Kenwood KRF-V5070D AV-receiver
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V5070D

In an effort to reduce the number of buttons on the front panel of Kenwood KRF-V5070D receiver the developers put on it three rotatable controls. One of them is Multi Control - it controls mainly installation. Here are concentrated: selection of loudspeakers' type (even special installations for three...
KEF C4 Subwoofer
Subwoofer KEF C4

The appearance of KEF C4 sbuwoofer is moderately conservative, only frontal slotted bass-reflex outlooks on the body with classical sizes. Low-frequency driver here is of 8 inches (200 mm), the amplifier is also not the most powerful, but 200 W for usual living room will be enough. The body is assembled...
KEF Kube-1 Subwoofer
Subwoofer KEF Kube-1

You can buy a small active KEF Kube-1 sub separately and as well as a part of several design sets of speaker systems, for work of which it is designed. The sub has an acoustic design with passive emitter, allowing you to get deeper bass with minimal sizes of the body. For this the developers used an...
Jamo Sub 250 Subwoofer
Subwoofer Jamo Sub 250

The body of Jamo Sub 250 has quite unusual design. U-shaped "cap" is made of MDF and the bottom, frontal and back walls are from plastic. A 200-mm long stroke speaker is attached to lower wall. The slot of bass-reflex is formed by upper and back walls and directed to the back. Peak power of BASH amplifier...
DALI Zensor 7 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers DALI Zensor 7

The shapes of DALI Zensor 7 speaker systems are classical in general; an aluminum stand, made in form of light frame, slightly revives the design. Against the background of monotonous MDF podiums, such stand looks interesting. The front panel of the system is glossy, the rest part has the wood grain...
Focal-JMLab Chorus 706 S Bookshelf speakers
Bookshelf speakers Focal-JMLab Chorus 706 S

One of the largest manufacturers of speaker systems in the world, Focal-JMLab form the French city Saint-Etienne, always showed a rigorous approach to the creation of their own dynamical heads. Chorus 706 S differs by a new THC tweeter (as usual, with the inverted dome) and improved MF/LF speakers made...
Denon PMA-525R Amplifier
Amplifier Denon PMA-525R

Smooth adjustment of loudness is implemented in Denon PMA-525R. When "SOURCE DIRECT" button is on, it turns off as well as controls of balance and timbre. By the way, about timbres. The results of measurements showed that this device has absolutely equal rise and slope - 9 dB in basses and tops that...
Pioneer XV-DV313 Home Theatre System
Home Theatre System Pioneer XV-DV313

The bevel on the front panel of Pioneer XV-DV313 receiver not only ennobles the central unit, but also serves as "landing place" for controls. Such solution allowed removing them from DVD transport: even at the extended tray the access to buttons is not blocked. The acquaintance with the options of initial...
Denon PMA-710AE Amplifier
Amplifier Denon PMA-710AE

Denon PMA-710AE has replaced quite successful PMA-700AE. The amplifier almost hasn't been changed externally and can be easily confused with its predecessor. Well, the design of the novelty is tested by time: a large transformer with separate windings for control circuits and audio path, qualitative...
Mission MX3 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Mission MX3

Among the whole MX series of the English Mission the model under the index of MX3 is the most available from floor standing speaker systems. With relatively modest dimensions the speaker system are quite massive (almost 20 kg). If you fill the existing ballast compartment with grit, the weight will significantly...
Klipsch RF-10 Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Klipsch RF-10

The construction of RF-10 from the American Klipsch company comes from reputed reference series (RF= Reference Floor). Despite of the fact that this is the youngest speaker systems in the series, the researches widely used in the older "brothers" are used here. A 25-mm tweeter's dome is hidden in the...
JVC RX-6042S AV-receiver
AV-receiver JVC RX-6042S

Trying to decrease the number of buttons on the remote control the developers of JVC RX-6042S receiver made the front panel the main zone. In particular, the parameters of initial installation, not requiring evaluation by ear, are selected only from "facade" with a help of the branded rotary-push Multi-Jog...
Sony STR-V555ES AV-receiver
AV-receiver Sony STR-V555ES

Familiarity with this amazingly flexible in setting model was accompanied by constant surprise. For example, having such incredible set of features, which Sony STR-V555ES receiver has, it turned out that a full-scale listening of 6.1 format was impossible: there are only five amplification channels....
Sony STR-DA5000ES AV-receiver
AV-receiver Sony STR-DA5000ES

Sony always tries to be one step ahead of its competitors. A seven-channel STR-DA5000ES, which was released in 2003, also confirms this. The brain of the device is two 32-bit processors, performing multichannel decoding, processing and correction in high sound resolution. Control system allows you to...
Marantz SR5200 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Marantz SR5200

The "champagne" body of Marantz SR5200 receiver is all-metal; controls are located with perfect symmetry: rotary volume control is balanced with surround mode choice hand-knob. In addition to them and main functions control buttons, there is AV-input on the front panel, which works only with analog audio...
Yamaha RX-V771 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Yamaha RX-V771

The model RX-V771 is the latest addition to the catalog of Yamaha, which replaced the popular RX-V767. The novelty has received a network Ethernet interface with advanced functionality and a digital part with more perfected DAC - PCM1781. The number of HDMI 1.4 terminals impresses - 6 inputs and 2 outputs...
Naim NAIT 5i Amplifier
Amplifier Naim NAIT 5i

Not that long ago RCA and Naim audio equipment were incompatible ideas. The engineers from Salisbury preferred only DIN connectors and even gave powerful theoretical grounds for it. But this persistence turned into a headache for the average consumer. The situation has been changed only after the company...
Naim Allae Floor standing speakers
Floor standing speakers Naim Allae

At first glance, there is nothing special in the appearance of Naim Allae - well, maybe only woofer is installed above the tweeter, not vice versa. However, you will find in them many distinctive and sometimes puzzling design solutions. Allae are two-way composite systems with an external crossover (it...
Sony STR-DB790 AV-receiver
AV-receiver Sony STR-DB790

Sony STR-DB790 is the receiver, playing 6.1 channel recordings without compromises: appropriate decoders and the additional amplifier for central back channel are in place. Full set of decoders is added by the branded DCS technology, recreating the acoustics of some Hollywood editing studios at the listening...
Kenwood KRF-V4550D AV-receiver
AV-receiver Kenwood KRF-V4550D

"If only it had DTS decoder...", our experts sorrowed. Yeah, Kenwood KRF-V4550D is equipped with only Dolby Digital/Pro Logic. Switching of video signal is organized not usually: yellow RCA connectors are collected in a separate bunch and designated by A-E letters so it is difficult to understand where...