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Panasonic's 2015 UHD TV line consists of nine new models across four series: CX600, CX650, CX800, and CX850. The lower-priced CX600 and CX650 are edge-lit LED/LCDs with no local dimming, while the CX800 is a direct-lit LED panel with local...
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Aug 26, 2015|
Due to my familiarity with, and love of, Episode speakers, it was without hesitation that I approached them when the need arose for in-ceiling speakers for a Dolby Atmos receiver review. The always-affable team at Episode sent me four of...
Aug 24, 2015|
Brian Kahn auditions the Marantz AV8802 preamp, which adds features like built in Wi-Fi, HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2, and support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X--along with many performance upgrades that distinguish it from its predecessor.
Aug 19, 2015|
Terry London reviews the Reference-2S vacuum-tube preamp from Audio Space, which is based on the company's top-of-the-line Reference-2 that's built around a 300B tube.
Aug 17, 2015|
Sean Killebrew explores the TV2 speaker base from Cambridge Audio, which is designed to sit under your TV and provide a higher-quality audio experience than you'll get from your TV speakers or a basic soundbar.
Aug 12, 2015|
Adrienne Maxwell checks out the Aether Cone tabletop speaker, which supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay sources and incorporates several interesting features to help distinguish it from the pack.
Aug 10, 2015|
Bob Barrett explores Monitor Audio's updated Gold Series speaker lineup--specifically, the Gold 300 tower speaker, C350 center channel, FX surround, and W15 subwoofer.
Aug 5, 2015|
Brian Kahn auditions the new 5GHz Wireless Audio System from Questyle Audio, which is designed to wirelessly transmit audio signals up to 24/192 from source to speaker.
Aug 3, 2015|
Adrienne Maxwell reviews the UN65JS8500 UHD TV, part of Samsung's new SUHD lineup that features nano-crystal technology and support for High Dynamic Range signals.
Jul 29, 2015|
Brian Kahn reviews Orb Audio's Complete Mini sound system--a petite, powered 2.1-channel system that includes two Mod1X satellites, a subONE subwoofer, and the new Mini-T v3 amplifier.
Jul 27, 2015|
Brent Butterworth reviews Sumiko's new $999 S.9 subwoofer, which features a 10-inch driver, a 10-inch passive radiator, a 350-watt RMS Class AB amp, and connection options that the audiophile will appreciate.
Jul 22, 2015|
Terry London explores the SIT 2 stereo amplifier from Nelson Pass' First Watt lab. This $5,000 Class A solid-state amp uses a Static Induction Transistor to produce some of the sonic characteristics of SET tube amplifiers.
Once upon a time, there was a videogame console that was positioned by its creator as a "complete all-in-one games and entertainment system"--a next-generation console that could be used not only to play the latest and greatest Halo game, but...
Yamaha has unveiled the details on its new flagship AV preamp, the CX-A5100, which will carry an MSRP of $2,999.95. The CX-A5100 is an 11.2-channel AV preamp with support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, 4K with HDMI 2.0 and HDCP...
This month, Revel will launch a new line of extreme climate loudspeakers, dubbed the XC Series. The new 8-inch C383XC ($500) and 6.5-inch C363XC ($350, shown here) are designed to handle placement in locations that are hot, cold, humid, or...
LG has announced the addition of flat, non-curved models to its 4K OLED TV lineup. The new EF9500 Series will include screen sizes of 55 and 65 inches and will be priced the same as the comparable curved models: $6,999...
According to a recent Parks Associates report, the Roku, Google, Amazon, and Apple brands account for 86 percent of all streaming media players sold to U.S. households in 2014. Roku continues to lead the pack in sales (with 34 percent),...
Epson's latest projector introductions are the Home Cinema 1040 ($799) and the Home Cinema 1440 ($1,699), which boast a rated light ouput of 3,000 and 4,400 lumens, respectively. Both are 1080p projectors with integrated speakers and MHL support; the Home...
TWICE is reporting that U.S. LCD TV shipments rose seven percent in the second quarter, compared with Q2 of 2014. Report data from Quixel Research found that UHD TVs accounted for 14 percent of those shipments, up from just two...
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