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This review is from: Polk Audio DSW Micro Pro 2000 8" Powered Subwoofer Single
Pros: Perfect size for my apartment. I only had enough space in 1 location to put it, and fortunately it sounds great from there. This thing can produce some ridiculous sound. It's really fun seeing the woofer bounce around like crazy when I give it some really loud bass to play.
I looked at this when it went on sale, and I happened to have a newegg gift-certificate on hand, so I got it for a smooth $250 out of pocket. I've got a feeling this is going to last me a long time. (And if it doesn't, hey, it's got a 5-year warranty! :D )
Cons: The remote control is handy, but has a ridiculously short range. Hopefully I'll be able to jerry-rig my universal remote to work with it.
Other Thoughts: My place is pretty small (~550 sq ft), and this fills up the entire area with bass. I've just gotta be careful not too have too much fun with it (so as not to wake up the neighbors).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: YAMAHA RX-V667BL 7.2-Channel Receiver
Pros: Now, I'm no audioholic, but I love a good AV receiver that can pump out high-quality music to some high-quality speakers. How the audio quality compares with other AV-receivers, I'm not really qualified to say, but I've studied up a bit on this... What makes this receiver stand out from a lot of other mid-range models is that it provides discrete amplifiers for each channel, which means less distortion, better quality.
The auto-setup feature is awesome, and this provides a true "one-cable installation" for your TV. Meaning, it needs only 1 hdmi cable going to your TV, and converts every other input to go through this one cable. It also supports the new "audio return channel", which most TVs don't support yet, but it allows the TV to send audio *back* to the receiver so that no matter where the audio comes from, it'll get pumped out through your awesome sound system.
Cons: The promotional gift card offered with this is sweet, and gave me the excuse to buy a really nice subwoofer (also off Newegg). Although, the current gift card offers slightly more than the one I got. :'(
Other Thoughts: It supports bi-amp outputs for the front 2 speakers! Lucky me, I happened to have a set of bi-amp speakers without even knowing this receiver supported it.
All-in-all, I highly recommend this receiver. It's a beast.
This review is from: Rosewill RC-6-HDM-MM-BK 6 ft. High Speed HDMI Cable
Pros: It's inexpensive, and it works. It came with free shipping, and easily beats the price of store-brands, and easily matches their quality. With digital connectors like this, it either works or it doesn't. There is absolutely no need for a "high-end" cable unless you need the signal to travel very long distances ( +25 feet )
Cons: Doesn't have the locking connection type, which is very nice if your hardware supports it. HDMI cables can fall out of socket fairly easily. Of course, at this price, who really cares?READ FULL REVIEW