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Pass Labs XA30.8 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Pass Labs XA30.8 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Ben Shyman | Sep 21, 2016

 

Ben Shyman explores the XA30.8 from Pass Labs. This 30-watt stereo amplifier is a Class A solid-state design with an MSRP of $6,800.

Anthem MRX 1120 11.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Anthem MRX 1120 11.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Sep 19, 2016

 

Dennis Burger examines Anthem's new flagship 11.2-channel MRX 1120 AV receiver. This model delivers the performance we've come to expect from Anthem...and adds some interesting new features, to boot.

Nyrius WS54 Wireless HDMI Kit Reviewed

Nyrius WS54 Wireless HDMI Kit Reviewed

Overall Rating
2.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Sep 14, 2016

 

If you're looking for a way to wirelessly transmit a 1080p video signal around your home, Nyrius has a variety of options. As a company, Nyrius is focused on connectivity solutions: wireless HDMI, Bluetooth, smart home control, etc. Nyrius recently...

Power Sound Audio MTM-210T Speakers Reviewed

Power Sound Audio MTM-210T Speakers Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Sep 12, 2016

 

Made in the U.S.A. That's not a statement you will find on many speaker boxes these days. It seems almost every company outside of a few mega-dollar brands have moved production to China but not Power Sound Audio (PSA). PSA...

Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Philips BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Sep 5, 2016

 

Adrienne Maxwell reviews the BDP7501 Ultra HD Blu-ray player from Philips. How does it compare to its limited competition in the Ultra HD Blu-ray market? Read on to find out.

PSB SubSeries 450 Subwoofer Reviewed

PSB SubSeries 450 Subwoofer Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Aug 29, 2016

 

Brent Butterworth reviews PSB's $1,499 SubSeries 450 subwoofer, which combines two 10-inch passive radiators with a 12-inch active driver powered by a 400-watt RMS Class D amplifier.

Optoma NuForce HEM8 In-ear Monitor Reviewed

Optoma NuForce HEM8 In-ear Monitor Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Steven Stone | 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...

Lyngdorf Audio TDAI-2170 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Lyngdorf Audio TDAI-2170 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Greg Handy | Aug 22, 2016

 

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.

Oppo Digital Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Reviewed

Oppo Digital Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | 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.

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3050 AV Receiver Reviewed

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3050 AV Receiver Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Myron Ho | 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.

Puro Sound Lab BT2200 Wireless On-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Puro Sound Lab BT2200 Wireless On-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Aug 3, 2016

 

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...

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Sony Adds Four Models to ES Receiver Line

By HomeTheaterReview.com 09/27/2016

Sony has announced the addition of four new models to its premium ES receiver line. All four models, which are priced from $799.99 up to $1,699.99, are seven-channel receivers targeted at the custom installation market and feature a number of...

Oppo Gives Official Description of UDP-203 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

By HomeTheaterReview.com 09/26/2016

Oppo Digital did not plan to show off its new Ultra HD Blu-ray player at CEDIA Expo 2016. Company representatives brought a couple prototypes to the show merely to test them with UHD projectors. But then people caught sight of...

Alexa Voice Control Is Coming to Crestron

By HomeTheaterReview.com 09/25/2016

Crestron joins the ranks of Control4, Sonos, and Denon in adding Alexa voice control to its home automation platform. Crestron users who own an Alexa-supported device like the Amazon Echo or Fire TV will be able to control individual devices...

Dynaudio Unveils New Architectural Speaker Series

By HomeTheaterReview.com 09/24/2016

Dynaudio has unveiled a new lineup of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers, dubbed the Studio Series. The lineup features two square in-wall models (the S4-W65 and S4-W80) and two round in-ceiling models (the S4-C65 and S4-C80). These two-way speakers combine a...

Polk Introduces Signature Speaker Series

By HomeTheaterReview.com 09/23/2016

At last week's CEDIA Expo, Polk Audio introduced a completely new speaker line. The Signature Series features eight affordably priced speakers that pull technologies from the company's higher-end lines like the Monitor and LSiM Series. The lineup includes three tower...

Control4 Adds Alexa Voice Control

By HomeTheaterReview.com 09/22/2016

Amazon has been busy lately, partnering with big names in home automation and entertainment to add Alexa voice control. In early September, we announced Amazon's partnership with Sonos. At last week's CEDIA Expo, Control4 also announced the integration of Alexa...

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