EXC!TE Awards: Audio
Paradigm Reference Millenia 200
This ultra-slim left-right speaker looks great next to a flat panel, and provides superior sound quality.
Definitive Mythos One
This thin, attractive front main speaker looks and sounds great with a large plasma or LCD.
Final Sound Reference 600i
This speaker features Final’s electrostatic technology, which eschews paper cones and magnetic drivers, instead moving air via an ultra-thin layer of Mylar held between two charged, perforated metal plates. It’s definitely worth an evaluation.
Boston Acoustics E60
A good-looking, great-sounding speaker from a trusted, recognized name in audio.
Energy Reference Connoisseur RC-Mini
With a Kevlar cone and aluminum dome tweeter, the RC-Mini pairs a furniture-quality look with its stated goals of wide dispersion and bandwidth and low distortion.
Yet another reminder that all-inclusive home theater speaker packages aren’t always of questionable quality.
SpeakerCraft AIM 7
These pivoting in-ceiling speakers ensure that the “sweet spot” can be
wherever it needs to be.
TruAudio AV Series AV-83
This in-wall speaker features a swiveling tweeter/mid plate that allows it to be mounted either vertically or horizontally.
Polk Audio LC265i-IP
Speakers don’t have to be dumb or lonely. This IP-enabled in-wall/in-ceiling speaker, the first of its kind, works perfectly with networked digital audio systems such as NetStreams’ DigiLinX.
This eight-inch in-wall features a Kevlar woofer and a one-inch pivoting aluminum tweeter.
BG Radia 210i
This active subwoofer mechanically couples dual 10-inch, long-throw Kevlar woofers, which are mounted with their cones in opposite directions. The result? Tight, detailed bottom end.
PSB Speakers CWS8
This in-wall subwoofer combines two woven fiberglass cone woofers into a solid frame less than four inches deep, but still delivers high-quality bass.
Atlantic Technology 10 CSB