CD-player

The Marantz CD-63 is a versatile, moderate-price CD player featuring a number of technical innovations that contribute to its performance. These involve developments that affect both...
Marantz CD-63
Digital-to-Analog Converter

If you have doubts about the performance of the digital-to-analog converters (DAC’s) in your CD or laserdisc playerâ€"because they are too old to have benefited from recent improvements...
Audio Alchemy DAC-in-the-Box
Speaker System

Phase Technology’s 7T loudspeaker was specifically designed for use in home theater installations. The company says that in such a setting the 7T’s precise imaging and soundstage...
Phase Technology 7T
Speaker System

Although it is not Snell’s most expensive speaker, the Type D has been designed and manufactured to the same exacting standards as the company’s most costly models. For example,...
Snell type D
Audio/Video Preamplifier

In the old daysâ€"around ten years agoâ€"only big electronics companies could afford the production costs associated with microprocessor-controlled audio equipment. Even then, a component...
B&K AVP2000
Speaker System

For many years Velodyne has been known for its line of powered subwoofers, currently comprising at least eight models. The company has now taken the logical next step with the introduction...
Velodyne DF-661
Cassette Deck

The Model KX-580 is the newest member of the Yamaha line of cassette decks. Designed for users who want to minimize cost but still insist on most of the advanced features normally found...
Yamaha KX-580
Speaker System

The new ADS S-Class family of compact loudspeakers was designed, the company says, to provide exceptional sound quality at moderate prices. The ADS S-700, which we tested, is the largest...
ADS S-700
Stereo Amplifier

The Luxman A-383 is a powerful and versatile stereo integrated amplifier with a number of features rarely found in this type of component. Although a two-channel amplifier and therefore...
Luxman A-383
CD Changer

The Yamaha CDC-805 CD changer can play as many as five discs automatically in addition to operating as a conventional single-disc player. Its carousel-type disc-changing system uses...
Yamaha CDC-805
Speaker System

The JBL XPL140, a moderate-size floor-standing three-way speaker system, is unusual in its use of titanium-dome drivers for the mid-frequency and treble ranges. Its 1-inch tweeter operates...
JBL XPL 140
Tuner/Preamplifier

The current Carver line of audio components includes several compact, low-profile units that provide excellent performance in minimal space. One of these is the new CT-6 tuner/preamplifier,...
Carver CT-6