By Mark Fleischmann • November, 2007
A budget sub/sat set for the divinely inclined.
Nowhere is the universal human desire to get something for nothing more evident than in consumer electronics. While I'm always amenable to reviewing mass-market gear that offers high value to the consumer, I also spend a large portion of my time convincing more discerning listeners that an investment in higher-priced gear is really worth it. Why, then, would I work up a froth of enthusiasm for a modest subwoofer/satellite set like the DCM Cinema2? It would be convenient simply to say that I heard it and liked it, but the truth doesn't always lend itself to a glib lead.
What happened was that I heard another DCM product and liked it. The triggering event took place at the 2007 Home Entertainment Show in New York. One of DCM's floorstanding models, the TFE200, was playing in a demo room. When I ducked my head in, what I experienced was enough to make me flash a business card and start asking questions. Before I knew it, I had a brochure in my hand and a question in my mind—would DCM's abundantly apparent competence extend to the Cinema2 set? If so, I might finally have an answer for the consumer who asks about surround speaker packages under $500—in this case, actually, $399.
See full review courtesy HomeTheaterMagazine: http://www.hometheatermag.com/compactspeakers/1107dcm/
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