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5001 Northern Blvd
Long Island City, NY
Park Avenue Audio
(212) 685-8101
425 Park Avenue S.
New York, NY
Home Audio, Design & Installation

P.C. Richards
(718) 457-7400
50-02 Queens Blvd.
Woodside, NY
Technik 1
(212) 594-5353
516 West 29th Street
New York, NY
Car Audio

P.C. Richards
(212) 289-1700
205-209 E. 86Th Street
New York, NY
Spectra Audio Design Group
(212) 744-2255
172 East 75th Street
New York, NY
Audio / Video, Furnishings, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio
Dealers for Crestron, Sunfire, Yamaha, NEC, Fujitsu, Panasonic, Sharp, Snell, NHT, Linn, Philips, Niles, RCA, Audio Access, Audio Request, Escient, Sony, Mitsubishi, Teac, Monitor Audio, Integra and have access to most other brands.
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Richard Conti, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jason Derector, CEDIA Certified Professional Designer- Marvin Hunte, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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529 5Th Ave
New York, NY
P.C. Richards
(212) 924-0200
53 West 23Rd Street
New York, NY
Sensorium AV
(212) 246-9308
116 Central Park SouthSte. 3N
New York, NY
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Wire and Cable / Power Management
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Bryan Bilgore, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

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1280 Lexington Ave
New York, NY

Duet loudspeakers


jm reynaud

Duet loudspeakers

as reviewed by Tom Campbell




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

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

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

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

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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