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PSB Image 4T Loudspeaker

PSB Image 4T

“PSB has just introduced its Image series of speakers that promise “high-impact performance with a low impact on your lifestyle and on your budget”, according to their brochure. There are 10 models in the group, including a subwoofer and two centre channels. The 4T is pretty close to the middle of the group, a tower model that uses a pair of polypropylene coned 5″ woofer/mid drivers and a 1 1/2″ aluminum dome tweeter that is ferrofluid damped in a front-ported reflex enclosure…”

PMC FB1 Loudspeaker

PMC FB1 Loudspeaker

“PMC is primarily a professional speaker maker, who also distribute Bryston products in Britain to both pro and consumer markets. In turn, Bryston handles PMC products in North America in both markets. Quite a few post production studios have recently installed Bryston/PMC surround monitoring systems, and the list of films and TV programs monitored through these systems steadily grows…”

Waveform Mach Solo

Waveform Mach Solo

“The Waveform Mach Solo is a smaller version of the mighty Mach 17, with only one woofer, and a passive crossover. The 17 comes with an electronic crossover made for Waveform by Bryston, and costs $12,000. The egg midrange/tweeter module is the same in all models, though a different woofer/midrange driver is used in the MC. The Solo woofer is a 10″ treated paper cone driver with a rolled rubber surround. The crossover is a 4th order Linkwitz- Riley type (14-dB/Octave) at 575 and 1850 Hz. Low end response is said to extend to 35 Hz in a normal room…”

Denon AVR-3300 Home Theater Receiver

Denon AVR-3300 Home Theatre Receiver

“According to Phil Bryant of Denon Canada, the AVR-3300 is Denon’s most successful receiver under $2,000 in recent years and has constantly oversold in Canada and the United States since October. It sits third from the top in Denon’s line; above it are the AVR-4800 which is similar but with THX(ex) certification at $3,400, and the mammoth AVR-5700 at $4,800…”

Technics SH-AC500D Surround Processor

Technics SH-AC500D Surround Processor

“A couple of years ago I reviewed the Technics SH-AC300 surround processor, and liked its value and ease of use. It’s been in and out of my home theatre system since, serving as a stopgap between the often-more-expensive components that come in for review…”

Blue Circle Audio BC 22 Stereo Power Amplifier

Blue Circle Audio BC22

“The thing that sets the BC22 apart from the numerous amps at this price point is a product of its very nature. The BC22 is a broad appeal product built by a niche market company in a category where the inverse is generally the rule; a dressed down exotic rather than a gussied up generic. Whether this is better as a rule is impossible to say, but it certainly has some advantages in this case…”


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