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 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.
Dec 15, 2014|
Jerry Del Colliano reviews ATI's Signature Series AT6002, a two-channel, 300-watt Class AB amplifier that carries an MSRP of $3,995. To say that he came away impressed would be a huge understatement.
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.
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...
As part of its CES demo, Mobile Fidelity highlighted music tracks mastered with the company's new Ultradisc UHR GAIN HD mastering technology, designed to achieve "a higher level of musical accuracy, resolution and fidelity from CD." The first three CD...
At CES, Klipsch showed off its new Reference Premiere speaker system, a WiSA-compliant wireless speaker system that includes one floorstanding model (RP-440WF), one bookshelf monitor (RP-140WM), one center channel (RP-440WC), and one subwoofer (RP-110WSW). Sources are connected to the RP-HUB1...
Sennheiser's new RS line of wireless over-the-ear headphones is well suited for the home audio market, to enable private listening of your HT or stereo system without the limitations of a wired headphone. Sennheiser uses a proprietary wireless link that...
TIDAL was a hot commodity at the recent CES, with a number of high-end audio manufacturers streaming the lossless, CD-quality service for their demos. TIDAL is a subscription-based service ($19.99 per month) that offers access to more than 25 million...
Marantz has introduced a new $649 network audio player, the NA6005, due out in February. The NA6005 supports hi-res audio playback, including DSD and 24/192 FLAC/WAV files. You can connect to your network via either WiFi or Ethernet, the player...
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