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It took seven years for Pass Labs to come out with its new XA.8 Series of amplifiers. As Terry London discovers in his review of the new XA60.8 60-watt Class A mono-block amplifier, the wait was definitely worth it.
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Nov 19, 2014|
Myron Ho reviews Bowers & Wilkins' new CM6 S2 bookshelf speaker, which retails for $2,000/pair and incorporates technologies from the company's much more expensive speaker lines.
Nov 17, 2014|
Vizio's M Series TV lineup brings full-array LED backlighting with local dimming to a more affordable price range. Adrienne Maxwell reviews the 60-inch M602i-B3, which also includes the V.I.A. Plus smart TV platform and a remote with a full QWERTY keyboard.
Nov 12, 2014|
Steven Stone auditions V-Moda's XS on-ear headphones, which replace the company's M-80 on-ear model and offer a number of improvements.
Nov 9, 2014|
GoldenEar Technology's highly acclaimed Triton Series finally has its leader, with the introduction of the flagship Triton One. Dennis Burger puts the Triton One to the test to see how it compares with the other models in the Triton line.
Nov 5, 2014|
Jerry Del Colliano reviews Ultimate Ears' top-shelf pair of custom in-ear monitors. The $999 In-Ear Reference Monitors are designed to reproduce accurate, studio-quality sound for those who demand neutrality.
Nov 3, 2014|
Brian Kahn reviews PS Audio's DirectStream DAC, a completely re-envisioned product that, among other things, converts all signals to DSD. How does it perform? Read on to find out.
Oct 29, 2014|
Sean Killebrew checks out Polk's new desktop audio speaker, the Hampden. This powered two-way speaker combines a gorgeous design with desirable connection options like Bluetooth (with aptX) and direct USB.
Oct 27, 2014|
When I was asked if I'd be interested in reviewing M&K Sound's new THX Ultra2-certified S300 Series loudspeakers, I jumped at the chance. I was curious about the current status of this well-established, high-quality brand since it went through a...
Oct 22, 2014|
Panasonic has completely re-imagined its smart TV platform for 2014. Adrienne Maxwell explores the new Life+Screen experience, which puts a strong emphasis on personalization and customization.
Oct 20, 2014|
Now that Panasonic has exited the plasma TV business, the company is focused on upping its game in the LED/LCD department. How does the new TC-55AS650U LED/LCD measure up? Adrienne Maxwell finds out.
Oct 15, 2014|
Terry London examines the SW-8MK2 subwoofer from Pioneer and is absolutely blown away by the level of performance that this $160 eight-inch, 100-watt subwoofer can deliver.
To assist our readers with any AV-related holiday shopping they might do, we're introducing a series of "Good, Better, Best" articles that explain what you can expect to find at various price points, with some product examples. The first category: HDTVs.
At the International CES in January, Gibson Brands will showcase the new Les Paul Reference Monitors: the LP4 ($599), LP6 ($799), and LP8 ($999). These speakers use carbon-coated titanium tweeters, non-woven carbon woofers, and custom-made amplification, and they will be...
AmTRAN will introduce an 85-inch JVC-branded Ultra HD TV to the marketplace in January, with an MSRP of $7,999. The new Diamond Series DM85UXR will use a direct LED backlighting system with 64 zones of local dimming and CrystalMotion Pro...
Kaleidescape continues to increase the content options for its digital download store, securing a licensing deal with NBCUniversal that will add 1,000 movie titles and 210 TV seasons. The company already has licensing deals inplace with Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, and...
Crestron is now shipping a new multi-zone amplifier, the C2N-AMP-6X100. This six-zone/12-input amp offers 100 watts for each of the six zones, and outputs can be bridged for additional power to a certain zone. It also includes a total of...
Startup company Musaic has announced preliminary details on its line of multiroom music players, including the MP5 and MP10 shown here, which will officially launch at the 2015 CES and recently earned a 2015 CES Innovation Award. In addition to...
Autonomic has announced the addition of new features to its lineup of Mirage music server/players, the MMS-2A and MMS-5A that we previously reviewed. These new features include Sirius/XM streaming at 256 kbps, the addition of the Deezer streaming service (which...
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.