Featured Home Theater Reviews
Brent Butterworth auditions the three-way UF5 tower speaker from ELAC's Uni-Fi line, designed by Andrew Jones. How does this $499-apiece speaker perform? Read on to find out.
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Jul 27, 2016|
Your ears aren't flat...literally or sonically. And oh yeah, they're not digital, either. Sound isn't flat, and the world isn't flat. I could go on and on about why we like round things better than flat things, but this is...
Jul 18, 2016|
Greg Handy auditions a multi-channel PSB in-wall speaker system, built around the $799 C-LCR two-way in-ceiling design.
I am no longer surprised at the number of small, American-based companies that design and build superlative speakers that can compete with the historical "big boys" in both build quality and performance yet can beat them on the very important...
Jul 11, 2016|
Adrienne Maxwell reviews JVC's DLA-X750R--a THX-certified 1080p D-ILA projector that uses JVC's pixel-shifting eshift4 technology to simulate a 4K image. This new model also supports HDR and P3 color.
Jul 6, 2016|
When I decided to install a home theater system, I opted for in-wall and in-ceiling speakers. There are many advantages to using in-wall speakers for a surround sound system, including a clean, nearly invisible aesthetic for both the speakers and...
Jul 4, 2016|
Dennis Burger reviews Monoprice's new $1,499 Monolith 7 seven-channel amplifier, a Class AB design with a power rating of 200 watts per channel.
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 27, 2016|
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.
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.
The old adage in Napa Valley is that, if you want to become a millionaire in the wine business, start with $20,000,000. This is becoming truth in the specialty audio/video business, as well. This business was created and supported by...
DISH Network will offer Olympics coverage in 4K for owners for the Hopper 3 and 4K Joey boxes (and a 4K display, of course). Channel 146 will be dedicated to broadcasting 4K coverage of events, and many events will be...
Puro Sound Labs has added two new models to its line of volume-limiting headphones. Like other Puro designs, the new IEM200 in-ear monitor ($29.99) and OEH200 on-ear headphone ($39.99) are limited to 85 dB to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, an...
Major news came out of Southern California yesterday, as VIZIO announced it is being acquired by LeEco for $2 billion. LeEco, a well-known media conglomerate in China, will acquire all of the VIZIO hardware and software operations, technology, and intellectual...
PS Audio's new LANRover is designed to extend and clean up the transmission of USB audio between a computer/server and a DAC. The $599 LANRover is a two-piece system: The first device connects to your computer/server's USB output and, according...
Yamaha has introduced two new Blu-ray players: the BD-S680 ($329.95) and the Aventage BD-A1060 ($549.95). Both products are Full HD, 3D-capable Blu-ray players that also support SACD playback. While they do not support the new Ultra HD Blu-ray format, these...
First Watt has introduced a new stereo amplifier, the F7--a two-stage push-pull JFET (input)/MOSFET (output), Class A design that uses fewer parts than any First Watt amplifier to date and offers 25 watts per channel into eight ohms. First Watt...
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