Featured Home Theater Reviews
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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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.
Mar 11, 2015|
Until Ultra HD Blu-ray arrives later this year, the primary way for early adopters to enjoy 4K content is through streaming and download services. On the streaming side, we covered Netflix's UHD service shortly after its launch, and now it's...
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.
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...
Variety is reporting that Netflix has ordered an eight-part documentary from the team who created the popular "Planet Earth" series. "Our Planet" will be a four-year collaboration between Silverback Films and the World Wildlife Fund that will explore remote wilderness...
LG has officially launched its line of Music Flow tabletop speakers and soundbars that incorporate Google Cast technology for single- or multi-speaker audio streaming. Designed to compete against Sonos, DTS Play-Fi, and other whole-house music streaming systems, LG's line includes...
Screen Innovations has added a new model to its line of Zero Edge fixed-frame screens. The ST 5 Series is designed specifically for use with short-throw projectors, and Screen Innovations says it has a 180-degree viewing angle and offers 700...
PSB has introduced a compact subwoofer, the SubSeries 150, that moves away from the traditional cube shape and features a low-profile rectangular design that can sit vertically or horizontally. The SubSeries 150 sports a 6.5-inch woofer and 100-watt amplifier, and...
The HDMI Forum has announced the release of the HDMI 2.0a specification that allows for the transmission of High Dynamic Range formats. HDR is one potential element of the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format that is expected to arrive later...
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