots of speakers wired up to a comparator...

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    Profile 908 Speaker System review

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    The elegant-looking Profile range represents the mainstream middle-ranking family in posh French maker Focal's (formerly Focal.JMlab) extensive lineup. As is the way with such product hierarchies...

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    Bang and Olufsen BeoLab 3 review

     

    Danish design guru Bang and Olufsen has long been accused of a business model similar to that of Stella Artois: sell yourself on the fact that you are expensive, rather than on how good the product is.

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    MJ Acoustics Subliminal S1R/S1RM review

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    MJ Acoustics is rapidly becoming a big deal in the world of British audio - but there's more to the brand than its well regarded subwoofers. They also make complete speaker systems, like this one, which I've lusted after...

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    Revolver Audiovue 2S System review

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    Although the brand may not be a home cinema regular, Revolver has been around since 1979, and has a good reputation in the high fidelity arena, initially for affordable turntables, and later for entry-level loudspeakers of tangible quality.

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    B&W VM1/AS1 review

     

    This is B&W's first attempt at a sub/sat surround system. But does the compact package retain B&W's high standards?

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    Sequence Sonata Audio review

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    The growing demand for sound systems that match flatpanel TVs is having a dramatic impact on the speaker industry. Where once the choice facing buyers was simply between conventional floor standers or bookshelf designs

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    Jamo D 7PEX review

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    In the olden days we had Hafler surround by simply connecting up a pair of 'rear' speakers a bit oddly. Then the Dolby people created a home cinema revolution, courtesy of their licensed surround technologies and a little piece of...

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    DLS T-Series review

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    In a world which has proved that slender and sexy can still mean potent when it comes to loudspeakers, the existence of the good ones is still a bit of a close guarded secret.

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    Bang and Olufsen BeoLab 5 review

     

    BandO is better known for style than substance these days, but this new BeoLab 5 flagship model should change that.

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    Yamaha YSP-800 review

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    When British company One Limited first demonstrated its innovative digital surround projector technology to us, we knew it was onto something rather special. Previewed in 2003, it employed an array of 254 transducers...

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