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Oct 23, 2010

Krell Evolution 600 Mono Power Amplifier Reviewed

If there wasn't a Krell 900 Watt monoblock power amp - the Krell Evolution 600 amps would be the biggest, badest things on the planet. With enough Dan D'agostino designed spank to light up any Focal, Wilson or Magico speaker - these amps are what audiophile dreams are made of. Read the full review here. Continue Reading
Krell Evolution 600 Mono Power Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 22, 2010

Vizio VHT-210 Soundbar Reviewed

No company has boomed into the marketplace like Vizio complete with their warehouse distribution model. And Vizio is no one-trick-pony as they now sell phones, tablets and yes, you guessed it pretty good soundbars at a cheap price. Continue Reading
Vizio VHT-210 Soundbar Reviewed

Oct 20, 2010

MartinLogan Purity Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

Martin Logan is an American icon in speaker building and for good reason. They have been producing electrostatic and hybrid electrostatic speakers like these for decades. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Purity Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

Oct 19, 2010

MartinLogan Vista Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

The Vista are entry level Martin Logan speakers that offer a lot of the benefits of their top models with little compromise. Their sleek looks and huge compliment of colors available will allow them to fit into almost any room. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Vista Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

Oct 19, 2010

MartinLogan Vantage Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

The Vantage is a large hybrid electrostatic speaker with a 200 Watt powered eight inch subwoofer built-in. They offer high efficiency and can be custom designed to suit your tastes. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Vantage Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

Oct 19, 2010

MartinLogan Spire Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

The great American speaker company has done it again with the new Spire. Offering full range from it's hybrid design and efficient enough to be easily driven by lower powered amplifiers the Spire offers high end sound at a real world price. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Spire Hybrid Electrostatic Loudspeaker Reviewed

Oct 18, 2010

Wadia 151 PowerDAC Amp/DAC Reviewed

Wadia's latest digital powerhouse combines a DAC with a power amp for a complete solution for anyone who wants not merely good, but great sound at their computer desktop. With USB, coaxial, and Toslink digital inputs the Wadia 151 PowerDAC is ready for any and digital sources up to 192/24. Continue Reading
Wadia 151 PowerDAC Amp/DAC Reviewed

Oct 13, 2010

MartinLogan CLX Electrostatic Loudspeakers Reviewed

While cut from the same cloth as the CLS model of yore the CLX is an entirely new design. Available in a host of finishes from the companies custom shop these can be suited to any d├ęcor. When buying the CLX's expect to need a subwoofer to round out the bottom end. Continue Reading
MartinLogan CLX Electrostatic Loudspeakers Reviewed

Oct 12, 2010

Sennheiser HD 205-II Rotatable Ear Cup DJ Headphones Reviewed

These headsets are noise shielding but not noise cancelling but they represent a good value for those looking to upgrade over generic ear buds that come with most iPods without spending a lot of money. They are durable and can also be worn without putting them over your head so your hair can remain neat and sylish Continue Reading
Sennheiser HD 205-II Rotatable Ear Cup DJ Headphones Reviewed

Oct 11, 2010

Mark Levinson No 533H Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

A few years back I reviewed the Mark Levinson No 433 multi-channel amplifier and called it "...a reference point... Continue Reading
Mark Levinson No 533H Multi-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 04, 2010

Bowers & Wilkins Panorama Soundbar Speaker Reviewed

Need an audiophile soundbar - you've found your speaker in the Bowers & Wilkins Panorama. It looks better than the Porsche of the same name and packs really nice build quality as well as the crisp, resolute B&W sound you expect. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins Panorama Soundbar Speaker Reviewed

Sep 27, 2010

Focal Dome 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System Reviewed

One of the most colorful, fun and audiophile savvy small speakers in the market - you get a chance to own a little piece of what one of the world's most high end speaker company can do in loudspeakers. Focal is one of the absolute industry leaders. Continue Reading
Focal Dome 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System Reviewed

Sep 22, 2010

Sooloos Media Server System Reviewed

The Sooloos Media Server was so ground breaking that audiophile company Meridian actually bought the entire company and made it part of its lauded line of digital theater products. To this day the Sooloos is the best of the music servers. Continue Reading
Sooloos Media Server System Reviewed

Sep 14, 2010

Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 Speaker Reviewed

Definitive Technology's very versatile ProMonitor 1000 bookshelf speaker surprised Dr. Ken Taraszka with its bass extension, efficiency, and technological sophistication. If you need small speakers with a big sound, check out the ProMonitor 1000s. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology ProMonitor 1000 Speaker Reviewed

Sep 12, 2010

Yamaha YSP-3050 Digital Sound Projector Reviewed

This is Yamaha's critically acclaimed YSP-4000's smaller brother. There are fewer HDMI inputs and a few less feature but it's a good way to get into one of the best soundbars for a little less money. It's a little more relevant for slightly smaller HDTVs too. Continue Reading
Yamaha YSP-3050 Digital Sound Projector Reviewed

Aug 23, 2010

Definitive Technology Mythos XTR-50 Speakers Reviewed

Our reviewer was impressed by these speakers, "Consider this system if you want bleeding edge design, audiophile-grade performance and a solid price to performance ratio." They also exhibit great channel separation and are more than capable of providing sound for large-sized rooms... Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Mythos XTR-50 Speakers Reviewed

Aug 06, 2010

Sonicweld Diverter USB to SPDIF Converter Reviewed

Inside an enclosure milled from a solid billet of 60601-T6 aluminum, the Sonicweld Diverter's circuitry transforms USB to SPDIF so you can use any DAC with your computer audio stream. Although not inexpensive, the Diverter can give your sans-USB high-end DAC years more useful life. Continue Reading
Sonicweld Diverter USB to SPDIF Converter Reviewed

Aug 06, 2010

Cary Audio CD 303T SACD Pro CD/SACD Player Reviewed

A high-end player handles a multitude of disc formats, including SACD. The 303T also has USB and SPDIF digital inputs so it can serve as both a player and a DAC. With both tube and solid-state analog outputs, the CD 303T lets you tailor the sound depending on the music. Continue Reading
Cary Audio CD 303T SACD Pro CD/SACD Player Reviewed

Jul 26, 2010

McIntosh MC-501 Mono Amplifier Reviewed

Iconic audiophile brand McIntosh has released a new monoblock amp with a whopping 500 watts. The MC-501 has McIntosh's green meters on black and chrome, complete with big knobs. Brian Kahn checks it out. Continue Reading
McIntosh MC-501 Mono Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 19, 2010

Mordaunt-Short Performance Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

If you're not familiar with the name, don't worry, you soon will be for Mordaunt-Short is on a tear to make a name for itself in the home theater and audiophile loudspeaker space, beginning with their Performance Home Theater Speaker System, which reviewer Ken Taraszka found to be an affordable revelation. Continue Reading
Mordaunt-Short Performance Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

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