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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

Oct 26, 2008

Audio Research REF 110 Power Amplifier

Audio Research, by name, suggests reference-level audio performance but even the Minnesota-based company "guilds the lily" as Mario Batali says with their top of the line products. With the sweetest tube sound money can buy - ARC offers a musicality that many say just can't be had from solid state electronics. Learn more about the ARC REF 110 amps here. Continue Reading
Audio Research REF 110 Power Amplifier

Oct 26, 2008

Bryston 9B SST Five-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

You don't get much more of a storied brand in AV than Bryston. Their amps are well known to be fantastic sounding and very powerful. The 9B SST pumps out 140 watts for each of its five channels, and it even has a 20 year warranty. Continue Reading
Bryston 9B SST Five-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

Emotiva MPS-2 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

The slick looking MPS-2 from Emotiva is only $1,699, but has an impressive 200 watts of Class H power for each of its seven channels. What's even more impressive is it will put out 400 watts into 4 ohms as well. Continue Reading
Emotiva MPS-2 Seven-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

NuForce Reference 9 V2 Special Edition Monoblock Amplifiers Reviewed

Running cool and providing more power for the dollar and anyone on the market today is how NuForce got famous. Check out the review on these carrot-red mono amps and see how they can power any load from any speaker you can throw at them. Continue Reading
NuForce Reference 9 V2 Special Edition Monoblock Amplifiers Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

Audio Research Reference CD7 CD Player Reviewed

When Audio Research labels a product "reference," they mean it. The CD7 represents AR's latest thinking on what makes the ultimate CD player. Refinements in both the digital and analog signal chain makes the CD7 truly worthy of being called a reference CD player Continue Reading
Audio Research Reference CD7 CD Player Reviewed

Oct 26, 2008

Sonus faber Guarneri Memento Speakers Reviewed

The sound of this model is bigger, but the voices still have "a naturalness...strings still shimmer...It sounds more real and detailed without sacrificing any warmth." This is a step up from the previous highly rated Guarneri model, with "more weight down below, maybe a shade more extension, certainly a lot more control..." Continue Reading
Sonus faber Guarneri Memento Speakers Reviewed

Oct 25, 2008

V.Y.G.E.R. Baltic M Turntable Reviewed

Although their Star-Trecky moniker and Jules Vernian looking physical design may be off-putting to serious conservative audiophiles, the unit's performance is worth a serious look from those who like gear that makes a statement both visually and aurally Continue Reading
V.Y.G.E.R. Baltic M Turntable Reviewed

Oct 25, 2008

STAX SRS-2050 II Basic Headphones

Stax gets high ratings from our reviewer who noted, "If you've tasted the Stax sound and it pushes your buttons, then nothing else will do." While this is a "budget" model for Stax, "they did it by retaining the most important sonic qualities, especially openness and speed, at the cost of minor refinement." Continue Reading
STAX SRS-2050 II Basic Headphones

Oct 25, 2008

Paradigm Servo 15v2 Subwoofer Reviewed

If you're looking for a large subwoofer, this 15-inch driver fits the bill. It offers flexible controls, inputs and power settings which make it easy to integrate. This unit has "powerful dynamic bass response for both films and music." The bass "exhibits exceptional timbre" Continue Reading
Paradigm Servo 15v2 Subwoofer Reviewed

Oct 25, 2008

Melody SP3 Amplifier Reviewed

With a machine-like look and a smaller-than-average form factor - the Melody SP3 might not be on the tips of the tongue of American audiophiles but the amp is something to behold. Read the full Ken Kessler review here. Continue Reading
Melody SP3 Amplifier Reviewed

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