Speaker System

Polk Audio’s three-piece Reference Monitor speaker system, the RM-3000, consists of two small satellite speakers and a subwoofer module. Although this general configuration is currently...
Polk Audio RM3000
CD-player

The moderate-price Magnavox CDB630, manufactured in Belgium by Philips, is the most feature-laden CD player we have tested. Even a sketchy description of its special capabilities and...
Magnavox CDB-630
Speaker System

The Ambiance is the second speaker designed by Henry Kloss for his Cambridge SoundWorks. Like the first, the four piece Ensemble, it is sold directly by the manufacturer instead of...
Cambridge SoundWorks Ambiance
Speaker System

About six years ago dbx introduced an innovative loudspeaker system, the Soundfield One, that was designed to provide a firmly fixed stereo stage over a wide range of listening and...
dbx Soundfield SF5000
Integrated Amplifier

The Nikko IA600 is a powerful integrated amplifier, rated to deliver 120 watts per channel into 8-ohm loads from 20 to 20,000 Hz with no more than 0.01 percent total harmonic distortion...
Nikko IA-600
Speaker System

The Snell E/III is a floor-standing, two-way vented speaker system. Its single 8-inch woofer is located just above the center of the speaker panel, with a 1-inch soft-dome tweeter above...
Snell Type E/III
CD-player

Though priced near the bottom of the range for home compact disc players, the Vector Research VCD-410R features dual 18-bit digital-to-analog (D/A) converters and eight-times-oversampling...
Vector Research VCD-410R
Preamplifier

The slow but steady seep of video capabilities into traditional audio components is no better exemplified than by the CX-2, Yamaha’s next-to-the-top separate preamplifier. It provides...
Yamaha CX-2
CD Changer

The Sherwood CDC-5030R is a five-disc carousel-type CD changer. Though as compact as many single-disc players, it provides a full complement of operating and programming features. Its...
Sherwood CDC-5030R
Speaker System

Cerwin-Vega says it designed its VS loudspeakers to provide a high ratio of performance to price, including an exceptional dynamic-range capability. The moderately priced VS-100, next...
Cerwin-Vega VS-100
A/V receiver

Denon describes the new AVR-800 as a more affordable version of its higher-end audio/video receivers. The AVR-800 is a five-channel surround-sound receiver with three 60-watt amplifiers...
Denon AVR-800
Speaker System

B&W Loudspeakers, which was headed for many years by its cofounder, the late John Bowers, has earned an enviable reputation for high-quality loudspeakers spanning a wide range of sizes...
B&W DM305