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With the PF85U DLP projector, LG brings the smart TV experience to the front-projection realm, offering an internal tuner, an integrated speaker, built-in WiFi, and the full LG Smart TV platform. But how does it perform?
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Oct 1, 2014|
If you're looking to add some of the sonic benefits of tubes to your solid-state system, Terry London thinks you'll be very happy with what the Sophia Electric Magik Box can do in your system.
Sep 24, 2014|
Choosing the right wireless-HDMI product can be a daunting task, as there are several different standards that suit different needs. In her search for a reliable wholehouse solution, Adrienne Maxwell found the Actiontec MyWirelessTV kit.
Sep 17, 2014|
A little more than two years ago, I reviewed the superlative Aerial Acoustics 7T loudspeaker and was informed by the owner and designer, Mike Kelly, that the model 7T was the start of a new generation of speaker design regarding...
Sep 15, 2014|
If you're looking for a true plug-and-play 2.1-channel system that looks and sounds great, the $899 Millenia CT 2 from Paradigm certainly fits the bill.
Sep 10, 2014|
The Astell & Kern AK240 is the most expensive portable music player on the market; but, as Steven Stone discovers, its performance and features make a strong case for that $2,495 asking price.
Sep 7, 2014|
The low price of Sony's new SS-CS3 tower speakers is sure to turn some heads; and, as Brent Butterworth discovers, so will their performance.
There has been a long history in high-end audio of super-tweeters and, more commonly, subwoofers to enhance the overall performance of a listener's speaker system. As I mentioned in my past review on the REL Acoustics T-7 subwoofer, the major...
Sep 1, 2014|
Myron Ho reviews Denon's new DA-300USB DAC, a small, 3.3-pound device that sports multiple digital audio inputs and supports high-resolution audio up to double-DSD. How does it perform? Read on to find out.
Aug 27, 2014|
For over three decades, Canada-based Simaudio has been designing and manufacturing very well-built and high-performing electronics. Over the years, I have heard many Simaudio pieces at various CES events and in friends' stereo systems. However, I have never had a...
Aug 25, 2014|
RBH has redesigned its popular CT Series sub/sat system. Dennis Burger puts the new CTx speakers and subwoofer through their paces and comes away highly impressed.
Aug 20, 2014|
DVDO's AVLab TPG 4K test pattern generator is a great tool for the forward-looking calibrator who values convenience and portability.
It's a crazy question, isn't it: should you (or someone you know) open a stereo store? It's no breaking news story that the traditional stereo store has been vanishing from the mainstream retail landscape, but is the business model totally...
Later this month, AmTRAN will introduce the first JVC-branded 4K Ultra HD TV, the DM65USR. This TV has a direct LED backlight system with local dimming, a 240Hz refresh rate, and support for 10-bit color. It comes with a Roku...
The market research group Parks Associates recently released findings from its Connected Game Consoles study, which found that the game console is the primary connected (smart) CE device in U.S. households. The survey of 10,000 U.S. broadband households found that...
As we discussed in our article Is Your Ultra HD TV REALLY an Ultra HD TV?, the CEA recently updated its list of core characteristics that define a true 4K Ultra HD TV. Now the Association has released a pair...
In October, Marantz will begin selling its first Dolby Atmos-capable AV preamp, the AV7702 ($1,999). The company first hinted at this product back in July, and now the full details are provided below. From MarantzMarantz, a world leader in advanced...
SVS continues to expand its distribution channels, announcing this past week that the company's subwoofer products will now be sold through Magnolia Design Centers inside Best Buy. As always, you can continue to purchase the products directly at SVSound.com; or,...
Vizio is officially launching the P-Series 4K Ultra HD TV line that the company first showed off back at CES. The P-Series includes screen sizes of 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 inches, with prices ranging from $999.99 to $2,499.99...
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