Duet Loudspeakers Valencia CA

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Pacific Sales Kitchen & Bath
(661) 294-4400
29011 The Old Road
Valencia, CA
 
Horizon Home Install Group, Inc.
(818) 898-7705
11335 Pala Mesa Drive
Northridge, CA
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls
Brands
Sharp, Samsung, Control4, AMX, Sonance, Atlantic Technology, Denon, Panasonic, Panasonic Telephone Systems, Toshiba, JVC, Stewart Filmscreen, DirecTv, Niles, Xantech
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dave Hirsch, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Integrated Home, Inc.
(818) 994-9409
6910 Hayvenhurst Ave. #102
Van Nuys, CA
Services
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Crestron, Kaleidescape, Fujitsu, and many more of the finest names in audio, video, networking, and computing equipment.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Isaac Saboohi, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Maxsystems aka Maxsecurity Systems
(800) 540-4022
P. O. Box 8076
Van Nuys, CA
Services
Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Video
Brands
Creston, Trufig, Lutron Homeworks, Kaleidescape, DPI, Sim 2, Dynaudio, Sunfire, , Sonance, Samsung, Denon, Panasonic, LG, Stewart Filmscreen, JBL, Sunbrite, Gefen, Furman, Nuvico, ATM, Chief, RTI, URC
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Joshua Gore, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Marconi Radio Inc.
(818) 240-1090
8485 Glenoaks BlvdSuite #8
Sun Valley, CA
Services
Home Audio, Authorized Service Center, Design & Installation

Best Buy
26531 Boquet Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA
 
Best Buy
(818) 686-1839
13510 West Paxton St
Pacoima, CA
 
Connex A.D. Inc.
(818) 994-5252
7261 Woodley Ave
Van Nuys, CA
Services
Acoustical Design, Audio / Video, Designing for Individuals with Special Needs, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Motorized Window Treatments / Home Theater Curtains, Multi-Room Audio, Multi-Room Controls, Multi-Room Video, Satellite, Security / Access Control / Surveillance / Gate Access, Telephone Systems, Wire and Cable / Power Management, Energy Management / LEED, Service Repair, iPhone / iPad integration
Brands
Crestron, Lutron, SpeakerCraft, Panasonic,GE security, Nevo, Anthem, Denon, Tantra, Genelec, Velodyne, RBH, Middle Atlantic, Triad, Kef, AirVac, Doorking, Douglas, D-box, Pronto
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Dagoberto Bardales, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Magnolia Audio Video
(818) 251-3540
21603 W. Victory Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA
Services
Home Audio

Shelley''s Stereo Hi FiCenter
(818) 716-8500
6201 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

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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