AT A GLANCE Plus
Powerful, deep bass from
a compact 10-inch box
Elegant visual design
Flexible, fully implemented two-way crossover
A small, or at least smaller, subwoofer that goes truly low, loud, and clean—and looks sharp doing it.
What can you say about a subwoofer? It goes this low, that loud. It has these jacks, knobs, and features and is yea big and costs yon dollars. And really, that’s about it; almost all other discussion is so much verbiage.
Response “flatness” from a speaker covering barely two octaves is of little consideration unless a sub is horribly peaky (a few are), especially since room effects invariably dwarf such variations anyway.
Like so many British (and, for that matter, American) ür-audio brands, KEF — originally Kent Engineering & Foundry — had its roots in the post- WWII technology boom. In KEF’s case, it grew inside a Quonset hut on the grounds of the aforementioned foundry. A half-century down the road the Kentish maker is still there (in Kent, not in the metal shed!), still focused on its core competency (loudspeakers), and still producing wholly excellent designs.
Klipsch's XF-48: Strong, Slim, and SexyXP-48KlipschXF-48Klipsch began making high-performance speakers well before the advent of the transistor, so when it unveils an all-new flagship design, the world pays
Marantz drops another solid receiver00699927260255MarantzSR7002Marantz is one of the grand old names of American audio, and though the seminal hi-fi firm founded by Saul Marantz in 1952 is long gone, the gold-a
A year or so ago, a new "universal" DVD player - one that could handle both DVD-Audio and Super Audio CD multichannel music recordings as well as conventional DVDs and CDs - priced at anything less than a thousand bucks might have been big news. Today, a growing number of universal players are finding their way onto dealers' shelves.