Featured Home Theater Reviews
Adrienne Maxwell reviews Sony's flagship LED/LCD TV. The 65-inch XBR-65Z9D uses a full-array backlight with local dimming, it supports HDR and a wide color gamut, and it features the Android TV smart platform.
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Mar 29, 2017|
Benchmark Media began in the mid-1980s providing audio equipment to television broadcast facilities. Today it is recognized amongst recording professionals and high-end audio enthusiasts for producing high-end, sonically transparent components. This philosophy is inherent in all of Benchmark's products--digital-to-analog converters,...
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.
Mar 20, 2017|
Tekton's new Double Impact speaker features a patented design that uses 11 drivers in a four-way configuration. Find out what Terry London thinks of the new speaker in this week's featured review.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
If you had $5,000 to spend on a new home theater or audiophile system, what gear would you buy? We posed this question to our team of writers. Find out how they answered.
VIZIO has introduced the 2017 D Series TV lineup, which includes a combination of 720p, 1080p, and UHD models at value-oriented prices. Screen sizes range from 24 to 65 inches, with UHD models sized 43 inches and up. All D...
V-MODA has unveiled a new wireless, over-the-ear headphone. The Crossfade 2 Wireless headphone builds on the company's previous Crossfade models by adding Hi-Res Audio certification, larger ear cushions, new color options, and longer battery life. The new version uses brand...
Onkyo has introduced a new entry-level AV receiver: the TX-SR373. This 5.2-channel receiver features Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, as well as built-in Bluetooth with aptX for wireless audio streaming. The receiver is rated at 80 watts per...
NAD has launched a new integrated amplifier, the C 338, that includes Chromecast and Bluetooth to stream music sources wirelessly from your mobile devices, and it is a UPnP client for network streaming from a local NAS library. The new...
As cyber-security concerns grow, AV installers need to be sure that they are following best practices to make smart home devices as secure as possible. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has developed the Connected Home Security Checklist Tool, which details...
FierceCable is reporting that Comcast has officially delayed its plans to introduce a 4K/HDR-capable set-top box--which probably comes as no surprise to customers who have been waiting. Back in November 2015, Comcast said it planned to introduce a 4K- and...
Home theater and audiophile system can be complex and loaded with technical terms that can easily confuse even the savvy enthusiast or consumer. We've compiled a list of many of the most important terms in all of AV for you to read. Use the pull down to find the terms you are looking for or click here for the full list.