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Lawrence Audio Violin SE Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Lawrence Audio Violin SE Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Terry London | Apr 15, 2015

 

At the Chicago Axpona Audiophile Show last year, my pick for "Best of the Show" was the Audio Archon room. The system was composed of a Weiss MAN-301 DAC/streamer, Melody AN-211 tube amplifier, MG cables, a Krolo Design rack, and...

Parasound 275 v.2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Parasound 275 v.2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Brian Kahn | Apr 8, 2015

 

Brian Kahn was recently on the hunt for a stereo amplifier to use with his audio distribution system. His search led him to the $595 Parasound 275 v.2, which delivered everything he needed and more.

Paradigm Prestige 95F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Paradigm Prestige 95F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Apr 6, 2015

 

Dennis Burger sits down with the new 95F floorstanding loudspeakers from Paradigm's Prestige Series. These speakers will certainly catch your eye, and they incorporate a number of new design elements. How do they sound? Read on to find out...

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Apr 1, 2015

 

Adrienne Maxwell auditions the ATH-MSR7 over-the-ear headphones, the latest addition to Audio-Technica's SonicPro line. As Adrienne discovered, these $250 headphones look and perform above their pay grade.

Epson Home Cinema 3500 LCD Projector Reviewed

Epson Home Cinema 3500 LCD Projector Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Mar 30, 2015

 

Epson's Home Cinema 3500 sits in the middle of the company's line of 1080p 3LCD projectors and sports a variety of useful features, including 3D capability, 1.6x zoom, lens shifting, integrated speakers, and MHL support. Find out what Adrienne Maxwell thinks of its performance.

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Jerry Del Colliano | Mar 25, 2015

 

When audio-video industry types get together these days, they talk a lot about distribution pipelines. The biggest change to the AV business in more than a generation is the change to the pipeline. Gone is Circuit City. Gone is Ultimate...

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3040 AV Receiver Reviewed

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3040 AV Receiver Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Myron Ho | Mar 23, 2015

 

Myron Ho checks out Yamaha's current top-shelf AV receiver, the $2,199 RX-A3040. This 9.2-channel receiver boasts a ton of features, including Dolby Atmos support, network streaming, and multi-zone capability.

NAD M27 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

NAD M27 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Greg Handy | Mar 18, 2015

 

As a follow-up to his review of the Master Series M17 AV preamp, Greg Handy auditions NAD's accompanying M27 seven-channel amplifier, which carries an MSRP of $3,999.

Krell Solo 375 Mono-Block Amplifier Reviewed

Krell Solo 375 Mono-Block Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Mar 16, 2015

 

Brent Butterworth reviews Krell's Solo 375 mono-block amplifier, which is part of the company's iBias Series of amplifiers--designed to offer the performance of Class A in a smaller, less power-hungry form.

Amazon Ultra HD Instant Video Service Reviewed

Amazon Ultra HD Instant Video Service Reviewed

Overall Rating
3 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Mar 11, 2015

 

Until Ultra HD Blu-ray arrives later this year, the primary way for early adopters to enjoy 4K content is through streaming and download services. On the streaming side, we covered Netflix's UHD service shortly after its launch, and now it's...

BenQ HT1085ST DLP Projector Reviewed

BenQ HT1085ST DLP Projector Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Mar 9, 2015

 

Adrienne Maxwell reviews BenQ's HT1085ST short-throw projector, a 1080p, 3D-capable DLP projector that is part of BenQ's home entertainment line, with a built-in speaker and high light output for use outside the theater room.

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Screen Innovations Introduces Short-Throw Projection Screen

By HomeTheaterReview.com 04/17/2015

Screen Innovations has added a new model to its line of Zero Edge fixed-frame screens. The ST 5 Series is designed specifically for use with short-throw projectors, and Screen Innovations says it has a 180-degree viewing angle and offers 700...

PSB Introduces Compact SubSeries 150 Subwoofer

By HomeTheaterReview.com 04/16/2015

PSB has introduced a compact subwoofer, the SubSeries 150, that moves away from the traditional cube shape and features a low-profile rectangular design that can sit vertically or horizontally. The SubSeries 150 sports a 6.5-inch woofer and 100-watt amplifier, and...

HDMI Forum Releases 2.0a Specification

By HomeTheaterReview.com 04/15/2015

The HDMI Forum has announced the release of the HDMI 2.0a specification that allows for the transmission of High Dynamic Range formats. HDR is one potential element of the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format that is expected to arrive later...

Vizio Unveils New Ultra HD TVs at Spring Line Show

By HomeTheaterReview.com 04/14/2015

At the company's inaugural spring line show, Vizio showed off two series of Ultra HD TVs: the flagship Reference Series and the entry-level M Series. The Reference Series, which was first on display at the 2014 International CES, features Dolby...

Marantz AV8802 to Receive HDCP 2.2 Upgrade in June

By HomeTheaterReview.com 04/13/2015

Marantz has announced that the promised HDCP 2.2 upgrade for the flagship AV8802 preamp will be available in June. Current AV8802 owners will be able to send their product to a designated service facility to receive the upgrade, and new...

Samsung Launches Four New Curved Soundbars

By HomeTheaterReview.com 04/12/2015

Samsung is now shipping a line of four curved soundbars, designed to be a visual match to the company's lineup of curved TVs. The HW-J8500, HW-J7500, HW-J6500, and HW-J6000 all come with wireless subwoofers and range in price from $1,299.99...

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