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Onkyo DP-X1 Portable Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Onkyo DP-X1 Portable Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Steven Stone | 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.

DarbeeVision DVP-5000S HDMI Video Processor Reviewed

DarbeeVision DVP-5000S HDMI Video Processor Reviewed

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | 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.

Focal Sopra N°1 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Focal Sopra N°1 Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Ben Shyman | 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.

Optoma HD28DSE DLP Projector Reviewed

Optoma HD28DSE DLP Projector Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brian Kahn | Jun 13, 2016

 

Brian Kahn reviews Optoma's $799 HD28DSE 1080p DLP projector--the first projector to integrate DARBEE Visual Presence video enhancement technology.

Sony NW-ZX100HN Portable Player and In-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Sony NW-ZX100HN Portable Player and In-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Steven Stone | Jun 8, 2016

 

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.

Sony STR-ZA5000ES 9.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Sony STR-ZA5000ES 9.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Dennis Burger | 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.

THIEL SmartSub 1.12 Subwoofer Reviewed

THIEL SmartSub 1.12 Subwoofer Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | 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 .

Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL2.0 Preamplifier/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL2.0 Preamplifier/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Terry London | May 25, 2016

 

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.

Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | 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.

Role Audio Sampan FTL Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Role Audio Sampan FTL Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Steven Stone | 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.

Classe Sigma SSP AV Preamp Reviewed

Classe Sigma SSP AV Preamp Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Jerry Del Colliano | 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.

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K.I.S.S. AV Launches Sonic Vortex-Powered Soundbar Killer on Kickstarter

By Dennis Burger 06/29/2016

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 Announces Its Most Powerful Phantom Speaker to Date

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/28/2016

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...

Astell&Kern Shows Off New Hi-Res Player and In-Ear Monitor

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/27/2016

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 Introduces Stylish Three-Way Outdoor Speakers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/26/2016

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...

LG OLED TV Wins the Annual Value Electronics Shootout

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/25/2016

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,...

Circuit City May Soon Return to Retail

By HomeTheaterReview.com 06/24/2016

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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