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PSB Alpha Intro Home Theater Speaker System

Klipsch Synergy Quintet Home Theater Speaker System

“In the deep budget speaker category it has become a common practice to design them here (Canada, eh!), including drivers, but have all manufacturing done in the Orient in order to meet price points. These new Intro models from PSB are made in China, with drivers personally designed by Paul Barton. It’s still not often that you find an aluminum dome tweeter at this price, and here it’s mated with either one (LR) or two (CLR) 3 1/2″ poly-coned woofer/midrange(s)….”

Myryad Home Theater System

Myryad Home Theater System

“Intended to beat obsolescence by being both versatile and modular, the Myryad home theatre system offers whatever combination of 2- and 3-channel amplifiers you need, with a processor that can accommodate up to 7 channels plus subwoofer. The MDP500 provides 9 stereo analog inputs with an additional 7.1 (8, in fact) set for DVD audio or any other format that might come along…”

Paradigm Stylus Indoor/Outdoor HT System

Klipsch Synergy Quintet Home Theater Speaker System

“It seems everybody’s making very compact home theater speakers these days, and in looking at and measuring these from Paradigm, not to mention listening to them, I saw many possible configurations. Now, not many people would want to have an outdoor home theater system, especially those with neighbours, though over the years there’ve been a few people living next door…Ah, let’s not pursue that one….”

Klipch Synergy Quintet Home Theater Loudspeaker System

Klipsch Synergy Quintet Home Theater Speaker System

“The company doesn’t advertise it as such, but this new Klipsch system could be called home-theater-in-a-box, actually two boxes including the subwoofer. The Quintet consists of 4 identical satellite speakers that are tiny, with integral mini-stands that allow angling up or down, and a slightly larger d’Appolito-style centre channel…”

Dahlquist Acoustix System One Dynamic Array

Dahlquist Acoustix Array Home Theater System

“As speakers, the 4 identical towers share a diminutive footprint and very narrow baffle, and all share the same drivers, a fabric dome tweeter, and 3 3 1/2″ cones for bass and midrange; the centre speaker is similarly slim laterally, with 4 of the 3 1/2″ drivers flanking the same tweeter. All of these are designed to operate down to a lower limit of 80 Hz. They are front-ported, but the real bass is reproduced by the subwoofer….”

How we Measure Loudspeakers

Audioengine 5 Powered Speaker System

“Questions arise from time to time about how to interpret the measurements shown with each speaker review. Here’s an explanation of each of the curves in our charts from top to bottom, starting with that showing frequency responses. Pink Noise Sweep: Here at AIG we measure speakers in a room, using some absorbent materials to minimize reflections…”


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