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Russound MCA-88X Multiroom Controller Reviewed

Russound MCA-88X Multiroom Controller Reviewed

Brian Kahn auditions Russound's MCA-88X, an eight-zone/eight-source controller/amplifier that also features the company's XStream music streamer built in. Continue Reading

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MarkAudio-SOTA Cesti MB Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

MarkAudio-SOTA Cesti MB Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Most of the highest regarded loudspeaker manufacturers have been around for a while, but sometimes a new manufacturer can appear, seemingly out of nowhere, with impressive entries into the already crowded loudspeaker market. Magico and YG are two examples of... Continue Reading


HEOS Bar Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

HEOS Bar Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

I have a weird confession to make. Over the past few years, I've reviewed a handful of receivers with HEOS multiroom audio streaming capabilities built in; and, although I've always done my due diligence and configured the streaming ecosystem so... Continue Reading


Krankz Studio Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Krankz Studio Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Certain names are as much a turn-off for some people as they are a turn-on for others. Krankz is a prime example. The name, obviously taken from the phrase "Crank it up!", implies that a device was created to play... Continue Reading


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Random Thoughts and Observations From Axpona 2018

Random Thoughts and Observations From Axpona 2018

On a whim, Jerry Del Colliano decided to attend Axpona this past weekend. It was his first trip to this particular audio show. Find out what he thought in this week's featured news story. Continue Reading


What OPPO Digital's Goodbye Means to Your AV System

What OPPO Digital's Goodbye Means to Your AV System

In a sad development, OPPO Digital has announced that the company is winding down all of its product production and manufacturing. Jerry Del Colliano discusses what this means for AV enthusiasts. Continue Reading


What I Learned During My Trip to Technicolor

What I Learned During My Trip to Technicolor

Find out what Adrienne Maxwell learned during her recent tour of the Technicolor facility in Hollywood. Continue Reading


Before You Cut the Cord, Pick Up the Phone

Before You Cut the Cord, Pick Up the Phone

It's easy to understand why people "cut the cord" on their cable or satellite TV bill these days. I just learned that you can actually walk into a Volkswagen dealership and plunk down $2,000 to get a nicely appointed Jetta... Continue Reading


Understanding Dolby Vision Calibration, Part One

Understanding Dolby Vision Calibration, Part One

Adrienne Maxwell discusses the Dolby Vision calibration process--how it's similar to and different from HDR10 calibration--and walks through the steps using VIZIO's P Series UHD monitor. Continue Reading


Promising Signs for UHD Blu-ray, But Challenges Remain

Promising Signs for UHD Blu-ray, But Challenges Remain

Jeff Berman discusses where things stand with the Ultra HD Blu-ray format: the many promising signs, as well as the challenges that remain. Continue Reading

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Apr 20
Audio Research Introduces the Reference 160M Tube Amp Audio Research has added a new flagship, tube-based mono-block amplifier to its Reference Series. The 160M can be used in...

Apr 19
New VSX-933 AV Receiver From Pioneer Pioneer's new VSX-933 is a 7.2-channel AV receiver rated at 80 watts per channel (20 Hz to 20 kHz, 0.08...


Apr 18
HEOS Introduces the HomeCinema HS2 Soundbar System HEOS has introduced an updated version of its HomeCinema soundbar system. The HS2 features a two-channel soundbar--with two biamplified mid-woofers,...

Apr 17
Monitor Audio Debuts the Studio Bookshelf Speaker Monitor Audio's new Studio bookshelf speaker incorporates technology from the company's Platinum Series II lineup. The two-way, bass reflex design...

Apr 16
Gayle Sanders Returns with New Digital Active Speaker System Gayle Sanders, the cofounder of MartinLogan, has returned to the speaker scene with a new company, Gayle Sanders Eikon, and...


Apr 13
Parasound Announces Halo JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Parasound has announced details on a new addition to the Halo line. The JC 5 stereo amplifier, due out in...

Apr 12
Pass Labs Introduces the XP-22 Stereo Preamplifier At AXPONA this week, Pass Labs will debut the new XP-22 stereo preamp (shown below, $9,500) and XP-27 phono preamp...

Apr 11
Onkyo Releases Two New Mid-priced AVRs Onkyo has introduced two new mid-priced AV receivers: the TX-NR686 (shown here, $649) and the TX-NR585 ($549). Both 7.2-channel models...

Apr 10
VIZIO Announces New Flagship P-Series Quantum Display VIZIO has introduced a new flagship 4K LED/LCD display. The 65-inch P-Series Quantum monitor supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision...
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