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Klipsch Reference Premiere 5.1.2 Speaker Package Review

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“The Klipsch Reference Premiere RP-500A is an upward-firing module that is designed to create the illusion of overhead channels by bouncing sounds off the ceiling. It utilises the same 5.25-inch spun copper Cerametallic midbass driver and 1-inch titanium LTS vented hybrid Tractrix horn-loaded tweeter as the rest of the line-up, but also includes Dolby’s proprietary technology (although it also works with DTS:X soundtracks).

The RP-500A is more versatile than your average Atmos/DTS:X module, with the option of a surround, height or upward-firing orientation. Depending on your speaker configuration, you simply flip the switch on the rear between Atmos or surround. There’s a keyhole for wall mounting, and the binding posts are housed in a recessed area for tidier cabling when placed on top of another speaker.”

 

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Focal 300IWLCR6 in-wall loudspeaker review

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Calling on the speaker’s subtler side with Paddington (Blu-ray) didn’t disappoint. The creature’s capers and the charismatic dialogue of the cast shone through the soundstage. From the ambience of the jungles of Peru to the bustling London streets, the 300IWLCR6s created an enviably believable atmosphere, even in stereo.

I can’t fault the 300IWLCR6’s ease of installation and its performance is top-notch. The open-backed design may mean some fine-tuning of EQ to get a reasonably flat response depending on your walls, but the underlying engineering, engaging sound and articulate dialogue handling make them a standout design in a crowded market.

 

 

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Klipsch Reference Premiere Theater Room IN WALL SPEAKERS!

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Focal 300IWLCR6 in-wall loudspeaker review

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Calling on the speaker’s subtler side with Paddington (Blu-ray) didn’t disappoint. The creature’s capers and the charismatic dialogue of the cast shone through the soundstage. From the ambience of the jungles of Peru to the bustling London streets, the 300IWLCR6s created an enviably believable atmosphere, even in stereo.

I can’t fault the 300IWLCR6’s ease of installation and its performance is top-notch. The open-backed design may mean some fine-tuning of EQ to get a reasonably flat response depending on your walls, but the underlying engineering, engaging sound and articulate dialogue handling make them a standout design in a crowded market. ”

 

 

 

 

 

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Paradigm Monitor SE 3000F Speaker System Review

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“The only setup step that required a modicum of brainpower was to download Paradigm’s Subwoofer Control and ARC apps to my iPhone and configure the V12 subwoofer for both music and movie room installations. Both apps use Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) to connect to the subwoofer. Once a link has been made, Subwoofer Control offers Music, Movie, and Night EQ modes, along with volume, low pass filter (variable in 1-Hz steps from 30 to 120 Hz with third order, fourth order, and filter bypass settings), phase (variable in 1-degree steps from 0 to 180 degrees, with a polarity inversion setting), and Deep Bass Level (adjustable in 1dB steps from -10 to +10 dB).”
 

 

 

 

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GoldenEar Dolby Atmos System Review

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PSB Alpha T20 Speaker System Review

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After breaking the system in by using it to watch TV for a few days, I began my critical listening with two-channel music played full-range through the T20s without a sub. Right out of the gate, familiar PSB hallmarks such as an articulate and detailed midrange and powerful, dynamic bass were easy to hear. With its punchy, articulate bass line and a soundstage depth that placed the drum kit well behind, yet tightly focused between, the speakers, “Last Plane Out” by Toy Matinee showed me what was possible with the PSB towers. Lower-cost speakers are often be voiced in a way that attempts to make them sound bigger than they are, but the neutrality of the T20’s response let me savor the midrange detail in the music. To be honest, switching between the T20s used straight-up by themselves and a 2.1 setup supplemented by the subwoofer didn’t bring much benefit with most recordings, and I often found myself preferring the sonic coherency of the un-augmented T20s. Comparing them with my eight-times-as-expensive Synchrony One tower speakers might sound pretty unfair, but doing so served to highlight the T20’s similarities rather than its deficiencies. Sure, the T20 tower can’t go as deep in the bass, nor does it have the same level of clarity and articulation in the midrange and highs that its bigger brother provides, but it was clear to me that both speakers come from the same gene pool.”

 

 


 

 

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