Monitor Audio

Monitor Audio PL100II Platinum Speaker Review : Give your music a Platinum finish

Pros Detailed yet impressively refined sound Beautifully built Easy to drive and position Cons Won’t flatter poor equipment Possibly not always the most joyous speaker

Creative SoundBlasterX Katana review

OUR VERDICT This incredibly loud soundbar for desktops impresses with music as well as games, though it’s desk space-saving USP is marred by its use

Creative Sound BlasterX Katana review : The soundbar finally makes its way to PCs

Tired of all the clutter on your desk? Creative’s Sound BlasterX Katana brings the soundbar to the PC. Big sound, small form factor, and one

ELAC Debut B6 review

There’s a satisfyingly poetic lineage connecting ELAC, a company founded in 1920s Germany, with the almost Bauhaus-like design of its Debut B6 standmount speakers. It

Burmester 099/956 Mk2 review

Verdict The 099/956 Mk2 is a terrific combination of engaging sound, impeccable build and useful features For Smooth, insightful sound Fine agility and dynamics Excellent

Monitor Audio Platinum PL300 II review

We reviewed the first generation of Monitor Audio’s Platinum PL300s back in 2008. At that time, Monitor Audio didn’t have a reputation for high-end speakers,

Acer Predator X34A review

PROS Excellent overall image quality Huge, enveloping display Stylish design Useful underlighting CONS OSD controls slightly fiddly Stand movements not all that smooth Limited connectivity

Acer Predator Z1 Review : Behind the Curve?

THE GOOD Bright, colorful display Smooth G-Sync performance Highly adjustable design Cool lighting effects THE BAD Expensive for 1080p Curved screen isn’t awfully immersive VERDICT

Elac Debut B5 review

Verdict Some real expertise on display, but not the all-round game to worry the class leaders For Eloquent midrange Good timing Fine integration Against Resolutely

Monitor Audio Gold 200AV Review

Pros Flawless build quality Hugely powerful Detailed, cohesive and expressive sound Flexible setup Cons Expensive Key Features: C-CAM drivers with Rigid Surface Technology and ribbon

Denon AVR-X1200W review

Pros Robust build quality Plenty of features Potent, exciting and detailed sound Easy setup Eye-catching price Cons Rudimentary menus Remote build quality Key Features: 7.2-channel

Mark Levinson No.585 review

Verdict A hugely capable amplifier that excels in resolution, composure and build quality. The built-in DAC is good too For Excellent resolution Fine organisation and

Cambridge Audio Air 200 V2 review

Pros Powerful room-filling sound Excellent detail and dynamics Solid build quality and attractive design Cons Convoluted setup procedure Fiddly blister-button remote UPnP/DLNA requires third-party app

Samsung R5 review

Pros Small footprint Generous range of music services Stylish, intuitive app Good integration, attack and detail Omnidirectional tech works well Cons Design lacks the wow

Ruark Audio MR1 review

Pros Impressive build quality Excellent detail, punch and composure Timelessly stylish design Cons Poor remote Relatively expensive Key Features: 20W linear Class A-B amplifier; Bluetooth

Monitor Audio Gold 50 review

Verdict Desirable options for smaller spaces, but not all-rounders For Precise and open soundstage Refined Tonally balanced Good-looking Against Fussy with placement Competition more lively

KitSound Link review

Pros Attractive price Turns old audio systems into multiroom speakers Flexible, easy-to-use app Cons Plasticky build Missing music services Key Features: 5GHz Wi-Fi connection; Qualcomm

Monitor Audio Airstream S150 review

Pros Powerful, detailed and composed sound Chic, compact design and first-rate build quality Easy to accommodate and setup Cons No remote Key Features: Bluetooth 4.0

Monitor Audio Silver 6AV12 review

Pros Stunning build quality and styling Immersive soundstage and flawless tonal consistency Lucid detail and well-integrated bass Cons Smooth, easy tone better suited to music

Tannoy Mercury Vi review

Pros Highly detailed and cohesive sound Good sense of scale A lot of speaker for the money Cons Sugar Maple finish and dull design Subwoofer

Monitor Audio Airstream A100 review

Pros Powerful, composed sound Stunning design and build AirPlay and Airstream Direct support Cons No Bluetooth Non iOS devices tricky to setup Gappy USB playback

Paradigm Soundscape review

Pros Massive, powerful soundstage Elegant design and luxurious build quality Easy to install and use Outstanding bass performance Cons No HDMI ports or HD audio

Q Acoustics Media 4 review

Pros Potent, vigorous sound with excellent composure Hard-hitting, natural bass Solid build quality Cons No HDMI sockets Ungainly design Cheap remote Key Features: Balanced Mode

Yamaha RX-A850 review

Our Verdict Power, agility and great features – this new Yamaha is a machine that should be taken very seriously For Powerful, precise sound Plenty

Dynaudio Excite 5.1 review

Pros Large-scale sound Sweet top-end and attacking tone Solid build quality Cons Design and performance don’t quite justify price Key Features: 5.1 speaker system; Magnesium

KEF V720W review

Pros Exciting, powerful and cohesive sound Outstanding build quality Slim design Cons No Bluetooth Can’t pass though components via HDMI Key Features: 4 x ultra-slim

Arcam Solo bar and Solo sub review

Key Features: Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio decoding; Bluetooth with apt-X; 100W power output; Four 4in mid/bass drivers and two 1in tweeters;

Monitor Audio Radius R90HT12 review

Pros Luxurious build quality Stunning design Improved bass performance with W12 Highly detailed sound Cons Big step up in price from R90HT1 Key Features: Includes

Monitor Audio Airstream S200 review

Key Features: AirPlay & DLNA streaming; Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX; Airstream Direct; C-CAM speaker drivers; 65W power output Manufacturer: Monitor Audio What is the Monitor

Onkyo TX-NR3030 review

Pros Exhaustive feature list Potent, exciting and detailed sound Immersive Dolby Atmos performance Cons Need in-ceiling speakers to make the most of Atmos Not cheap