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Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Here at the end of 2018, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from budget favorites to aspirational flagship products. Continue Reading

Audiophile Equipment and Loudspeaker Reviews

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Audio Reviews Archives

Dec 03, 2018

MartinLogan Dynamo 600X Subwoofer Reviewed

Perfect for small rooms that need some help in the bass department, the Dynamo 600X boasts full app control and Anthem Room Correction capabilities. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Dynamo 600X Subwoofer Reviewed

Dec 03, 2018

Davone Studio Loudspeaker Reviewed

What would happen if Bowers & Wilkins had decided not to switch gears in the twenty-first century and shift their... Continue Reading
Davone Studio Loudspeaker Reviewed

Nov 28, 2018

Polk Audio Command Bar Sound Bar System with Amazon Alexa Reviewed

What's not to like about having a digital voice assistant built into your soundbar? Not much, says Scott Wasser. Continue Reading
Polk Audio Command Bar Sound Bar System with Amazon Alexa Reviewed

Nov 26, 2018

Sonus faber Sonetto III Loudspeakers Reviewed

Thanks to its terrific design and sublime engineering, the Sonus faber Sonetto III produces much bigger sound than a speaker its size has a right to, says Bob Barrett. Continue Reading
Sonus faber Sonetto III Loudspeakers Reviewed

Nov 21, 2018

Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL Preamplifier

Terry London praises this new stereo preamp for its beautiful chassis, great ergonomics, rich organic timbres, and holographic imaging. Continue Reading
Linear Tube Audio MicroZOTL Preamplifier

Nov 07, 2018

HiDiz AP60 II Portable Mini Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Steven Stone says this little pocketful of high-res bliss is perfect for workouts and travel, assuming you don't need streaming app support. Continue Reading
HiDiz AP60 II Portable Mini Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Nov 05, 2018

Parasound JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Myron Ho says that the Parasound JC5, like its big brother the original JC 1 is a stunning performer with great musicality and none of the sterility of more analytical amps. Continue Reading
Parasound JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 31, 2018

Krell Theater 7 Seven Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Looking for a great home theater amp that also delivers pure Class A performance up to 100 watts per channel? Myron Ho says the Krell Theater 7 sets a new standard at this price point. Continue Reading
Krell Theater 7 Seven Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 24, 2018

Digital Amplifier Company MEGAschino Power Amplifier Reviewed

If you're looking for an amp with a very distinctive sound, keep on looking. The Digital Amplifier Company's MEGAschino delivers music straight, no chaser. Continue Reading
Digital Amplifier Company MEGAschino Power Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 22, 2018

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

If you're looking for a speaker that'll peel the skin off your skull, the Debut 2.0 F6.2 might not be what you're looking for. But for purity of tone, detail, and sound staging at its price, this speaker is hard to beat. Continue Reading
ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Oct 17, 2018

Paradigm Stylus 470 Outdoor Speakers Reviewed

I recently got a phone call from an audio-video company that I had never heard of. The executive on the... Continue Reading
Paradigm Stylus 470 Outdoor Speakers Reviewed

Oct 10, 2018

Sony HT-Z9F Sound Bar and SA-Z9R Wireless Surround Speakers Reviewed

Immersive object-based surround sound from a soundbar with minimal setup muss and fuss? Seriously? Scott Wasser says it's totally a thing thanks to Sony's HT-Z9F/SA-Z9R combo. Continue Reading
Sony HT-Z9F Sound Bar and SA-Z9R Wireless Surround Speakers Reviewed

Oct 08, 2018

B&W 702 S2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

If you're looking for a speaker in the $2K price range that can deliver everything a recording has to offer, Bob Barrett says this Bowers & Wilkins tower is one that you absolutely must audition. Continue Reading
B&W 702 S2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sep 26, 2018

MartinLogan Motion 4i Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

The newly redesigned Motion 4i features a fresh yet familiar aesthetic design with some refined touches, as well as a redesigned crossover that elevates performance above the original, released in 2010. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Motion 4i Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Sep 19, 2018

Roon Nucleus Music Server Reviewed

Roon is one of the world's leaders in software and metadata management, and their platform has taken the audiophile community... Continue Reading
Roon Nucleus Music Server Reviewed

Sep 17, 2018

Nakymatone Echt Invisible Loudspeakers Reviewed

Skeptical of invisible speakers? Jerry Del Colliano says he's 100 percent a convert to this new religion because of Nakymatone's Echt. Continue Reading
Nakymatone Echt Invisible Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sep 10, 2018

Focal Kanta No. 2 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Greg Handy takes the Focal Kanta No. 2 for a ride and finds its sophisticated sound and air of confidence downright intoxicating. Continue Reading
Focal Kanta No. 2 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Sep 05, 2018

Lab 12 DAC1 Special Edition Reviewed

Terry London says the Lab 12 DAC1 SE crushes the price-versus-performance ratio in a totally absurd fashion, with beautiful timbres and tonality, powerful macro-dynamics, and an overall analog liquidity you have to hear to believe. Continue Reading
Lab 12 DAC1 Special Edition Reviewed

Aug 29, 2018

Aric Audio Transcend Push-Pull Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Aric Audio has managed to combine the smooth, natural timbres of SET designs with the oomph you only get from a push-pull design. Continue Reading
Aric Audio Transcend Push-Pull Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Aug 22, 2018

Sony TA-ZH1ES Headphone Amp Reviewed

Steven Stone looks at Sony's best "under the radar" reference-level headphone amplifier and DAC/Pre. Continue Reading
Sony TA-ZH1ES Headphone Amp Reviewed

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