Featured Home Theater Reviews
Brain Kahn reviews the X10 music system from Cocktail Audio. This $580 product combines a 2TB music server, a network audio player, a CD player, and a stereo amplifier in one petite, easy-to-set-up package.
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Jan 28, 2015|
Sony's entry-level NWZ-A17SLV hi-res music player supports 24/192 music playback, has a 64GB hard drive (expandable via MicroSD card), and includes an FM tuner and video/photo playback. How does this $300 player perform? Sean Killebrew finds out.
Jan 21, 2015|
Steven Stone reviews Brainwavz's S5 in-ear monitors and comes away very impressed by the build quality and neutral performance offered by this $100 pair of earphones.
Jan 19, 2015|
Bowers & Wilkins recently updated its entire CM Series lineup. Brent Butterworth sits down with the CM1 S2 mini-monitor, which at $1,100/pair is the least expensive model in the group.
Jan 12, 2015|
For the budget-minded AV fan who wants to get a taste of what Dolby Atmos can bring to the home theater experience, Onkyo offers the $899 HT-S7700, a complete system with a 7.2-channel receiver, a 10-inch sub, and a speaker system with Atmos-enabled fronts. Check out Myron Ho's review.
Jan 7, 2015|
Terry London explores the Rhythm 1.1 stereo preamplifier from Backert Labs. This tube-based preamp includes a self-biasing circuit and easy-access tube door on the top panel that makes it very easy to experiment with different tubes.
Jan 5, 2015|
SVS has introduced its Prime Series speaker lineup, a lower-priced alternative to the company's acclaimed Ultra Series. Brent Butterworth puts the new Prime Tower speakers to the test to see how they perform.
Dec 31, 2014|
Headphone listening, often referred to as "head-fi," has changed radically during the past decade. Headphones used to be devices that were employed only when speakers weren't practical. But for many younger audiophiles, headphone listening has developed into a unique and...
Dec 29, 2014|
Adrienne Maxwell reviews Panasonic's TC-65AX800U, a 65-inch 4K LED/LCD television that sports edge LED lighting with local dimming, active 3D capability, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, and the Life+Screen Web platform.
Dec 24, 2014|
Certain names in the audio industry tend to excite, especially when they arrive at your door. Arcam is one such name, and my experiences with their products, both through reviews as well as demos, has been exceedingly positive. As such,...
Dec 22, 2014|
Brent Butterworth reviews the Rogersound Labs CG4 speaker system. What did he think of this 5.1-channel home theater system that sells for $2,075? Read on to find out.
Dec 17, 2014|
Bob Barrett explores M&K Sound's flagship X12 subwoofer, which uses two 12-inch drivers in a push-pull configuration and a Class D amplifier rated at 400 watts continuous and 700 watts peak.
As he surveyed the offerings in the High-Performance Audio rooms at CES this year, Jerry Del Colliano marveled at just how many great speakers he heard that carried price tags far lower than their performance would suggest.
Did you know that, every 45 minutes in the U.S., a child is taken to the ER for injuries caused by a TV that is not properly secured? That's why the CEA and Safe Kids Worldwide are jointly promoting January...
Sharp has provided details on its full 2015 lineup of 4K Ultra HD TVs, which will include screen sizes from 43 up to 80 inches. The line features three "standard" UHD TV series and the new "Beyond 4K Ultra HD...
For all you Sonos users out there, the company has updated its Sonos control app to address some concerns that users had with the previous version. The new version 5.3, which is currently available in beta for Android users, makes...
Janko Roettgers over at Gigaom.com is reporting that the VUDU Spark streaming stick is now available at many Walmart stores. The Spark costs just $24.95 and allows you to add the VUDU streaming service to your non-networkable TV, as long...
Remote Technologies Inc. (RTI) has introduced a new control system kit that includes the T2i universal remote, the RP-4 RF control processor, and the RTiPanel app for iOS. RTI says this package is ideal for control of a smaller home...
The new Signature SV Series speaker lineup from RBH Sound was on display at CES 2015. The series includes an assortment of floorstanding, bookshelf, surround, and center-channel models, as well as two subwoofer offerings. All models use the company's proprietary...
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