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Audiophile Source Component Reviews

Pioneering Audiophiles such as Linn's Ivor Tenenbaum all agree that the source is the most important part of a system. Reviews of source components including turntables, CD players, CD transports, SACD players, DACs, Tuners, USB converters and even phono cartridges by Home Theater Review's stable of professional reviewers will give you the inside scoop on which ones deserve your special attention.

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Marantz SA8004 SACD / CD Player / USB DAC Reviewed

Marantz SA8004 SACD / CD Player / USB DAC Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Marantz adds the SA8004 SACD player to the company's offerings. However, the SA8004 has a few interesting tricks up its sleeve. Brian Kahn takes a look at the component to see if it is worth your time. Read More

 
Electrocompaniet EMC-1UP CD Player Reviewed

Electrocompaniet EMC-1UP CD Player Reviewed

By Terry London

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The most widely used physical media for music is still the Red Book CD. Electrocompaniet has made a new CD player, the EMC-1UP, that acknowledges this and attempts to elevate that media to new heights. But does it succeed? Read More

 
Crestron HD-MD8x1 HDMI Switcher Reviewed

Crestron HD-MD8x1 HDMI Switcher Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

HDMI can be a problem factor for any AV component, regardless of price. Crestron offers up the HD-MD8x1 HDMI switcher as a solution to this problem. Jerry Del Colliano examines whether or not it is successful. Read More

 
McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD Player Reviewed

McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD Player Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Brian Kahn unboxes the McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD player and puts it to the test. What he discovered as he continued to attempt different sources, is that this player had several surprises in store for him. Read More

 
High Resolution Technologies iStreamer Reviewed

High Resolution Technologies iStreamer Reviewed

By Steven Stone

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Connect your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad to the iStreamer to get the best sound from your portable music library. Compact, simple to use, and most importantly, very good sounding, the iStreamer advances the sonics of an iPod by leaps and bounds. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

The Editors of Home Theater Review have extensively searched, reviewed, and now chosen the best of the best home theater and audio gear, HDTVs and beyond. Click through for the winners in each category from the likes of Vizio, Samsung, Sharp and many others. Read More

 
Sonicweld Diverter USB to SPDIF Converter Reviewed

Sonicweld Diverter USB to SPDIF Converter Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Inside an enclosure milled from a solid billet of 60601-T6 aluminum, the Sonicweld Diverter's circuitry transforms USB to SPDIF so you can use any DAC with your computer audio stream. Although not inexpensive, the Diverter can give your sans-USB high-end DAC years more useful life. Read More

 
Cary Audio CD 303T SACD Pro CD/SACD Player Reviewed

Cary Audio CD 303T SACD Pro CD/SACD Player Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

A high-end player handles a multitude of disc formats, including SACD. The 303T also has USB and SPDIF digital inputs so it can serve as both a player and a DAC. With both tube and solid-state analog outputs, the CD 303T lets you tailor the sound depending on the music. Read More

 
McIntosh MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner Reviewed

McIntosh MR88 AM/FM/XM/HD Tuner Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This tuner receives not only AM and FM radio, but also XM and HD radio. Built in classic McIntosh style, this $4000 could well be your last tuner you'll ever buy, because it doesn't get any better than this. With single-ended and balanced outputs, the McIntosh MR88 is a sonic knockout. Read More

 
NAD C 565BEE CD Player Reviewed

NAD C 565BEE CD Player Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Andrew Robinson's assessment of the NAD C565BEE CD player reveals a $799 that is an enthusiast's dream at a very affordable price. Through it's digital input the C 565BEE also serves as a DAC, and a darn fine one Andrew discovered. Read why it should be on your sub $800 short list. Read More