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  1. Mordaunt-Short Avant 904i review

    Mordaunt-Short Avant 904i review

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    Mordaunt-Short, alongside brands like Cambridge Audio, has been part of Audio Partnership (AP) for a number of years. M-S products are now sold around the world, with Marantz handling UK distribution.

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    Monitor Audio BR2 review

    Monitor Audio BR2 review

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    With an illustrious history that goes way back to the 1970s, Monitor Audio is probably best known for upmarket speakers in top-quality, real-wood veneers, and as a pioneer in the use of metal diaphragms drivers.

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    Focal Chorus 705V review

    Focal Chorus 705V review

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    Focal is France's leading hi-fi speaker manufacturer, and if the name isn't immediately familiar, that's because its complete loudspeaker systems were called JMLab up until 2004.

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    Acoustic Energy Aegis Neo 3 review

    Acoustic Energy Aegis Neo 3 review

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    Acoustic Energy came to prominence in the 1980s with the tiny Pro-look AE1, which brought considerable credibility both to tiny speakers and the use of metal diaphragms. Since then, the company has been bought by Malaysian interests

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    Acoustic Energy Bluetooth Speaker System review

    Acoustic Energy Bluetooth Speaker System review

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    No prizes for guessing this system's USP. Yes, as the name suggests, Acoustic Energy's new stereo speaker package can connect with Bluetooth-enabled devices such as mobiles, PDAs, PCs and MP3

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    Crowson Tactile Effects System review

    Crowson Tactile Effects System review

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    Deep bass - don'tcha just love it! Whether it's the explosive impact of an edge-of-your-seat action movie, or the lower octaves of your favourite music, your home cinema experience just wouldn't be the same without it

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    Monitor Audio BR5 review

    Monitor Audio BR5 review

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    The BR5 is a mid-range model from Monitor Audio's new BR (BronzeReference) line-up, which replaces the earlier Bronze range. In mostcases, the changes are model for model

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    Monitor Audio R90AV-12 review

    Monitor Audio R90AV-12 review

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    Monitor Audio's Radius speakers have always been good-looking and better-sounding, but the R90AV-12 system shifts the subwoofer/satellite system up a gear

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    Duo Acoustics Duo-77A review

    Duo Acoustics Duo-77A review

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    It's over a year since we had the pleasure of looking at the original Duo-77 speaker system. This upgraded version costs £45 more and for that you get enhanced power handling - the floor-standing main speakers can now take a mighty 400W

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    DUO Acoustics DUO-77A review

    DUO Acoustics DUO-77A review

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    DUO Acoustics sells straight to the public, which means you can't pop down to your local stockist and give them a demo. It also means you can get this accomplished 5.1 setup for a ridiculous £695...

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    Vienna Acoustics Haydn Grand review

    Vienna Acoustics Haydn Grand review

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    Vienna Acoustics has still to celebrate its 20th birthday, so it's one of the younger speaker brands on the world stage. Vienna's UK distribution changed last year, as a result of US company Sumiko purchasing UK subwoofer specialist REL

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    Quadral Pico review

    Quadral Pico review

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    We recently encountered a Quadral speaker for the first time, in the form of an elegant standmount called Rondo. This is, apparently, Germany's third largest speaker company, and it is making its first UK appearance via Axcelle Ltd

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    Jamo Concert 803 review

    Jamo Concert 803 review

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    A few years ago Jamo was one of Europe's largest speaker specialists, making a huge range of uncommonly stylish designs in a large and highly automated factory on the Danish coast

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    PMC EB1 review

    PMC EB1 review

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    Alongside PMCs popular FB1 and OB1 floorstanders, the company also produces a range of rather more substantial designs that are derived from the models it develops for the 'pro' audio industry

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    Mission M66i review

    Mission M66i review

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    Mission will be celebrating its 30th birthday this year, and has built a reputation for combining style with innovative engineering through three decades. The last few years have seen changes of ownership to the Chinese-owned IAG banner

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    Focal Chorus 716V review

    Focal Chorus 716V review

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    Focal is France's leading specialist hi-fi speaker manufacturer, and while the name was originally reserved for the raw drivers that the company once sold to other makers, the company's complete speakers used to be marketed as JMLab

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    ATC SCM11 review

    ATC SCM11 review

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    ATC may not be the biggest player in loudspeakers, but the company's standing is high. Not just in hi-fi; ATC is well-respected in the pro-audio world, too. Originally the range made absolutely no concessions to budget

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    ALR Jordan Entry XL review

    ALR Jordan Entry XL review

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    Although the 'Jordan' part of the brand name refers to legendary British speaker designer Ted Jordan, famous for his full-range metal-cone drive units, ALR Jordan is actually German

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    KEF Model 7 review

    KEF Model 7 review

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    A system that promises surround sound without the surrounding speakers, KEF's Model 7 speakers are from the manufacturer's new, swish-looking 'fivetwo' series. For your money you get two very attractive speakers

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    Acoustic Energy Aelite 3 review

    Acoustic Energy Aelite 3 review

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    This £750 per pair Aelite 3 first came under scrutiny a couple of years back, and while it didn't disgrace itself, it didn't really shine either. It was therefore something of a surprise to find it coming back for a second time, apparently unchanged...

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    Ferguson Hill FH007 review

    Ferguson Hill FH007 review

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    There aren't too many among us who can afford to spend £600 on a set of iPod or desktop speakers, but for those with the ways and means, feast your eyes on this beauty from Ferguson Hill...

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    Logitech Z-5450 review

    Logitech Z-5450 review

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    This hulking 5.1 sets has two big selling points - first, it's got wireless rear speakers, and two, it's THX-certified. As such, the Logitechs are a good choice if you want superb sounding games and movies without tripping over cables

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    REL R-305 review

    REL R-305 review

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    Like cars, subwoofers come in a variety of flavours, from cheap and utilitarian all the way up to huge and very expensive. This sub-bass system (you don't simply call RELs 'woofers') is definitely in the posh-yet-compact Porsche bracket

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    REL T2 subwoofer review

    REL T2 subwoofer review

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    For its latest budget T series subwoofer, REL pushes the design envelope. Instead of a reflex port, or a sealed enclosure to tailor the bass, REL chooses a downwards firing main driver in conjunction with a forward facing passive unit

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    Totem Rainmaker review

    Totem Rainmaker review

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    To call a speaker 'Rainmaker' might seem to be tempting fate, particularly here in Britain at a time when flood warnings have replaced drought orders in weather-related tabloid headlines...

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