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Mark Levinson No.585 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Mark Levinson No.585 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Mark Levinson is one of the venerable brands in the audio industry. The company started over 45 years ago and has earned its place among the upper echelon of audiophile-oriented manufacturers. In the 1990s when I first became acquainted with... Continue Reading

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Meze 99 Classics Headphones Reviewed

Meze 99 Classics Headphones Reviewed

Steven Stone takes the popular Meze 99 Classics for a spin, and finds them to be stylish and comfortable, with a natural, slightly warm sound and good bass extension. Continue Reading


Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Reviewed

Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Headphones Reviewed

Looking for a pair of wireless cans with the right mix of comfort, features, and performance? Scott Schumer tests out the Sony WH-1000XM2 and finds it stands toe-to-toe against anything in its class. Continue Reading


Kaleidescape Strato 4K Movie Player Reviewed

Kaleidescape Strato 4K Movie Player Reviewed

Kaleidescape has had a very eventful existence. The company that has become synonymous with the high-end movie server spent its early years battling the movie studios over its DVD-based server systems. The two sides eventually made peace, which then evolved... Continue Reading


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Video Games Outsell Music and Movies, So Why Don't AV Stores Embrace Them?

Video Games Outsell Music and Movies, So Why Don't AV Stores Embrace Them?

Video games are outselling movies and music by a large margin. So why is the AV industry so reticent to embrace interactive entertainment for demo material? Continue Reading


Food Porn Has Lost Its John Holmes in Anthony Bourdain

Food Porn Has Lost Its John Holmes in Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain may have given birth to the modern food porn phenomenon that fills our TV screens so regularly, but he was so much more than that. He was a journalist. A social commentator. A rock star. And ultimately a victim of his own brain chemistry. Continue Reading


Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for a Streaming Media Player

Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for a Streaming Media Player

Do you feel like the only person left on the planet who doesn't already own a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or other streaming media player? Are you interested in getting one but too embarrassed to ask anyone for shopping advice,... Continue Reading


With Prices Falling, Why Aren't More People Getting Into Specialty Audio?

With Prices Falling, Why Aren't More People Getting Into Specialty Audio?

You can get higher-quality audio products for less money than ever before. Why then, wonders Jerry Del Colliano, isn't that increasing demand? Continue Reading


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Why We're Embracing Amazon Affiliate Links

The world is changing, and we're changing along with it. After much thought and discussion, we're embracing affiliate links to help keep our site up-and-running and free-to-read. Continue Reading


Getting Started With Basic Home Automation: Control4 Edition

Getting Started With Basic Home Automation: Control4 Edition

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Jun 22
Philips TV and Bowers & Wilkins Announce New Partnership Two great tastes that will hopefully taste great together: Philips TV and B&W join forces to do something about sucky TV sound quality.

Jun 21
Samsung Brings QLED TV Gaming Tournament to Select U.S. Cities Get your game on, check out the latest Samsung QLED TVs, and win some swanky prizes in the process.


Jun 19
SnapAV Introduces Affordable, High-Perfomance Episode Terrain Outdoor Speaker System The Episode Terrain system comes with a 4.1 speaker package that can be expanded by way of two additional satellite speakers and one additional sub.

Jun 16
Parasound Announces HINT 6 Integrated Amplifier Picking up on the popular nickname for the original Halo Integrated Amplifier, Parasound has dubbed its upgraded and updated model the HINT 6.

Jun 15
MartinLogan Announces Next Generation of Dynamo Subs The new Dynamo subs feature a range of wireless enhancements, as well as a design that easily converts from down- to front-firing.


Jun 14
HiFiMan Introduces Ananda Planar Headphone for Portable Devices The new new open-back planar headphone is designed with greater efficiency for use with portable devices.

Jun 12
Dish Adds New Alexa Commands for Hopper DVR New Alexa commands allow you to set recordings, navigate to apps like Game Finder and Netflix, and more by voice on your Hopper DVR.

Jun 09
Pioneer Announces New 9.2 Elite VSX-LX503 AV Receiver The highly configurable Elite VSX-LX503 can be set up as an Atmos/DTS:X system, or old-school surround with powered second zone capabilities. It also features a host of room correction and streaming capabilities.

Jun 08
iFi audio Ships Pro iDSD DAC/Streamer The new Pro iDSD DAC/Streamer features DSD1024 and 768 kHz PCM decoding via USB, and can be connected to wired or wirelessly to your home network for streaming.
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