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Benchmark DAC3 HGC DAC Reviewed

Benchmark DAC3 HGC DAC Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Ben Shyman | Mar 29, 2017

 

Benchmark Media began in the mid-1980s providing audio equipment to television broadcast facilities. Today it is recognized amongst recording professionals and high-end audio enthusiasts for producing high-end, sonically transparent components. This philosophy is inherent in all of Benchmark's products--digital-to-analog converters,...

Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Mar 22, 2017

 

Bob Barrett auditions the CMA800R headphone amplifier from Questyle Audio. This headphone amp uses Questyle's patented current mode amplification, and it can be run individually in stereo mode or as a bridged pair in mono full balanced mode.

Tekton Design Double Impact Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Tekton Design Double Impact Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Terry London | Mar 20, 2017

 

Tekton's new Double Impact speaker features a patented design that uses 11 drivers in a four-way configuration. Find out what Terry London thinks of the new speaker in this week's featured review.

OPPO Digital Sonica DAC Reviewed

OPPO Digital Sonica DAC Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Ben Shyman | Mar 15, 2017

 

Over the past decade, audio/video enthusiasts have become intimately familiar with OPPO Digital, a company with an established reputation most notably for designing and manufacturing high-quality universal disc players that meet most high-end audiophile standards. OPPO's ultimate success has been...

Fluance AB40 Soundbase Reviewed

Fluance AB40 Soundbase Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Mar 13, 2017

 

Adrienne Maxwell auditions the AB40 soundbase from Fluance. This one-piece, two-channel solution features a total of six drivers powered by a 120-watt Class D amplifier, as well as Bluetooth with aptX.

Revel Concerta2 F36 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Revel Concerta2 F36 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Mar 6, 2017

 

Brent Butterworth reviews the F36 speaker ($2,000/pair) from Revel's Concerta2 line. This tower speaker combines a one-inch aluminum dome tweeter with three 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofers in a 2.5-way design.

Westone Audio W60 In-Ear Monitor Reviewed

Westone Audio W60 In-Ear Monitor Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Mar 1, 2017

 

In the last few years, the personal audio market has exploded, and it seems that once-rare $1,000 universal-fit IEMs have now become almost commonplace. Over the past year, I kept running into Westone at the audio shows I attended, including...

Yamaha YSP-5600 7.1.2-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Yamaha YSP-5600 7.1.2-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Greg Handy | Feb 27, 2017

 

Greg Handy auditions Yamaha's YSP-5600 soundbar, an Atmos-capable 7.1.2-channel soundbar with HDMI video switching, Bluetooth, and MusicCast multiroom audio support.

AntennasDirect ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Indoor TV Antenna Reviewed

AntennasDirect ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Indoor TV Antenna Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Feb 22, 2017

 

I recently took the plunge and cut the cord. At least for now, I'm relying primarily on Netflix and Amazon Video for my TV watching. There's certainly enough content on those sites to fill my evenings, but I miss the...

RSL Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer Reviewed

RSL Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Feb 20, 2017

 

Dennis Burger auditions RSL's Speedwoofer 10S subwoofer, which houses a 10-inch woofer and 350-watt Class D amp in a modestly sized, ported cabinet. Also modest is the sub's asking price: $399.

Role Audio Enterprise Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Role Audio Enterprise Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Terry London | Feb 15, 2017

 

Five years ago, I had the great pleasure of reviewing a pair of PSM Super Monitor speakers from NSMT, which is an affiliate company of Role Audio. I was sad to part with the speakers because they were beautifully made...

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VIZIO Launches New Entry-Level D Series TVs

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/29/2017

VIZIO has introduced the 2017 D Series TV lineup, which includes a combination of 720p, 1080p, and UHD models at value-oriented prices. Screen sizes range from 24 to 65 inches, with UHD models sized 43 inches and up. All D...

V-MODA Unveils Crossfade 2 Wireless Headphones

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/28/2017

V-MODA has unveiled a new wireless, over-the-ear headphone. The Crossfade 2 Wireless headphone builds on the company's previous Crossfade models by adding Hi-Res Audio certification, larger ear cushions, new color options, and longer battery life. The new version uses brand...

Onkyo Debuts Entry-Level TX-SR373 AV Receiver

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/27/2017

Onkyo has introduced a new entry-level AV receiver: the TX-SR373. This 5.2-channel receiver features Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, as well as built-in Bluetooth with aptX for wireless audio streaming. The receiver is rated at 80 watts per...

NAD Introduces C 338 Integrated Amplifier

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/25/2017

NAD has launched a new integrated amplifier, the C 338, that includes Chromecast and Bluetooth to stream music sources wirelessly from your mobile devices, and it is a UPnP client for network streaming from a local NAS library. The new...

The CTA Develops Smart Home Security Checklist for Installers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/24/2017

As cyber-security concerns grow, AV installers need to be sure that they are following best practices to make smart home devices as secure as possible. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has developed the Connected Home Security Checklist Tool, which details...

What Happened to Comcast's 4K/HDR Set-Top Box?

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/23/2017

FierceCable is reporting that Comcast has officially delayed its plans to introduce a 4K/HDR-capable set-top box--which probably comes as no surprise to customers who have been waiting. Back in November 2015, Comcast said it planned to introduce a 4K- and...

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