Featured Home Theater Reviews
Bowers & Wilkins' high-end Diamond Series has received a complete makeover. Brent Butterworth sits down with the new 804 D3 tower speaker to see how it performs.
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Jun 29, 2016|
Steven Stone explores the DP-X1 portable hi-res audio player from Onkyo, which is built on an Android operating system, features balanced output, and carries an MSRP of $899.
Jun 22, 2016|
Adrienne Maxwell reviews the DVP-5000S from DarbeeVision. This petite box allows you to add DARBEE Visual Presence video enhancement, designed to improve image clarity and depth, to your HDMI sources.
Jun 20, 2016|
Ben Shyman reviews Focal's Sopra N°1. This bookshelf speaker is gorgeous and offered in a variety of eye-catching colors; but, as Shyman would discover, the Sopra N°1 offers much more than just a pretty face.
Jun 13, 2016|
Brian Kahn reviews Optoma's $799 HD28DSE 1080p DLP projector--the first projector to integrate DARBEE Visual Presence video enhancement technology.
Steven Stone reviews the Sony NW-ZX100HN portable hi-res audio player, which comes with a pair of Sony in-ear noise-canceling headphones. See how the duo performs.
Jun 6, 2016|
Dennis Burger explores Sony's flagship STR-ZA5000ES AV receiver--a feature-rich 9.2-channel receiver that boasts a highly intuitive user interface. How does it perform? Follow the link to find out.
May 30, 2016|
Brent Butterworth reviews THIEL Audio's new SmartSub 1.12 subwoofer, which features a 12-inch driver, a 1,250-watt Class D amplifier, and an advanced built-in room correction system .
Terry London reviews the MicroZOTL2.0 from Linear Tube Audio. To say he was wowed by this tube-based preamplifier/headphone amplifier combination would be an understatement.
May 23, 2016|
Samsung's UBD-K8500 is the first Ultra HD Blu-ray player to hit the market. Adrienne Maxwell puts the player through its paces to see how it performs.
May 18, 2016|
Steven Stone reviews the Sampan FTL bookshelf speaker from Role Audio. This small, ported speaker uses a single full-range driver and claims a frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz. Read on to see how it performs.
May 16, 2016|
Jerry Del Colliano reviews the Sigma SSP AV preamp from Classe Audio. Features include seven HDMI inputs, USB and Ethernet connections, and both balanced and single-ended connections.
What is an active HDMI cable, and when should you consider buying one? Adrienne Maxwell explains in this week's featured news story.
Over the past few years, a number of speaker manufacturers have created speaker systems that attempt to replicate the advantages of powered soundbars--the easy setup, the small footprint, the minimal wiring, the internal processing and amplification--without their typical shortcomings: namely,...
Devialet has unveiled its most powerful, high-performance Phantom speaker to date. The Gold Phantom boasts 4,500 watts of power, and Devialet lists its maximum volume at 108 dB. The original Phantom powered speaker turned a lot of heads and earned...
At last week's CE Week event in New York, Astell&Kern showed off two new products: a new portable hi-res audio player called the AK70 (shown here, $599) and an updated second-gen version of the AK T8iE in-ear monitors ($999). The...
PlanterSpeakers has introduced two new planter speaker designs, designed to provide invisible sound to an indoor or outdoor space. Both the Flagstone (shown right) and the Piermont (shown below) incorporate a three-way speaker with a 10-inch woofer, a four-inch midrange...
New York-based retailer Value Electronics held its annual TV shootout during CE Week this past week, and this year's winner was LG's Signature OLED65G6P 65-inch 4K OLED TV. LG pitted its Signature OLED panel against high-end LED/LCD offerings from Sony,...
TWICE is reporting that Circuit City will soon make a comeback, both in an e-commerce form and in new retail stores. Global sourcing executive Ronny Shmoel acquired the brand last year and had hoped to open a prototype store in...
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