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KEF R50 Dolby Atmos Speaker Modules Reviewed

KEF R50 Dolby Atmos Speaker Modules Reviewed

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Apr 27, 2016

 

I recently reviewed Denon's flagship AVR-X7200WA network receiver. This Swiss Army knife of a receiver supports new immersive sound formats like Dolby Atmos, DTS: X, and Auro-3D. In order to evaluate the receiver's performance with Dolby Atmos specifically, KEF graciously...

Denon AVR-X7200WA 9.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Denon AVR-X7200WA 9.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Bob Barrett | Apr 25, 2016

 

Bob Barrett reviews Denon's flagship AVR-X7200WA, a fully loaded 9.2-channel AV receiver that supports all the latest audio and video technologies.

Sony PS-HX500 Turntable Reviewed

Sony PS-HX500 Turntable Reviewed

Overall Rating
4 Stars

By Steven Stone | Apr 20, 2016

 

Steven Stone reviews Sony's entry-level audiophile turntable, the PS-HX500. This $600 turntable includes a cartridge, a phono preamplifier with RIAA curve, an analog-to-digital processor, and a USB output to make hi-res copies (even 128x DSD) of your LPs.

Dish Network Hopper 3 Whole-Home UHD DVR Reviewed

Dish Network Hopper 3 Whole-Home UHD DVR Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Apr 18, 2016

 

Dennis Burger explores the Hopper 3 whole-home DVR from Dish Network, which adds features like 4K support, universal search, a sports bar mode, and more.

Sonus faber Chameleon B Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Sonus faber Chameleon B Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Myron Ho | Apr 11, 2016

 

The entry-level Chameleon Series delivers the visual flair we'd expect from Sonus faber at a much lower price, but how does the new Chameleon B bookshelf speaker perform? Myron Ho finds out.

1MORE E1001 Triple Driver Earphones Reviewed

1MORE E1001 Triple Driver Earphones Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Steven Stone | Apr 6, 2016

 

Steven Stone auditions the new E1001 earphones from a relatively new player in the headphone market, 1MORE USA. The design, build, and performance of these triple-driver earphones go beyond expectation, given their $99.99 price tag.

Apple TV (4th Generation) Streaming Media Player Reviewed

Apple TV (4th Generation) Streaming Media Player Reviewed

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars

By Adrienne Maxwell | Apr 4, 2016

 

Adrienne Maxwell explores Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV. This streaming media player boasts a number of improvements like voice search and an app store, but it's also missing crucial features for our audience.

Bache Audio 002AB Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Bache Audio 002AB Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Terry London | Mar 30, 2016

 

Terry London reviews Bache Audio's 002AB floorstanding speaker, a hybrid four-way design that combines a full-range eight-inch paper cone transducer and super tweeter with a powered eight-inch mid-bass driver and a 10-inch woofer.

OEM Systems ICBM Subwoofer System Reviewed

OEM Systems ICBM Subwoofer System Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Brent Butterworth | Mar 28, 2016

 

Want the benefits of multiple subs without the big boxes? Brent Butterworth tests the ICBM in-wall subwoofer system from OEM Systems, which includes four eight-inch in-wall subwoofers driven by a single P-500XB amplifier.

Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Overall Rating
5 Stars

By Dennis Burger | Mar 21, 2016

 

In this week's featured review, Dennis Burger explores Onkyo's TX-RZ900 7.2-channel AV receiver. This $1,599 box is well-built and fully loaded with features, but how does it perform?

HiFiMan HE-560 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

HiFiMan HE-560 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars

By Steven Stone | Mar 16, 2016

 

Steven Stone reviews HiFiMan's $899 HE-560 planar headphone, which promises to combine the sonic attributes of HiFiMan's flagship models in a less expensive, easier-to-drive design.

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Magico Announces the New M3 Speaker

By HomeTheaterReview.com 05/03/2016

Magico has unveiled details on its latest flagship speaker, the M3. Drawing heavily from concepts and technologies first implemented in the M-Project, the new three-way M3 incorporates a new carbon-fiber side panel design, an all-graphene midrange and bass driver design,...

PRO Audio and Trinnov Partner to Show Off 3D Audio

By HomeTheaterReview.com 05/02/2016

The best way to explain how effective a great 3D audio system can be is to let people hear it for themselves. That's what PRO Audio Technology aims to do in its new PRO Experience Center, which was unveiled to...

Yamaha Launches New Entry-Level Stereo Receiver

By HomeTheaterReview.com 05/01/2016

Yamaha has added a new entry-level stereo receiver to its electronics lineup. The $179.95 R-S202 is rated at 100 watts per channel, includes built-in Bluetooth, and features four analog audio inputs, as well as two sets of speaker binding posts--you...

Monitor Audio Announces Platinum II In-Wall Speaker

By HomeTheaterReview.com 04/30/2016

Monitor Audio has added an in-wall model to its new flagship Platinum II speaker lineup. The Platinum II In-Wall ($4,995 each) uses the same drivers as the freestanding PL200 II: it's a three-way speaker with dual 6.5-inch RDT II bass...

Focal Introduces New Line of Outdoor Speakers

By HomeTheaterReview.com 04/29/2016

Focal North America has introduced four new outdoor speakers. The new Custom OD 108 (shown here, $349 each) and Chorus OD 706-V ($429 each) are traditional eight-ohm speakers, while the new Custom OD 108-T ($540 each) and Chorus OD 706-VT...

Sony Adds HDR Capability to Its VPL-VW365ES 4K Projector

By HomeTheaterReview.com 04/28/2016

Sony has announced that its VPL-VW365ES 4K projector ($10,000) will receive a firmware update in May to add High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability. Sony's flagship VPL-VW5000ES ($60,000) and VPL-VW665ES ($15,000) already support HDR, and this new update will bring HDR...

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