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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.
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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 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.
Aug 18, 2014|
Brian Kahn explores Marantz's NA-11S1, a well-built, well-featured network audio player and DAC that resides in the company's Reference Series lineup.
Aug 15, 2014|
Want to put together a great outdoor theater for your end-of-summer BBQ? Visual Apex's ProjectoScreen144HD is a good-quality portable screen sold for a great price.
Aug 13, 2014|
If you're looking for an easy, cost-effective way to bring big-screen theater to the great outdoors, Visual Apex's ProjectoScreen line of portable screens gets it right.
There are plenty of Ultra HD TVs to buy right now, but the lack of content keeps a lot of shoppers on the sidelines. Jerry Del Colliano highlights some recent announcements that show Ultra HD is headed in the right direction.
Logitech has announced details on its new Harmony Living Home control lineup, designed to extend Harmony control beyond the theater room to include lighting, window shades, temperature, security, and more. The line features two remotes, plus the Harmony Home Hub...
Crestron showed off a new family of remote controls at the CEDIA Expo last week. The top-of-the-line model is the TSR-302, a tablet-style design with a 2.8-inch color touchscreen and voice recognition. The step-down HR-150 (shown here) is a traditional...
The Harman Group introduced several new JBL Synthesis products at the recent CEDIA Expo, including the two products described below: the SDP-25 surround processor and the SDA-7200 seven-channel amplifier. Both products will be available in January 2015. Pricing has not...
Paradigm unveiled a new speaker line at CEDIA called the Prestige Series, which features seven new models: three towers, one bookshelf, two centers, and one surround. They were on display at Paradigm's booth, and they sure were pretty. We can't...
Classe's new Sigma Series features three products, beginning with the 7.1-channel Sigma SSP pre/pro ($5,000) that includes HDMI video switching, balanced and single-ended inputs, and USB/Ethernet ports. The two-channel AMP2 and five-channel AMP5 amplifiers (how's that for straightforward naming?) are...
Reuters reported late last week that Pioneer Corp. is selling its home AV business to Onkyo Corp., that Pioneer will take a 14.95 percent stake in Onkyo, and that both brands will remain intact. Here is that brief report: From...
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