Featured Home Theater Reviews
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.
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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...
Jul 4, 2016|
Dennis Burger reviews Monoprice's new $1,499 Monolith 7 seven-channel amplifier, a Class AB design with a power rating of 200 watts per channel.
Jun 29, 2016|
Steven Stone explores the DP-X1 portable hi-res audio player from Onkyo, which is built on an Android operating system, features balanced output, and carries an MSRP of $899.
Jun 27, 2016|
Bowers & Wilkins' high-end Diamond Series has received a complete makeover. Brent Butterworth sits down with the new 804 D3 tower speaker to see how it performs.
Jun 22, 2016|
Adrienne Maxwell reviews the DVP-5000S from DarbeeVision. This petite box allows you to add DARBEE Visual Presence video enhancement, designed to improve image clarity and depth, to your HDMI sources.
Jun 20, 2016|
Ben Shyman reviews Focal's Sopra N°1. This bookshelf speaker is gorgeous and offered in a variety of eye-catching colors; but, as Shyman would discover, the Sopra N°1 offers much more than just a pretty face.
Jun 13, 2016|
Brian Kahn reviews Optoma's $799 HD28DSE 1080p DLP projector--the first projector to integrate DARBEE Visual Presence video enhancement technology.
Steven Stone reviews the Sony NW-ZX100HN portable hi-res audio player, which comes with a pair of Sony in-ear noise-canceling headphones. See how the duo performs.
The old adage in Napa Valley is that, if you want to become a millionaire in the wine business, start with $20,000,000. This is becoming truth in the specialty audio/video business, as well. This business was created and supported by...
Yamaha has introduced two new Blu-ray players: the BD-S680 ($329.95) and the Aventage BD-A1060 ($549.95). Both products are Full HD, 3D-capable Blu-ray players that also support SACD playback. While they do not support the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format, these...
First Watt has introduced a new stereo amplifier, the F7--a two-stage push-pull JFET (input)/MOSFET (output), Class A design that uses fewer parts than any First Watt amplifier to date and offers 25 watts per channel into eight ohms. First Watt...
Cary Audio has introduced a new integrated amplifier, the SI-300.2d. It combines a 300-watts-per-channel Class AB amplifier with an analog Class A preamp gain stage. Digital inputs include USB (capable of native DSD up to 256 and PCM/DXD up to...
DTS has announced a partnership with Paramount Home Media Distribution that will bring object-based DTS:X surround soundtracks to select Paramount home video releases. The first titles to include a DTS:X soundtrack are Daddy's Home, The Big Short, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,...
At a special press event yesterday, Sony announced its new flagship line of UHD TVs: the Z Series. This new series--which features screen sizes of 65, 75, and 100 inches--uses Sony's new 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme processor and a...
PS Audio has announced an operating system upgrade for its DirectStream and DirectStream Junior DACs. Called Torreys, this OS is designed to further improve sound quality, and it adds Roon compatibility. Roon is a subscription-based network music management platform; you...
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