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Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Mar 22, 2017

 

Bob Barrett auditions the CMA800R headphone amplifier from Questyle Audio. This headphone amp uses Questyle's patented current mode amplification, and it can be run individually in stereo mode or as a bridged pair in mono full balanced mode.

OPPO Digital Sonica DAC Reviewed

OPPO Digital Sonica DAC Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Ben Shyman | Mar 15, 2017

 

Over the past decade, audio/video enthusiasts have become intimately familiar with OPPO Digital, a company with an established reputation most notably for designing and manufacturing high-quality universal disc players that meet most high-end audiophile standards. OPPO's ultimate success has been...

Fluance AB40 Soundbase Reviewed

Fluance AB40 Soundbase Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Mar 13, 2017

 

Adrienne Maxwell auditions the AB40 soundbase from Fluance. This one-piece, two-channel solution features a total of six drivers powered by a 120-watt Class D amplifier, as well as Bluetooth with aptX.

Revel Concerta2 F36 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Revel Concerta2 F36 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Mar 6, 2017

 

Brent Butterworth reviews the F36 speaker ($2,000/pair) from Revel's Concerta2 line. This tower speaker combines a one-inch aluminum dome tweeter with three 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofers in a 2.5-way design.

Westone Audio W60 In-Ear Monitor Reviewed

Westone Audio W60 In-Ear Monitor Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Mar 1, 2017

 

In the last few years, the personal audio market has exploded, and it seems that once-rare $1,000 universal-fit IEMs have now become almost commonplace. Over the past year, I kept running into Westone at the audio shows I attended, including...

Yamaha YSP-5600 7.1.2-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Yamaha YSP-5600 7.1.2-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Greg Handy | Feb 27, 2017

 

Greg Handy auditions Yamaha's YSP-5600 soundbar, an Atmos-capable 7.1.2-channel soundbar with HDMI video switching, Bluetooth, and MusicCast multiroom audio support.

AntennasDirect ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Indoor TV Antenna Reviewed

AntennasDirect ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Indoor TV Antenna Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Feb 22, 2017

 

I recently took the plunge and cut the cord. At least for now, I'm relying primarily on Netflix and Amazon Video for my TV watching. There's certainly enough content on those sites to fill my evenings, but I miss the...

RSL Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer Reviewed

RSL Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Feb 20, 2017

 

Dennis Burger auditions RSL's Speedwoofer 10S subwoofer, which houses a 10-inch woofer and 350-watt Class D amp in a modestly sized, ported cabinet. Also modest is the sub's asking price: $399.

Role Audio Enterprise Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Role Audio Enterprise Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Terry London | Feb 15, 2017

 

Five years ago, I had the great pleasure of reviewing a pair of PSM Super Monitor speakers from NSMT, which is an affiliate company of Role Audio. I was sad to part with the speakers because they were beautifully made...

ELAC DS-S101-G Discovery Music Server Reviewed

ELAC DS-S101-G Discovery Music Server Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Steven Stone | Feb 13, 2017

 

Steven Stone auditions the DS-S101-G Discovery Music Server from ELAC, which can unite your personal music files with streaming options like TIDAL and uses the Roon Essentials control interface.

Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Remastered In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

Ultimate Ears Pro Reference Remastered In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brian Kahn | Feb 8, 2017

 

In-ear monitors rely upon a proper fit in order to perform at their best. If they don't form a proper seal, there will be a big drop-off in bass response, skewing the frequency balance. It can be a challenge to...

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StormAudio to Add Dirac Live to AV Pre/Pros

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/22/2017

StormAudio has announced that it has partnered with Dirac Research to add the Dirac Live room correction solution to StormAudio's collection of AV processors. Beginning around the end of May, Dirac Live will become a standard feature on all new...

Denon Introduces Three New S Series AV Receivers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/21/2017

Denon has announced three new S Series AV receivers, due out in April. The entry-level AVR-S530BT ($279) is a 5.2-channel, 140wpc receiver with 4K/HDR pass-through and built-in Bluetooth, but no network functionality. The step-up AVR-S730H ($479) is a 7.2-channel, 165wpc...

Sony Announces Pricing and Availability for A1E OLED TV Line

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/20/2017

Pre-sale has begun on Sony's new A1E OLED TV line, first announced at CES in January. The A1E Series is a UHD line with support for the Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG High Dynamic Range formats, as well as a...

Audirvana Adds MQA Support to Its Desktop Music Player

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/18/2017

Audirvana has introduced a new desktop music player for macOS that supports the MQA format. The Audirvana Plus 3 player allows you to manage your full digital music library, whether it's stored locally or streamed, and it has integrated support...

Denon Announces New HEOS Soundbar and Subwoofer

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/17/2017

Following up on the company's recent introduction of its first HEOS-branded AV receiver, Denon has now announced the addition of its first HEOS subwoofer, as well as a new HEOS soundbar. The HEOS BAR ($899) is a three-channel soundbar that...

Samsung Officially Launches New QLED TV Series

By HomeTheaterReview.com 03/16/2017

Samsung officially launched its new flagship QLED UHD TV line this week. The line includes three series: Q7, Q8, and Q9. Samsung continues to offer a combination of flat and curved designs. All models use edge LED lighting (no full-array...

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