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Speaker Face-Off III: High End Bookshelves

by , , Steve DellaSala May 31, 2005

 

Original Publish Date: Nov, 2002

You may be puzzled when you look at this Loudspeaker Face Off Review and notice that there are brands and models of Loudspeakers ranging drastically in price and size. There are reasons to our madness as to why we choose such a diverse range of Loudspeakers to review.

  • These were the speakers available to us for the review.
  • Most importantly, price and size don't always dictate quality.

So on with the Face Off we say, and bring on the amusic!

 

Electronics & Accessories

Description

Sony TA-E9000es

Preamp/Processor Firmware Ver. 2.01

Sherbourn 5/1500A

200/300 watt x 5 Power Amplifier

Aragon Soundstage

Preamp/Processor

Aragon 8008x3

200/400 watt /ch x 3 Power Amplifier

Aragon 8002

150/300 watt/ch x 2 Power Amplifier

Harman Kardon AVI 200mkii

Integrated Pro-logic Amplifier

Sony CDP CA 8ES

CD Changer

Harman Kardon FL8350

CD Changer

Apature OFC 12awg

Speaker Cables

Monster Cable Z2 speaker wire

Speaker Cables

Apature Interconnects

RCA / Digital Interconnects

Velodyne SPL 800

8" 600watt Subwoofer

RBH Signature 1010-SEP

Dual 10" Aluminum subwoofer with 350watt amp.

 

 

 

Speakers Tested

Retail Price

Alon Napoleon (5 Napoleon Satellites and ThunderBolt Subwoofer)

$3499/system

B&W DM602S1

$599/pair

Paradigm Studio 40v2

$1200/pair

RBH 61-LSE Limited Edition Signature Series

$1795/pair

Monitor Audio GR-10 Gold Series

$1495/pair

Axiom Audio M22ti

$400/pair

 

 

 
 

Reviewers

 

Background

 

Gene DellaSala (GDS)

 

Electrical Engineer; Founder and Chief Technical Writer for Audioholics.com

 

Steve DellaSala

 

Mechanical Engineer; Musician and Cofounder of Audioholics.com

 

Clint DeBoer

 

Recording Engineer and Multimedia Developer

 

 

 

About the author:
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Gene manages this organization, establishes relations with manufacturers and keeps Audioholics a well oiled machine. His goal is to educate about home theater and develop more standards in the industry to eliminate consumer confusion clouded by industry snake oil.

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