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Tekton's new Double Impact speaker features a patented design that uses 11 drivers in a four-way configuration. Find out what Terry London thinks of the new speaker in this week's featured review.
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Mar 22, 2017|
Bob Barrett auditions the CMA800R headphone amplifier from Questyle Audio. This headphone amp uses Questyle's patented current mode amplification, and it can be run individually in stereo mode or as a bridged pair in mono full balanced mode.
Mar 15, 2017|
Over the past decade, audio/video enthusiasts have become intimately familiar with OPPO Digital, a company with an established reputation most notably for designing and manufacturing high-quality universal disc players that meet most high-end audiophile standards. OPPO's ultimate success has been...
Mar 13, 2017|
Adrienne Maxwell auditions the AB40 soundbase from Fluance. This one-piece, two-channel solution features a total of six drivers powered by a 120-watt Class D amplifier, as well as Bluetooth with aptX.
Mar 6, 2017|
Brent Butterworth reviews the F36 speaker ($2,000/pair) from Revel's Concerta2 line. This tower speaker combines a one-inch aluminum dome tweeter with three 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofers in a 2.5-way design.
Mar 1, 2017|
In the last few years, the personal audio market has exploded, and it seems that once-rare $1,000 universal-fit IEMs have now become almost commonplace. Over the past year, I kept running into Westone at the audio shows I attended, including...
Feb 27, 2017|
Greg Handy auditions Yamaha's YSP-5600 soundbar, an Atmos-capable 7.1.2-channel soundbar with HDMI video switching, Bluetooth, and MusicCast multiroom audio support.
I recently took the plunge and cut the cord. At least for now, I'm relying primarily on Netflix and Amazon Video for my TV watching. There's certainly enough content on those sites to fill my evenings, but I miss the...
Feb 20, 2017|
Dennis Burger auditions RSL's Speedwoofer 10S subwoofer, which houses a 10-inch woofer and 350-watt Class D amp in a modestly sized, ported cabinet. Also modest is the sub's asking price: $399.
Feb 15, 2017|
Five years ago, I had the great pleasure of reviewing a pair of PSM Super Monitor speakers from NSMT, which is an affiliate company of Role Audio. I was sad to part with the speakers because they were beautifully made...
Feb 13, 2017|
Steven Stone auditions the DS-S101-G Discovery Music Server from ELAC, which can unite your personal music files with streaming options like TIDAL and uses the Roon Essentials control interface.
In-ear monitors rely upon a proper fit in order to perform at their best. If they don't form a proper seal, there will be a big drop-off in bass response, skewing the frequency balance. It can be a challenge to...
With the proliferation of smart home devices, cyber-security has become a huge concern. Jeff Berman interviewed several cyber-security experts to discuss the issue and learn ways you can protect yourself.
StormAudio has announced that it has partnered with Dirac Research to add the Dirac Live room correction solution to StormAudio's collection of AV processors. Beginning around the end of May, Dirac Live will become a standard feature on all new...
Denon has announced three new S Series AV receivers, due out in April. The entry-level AVR-S530BT ($279) is a 5.2-channel, 140wpc receiver with 4K/HDR pass-through and built-in Bluetooth, but no network functionality. The step-up AVR-S730H ($479) is a 7.2-channel, 165wpc...
Pre-sale has begun on Sony's new A1E OLED TV line, first announced at CES in January. The A1E Series is a UHD line with support for the Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG High Dynamic Range formats, as well as a...
Audirvana has introduced a new desktop music player for macOS that supports the MQA format. The Audirvana Plus 3 player allows you to manage your full digital music library, whether it's stored locally or streamed, and it has integrated support...
Following up on the company's recent introduction of its first HEOS-branded AV receiver, Denon has now announced the addition of its first HEOS subwoofer, as well as a new HEOS soundbar. The HEOS BAR ($899) is a three-channel soundbar that...
Samsung officially launched its new flagship QLED UHD TV line this week. The line includes three series: Q7, Q8, and Q9. Samsung continues to offer a combination of flat and curved designs. All models use edge LED lighting (no full-array...
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