Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kenwood KRF-V7773D High End AV Amp

Supported formats:
Dolby Surround Pro Logic

Dolby Digital (Lossy Sound)

DTS (Lossy Sound)

HDCD®, High Definition Compatible Digital
- HDCD®: This is a new format of high-resolution recording.

D.R.I.V.E. circuit:
- This is a KENWOOD original technologyfor reproducing signals with high resolution by instantswitching of the internal filters according to the input signal

32-bit DRIVE III:
- high performance DSP to provide very high resolution froma 32-bit DRIVE III circuit, achieving stereo audio reproductionwith the best quality ever reached.

- Kenwood Corporation has determinedthat this products meets theENERGY STAR® guidelines for energyefficiency.This product can save energy. Saving energy reduces air pollutionand lowers utility bills.

Year of release : 2000
Power by chanel : 5.1
Weight : 16.0 kg


Codename: “Triple 7”

The real “monster” of Kenwood for this year might not be what we thought it was… in fact, on sale for a price of just over 1,000 Euros (i.e. 7,000 French Francs), the KRF-V7773D is nothing more nor less than a veritable KRF-V9993D … unadorned. () .The two machines are virtually identical, with only a few changes:

- The KRF-V7773D doesn’t have the sides in solid wood and the motorised front open/close panel of its bigger brother. A pity for the prestige… just for the prestige.
- The touch screen LCD remote control is replaced by one which is much less elaborate, and doesn’t have the touch screen… which might leave the owners of hyper-sophisticated remote controls such as the Philips Pronto or the Lexicon for cold.

- The section for the conversion of video formats has been suppressed. It’s thus impossible to convert a composite video signal into S-video for the purpose of simplifying the cables, but it must be said that we’d been able to cope ‘till now with cabling, and one can be consoled by the savings made.

- Final differences, certainly the most limiting, are: the limited number of digital inputs () (5 in total for the KRF-V7773D, as opposed to 14 for the KRF-V9993D), the loss of one of the two digital audio outputs, as well as the disappearance of the composite video input/outputs and the multiroom section.

It’s thus up to you to make your choice according to your real needs, and your budget… while keeping in mind that the KRF-V7773D is a machine possessing a very complete processing section, capable of decoding any signal (including HDCD). It is on sale for the extremely competitive price of around 1,067 Euros (7,000 French Francs)

Audio Section:

RDS Tuner
96/24 Converters
DSP Modes : 5
Audio Evolutivity : 5.1
Power (Multi Channels) : 5 x 120 RMS

Audio Connectors:

Audio Analog Inputs : 10
Optical Inputs : 2
Coaxial Input : 3
Phono Inputs : 1
Analog Audio Outputs : 4
Optical Output (TOSLink) : 1

Video Connectors:

Video Inputs : 5
Y/C Inputs : 5
Video Output : 3
Y/C Outputs (SVideo) : 3


Dimensions : 440 x 170 × 380 (L x H x P)
Weight : 16.0 kg
Finish(es) : Silver and Black

Year of release : 2000

Power by chanel : 5.1

Weight : 16.0 kg


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Monday, July 5, 2010

SVS PB13-Ultra Subwoofer

Ron Stimpson and Tom Vodhanel started SVSubwoofers (now SVSound; SVS for short) the way a company should be started: build high quality but keep the price low.
Now, a lot of companies have claimed to do this, but SVS really stuck to that mantra.

Of course, selling only on the Internet makes this somewhat easier because the dealer markup is cut out of the equation. Nevertheless, there are products out there, sold on the Internet, but they are still about the same price as if you bought them in a brick and mortar store.

SVS began by selling subwoofers that were built like tanks and put out enough deep bass to kill all the cockroaches in your home theater, but were priced so virtually anyone could afford one. After almost a decade of great success at this, they have not changed that business plan.
I think part of this is due to really having a passion for bass, not simply wanting to build a company. In fact, that passion appears to have priority over profit motives from what I have seen.
Secrets has tested many SVS subs over the years, and we have always been amazed at the quality of each one.

The cylindrical subs that SVS first marketed are still part of their line. Box subs were added a few years ago, and speakers have recently been introduced. Thus, the name change to SVSound.

One of SVS' newest subwoofer models is the PB13-Ultra, which is the brain child of in-house engineers Stephen Ponte and Jim Farina. It is available in several finishes, including Oak and Rosenut, as shown in the photos. The basic price is $1,499 for textured black, plus $99 for shipping, so the total cost to the consumer is $1,600. This is a true bargain . . . just wait until you read how it performed here in our labs.

The Design
The reason for the name on this one is the 13.5" driver. It is that size to maximize the cone area in relation to the enclosure volume, and it gives you a true 12" of piston diameter compared to conventional 12" drivers.

The driver does not end just with an extra inch and a half in size. It is capable of 3" excursion, which means it can move a lot of air. A huge magnet rounds out the design, and that is why the PB13-Ultra weighs in at 155 pounds.

You can see from the photo that there are three ports - each one is 3.5" in diameter - on the front of the enclosure. You have your choice of the metal perforated grille, as shown, or the conventional cloth grille.

The amplifier is rated at 750 watts RMS.

Besides the usual adjustable Phase and Volume controls, it has selectable Room Compensation (selectable depending on the size of your room), Subsonic Filters (for use when you "tune" the sub by plugging one or more of the ports with the three included foam port plugs), and a single-band Parametric EQ. There are XLR as well as RCA line-level inputs and outputs (you can turn the high-pass through these jacks on or off). All in all, one of the most flexible subwoofer amplifiers I have ever seen.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Russ Andrews Power Cord

What Hi-Fi have just awarded their prestigious 5 star award to our Classic PowerKord in their recent round up of mains cables. The award is in the May 2004 issue which is out now.Pitted against five other more expensive cables, the Classic PowerKord holds its own.
What Hi-Fi say that it’s one of the best value mains leads they’ve heard, likening the improvements to using a duster on the sound – it makes it clearer. And they give a challenge – they defy anyone not to notice the improvement in performance when you use a PowerKord!
What makes the Classic PowerKord so good?The Classic PowerKord is made with hyper-pure copper – KIMBER’s purest – protected with a Teflon composite insulation. The eight strands are woven together in KIMBER’s classic weave, ensuring that the cable cancels Radio Frequency Interference already on the mains supply. The weave also means that the cable doesn’t act as an antenna for airborne Radio Frequencies either.
What do I connect it to?Any piece of Hi-Fi or Home Cinema kit that connects to the mains supply. Your DVD or CD player are the perfect place to start, but it’s also perfect to use with your amplifier, turntable, TV, computer…What will it do?Ensure you get the performance from your system that you’ve paid for! By removing interference from your mains supply, the power supplies in your system work better. You’ll hear a more detailed, musical and satisfying sound - and in a Home Cinema system, pictures will be clearer, sharper and brighter!
Take the What Hi-Fi Challenge now!What Hi-Fi have defied anyone not to notice the improvement in performance when you add a Classic PowerKord to your system!
Verdict: 5 stars!
Magazine: What Hi-Fi?
Sound and Vision.Issue: May 2004.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cable Lenght

Lenght of cable is very important when come to HIFI or Home Theater.

It make sure ur signal traver from amp to speaker with almost lossless signal..