Boston's TVee model 30 Soundbar

Monday, 18 July 2011 |

The TVee Model 30 is a soundbar well above the rest. It is the ideal solution from Boston Acoustics and they seem to be catering to consumers who actually want a bit more out of their discreet speaker answers. What makes this unit so much better, there are a variety of reasons, including the fact that the TVee Model 30 has a centre channel – making it a full 3.1 system.

Boston made a wise decision to enlarge the subwoofer, it now has a 7” driver rather than the original 6”. Although this unit is a “simple” system, the features on the TVee-30 are somewhat remarkable. One needs to bear in mind that the unit is specifically designed to adequately replace the sound from your flat-panel TV, the unit takes a feed from either the TV’s analogue stereo outputs, or from the S/PDIF optical digital output. Moreover, the TVee Model 30 can receive audio from Bluetooth, wireless or iPod inputs.

In an nutshell the soundbar is a three 2-way bass-reflex speakers arranged in a row, with a fibre ceramic 3-1/2" woofer and 3/4" tweeter each. The width is just over 38-inches, so it will look great with a majority of 37-50" displays.

Denon BDP-2012: Heimkino Reference Class

Friday, 15 July 2011 |

Denon’s DBP-2012UD player has made it into Heimkino's reference class, regardless of the price. What is it that makes this unit so special? Well, according to Heimkino, the visual quality that the DBP-2012 player produces is on par with some of the leading brands of Universal players on the market to date.

The audio and visual reproductions are well above the standard norm, in fact Heimkino went as far as to say: ...the high point of the test was the Denon's sound quality... is simply superb.

Some of the highlights of the unit include its versatility as a universal disc player, the fact that it is 3D; multimedia and network capable makes it a very competitive unit overall. Finally, Denon went all out in terms of the design aspect, the workmanship is impeccable.