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Nov 01, 2010

Krell S-300i Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Krell's S-300i combines a beefy Krell amplifier and a highly functional Krell preamp into one beautiful package. For $2,500, this integrated amp has 150 watts per channel, iPod connectivity, RS232 control and more. Jerry Del Colliano gladly takes it for a spin. Continue Reading
Krell S-300i Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 31, 2010

JVC TH-BA1 Soundbar Reviewed

This soundbar is one of the more entry level in the JVC line up and comes with a 4.1 speaker configuration, a 30 Watt power amp (internal) and a subwoofer. It is lacking HDMI but has other inputs including optical and RCA analog inputs. At $299, its value priced. Continue Reading
JVC TH-BA1 Soundbar Reviewed

Oct 30, 2010

Boston Acoustics TVee Model 20 Soundbar Reviewed

The Boston Acoustics TVee Model 20 is the entry level offering in Boston's lineup. It comes with a wireless subwoofer and a slightly bigger main soundbar than other $299 HDTV speaker systems. Setup is easy and the sound is robust. Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics TVee Model 20 Soundbar Reviewed

Oct 26, 2010

Krell Evolution 202 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

The middle of the line Evolution 202 which, in Jerry Del Colliano's opinion, is the 202 is "nothing short of breathtaking." With its 16-bit balanced resistor ladder analog volume the 202 is the preamp of your dreams for only $15,000. Continue Reading
Krell Evolution 202 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Oct 25, 2010

Polk SurroundBar 3000 Soundbar Reviewed

Polk is clearly one of the industry leaders in soundbars and the SurroundBar 3000 is one that shows off fine quality right out of the box. While not packing all of the inputs of an AV receiver, the SurroundBar 3000 has a 50 watt amp Continue Reading
Polk SurroundBar 3000 Soundbar Reviewed

Oct 24, 2010

Sony HT-CT150 3D Soundbar Reviewed

Some people just need a simple, affordable sound system for their TV. In the old days - CRT televisions had suitable speakers. Today's uber-thin HDTVs don't have much room for beaming audio solutions. For those looking for upgraded sound without a big investment - this could be your pick. Continue Reading
Sony HT-CT150 3D Soundbar Reviewed

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

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