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Dec 28, 2008

Parasound Halo A52 Five Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Andrew Robinson reviews the five channel Parasound Halo A52 power amplifier. His thoughts? If you are in the market for a home theater on a budget, you will be happy with what Parasond offers. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo A52 Five Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 28, 2008

Parasound A51 Five Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Parasound are masters of high-performance, high-value amplifiers. Andrew Robinson tries out the A51 five channel power amplifier and found the amplifier to live up to the company's reputation. Continue Reading
Parasound A51 Five Channel Power Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 04, 2008

B&W Signature Diamond Loudspeakers Reviewed

When a speaker maker like B&W makes a signature diamond model you have to expect the best. From the design and attention to detail of the cabinets to the sound produced by them I want it all. To see if these will meet all your needs. Click here for a full review. Continue Reading
B&W Signature Diamond Loudspeakers Reviewed

Dec 03, 2008

Okoro OMS-LX100 Media Center PC Reviewed

During the era of Windows Vista and before Apple really got their act together comes the Okoro OMS-LX100 PC-based media server. While lacking some of the key features like a Satellite TV tuner - this computer is designed to work right in your AV system. Continue Reading
Okoro OMS-LX100 Media Center PC Reviewed

Dec 03, 2008

Apple Mac mini Media Center Reviewed

One of the most cost effective and easy to use ways to set up a music server based system is to start with an Apple Mac Mini. Perfect for setting up iTunes and powering a network of AppleTVs, iPads, iPods and iPhones. Continue Reading
Apple Mac mini Media Center Reviewed

Nov 23, 2008

Ayre Acoustics MX-R Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed

At 300 Watts-per-channel - the new Ayre Acoustics MX-R reference monoblock amps are truly an audiophile aspirational component. With American made quality and quick bass - audiophiles are easily sucked into the sound. To hear more about what Jim Swantko thought read the full review here. Continue Reading
Ayre Acoustics MX-R Monaural Power Amplifier Reviewed

Nov 09, 2008

Definitive Technology Mythos 2, 3 & Gem Speakers Reviewed

The Mythos line features cutting edge design that fits in well with modern flat panel televisions and has been engineered to be equally adept at handling music and movies. Our reviewer said they provide "exceptional sound quality regardless of placement"... Continue Reading
Definitive Technology Mythos 2, 3 & Gem Speakers Reviewed

Nov 09, 2008

Escient Vision Series Multiroom Media Server Reviewed

While parent company Denon & Marantz pulled the plug on media streaming company, Escient, not too long ago - in their day they made some pretty robust music and media serving devices that competed with the ReQuests of the world. Continue Reading
Escient Vision Series Multiroom Media Server Reviewed

Nov 09, 2008

Qsonix Q110 Music Server Reviewed

Another small player from the mid-2000's, Qsonix was early to market with a touch screen media server. Today's Meridian-Sooloos machine has taken much if not all of the steam out of the market for Qsonix but they were early to the game. Continue Reading
Qsonix Q110 Music Server Reviewed

Nov 08, 2008

Krell KAV-400xi Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

The best way to get into the ultra-high-end world of Krell gear is to start with one of their beefy integrated amps. The Krell KAV-400XI is just what the doctor ordered for many of not close to all audiophile applications not needing huge monoblock amps. Read the full Brian Kahn review here. Continue Reading
Krell KAV-400xi Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 31, 2008

Zvox 425 Sound Bar Reviewed

The Zvox 425 is a critically acclaimed, top-of-the-line self contained speaker system designed to compete in the soundbar market and match with today's HDTVs of various sizes thus providing better than internal speaker sound for those who want the best. Continue Reading
Zvox 425 Sound Bar Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

NAD Masters Series M25 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

The big M25 from NAD is part of their Masters Series, and for $3,499 it offers seven channels at 160 watts each. It's THX Ultra2-certified, meaning it passes the most stringent of tests by THX. Jerry Del Colliano puts the big amp to the test. Continue Reading
NAD Masters Series M25 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

NAD Electronics T-975 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Speakers love power. Sometimes when you want to rock out, a receiver just can't handle it. NAD's new T-975 is a 7-channel amp with enough power to satisfy even the hardest to drive speakers. Jerry Del Colliano checks it out. Continue Reading
NAD Electronics T-975 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Teac Esoteric DV-60 Universal Player Reviewed

The DV-60 rates as one of the best available universal players available. It can handle DVDs, CDs, SACDs, and CDRs. Video processing is handled by a Faroudja I/P processor chip. Should Blu-ray go the way of Beta and downloads take over the world of video, you'll still want your DV-60 Continue Reading
Teac Esoteric DV-60 Universal Player Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Rotel RMB-1575 Five Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Rotel has long made high-quality, decently priced audio gear, and their new RMB-1575 amp is no exception. Featuring Class D amplification and a beefy 250 watts per channel, Rotel has made a winner. Jerry Del Colliano tests it for HTR. Continue Reading
Rotel RMB-1575 Five Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Krell Theater Amplifier Standard (TAS) Reviewed

Krell knows amps. Founder Dan D'agostino has designed some of the most revered amplifiers of recent memory. The TAS, for $7,500, has 200 watts for each of its five channels, and a massive 4,000 va toroidal power transformer. Jerry puts the spurs in it. Continue Reading
Krell Theater Amplifier Standard (TAS) Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Halcro Logic MC70 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Halcro had some of the best reviewed amps in the audiophile world, and this Australian company looks to keep that going with the 7-channel MC70. It's got an impressive 350 watts per channel, and rings up at $7,000. Continue Reading
Halcro Logic MC70 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Theta Dreadnaught II Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

With a name like "Dreadnaught" you'd expect this beast from Theta to perform a certain way, and that it does. With 225 watts for each of its 7 channels, the Dreadnaught is powerful in sound as well as looks. Continue Reading
Theta Dreadnaught II Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Adcom GFA-7605 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Looking for an amp that performs well without breaking the bank? How about the 7-channel GFA-7605 from Adcom? At only $888, the 7605 has 125 watts per channel and a chassis that is understated without looking cheap. Continue Reading
Adcom GFA-7605 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 27, 2008

Anthem PVA7 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

The PVA7 from Anthem may not be the most powerful amp out there, with "only" 105 watts per channel, but at $1,500 it's priced extremely well for just about any budget. This high-value but still with great performance is what Anthem is all about. Continue Reading
Anthem PVA7 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

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