Tangent EXEO CDP CD-player
CD-player Tangent EXEO CDP

Tangent EXEO CDP player was conceived as a source for EXEO AMP integrated amplifier, together with which it will look more harmoniously. The player's design is almost symmetrical. The tray for CDs is strictly in the center and at the equal distance from it there are original controls in the form of massive...
Pioneer PD-S904 CD-player
CD-player Pioneer PD-S904

A distinctive feature of Pioneer PD-S904 in the installation of CD is that it is installed in this player on a massive disc track up. However, a regular user of PD-S904 will quickly get used to such unusual way. The second is very neat and discreet design. On the front panel there is only what you need,...
Pioneer PD-204 CD-player
CD-player Pioneer PD-204

The branded variant of one-bit converter, which has the name of PULSEFLOW, is used in Pioneer PD-204 player. This is the microcircuit, which implements the principle from Pioneer; others - from Sony. Headphones output is adjustable and the volume knob's position does not affect the level on the linear...
Mission SX3 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Mission SX3

Mission SX3 are compact floor standing speaker systems, designed for work in small rooms. These are the two-way speaker systems with bass-reflex and two small ports, placed on the back wall. The location of speakers is almost symmetrical that allows achieving better polar pattern. These are two bass...
KEF XQ1 Bookshelf speakers
Bookshelf speakers KEF XQ1

The bodies of KEF XQ1 look like kegs. All the panels, except the front and rear, are convex. The front panel is milled from aluminum and has the bass-reflex port of complex form. Super tweeter with 19-mm titanium dome stands in the separate chromed body. Similar to it shining "bullets" from the bottom...
Jamo C601 Bookshelf speakers
Bookshelf speakers Jamo C601

The Danish Jamo always differs by very wide assortment, covering almost all price niches - from budget to "premium" class. The model, which we will now listen to - C601 - is included in Concert series, designed for use in both stereo and multi-channel systems. Compact speaker systems provide the installation...
Focal-JMLab Chorus 726 S Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Focal-JMLab Chorus 726 S

716 S is the model from the fully upgraded Chorus series. It is immediately felt that the developers thoroughly challenged for purity of sound against foreign substances. Strong body is reinforced with bulkheads, and a solid MDF panel is installed in its bottom part - to reduce the efficiency of wave...
KEF iQ3 Bookshelf speakers
Bookshelf speakers KEF iQ3

The main feature of iQ series is Uni-Q module, which is a combination of MF/LF-speakers and HF-tweeter. A 19-mm tweeter with aluminum dome and powerful neodymium magnets is recessed into the center of MF/LF-speaker. Coaxial location of sound sources of different frequencies smoothes polar pattern and...
Monitor Audio Silver RS8 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Monitor Audio Silver RS8

Silver RS8 is the most powerful speaker system in Silver RS series. Sharp corners are eliminated in the design, all the edges are neatly rounded. The protective mesh also has rounded corners. A 25-mm tweeter with gilt C-CAM dome, located behind metallic protective grill, is based on the best tweeter...
Elac FS 208.2 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Elac FS 208.2

2.5-way Elac FS 208.2 are considered to be the pinnacle of technological evolution. The diffusers of 180-mm woofers are stamped from a special aluminum "sandwich", not coloring the sound. JET III tweeter can't also be called an ordinary, which is equipped with powerful neodymium magnets and is able to...
Polk Audio LSi15 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Polk Audio LSi15

The appearance of Polk Audio LSi15 cases mixed emotions. The bodies styled under black piano lacquer look expensive and respectable, but the finish of side panels, which a 20-cm woofer is built into, reminds a vinyl film. Superior tweeter in the upper section stands between two 135-mm midbasses (diffusers...
Canton GLE 436 Bookshelf speakers
Bookshelf speakers Canton GLE 436

Canton GLE 436 is a classical two-way monitor with bass-reflex, the port of which is put on the back wall. Each weighty case has a pair of original emitters of own design. High-frequency area of working band is sounded by an inch tweeter with soft fabric dome, placed into small horn. Despite of budget...
Elac FS 67.2 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Elac FS 67.2

In the vast catalogue of Elac FS 67.2 floor standing speaker systems lie closer to initial level. Slim 2.5-way systems have carefully muted bodies with massive frontal panel of increased thickness, on which there are own produced drivers. Mid-low-frequency section is presented by a pair of identical...
NAD T743 AV-receiver
AV-receiver NAD T743

The time-tested Hi-Fi solutions reign in the construction of NAD receiver: working for the front pre-amplifiers are connected with corresponding power amplifiers by removable jumpers; there are a switchable Soft Clipping limiter, attenuator of analog inputs and two (!) outputs for subwoofer. The concept...
Heco Celan 800 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Heco Celan 800

Heco Celan 800 is the most powerful floor standing speaker system in top Celan series. The body made of MDF in the form of irregular hexahedron is carefully reinforced by struts and finished with qualitative natural veneer. On the top there is an optimized for middle frequencies speaker with the diffuser...
Marantz SR4500 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Marantz SR4500

The front panel of Marantz SR4500 receiver is decorated in traditional, "symmetrical" style. Big handle on the left is the input selector, the right one is responsible for volume control. Under the display there are call button of additional modes and multi-functional "cross", answering not only for...
Pioneer VSX-916 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Pioneer VSX-916

The front panel of Pioneer VSX-916 has quite large display and successful layout. The purpose of all controls on the receiver as well as on the remote control (by the way, it also has a display) are easily recognized, that's why the device is comfortable and easy to be adjusted and used. The receiver...
Sony STR-DE595 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Sony STR-DE595

The notch on the front panel of Sony STR-DE595 receiver acts as work area for setting controls. The solution is so ergonomic that you want to make installation from the receiver's facade without looking in the manual. Algorithm of installation is thought out; much of it contributes to increase the accuracy...
ELAC FS 197 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers ELAC FS 197

In 2.5-way Elac FS 197 speaker systems the drivers are located symmetrically and this provides higher unity of sound. A pair of branded woofers is equipped with 140-mm multilayered diffusers with cellulose base reinforcing aluminum foil, applied over it. Such structure has a minimal weight and at the...
Focal-JMlab Chorus 714 S Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Focal-JMlab Chorus 714 S

The French company Focal-JMlab is famous among audiophiles by high-quality speaker systems, built on the base of unique technical solutions. Chorus 714 S was not an exception. These speaker systems are built by 2.5-way scheme with bass-reflex port on the front panel. A unique tweeter made of aluminum-magnesium...