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Mytek Brooklyn DAC Reviewed

Mytek Brooklyn DAC Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Ben Shyman | Aug 9, 2017

 

After producing pro audio products for nearly two decades, Mytek has become a more common name in consumer circles--thanks in part to the recent release of its Brooklyn digital-to-analog converter (DAC). At $2,000, the Brooklyn DAC is a feature-packed product....

Nuvyyo Tablo DUAL Over-the-Air HD DVR Reviewed

Nuvyyo Tablo DUAL Over-the-Air HD DVR Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Aug 7, 2017

 

Adrienne Maxwell auditions Nuvyyo's Tablo DUAL over-the-air DVR, which features two tuners, 64 GB of internal storage, and the ability to stream OTA content to mobile devices and most major streaming media platforms.

Google Chromecast Ultra 4K Media Bridge Reviewed

Google Chromecast Ultra 4K Media Bridge Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Aug 2, 2017

 

Google's Chromecast technology has pretty much become ubiquitous since we reviewed the original media bridge back in 2013. Chromecast built-in is now a common inclusion in many smart TVs, soundbars, media players, and AV receivers. This begs the question, is...

MartinLogan Cadence Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

MartinLogan Cadence Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Sean Killebrew | Jul 31, 2017

 

Sean Killebrew auditions MartinLogan's Cadence three-channel soundbar, which uses a total of nine drivers and features HDMI video pass-through, Anthem Room Correction, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and DTS Play-Fi.

PSB Imagine XA Dolby Atmos Speaker Module Reviewed

PSB Imagine XA Dolby Atmos Speaker Module Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Myron Ho | Jul 26, 2017

 

Partnering with speaker manufacturers to develop the Atmos-enabled speaker module with up-firing drivers was probably one of the smartest things that Dolby could have done to help gain adoption for the Atmos format. Having to install speakers in the ceiling...

Rotel RAP-1580 Surround Amplified Processor Reviewed

Rotel RAP-1580 Surround Amplified Processor Reviewed

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Jul 24, 2017

 

Dennis Burger explores Rotel's RAP-1580 surround amplified processor--which is basically an AV receiver sans tuner section that features seven channels of Class AB amplification and supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and 4K/HDR pass-through.

Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Scott Schumer | Jul 19, 2017

 

Samsung's Sound+ HW-MS650 ($399.99) is a three-channel soundbar that uses nine built-in speakers (three tweeters and six mid/bass drivers), each with a dedicated amplifier. Samsung touts the HW-MS650 as a one-box solution that doesn't require a subwoofer to produce full-range...

Polk Signature S55 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Polk Signature S55 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Myron Ho | Jul 17, 2017

 

The name Polk invokes a certain brand promise--one of quality and value built over a long history of fine products in home audio and beyond. My own personal history with Polk dates back to my first after-market car audio system,...

MartinLogan Bravado Wireless Speaker Reviewed

MartinLogan Bravado Wireless Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Sean Killebrew | Jul 12, 2017

 

Sean Killebrew auditions MartinLogan's Bravado wireless speaker, which features dual Folded Motion tweeters, a five-inch aluminum woofer, a 200-watt Class D amp, Anthem Room Correction, and support for both DTS Play-Fi and AirPlay.

LG Sound Bar Flex SJ7 2.1-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

LG Sound Bar Flex SJ7 2.1-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Scott Schumer | Jul 5, 2017

 

LG's new Sound Bar Flex SJ7 ($399.99) is a three-piece surround sound system that includes two speaker units and a wireless subwoofer. The two speakers can be configured either in a left/right configuration up front or as a soundbar/rear-speaker combo....

Emotiva Airmotiv T1 Tower Speaker Reviewed

Emotiva Airmotiv T1 Tower Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Jul 3, 2017

 

Bob Barrett reviews Emotiva's Airmotiv speakers--including the three-way T1 tower ($699/pair), the C1 center channel ($249), and the B1 bookshelf speaker ($299/pair).

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McIntosh Announces New MCT80 SACD/CD Transport

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/19/2017

McIntosh's latest SACD/CD transport, the MCT80, features an improved transport with a die-cast aluminum tray. It has one coaxial and one optical digital audio output, as well as one proprietary MCT connector to pass high-resolution SACD audio to compatible McIntosh...

Klipsch Group Partners With AVAD to Distribute Jamo, Energy, and Klipsch Brands

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/18/2017

Klipsch Group--parent company of the Klipsch, Jamo, and Energy brands--has announced a partnership with North American distributor AVAD, LLC. AVAD will become the primary national distribution partner of Jamo and the exclusive distributor in Canada--and will also distribute select Klipsch...

Stealth Acoustics Announces Image III On-wall Subwoofer

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/17/2017

At next month's CEDIA Expo, Stealth Acoustics will debut the new Image III on-wall subwoofer, which is based on the company's high-power dual eight-inch B30 invisible subwoofer architecture and is rated down to 35 Hz. The highly durable "Fidelity Glass"...

Control4 Introduces Triad Designer Series In-Wall Speakers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/16/2017

Control4 has introduced the Triad Designer Series, which includes one in-wall speaker and one in-wall subwoofer. The DS4-FR full-range speaker ($1,400 each) combines two 3- by 6-inch woofers and a 2.5-inch Ultra Broad Dispersion (UBD) tweeter in a ported box...

SI's Transformer Variable Aspect Ratio Screen Is Now Available

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/15/2017

Screen Innovations is now shipping its automated variable aspect ratio screen, called Transformer. First shown at CEDIA Expo 2015, the Transformer screen can automatically change its shape, moving seamlessly and quietly from 16:9 to 1.85:1 to 2.35:1 to 2.40:1 (with...

Emotiva to Make Its CEDIA Expo Debut with RMC-1 Processor

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/14/2017

Emotiva is making its debut at the CEDIA Expo, next month's trade show targeted at the custom installation market, with its first public demo of the new RMC-1 AV processor. The RMC-1 supports 16 fully balanced channels, decoding for Dolby...

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