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Greg Handy reviews Lyngdorf Audio's TDAI-2170 integrated amplifier, which is rated at 170 watts per channel and has a modular design that allows for different input/output configurations.
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Aug 24, 2016|
Besides being a year when too many fine musicians joined the angel band, 2016 could be called the year of the earphone. Unlike a few years ago when choosing a good-sounding, well-made, comfortable, mid-priced earphone was a case of choosing...
Aug 15, 2016|
Adrienne Maxwell auditions Oppo Digital's new Sonica Wi-Fi tabletop speaker--a fully featured 2.1-channel model that supports AirPlay, Bluetooth, and DLNA wireless technologies, as well as multi-room streaming.
Aug 8, 2016|
Myron Ho reviews Yamaha's RX-A3050, a 9.2-channel AV receiver that offers a number of upgrades over its predecessor.
According to the Hearing Health Foundation, 20 percent of American teenagers--and 50 million Americans total--suffer from hearing loss, and noise-induced hearing loss is a major culprit. This type of hearing loss can be caused by a single exposure to an...
Dennis Burger explores Atlantic Technology's 3.1 HSB speaker base, which combines a passive three-channel L/C/R soundbar with a powered bass unit and the company's H-PAS technology to improve low-frequency response.
Jul 27, 2016|
Your ears aren't flat...literally or sonically. And oh yeah, they're not digital, either. Sound isn't flat, and the world isn't flat. I could go on and on about why we like round things better than flat things, but this is...
Jul 25, 2016|
Brent Butterworth auditions the three-way UF5 tower speaker from ELAC's Uni-Fi line, designed by Andrew Jones. How does this $499-apiece speaker perform? Read on to find out.
Jul 18, 2016|
Greg Handy auditions a multi-channel PSB in-wall speaker system, built around the $799 C-LCR two-way in-ceiling design.
I am no longer surprised at the number of small, American-based companies that design and build superlative speakers that can compete with the historical "big boys" in both build quality and performance yet can beat them on the very important...
Jul 11, 2016|
Adrienne Maxwell reviews JVC's DLA-X750R--a THX-certified 1080p D-ILA projector that uses JVC's pixel-shifting eshift4 technology to simulate a 4K image. This new model also supports HDR and P3 color.
Jul 6, 2016|
When I decided to install a home theater system, I opted for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. There are many advantages to using in-wall speakers for a surround sound system, including a clean, nearly invisible aesthetic for both the speakers and...
The demographics of AV shoppers are changing. Baby Boomers are spending less, and Millennials are reluctant to spend more. Jerry Del Colliano suggests ways for the AV industry to adapt to this sea change.
Atlantic Technology has introduced its smallest bookshelf speaker to date, the LCR2. This new compact speaker combines a 0.75-inch silk dome tweeter with a 3.5-inch Composite Polypropylene/Paper woofer in a cabinet that stands just eight inches tall. The LCR2 is...
HiFiMAN has introduced its smallest, lightest hi-res player to date, the 2.4-ounce SuperMini. The new player, which is available now for $399, supports all lossless file formats, including DSD, and has expandable memory up to 256 GB. The SuperMini has...
Over the weekend, CEPro's Julie Jacobson reported that Kaleidescape, maker of high-end media servers and streamers, will close its doors. The article, which you can read in its entirely here, includes an interview with Kaleidescape CEO Cheena Srinivasan, who confired...
Roku has announced the addition of Discovery's GO suite of TV Everywhere apps to its channel lineup. The app lineup includes Discovery GO, Animal Planet GO, TLC GO, and Sci GO. Any Roku user can access a limited amount of...
Dolby Labs has announced that Universal Pictures released its first group of UHD titles with Dolby Vision HDR, available for purchase or rent through the VUDU app on compatible TVs. Titles include The Huntsman: Winter's War, Lone Survivor, Lucy, and...
Meridian Audio has announced a new partnership with Barco Residential that will add Barco displays to the Meridian distribution channels in North America. The partnership mates two high-end companies in the custom-installation market. Barco products will also be integrated into...
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