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Magical Home Theaters Inc.
(239) 745-1514
2856 Via Campania St
Fort Myers, FL
Services
Acoustical Design, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
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Magical Home Theaters doesn''t sell brands we sell the experience that is catered to the specific customer and his or her needs and wants.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Andre Lawton, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Best Buy
5019 S Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, FL
 
Solutions Enterprises Inc.
(239) 498-8778
28651 North Diesel DriveUnit 3
Bonita Springs, FL
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Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access
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Definitive Marantz ELAN Rotel NEVO Remotes B&K Hitach Fujitsu Samsung Panasonic Harmony Remotes Escient
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Ron Roy, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Johnson & Sons Installations
(904) 241-7565
3021 Portulaca Ave.
Jacksonville, FL
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Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Marantz, Polk Audio, Niles Audio, Sharp, Mitsubishi, Panasonic, LiteTouch Lighting Control Systems, Snell, RTI Remote Control
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Ralph Johnson, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Sound Components
(305) 665-4299
1563 S Dixie Hghwy Ave
Coral Gables, FL
 
Total Home Entertainment, Inc
(239) 936-7947
4145 Fower St.
Fort Myers, FL
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Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
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Runco, Sunfire, Pioneer, Pioneer Elite, Energy, Marantz, Nuvo, Sony, Niles, Escient, Beam, Yamaha, Elan.
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One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- David Zager, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Bose Factory Store
(239) 947-8270
Miromar Outlets,10801 Corkscrew Road
Estero, FL
 
Best Buy
9355 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
 
Behrens Audio
(904) 721-1860
6711 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, FL
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Home Audio, Design & Installation

Island Systems & Design
(321) 638-9966
225 Yellow Place
Rockledge, FL
 

Duet loudspeakers

 

jm reynaud

Duet loudspeakers

as reviewed by Tom Campbell

 

 

TOM CAMPBELL'S SYSTEM

LOUDSPEAKERS
Harbeth Compact 7-ES, Spendor SP 3/1P (secondary).

ELECTRONICS
Coda/Continuum Unison integrated amplifier, EAR 834P tube phone preamplifier.

SOURCES
Nottingham Spacedeck turntable and tonearm; Grado Reference Sonata cartridge, Sony DVP-NS999ES SACD/CD player, vintage Luxman AM/FM tuner.

CABLES
MAC interconnects, speaker cables and power cords; River Cable FLEXYGY speaker cables (secondary); Element Cable interconnects (secondary).

ACCESSORIES
Boston Audio Design TuneBlocks; QS&D 4-shelf component rack; Sonex acoustic panels in listening room.

The month I spent with JM Reynaud's Duet monitors represented my second encounter with the wares of this well-regarded French loudspeaker manufacturer. In May of 2006, I reviewed both the stand-mount Twin Signatures and the floor-standing Cantabile Signatures for Positive Feedback Online. While my experience with those two speakers was slightly variable—I really liked the Twins, and found the Cantabiles also impressive but very sensitive to partnering amplification—what I said about Reynaud speakers in general three years ago still holds true today.

Specifically, my thoughts then and now are: why the heck aren't these speakers better known in the USA? Or at least better known among American audiophiles? Bob Neill, the U.S. distributor for Reynaud speakers (and classical music reviewer for PFO) has advocated tirelessly and persuasively on behalf of the brand, but by his own account it's been an uphill battle.

Though the audiophile market is super-saturated with more companies and products than any person could totally keep up with, the relative neglect of Reynaud's speakers still puzzles me. Why? Because the Reynaud line would seem, to me at least, to offer the total 'loudspeaker' package to music listeners. They're exceptionally good-looking. They are, among high-performance speakers, quite reasonably priced. And many of their models offer big sound in a relatively small package—that is to say, impressive bass response with a small footprint, something which a lot of speakers these days try to do but don't do nearly so well.

Above all, however, is the sound. Reynaud speakers, at their best and with sympathetic associated equipment, are at once highly truthful to the source and totally unique. Put another way, while they deliver many of the standard ideals of high-fidelity design, they do so in a way I've not heard any other speakers quite manage. As I stressed in my first review, they are the most "live"-sounding speakers in my experience, offering an up-close perspective with the kind of presence and immediacy that are among the chief pleasures of in-person performance. In audiophile terms, they are fast, and when listening to them, you'll often want to move your feet. But their speed an...

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