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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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Halcro EC800 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Halcro EC800 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

While known primarily for their amplifiers and preamplifiers the Halcro EC800 is housed in the same modern case work as the rest of their line and offers serious audiophile performance with a look to round out your rig. Read More

 
Meridian 586.2 DVD Player Reviewed

Meridian 586.2 DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Meridian's 586.2 plays DVD and CDs. Now several years discontinued, the 586.2 is a solid performer that integrates beautifully in any 500, 800 or G series Meridian system. Read More

 
Rotel RDV-1080 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

Rotel RDV-1080 DVD-Audio Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

British audio manufacturer Rotel has long been known for making quality audio gear, and it's no surprise that they're jumping on the DVD bandwagon. Featuring their trademark aesthetic, the RDV-1080 is also a quality high-end DVD-audio player. Read More

 
Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player Reviewed

Toshiba HD-XA1 HD DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The absolute first generation top of the line HD DVD player this unit was a beast. Big, heavy and slow as molasses but it always played the discs! While it had a lot of growing to do this unit was totally reliable albeit slow to load Read More

 
Denon AVR 2807 Receiver & Denon DVD-1920 DVD Player Reviewed

Denon AVR 2807 Receiver & Denon DVD-1920 DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The combo sits middle of Denon's line and offered a lot of bang for the buck. Both these models have since been replaced in the lineup but they continue to circulate on the used market Read More

 
Antex Triple Play Satellite Radio Receiver Reviewed

Antex Triple Play Satellite Radio Receiver Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Antex Triple play allows Sirrius satellite radio users to now listen to three different channels in three different sites of their home from a single subscription. While this will require a home integration or automation system, it is an exceptionally flexible design Read More

 
 V, Inc Bravo D2 DVD Player Reviewed

V, Inc Bravo D2 DVD Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

From back in the day when Vizio was still V, Inc, the D2 was one of the first DVD players to offer DVI-D feed allowing a pure digital video feed to your display. While it sounds silly nowadays, this was a ground breaking technology when it came out Read More

 
Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

Humax DRT800 DVD Recorder with TiVo Service Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

This unit combines a DVD recorder with a TiVo DVR and provides the best of both worlds. You can use the 80GB hard drive to store shows and then determine whether or not you wish to record them on DVDs. TiVo's user friendly system is a benefit but downloading the TV guide takes a little bit too long... Read More

 
NEC ND-3500A DVD Recorder Reviewed

NEC ND-3500A DVD Recorder Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

This is an internal computer DVD recorder and one of the early models to hit the market. While a modern example of this unit will cost much less and be faster this piece was an early model and holds some interest Read More

 
Simaudio Orbiter Universal Player Reviewed

Simaudio Orbiter Universal Player Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

From highly respected audiophile company Sim Audio came the Orbiter. While not a true universal by today's standards as it doesn't do Blu-ray this is a solid audio performer for those looking for musicality on a budget Read More