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  1. 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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    Quad 22L2 review

    Quad 22L2 review

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    Founded in 1936, Quad is one of British hi-fi's biggest names, though these days it's part of the Chinese IAG group. It's probably best known for its amplifiers, and for creating the world's first full-range electrostatic loudspeaker

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    Opera Seconda review

    Opera Seconda review

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    Opera loudspeakers is part of a sizeable hi-fi manufacturing operation based just outside Treviso, in the north-east corner of Italy. Opera itself is a specialist speaker brand, but shares premises, ownership and distribution with the Unison operation

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    JVC TH-L1 review

    JVC TH-L1 review

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    The TH-L1 from JVC is a one-box surround system with a difference. Not only is it designed to deliver 5.1 sound from a DVD player, but it also accommodates an iPod, USB flash drives and even 1080p video sources.

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    B&W 683 review

    B&W 683 review

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    The 683 is the top model in B&W's most recent incarnation of the entry-level 600 Series. It's not a speaker range to be taken lightly, especially given that B&W is one of the largest dedicated loudspeaker makers in the world

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    Yamaha Soavo 2 review

    Yamaha Soavo 2 review

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    Yamaha's history in loudspeakers includes some notable successes, from the legendary NS1000 models of the 1970s to the highly successful NS10M near-field studio monitor of the 1980s and 1990s, so there's plenty of precedent for the new Soavos

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    Wharfedale Airedale Neo review

    Wharfedale Airedale Neo review

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    If you happen to live in Yorkshire, you'll know that Wharfedale is one of the incredibly beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The rest of us will recognise 'Wharfedale' purely as the name of one of the first British specialist loudspeaker manufacturers

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    Focal Chorus 800 review

    Focal Chorus 800 review

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    The once dominant British loudspeaker industry is not what it used to be. Most of the names are still there; KEF, Celestion, Wharfedale, Mission and Quad are still world-conquering brands, but they are all Far Eastern manufacturers now

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    Revel Concerta F12 review

    Revel Concerta F12 review

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    Revel is a US loudspeaker specialist that started out in the mid-1990s. It's part of the giant Harman conglomerate, alongside the rather better-known and longer-established JBL brand

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    Monopulse 32S review

    Monopulse 32S review

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    Relatively young as hi-fi companies go, MonoPulse was founded by Allan Hendry, who spent much of his life in electronics working on pulsed, phased-array radar systems, and then applied his knowledge to his lifelong passion for hi-fi and loudspeakers

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    Epos M16 review

    Epos M16 review

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    Epos has long had a reputation for producing attractively compact speakers with genuine audiophile appeal, and has managed to maintain this status through several changes in ownership

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    Dynaudio Focus 140 review

    Dynaudio Focus 140 review

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    The Danish Dynaudio brand has always focused on the upper end of the loudspeaker market, and while it does have an Audience range that comes with vinyl wood-print finish, all of the company's costlier ranges feature real-wood veneers

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    DALI Mentor 1 review

    DALI Mentor 1 review

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    DALI is short for Danish Audiophile Loudspeaker Industries, and the company makes a large number of different speaker ranges designed to appeal to a broad customer base

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    Jamo S606 HCS 6 review

    Jamo S606 HCS 6 review

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    Part of its value-driven Studio range, Jamo's S606 system is straightforward. The S606 HCS 3 main box contains the main, rear and centre speakers. The S606 HCS 6 system here adds a second, smaller box with a SUB 250 subwoofer

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    iLuv i552 review

    iLuv i552 review

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    Here's something you don't see every day - a fully portable iPod speaker with all the trimmings and, tucked under the iPod dock, a radio too! We've seen radios on iPod speakers before, but only on desktop models

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    Audio Pro Allroom review

    Audio Pro Allroom review

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    The Allroom Sat is a beautifully crafted satellite speaker available in eight funky colour-ways, plus black and white finishes. Each 15cm tall satellite is constructed from teardrop shaped MDF cabinets, handsprayed with eight layers of high-gloss lacquer

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    Yamaha YSP-1000 review

    Yamaha YSP-1000 review

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    The YSP-1000 is the latest incarnation of Yamaha's Digital Sound Projection technology, offering a discreet virtual surround amplifier and speaker system that fits neatly beneath a flatpanel TV or monitor screen

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    Nimzy Vibro Max review

    Nimzy Vibro Max review

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    Occasionally we're offered something for review that's so bizarre we just have to try it to see if it works at all. Frankly, when we were told that this ridiculously-named gadget turns any flat surface into a loudspeaker we didn't have very high hopes

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    Tannoy Glenair 10 review

    Tannoy Glenair 10 review

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    The Glenair 10 is an attempt to bring an up-to-date aesthetic to Tannoy's classic, top-end Prestige loudspeaker range. The number refers to the driver size - the other model in the Glenair series has a 375mm drive unit in place of the 250mm driver here

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    Jamo C80 review

    Jamo C80 review

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    Since coming under the wing of the US Klipsch Group, Jamo appears to have gone from strength to strength. The company's range now dovetails neatly with its American masters, delivering products to regions where Klipsch don't go.

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    Cerwin-Vega! CLS Series -1 review

    Cerwin-Vega! CLS Series -1 review

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    Thankfully, I have possibly the ideal neighbours for a speaker reviewer. They are sweet people who are mostly out during the day, and should they be home when I am testing stuff, they don't seem to mind a bit, even if I'm shaking the wall with kit.

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    Tannoy Mercury F4 review

    Tannoy Mercury F4 review

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    Although Tannoy is now owned by a Danish ProAudio company, it has always operated successfully across all loudspeaker sectors, from the smallest AV satellites right through to exceedingly loud ship's foghorns.

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    Quad ESL 2805 review

    Quad ESL 2805 review

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    This is the fiftieth anniversary of a hi-fi legend. It was 1957 when Quad stunned the hi-fi world by introducing the first full-range speaker based an electrostatic (as distinct from the usual electro-dynamic) principle of operation

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    Q Acoustics 1030 review

    Q Acoustics 1030 review

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    A relatively new brand, Q Acoustics was invented by Armour Home Electronics, itself a recent operation that brings together and distributes a number of well-known British names like Alphason, Myryad and QED.

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    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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