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Episode Signature 1300T In-Ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Episode Signature 1300T In-Ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Sean Killebrew | 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...

Marantz AV8802 AV Processor Reviewed

Marantz AV8802 AV Processor Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Brian Kahn | 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.

Audio Space Reference-2S Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Audio Space Reference-2S Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Terry London | 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.

Cambridge Audio TV2 Speaker Base Reviewed

Cambridge Audio TV2 Speaker Base Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Sean Killebrew | 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.

Aether Cone Tabletop Wi-Fi Music System Reviewed

Aether Cone Tabletop Wi-Fi Music System Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | 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.

Monitor Audio Gold 300 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Monitor Audio Gold 300 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | 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.

Questyle Audio 5GHz Wireless Audio System

Questyle Audio 5GHz Wireless Audio System

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Brian Kahn | 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.

Samsung UN65JS8500 UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Samsung UN65JS8500 UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | 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.

Orb Audio Complete Mini Sound System Reviewed

Orb Audio Complete Mini Sound System Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brian Kahn | 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.

Sumiko S.9 Subwoofer Reviewed

Sumiko S.9 Subwoofer Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | 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.

First Watt SIT 2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

First Watt SIT 2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Terry London | 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.

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CEA Defines HDR-Compatible Displays

By HomeTheaterReview.com 09/01/2015

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced an industry definition for an HDR-compatible display device. HDR is one element of new and upcoming 4K Ultra HD display devices that allows for an increased range of brightness and contrast. The CEA...

Bluesound Introduces Gen 2 Multi-room Audio Platform

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/31/2015

Bluesound has announced its new Gen 2 multi-room wireless audio platform, which the company describes as "a reinvention of virtually every aspect of the product's design and performance." Bluesound is one of the few multi-room wireless audio platforms that supports...

Yamaha Unveils the Flagship AVENTAGE CX-A5100 Preamp

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/30/2015

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...

Revel Introduces C383XC and C363XC Extreme Climate Flush-Mount Loudspeakers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/29/2015

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 Expands OLED Line with New, Flat 4K TVs

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/28/2015

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...

Roku Remains Top-Selling Streaming Media Player, Apple TV Falls to Fourth Place

By HomeTheaterReview.com 08/27/2015

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),...

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