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Sony VPL-VW695ES Projector Reviewed

Sony VPL-VW695ES Projector Reviewed

Back in the early 2000s, when commercial cinemas began switching from film to digital, Sony saw an opportunity to take a piece of the pie and began developing their 4K SXRD projection technology. Since then, the corporation has amassed greater... Continue Reading

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Vizio SB36512-F6 36

Vizio SB36512-F6 36" 5.1.2 Sound System with Dolby Atmos Reviewed

Perched in front of my 70-inch television, Vizio's 36-inch soundbar looked curiously diminutive, if not downright puny. By all rights, the SB36512-F6 Dolby Atmos soundbar should have been way too small for proper imaging when paired with that TV, particularly... Continue Reading


Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete DAC Reviewed

Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete DAC Reviewed

Digital-to-Analog Convertors (DACs) come in a wide variety of shapes, prices, and feature sets. Some are so small you can put a bakers' dozen into your pocket and scarcely leave a bulge, while others are the size of a mini... Continue Reading


Bricasti Design Professional Series M15 Amplifier

Bricasti Design Professional Series M15 Amplifier

Over the past few years of attending AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) in Chicago, I've found many of the rooms to be audio deserts consisting of tonally dry, overly analytical systems that were too unpleasant for me to stay and... Continue Reading


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Some Random Thoughts from AXPONA 2019

Some Random Thoughts from AXPONA 2019

CES is officially dead for audiophiles, leaving AXPONA (Audio Expo North America), a regional audio show in Chicago, to pick up some of the pre-Munich excitement for dealers and audiophiles here in the United States. Staged in a modern, well-equipped... Continue Reading


Netflix and Amazon Are Killing Ultra HD Blu-ray (And I Feel Fine)

Netflix and Amazon Are Killing Ultra HD Blu-ray (And I Feel Fine)

Changes are coming to the world of specialty audio/video faster today than ever before. Micro-LED televisions are going to be a game-changer, object-based surround sound is audio "Wow Factor" defined, digital room correction has gone from a gimmicky feature on... Continue Reading


Thoughts on My First Commercial Movie Theater Experience in 15 Years

Thoughts on My First Commercial Movie Theater Experience in 15 Years

When it comes to home theater, I guess I walk the walk and talk the talk, because it's been about 15 years since I set foot inside a commercial movie theater. I watch movies at home. I watch movies in... Continue Reading


MicroLED and Why Front Projection and OLED Should be Scared

MicroLED and Why Front Projection and OLED Should be Scared

Once upon a time, I was a front projection enthusiast. Over the past 15 years, I've assembled more than a dozen front projection home theaters in various rooms about my homes. I loved the concept of front projection so much,... Continue Reading


What's Holding Back Broadcast 4K?

What's Holding Back Broadcast 4K?

If you own an Ultra HD (UHD) TV, the chances are you continue to be annoyed by the underwhelming volume of broadcast 4K content you can watch on it, regardless of what TV service provider you have. That's especially the... Continue Reading


The Case for and Against Alexa/Google/Apple Voice Control

The Case for and Against Alexa/Google/Apple Voice Control

Voice control--whether it be by way of a home automation system or direct device control--is one of the biggest innovations to hit the specialty AV space, perhaps ever. Literally, Dick Tracy-like control of your home, shopping, and so much more... Continue Reading

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Apr 23
Marantz Releases M-CR612 High-Res Network CD Receiver These days, it hardly makes sense to add a new component to your hi-fi system if it doesn't do high-res...
Marantz Releases M-CR612 High-Res Network CD Receiver

Apr 22
Bowers & Wilkins Announces the Formation Suite, a New Wireless Ecosystem The new lineup boasts a powered soundbar, subwoofer, stereo speakers, a single-chassis stereo speaker, and a gorgeous streaming amp.
Bowers & Wilkins Announces the Formation Suite, a New Wireless Ecosystem


Apr 12
Parasound Announces Super-Slim NewClassic 200 Integrated Amplifier and DAC Following pretty hot on the heels of its NewClassic 200 DAC/Pre, Parasound has announced the release of an integrated version...
Parasound Announces Super-Slim NewClassic 200 Integrated Amplifier and DAC

Apr 11
Epson Debuts Two New 4K PRO-UHD Projectors for DIY Market Epson announced this week the addition of two new models in its 4K PRO-UHD projector line: The Home Cinema...
Epson Debuts Two New 4K PRO-UHD Projectors for DIY Market

Apr 09
Audio Research Introduces CD6 and CD9 Special Edition Transport/DACs Audio Research has announced a new SE upgrade to its CD6 and Reference CD9. The new Special Edition enhancements were...
Audio Research Introduces CD6 and CD9 Special Edition Transport/DACs


Apr 05
Wireworld Introduces Micro Series 8 Balanced Cables Wireworld has announced the immediately release of three new cables in its Series 8 lineup for cables and interconnects....
Wireworld Introduces Micro Series 8 Balanced Cables

Apr 02
SVS Announces Prime Pinnacle Loudspeaker SVS has announced the release of its new Prime Pinnacle speaker, which, as you probably guessed from the name, takes...
SVS Announces Prime Pinnacle Loudspeaker

Apr 01
Russound Announces Ultra Premium Wi-Fi Cable Presented without commentary... Newmarket, NH - April 1, 2019 - As streaming media continues to define the entertainment landscape, decisions...
Russound Announces Ultra Premium Wi-Fi Cable

Mar 21
Tidal iOS App Now Supports MQA If you're a Tidal user and iPhone owner and you've been bummed about the fact that the Tidal iOS app...
Tidal iOS App Now Supports MQA
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