Featured Home Theater Reviews
Brent Butterworth reviews PSB's $1,499 SubSeries 450 subwoofer, which combines two 10-inch passive radiators with a 12-inch active driver powered by a 400-watt RMS Class D amplifier.
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Aug 24, 2016|
Besides being a year when too many fine musicians joined the angel band, 2016 could be called the year of the earphone. Unlike a few years ago when choosing a good-sounding, well-made, comfortable, mid-priced earphone was a case of choosing...
Aug 22, 2016|
Greg Handy reviews Lyngdorf Audio's TDAI-2170 integrated amplifier, which is rated at 170 watts per channel and has a modular design that allows for different input/output configurations.
Aug 15, 2016|
Adrienne Maxwell auditions Oppo Digital's new Sonica Wi-Fi tabletop speaker--a fully featured 2.1-channel model that supports AirPlay, Bluetooth, and DLNA wireless technologies, as well as multi-room streaming.
Aug 8, 2016|
Myron Ho reviews Yamaha's RX-A3050, a 9.2-channel AV receiver that offers a number of upgrades over its predecessor.
According to the Hearing Health Foundation, 20 percent of American teenagers--and 50 million Americans total--suffer from hearing loss, and noise-induced hearing loss is a major culprit. This type of hearing loss can be caused by a single exposure to an...
Dennis Burger explores Atlantic Technology's 3.1 HSB speaker base, which combines a passive three-channel L/C/R soundbar with a powered bass unit and the company's H-PAS technology to improve low-frequency response.
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 25, 2016|
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.
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.
Adrienne Maxwell explains the difference between frame rate and refresh rate and what that means for your new 4K source devices, AV receivers, and TVs.
In September, Parasound will launch a new product called the ZoneMaster 4 DAX--a four-zone DAC designed for the custom-installation market, for easier setup of multi-zone audio systems. A single chassis contains four 192-kHz ESS Sabre DACs, and each zone has...
Phase Technology has announced updated versions of its dARTS speaker systems. dARTS stands for Digital Audio Referece Theater System, and each system is designed to offer precisely matched speakers and performance that is precisely optimized for your room. A customized...
Autonomic has announced two new products that utilize audio-over-Ethernet technology. The new Mirage MMS-1e ($995, shown here) is a hi-res network music player that includes access to services like Pandora, SiriusXM, Tidal, Tunein, iHeartRadio, iTunes, and more. It features local...
Optoma has launched a new low-priced 1080p projector, the HD27. A follow-up to the popular HD26, this new $649 DLP projector adds Rec 709 and sRGB color modes, has an improved lamp life of 8,000 hours, and has a smaller...
Atlantic Technology has introduced its smallest bookshelf speaker to date, the LCR2. This new compact speaker combines a 0.75-inch silk dome tweeter with a 3.5-inch Composite Polypropylene/Paper woofer in a cabinet that stands just eight inches tall. The LCR2 is...
HiFiMAN has introduced its smallest, lightest hi-res player to date, the 2.4-ounce SuperMini. The new player, which is available now for $399, supports all lossless file formats, including DSD, and has expandable memory up to 256 GB. The SuperMini has...
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