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Altec Lansing M602

Contending with products such as the Bose [[prodid:1465]] and Apple [[prodid:1499]], the Altec Lansing M602 is marketed as a stereo system to "fill your living room with sound". At a better price than the SoundDock, we had great expectations for this...

LG LH-RH9509TA Home Theatre

LG has created some great home theatre systems in the past, but unfortunately the LH-RH9509TA left a little to be desired. Sound quality was decent, but a few minor issues detracted from the effectiveness of this system.

Altec Lansing MX 4021

Altec Lansing seems to have solved the problem of often producing understated subwoofers by throwing an extra cone into the mix. The FX4021 contains an isobaric subwoofer, meaning there are two sub cones in the box placed on top of one another.

Altec Lansing MX5021

The Altec Lansing MX5021 speakers do require some tweaking depending on what they are being used for, but they are eventually capable of good results. A larger subwoofer capable of producing fuller sounds would have made these a great set of speakers...

Topfield TF4400PVRt

The TF4400PVRt from Topfield is a good Standard Definition set top box that boasts great picture quality and is easy to use, but only contains an 80GB hard drive. It also lacks advanced connections but for many people this will not pose too great a p...

Kenwood K-701

Towards the higher end of micro Hi-Fi systems in terms of price, Kenwood's K-701 is a simple product that comes with just a CD player and radio with a pair of two-way speakers. The speakers complement the styling of the CD player to give an overall a...

LG LST-5402P

The LST-5402P is a dual HD tuner set top box with a 160GB internal hard drive. It has a few minor problems, including slow on-screen editing and some small recording issues, but for those after a HD set top box with hard disk recording capabilities, ...

Pioneer HTZ252DVD

The HTZ252DVD is a DVD player and 5.1 speaker package containing four satellite speakers, a small centre speaker and a subwoofer. For a system at this price point Pioneer has packed a lot of features into the HTZ252, which makes it a great starting p...

Altec Lansing FX6021

The Altec Lansing FX6021 is an impressive speaker system offering a soundstage not often heard on 2.1 systems. It is an attractive package whose features are diminished only by its inability to generate truly low frequencies.

LG LH-T9656IA

After our first look at the LG LH-T9656IA home theatre system we expected to find that it cost well over $1000. So when we looked at the specifications and were greeted with a very attractive price tag, we were extremely impressed. This package is on...

Kenwood AX-7

Kenwood has produced a compact home theatre system in the AX-7. It provides excellent virtual surround and great sound quality for both movie and music playback in a fairly small package. However we would have liked to see the inclusion of a componen...

LG LH-T550SB

For those wanting to enter the world of home theatre with a 5.1 DVD system at a competitive price, the LH-550SB is certainly worth a look. The sound and directional qualities of the speakers are very good, but we did find they were often overshadowed...

Altec Lansing iM300

The Altec Lansing iM300 is a small, lightweight iPod dock that is quite portable, but won't amaze you with its sound quality. It definitely can't double as a replacement for a home speaker system, but its design makes it perfect to throw into your ba...

Cygnett GrooveTime

Cygnett's Groovetime is another addition to the growing collection of iPod based alarm clocks. While it does most of the basics quite well, it was let down by average quality speakers and awkward controls. Overall, it will appeal to people who want a...

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