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Brent Butterworth sits down with the Illusion II digital stereo preamplifier from Krell, which includes five digital inputs and a 24-bit/192-kilohertz ESS Sabre DAC. It also has four stereo analog inputs, RCA/XLR outs, and a headphone jack.
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Myron Ho auditions the new Dolby Atmos speaker modules from Atlantic Technology. The 44-DA sits atop your existing speaker and directs the Atmos information upward to be reflected off the ceiling.
Apr 15, 2015|
At the Chicago Axpona Audiophile Show last year, my pick for "Best of the Show" was the Audio Archon room. The system was composed of a Weiss MAN-301 DAC/streamer, Melody AN-211 tube amplifier, MG cables, a Krolo Design rack, and...
Apr 13, 2015|
Sean Killebrew reviews Focal's 450-watt, five-channel Dimension soundbar and its optional passive subwoofer, a combination that presents a few setup challenges but delivers big on performance.
Apr 8, 2015|
Brian Kahn was recently on the hunt for a stereo amplifier to use with his audio distribution system. His search led him to the $595 Parasound 275 v.2, which delivered everything he needed and more.
Apr 6, 2015|
Dennis Burger sits down with the new 95F floorstanding loudspeakers from Paradigm's Prestige Series. These speakers will certainly catch your eye, and they incorporate a number of new design elements. How do they sound? Read on to find out...
Apr 1, 2015|
Adrienne Maxwell auditions the ATH-MSR7 over-the-ear headphones, the latest addition to Audio-Technica's SonicPro line. As Adrienne discovered, these $250 headphones look and perform above their pay grade.
Mar 30, 2015|
Epson's Home Cinema 3500 sits in the middle of the company's line of 1080p 3LCD projectors and sports a variety of useful features, including 3D capability, 1.6x zoom, lens shifting, integrated speakers, and MHL support. Find out what Adrienne Maxwell thinks of its performance.
Mar 25, 2015|
When audio-video industry types get together these days, they talk a lot about distribution pipelines. The biggest change to the AV business in more than a generation is the change to the pipeline. Gone is Circuit City. Gone is Ultimate...
Mar 23, 2015|
Myron Ho checks out Yamaha's current top-shelf AV receiver, the $2,199 RX-A3040. This 9.2-channel receiver boasts a ton of features, including Dolby Atmos support, network streaming, and multi-zone capability.
Mar 18, 2015|
As a follow-up to his review of the Master Series M17 AV preamp, Greg Handy auditions NAD's accompanying M27 seven-channel amplifier, which carries an MSRP of $3,999.
Mar 16, 2015|
Brent Butterworth reviews Krell's Solo 375 mono-block amplifier, which is part of the company's iBias Series of amplifiers--designed to offer the performance of Class A in a smaller, less power-hungry form.
Would you stay at an audiophile-oriented bed and breakfast? Jerry Del Colliano believes this could be a great way to sell the gear and, especially, the high-end experience to prospective buyers.
Those of you who stream personal media files to a smart TV might be interested to learn that Plex has issued an update for its smart TV app that adds the ability to access your photo and music collections, in...
Origin Acoustics has introduced the Seasons Collection of outdoor speakers, which includes six models ranging in price from $200 to $490 each. The 50 Series and 60 Series utilize aluminum dome tweeters and either a 5.25- or 4x8-inch woofer, and...
Verizon has introduced a scaled-down, customizable FiOS cable TV package that, similar to Dish's Sling TV service, lets you add optional genre-oriented bundles. For $54.99 per month, you get 44 base channels and two free Channel Packs, such as Sports,...
Denon's promised HDCP 2.2 upgrade for the flagship AVR-X7200W receiver will be available on May 1st. Current AVR-X7200W owners will be able to send their receiver to a designated service facility to receive the upgrade, and Denon will label new...
Vizio's 2015 audio collection includes seven new products: five soundbars and two "sound stands" designed for use in smaller spaces like a media cabinet. The top-of-the-line 40-inch 5.1 Sound Bar System ($349.99, shown here) comes with a wireless subwoofer and...
Sony has provided pricing and availability information for its 2015 line of Ultra HD and 1080p TVs. The Ultra HD lineup includes 10 models with screen sizes from 43 to 75 inches, with prices ranging from $1,299.99 to $7,999.99. The...
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