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Sean Killebrew swaps out his AV separates for Integra's new flagship DTR-70.6 11.2-channel receiver and comes away loving the experience--especially Dolby Atmos.
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May 20, 2015|
In the last year, several of my friends--whose "golden ears" I trust regarding which pieces of stereo gear produce superlative musical performance--came back from both the Newport Show and the Las Vegas T.H.E. Show raving about the virtues of the...
Greg Handy explores the new W9 and W7 tabletop speakers from Definitive Technology, which use DTS Play-Fi technology to offer multi-room wireless audio streaming from your phone, tablet, or PC.
May 13, 2015|
Bluetooth speakers have been a hot item for the past couple of years. The demand for portable Bluetooth speakers remains high, especially for smaller ones that can be easily packed for travel. This demand has resulted in more and more...
May 11, 2015|
Adrienne Maxwell auditions the Harmony Home Control System from Logitech, which combines a universal remote control with the Harmony mobile control app and allows for the quick integration of WiFi-based smart home products.
May 6, 2015|
Steven Stone reviews the $999 Calyx M hi-res portable audio player to see how it compares with competing models from the likes of Sony and Astell & Kern.
May 4, 2015|
Dennis Burger reviews the $6,000 AVR750 AV receiver from Arcam. What this product eschews in features, it more than makes up for performance.
Apr 29, 2015|
The Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 is different from most of the other Bluetooth speakers I've used lately in that it is a larger speaker, relatively speaking, at 13.9 by 7.2 by 4.6 inches and nine pounds. It's still easily moved...
Apr 27, 2015|
Adrienne Maxwell looks at JVC's new Ultra HD TV: the $1,800 65-inch DM65USR. This model offers full-array LED backlighting with local dimming at an attractive price point, but it's missing a key feature in these early days of Ultra HD.
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 20, 2015|
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.
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...
Lots of people have proclaimed the death of the physical disc as a means to deliver AV content, but Jerry Del Colliano says, "Not so fast." Technologies like Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos, along with unpredictable broadband speeds, will keep the disc format relevant for a good long while.
Meridian has introduced a new in-wall/in-ceiling speaker, the $2,500 DSP320. Designed to sonically complement the DSP520 in-wall and Meridian's freestanding DSP loudspeakers, the DSP320 combines a "Racetrack" oval bass driver with an 85mm wide-range driver in a 12-inch square box...
Last month, Yamaha announced the new $300 RX-V379 AV receiver; now, the company has provided details on the remaining models in the 2015 RX-V lineup. The RX-V479, RX-V579, RX-V679, and RX-V779 include support for HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 and...
Disney has just joined the roster of studios that make HD titles available for purchase and download through the Kaleidescape Store. The announcement below, from CEO Cheena Srinivasan, went out to Kaleidescape customers this morning. About 100 Disney titles are...
Audio-Technica's AT-LP60 turntable is now available in two limited-edition colors exclusively through Amazon: red (AT-LP60RD) and blue (AT-LP60BL). The standard silver and black versions are also available through a variety of retail outlets. All models feature a heavy-duty precision cast...
Questyle's new hi-res portable audio players, the QP1 ($599) and the QP1R ($899), will offically start shipping this month. The QP1 has 16 GB of internal storage, while the QP1R has 32 GB, and both include two Micro SD expansion...
It has been awhile since we heard from Hitachi, but the company has just announced its W Series of wireless, multi-room audio speakers, built on the AllPlay Wi-Fi audio platform. Designed to compete against multi-room systems from the likes of...
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