NAD 517 CD-player
NAD 517 CD-player

The English company NAD remains true to its principles in the design development of equipment. A typical example is the NAD 517 CD player, which is made in the best ascetic traditions of technical design. NAD 517 is a carousel type and is able to fit 5 discs in its carousel. Unlike the previous model...
Energy C-1 Bookshelf speakers
Energy C-1 Bookshelf speakers

The slender C-1 is the smallest in the Canadian Energy Connoisseur line. Sound systems made in silver-steel colors look festive. New drivers are designed specifically for the series. The dome of the tweeter is protected by a sea-green plastic sleeve. The decorative lattice is fixed unconventionally -...
Infinity Primus 300 Floor standing speakers
Infinity Primus 300 Floor standing speakers

The relatively recently released Infinity Primus series is designed to cover a highly demanded price segment below that occupied by the Alpha line. The hierarchy of a small series consists of three classic models, a center channel speaker system and an active subwoofer. The appearance of the three-lane...
Sound Dynamics R85 Bookshelf speakers
Sound Dynamics R85 Bookshelf speakers

The Sound Dynamics R85 is a two-way bass reflex speaker system with a port on the rear panel. With a detailed analysis of the sound, the most favorable impression is left by the range served by the low-frequency driver. The average sensitivity spread is 2.5 dB in the absence of large scale ups and downs....
Mordaunt-Short MS-05i Bookshelf speakers
Mordaunt-Short MS-05i Bookshelf speakers

Mordaunt-Short MS-05i is a two-way speaker system. There are two bass-reflex ports on the front panel of the speakers. The cone woofer, manufactured using proprietary technology (MCS-technology), has a diameter of 100 mm, the dome of the polyamide tweeter is 10 mm. The black baby (170x260x180 mm) looks...
Infinity BETA 20 Bookshelf speakers
Infinity BETA 20 Bookshelf speakers

The front panel is covered with a removable metal grill, and the bass-reflex port is brought out to the back. The solid-diameter port has a rounded exit (the engineers obviously tried to minimize the whistle that occurs when playing low bass). But there is also a fundamental difference from competitors:...
Infinity Reference 11i Bookshelf speakers
Infinity Reference 11i Bookshelf speakers

The Infinity Reference 11i is a two-way bass reflex speaker system (the bass reflex port is located on the back of the speaker). Strict design without "architectural frills" sets you up for an attentive attitude to the essence - to the sound. A detailed acquaintance with the system, especially with the...
KLH Pro 21 Bookshelf speakers
KLH Pro 21 Bookshelf speakers

The two-way KLH Pro 21 has a bass reflex port located on the rear panel. The diameter of the low-frequency driver with a polypropylene cone is 163 mm, the diameter of the dome of the tweeter is 22 mm. The recommended power range of the amplifier is 5-120 W, there is a magnetic protection. Dimensions:...
Harbeth P3ESR Bookshelf speakers
Harbeth P3ESR Bookshelf speakers

In acoustic systems, a small metal tweeter with a ferromagnetic coolant operates, covered with a frequent cellular metal mesh. Bass and mids are sounded by a speaker, classical in size and profile, with a very steep cone opening, on the softest half-wave rubber suspension. The synthetic material of the...
Technics SL-PG440 CD-player
Technics SL-PG440 CD-player

The overall impression of the traditionally high-quality design of this company's turntables is somewhat reduced by looking at the front panel made of plastic. The downside is noisy mechanics both during playback and loading and unloading the disc. At a low volume, the noise of mechanical components...
Onkyo TA-6510 Cassette deck
Onkyo TA-6510 Cassette deck

A three-motor tape drive mechanism with two capstans and a closed path, three heads, Dolby B and C noise reduction, an effective HX Pro system and Accubias proprietary bias current adjustment system - this is not a complete list of technical solutions that determine the high quality of Onkyo TA-6510....
B&W DM603 S3 Floor standing speakers
B&W DM603 S3 Floor standing speakers

The DM603 S3 is the middle of three floorstanders in the 600 series, led by the three-way DM604. Work with low frequencies here is entrusted to a woofer with an aluminum dome-conical diffuser. Such a design of the membrane, in theory, significantly increases the frequencies of the first bending resonances,...
Aiwa NSX-V800 Mini stereo system
Aiwa NSX-V800 Mini stereo system

New from Aiwa is a series of models "NSX Dynamic Sound". Justifying this corporate slogan, the Aiwa NSX-V800 is dynamic in the broadest sense of the word: high output power of 60 watts per channel (RMS, at 10% distortion), extensive functionality and modern design. One of the features of the Aiwa NSX-V800...
Aiwa XC-950 CD-player
Aiwa XC-950 CD-player

Like all Aiwa units in this series, XC-950 has a wide range of additional features and functions. But first, about the electronic stuffing. In the XC-950, as in most modern players, a single-bit double digital-to-analog converter "bit stream" is used. To improve filtering after such processing, a linear...
Aiwa NSX-S30 Mini stereo system
Aiwa NSX-S30 Mini stereo system

The "thirtieth" model in the long S line is the second of the younger ones. This is probably why the developers did not equip the cassette player with an auto-reverse, assigning it the role of a CD copier to a "normal" type tape. Record? It's easy - you press one button that synchronizes the start of...
Aiwa AD-WX828 Cassette deck
Aiwa AD-WX828 Cassette deck

As always, the company is represented by a device with very large functionality and technical improvements. Although for tape recorders of this class it is enough to automatically determine the type of tape used, but only in the AD-WX828 there is a separate indication of them for each pull. Optimization...
Arcam Alpha 7 CD-player
Arcam Alpha 7 CD-player

Generally speaking, the strategy of releasing a line of devices based on one simple base model with the possibility of upgrading it "upward" by "dry" replacement of individual blocks (i.e. without soldering) exchanged by dealers with an additional payment of the difference in the price of the old and...
Denon AVR-1600 AV-receiver
Denon AVR-1600 AV-receiver

The Denon AVR-1600 receiver is very traditional both in external design and in the ideology of the organization of management. The DSP mode is selected by a direct call from the front panel, and then the parameters are adjusted from the remote control. Along with modes for music videos (ROCK ARENA and...
Denon AVR-1602 AV-receiver
Denon AVR-1602 AV-receiver

The receiver differs minimally from its predecessor. Its main advantage is the presence of a Dolby Pro Logic II decoder. But this alone is worth a lot. The features of the new version of Dolby Pro Logic II include the presence of two sound processing modes, especially for film and music. And the manufacturer...
Rotel RA-05 SE Amplifier
Rotel RA-05 SE Amplifier

The amplifier is assembled in a slim-case with a height of 7 centimeters. On the front panel, in addition to the mandatory attributes - volume knobs and input selector, there are treble / bass and balance controls, as well as a Tape / Source recording switch. There is a bypass of the tone block and load...