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Sling TV Streaming Video Service Reviewed

Sling TV Streaming Video Service Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By HomeTheaterReview.com | Feb 25, 2015

 

Sling TV turned a lot of heads and won a lot of awards at CES. Now that the live TV streaming service has launched, we tried it out on a variety of devices to see how well it delivers on the hype.

Polk Omni S2 Wireless Music System Reviewed

Polk Omni S2 Wireless Music System Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Feb 23, 2015

 

In our first review of a DTS Play-Fi multiroom speaker system, Adrienne Maxwell reviews the $180 Polk Omni S2 tabletop speaker and its outdoor-friendly sibling, the $250 S2R.

NAD M17 AV Preamp/Processor Reviewed

NAD M17 AV Preamp/Processor Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Greg Handy | Feb 16, 2015

 

NAD's new Masters Series M17 is a high-performance seven-channel AV pre/pro with a modular design that helps it keep up with the changing landscape. Greg Handy puts this processor to the test.

Canary Audio KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC Reviewed

Canary Audio KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Terry London | Feb 11, 2015

 

Canary Audio has introduced its first tube-based digital-to-analog converter, the KD-2000. This DAC has a variety of digital inputs and supports high-resolution PCM and DSD. Check out Terry London's review.

PSB Imagine X Speaker System Reviewed

PSB Imagine X Speaker System Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Feb 9, 2015

 

Bob Barrett explores an Imagine X speaker system from PSB, which consists of the X2T towers, the XC center channel, and the XB bookshelf speaker, along with PSB's SubSeries 200 subwoofer.

DVDO Air3C-Pro WirelessHD System Reviewed

DVDO Air3C-Pro WirelessHD System Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Feb 4, 2015

 

Looking for a reliable in-room solution to wirelessly transmit HDMI signals from source to display? DVDO has added two new models, the Air3C and Air3C-Pro, to its lineup of WirelessHD devices. Adrienne Maxwell explores the Pro version to see how it performs.

MartinLogan Motion 60XT Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

MartinLogan Motion 60XT Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Feb 2, 2015

 

Brent Butterworth reviews MartinLogan's 60XT, the top-of-the-line model in the company's popular Motion Series of speakers, which combine a Folded Ribbon tweeter with more traditional woofers and midrange drivers. How does the 60XT measure up? Read on to find out.

Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman Reviewed

Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Sean Killebrew | 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.

Cocktail Audio X10 Music System Reviewed

Cocktail Audio X10 Music System Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Brian Kahn | Jan 26, 2015

 

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.

Brainwavz S5 In-ear Monitors Reviewed

Brainwavz S5 In-ear Monitors Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Steven Stone | 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.

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | 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.

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Parasound Introduces New Halo Integrated Amplifier and DAC

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/03/2015

Parasound has released a new 2.1-channel integrated amplifier and DAC. The Halo offers 160 watts per channel of Class A/AB amplification and uses the latest ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC, with support for hi-res audio playback (including DSD) through its USB,...

OPPO Releases HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier/DAC

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/02/2015

OPPO Digital has introduced a new headphone amplifier/DAC, the $299 HA-2. The HA-2 uses class AB amplification and offers a USB DAC that supports PCM audio up to 32-bit/384-kHz and DSD audio up to 12 MHz (DSD256 or DSD4x). This...

Led Zeppelin Available in Lossless Streaming with TIDAL

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/01/2015

TIDAL has added six of Led Zeppelin's studio albums to its lossless music streaming service. The remastering of these albums was overseen by Jimmy Page himself, and he offers an exclusive interview on the process in TIDAL's editorial section. TIDAL...

NAD Announces 4K-Ready MDC Program

By HomeTheaterReview.com 02/28/2015

NAD has announced a 4K upgrade path for certain AV receivers and pre/pros in the company's line. Anyone who purchases a new T 758, T 777, T 787, or T 187 model will receive a certificate for a free or...

LG Announces Pricing and Availability of New 4K OLED and LED/LCD TVs

By HomeTheaterReview.com 02/27/2015

LG has announced pricing and expected availability for its first group of 2015 Ultra HD TVs. The 65EG9600 OLED UHD TV will be available in April for an MSRP of $8,999, while the top-shelf LED/LCD series, the UF9500 PRIME, will...

Millennials Abandoning Traditional TV at Faster Pace

By HomeTheaterReview.com 02/26/2015

Recent Nielsen figures show that younger viewers are abandoning traditional TV usage at more than double the rate of previous years, according to the New York Post. Between just September and January, TV usage fell 10.6 percent among viewers age...

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