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May 06, 2015

Calyx M Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews the $999 Calyx M hi-res portable audio player to see how it compares with competing models from the likes of Sony and Astell & Kern. Continue Reading
Calyx M Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

May 04, 2015

Arcam AVR750 Seven-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews the $6,000 AVR750 AV receiver from Arcam. What this product eschews in features, it more than makes up for performance. Continue Reading
Arcam AVR750 Seven-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Apr 29, 2015

Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

The Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 is different from most of the other Bluetooth speakers I've used lately in that it... Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Apr 27, 2015

JVC DM65USR UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell looks at JVC's new Ultra HD TV: the $1,800 65-inch DM65USR. This model offers full-array LED backlighting with local dimming at an attractive price point, but it's missing a key feature in these early days of Ultra HD. Continue Reading
JVC DM65USR UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Apr 22, 2015

Atlantic Technology 44-DA Atmos-Enabled Speaker Module Reviewed

Myron Ho auditions the new Dolby Atmos speaker modules from Atlantic Technology. The 44-DA sits atop your existing speaker and directs the Atmos information upward to be reflected off the ceiling. Continue Reading
Atlantic Technology 44-DA Atmos-Enabled Speaker Module Reviewed

Apr 20, 2015

Krell Illusion II Digital Stereo Preamp Reviewed

Brent Butterworth sits down with the Illusion II digital stereo preamplifier from Krell, which includes five digital inputs and a 24-bit/192-kilohertz ESS Sabre DAC. It also has four stereo analog inputs, RCA/XLR outs, and a headphone jack. Continue Reading
Krell Illusion II Digital Stereo Preamp Reviewed

Apr 15, 2015

Lawrence Audio Violin SE Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

At the Chicago Axpona Audiophile Show last year, my pick for "Best of the Show" was the Audio Archon room.... Continue Reading
Lawrence Audio Violin SE Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Apr 13, 2015

Focal Dimension Soundbar and Subwoofer Reviewed

Sean Killebrew reviews Focal's 450-watt, five-channel Dimension soundbar and its optional passive subwoofer, a combination that presents a few setup challenges but delivers big on performance. Continue Reading
Focal Dimension Soundbar and Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 08, 2015

Parasound 275 v.2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Brian Kahn was recently on the hunt for a stereo amplifier to use with his audio distribution system. His search led him to the $595 Parasound 275 v.2, which delivered everything he needed and more. Continue Reading
Parasound 275 v.2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Apr 06, 2015

Paradigm Prestige 95F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Dennis Burger sits down with the new 95F floorstanding loudspeakers from Paradigm's Prestige Series. These speakers will certainly catch your eye, and they incorporate a number of new design elements. How do they sound? Read on to find out... Continue Reading
Paradigm Prestige 95F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Apr 01, 2015

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions the ATH-MSR7 over-the-ear headphones, the latest addition to Audio-Technica's SonicPro line. As Adrienne discovered, these $250 headphones look and perform above their pay grade. Continue Reading
Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Mar 30, 2015

Epson Home Cinema 3500 LCD Projector Reviewed

Epson's Home Cinema 3500 sits in the middle of the company's line of 1080p 3LCD projectors and sports a variety of useful features, including 3D capability, 1.6x zoom, lens shifting, integrated speakers, and MHL support. Find out what Adrienne Maxwell thinks of its performance. Continue Reading
Epson Home Cinema 3500 LCD Projector Reviewed

Mar 25, 2015

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

When audio-video industry types get together these days, they talk a lot about distribution pipelines. The biggest change to the... Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Mar 23, 2015

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3040 AV Receiver Reviewed

Myron Ho checks out Yamaha's current top-shelf AV receiver, the $2,199 RX-A3040. This 9.2-channel receiver boasts a ton of features, including Dolby Atmos support, network streaming, and multi-zone capability. Continue Reading
Yamaha Aventage RX-A3040 AV Receiver Reviewed

Mar 16, 2015

Krell Solo 375 Mono-Block Amplifier Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews Krell's Solo 375 mono-block amplifier, which is part of the company's iBias Series of amplifiers--designed to offer the performance of Class A in a smaller, less power-hungry form. Continue Reading
Krell Solo 375 Mono-Block Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 11, 2015

Amazon Ultra HD Instant Video Service Reviewed

Until Ultra HD Blu-ray arrives later this year, the primary way for early adopters to enjoy 4K content is through... Continue Reading
Amazon Ultra HD Instant Video Service Reviewed

Mar 09, 2015

BenQ HT1085ST DLP Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews BenQ's HT1085ST short-throw projector, a 1080p, 3D-capable DLP projector that is part of BenQ's home entertainment line, with a built-in speaker and high light output for use outside the theater room. Continue Reading
BenQ HT1085ST DLP Projector Reviewed

Mar 04, 2015

Raven Audio Nighthawk Tube Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Terry London explores the $2,595 Nighthawk tube-based integrated amplifier from Raven Audio and comes away highly impressed, with both the product's build quality and its performance. Continue Reading
Raven Audio Nighthawk Tube Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 02, 2015

Sony STR-DN850 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Sony's $499 STR-DN850 AV receiver is loaded with worthwhile perks (like WiFi, Bluetooth, and a great user interface), but how does it perform? Dennis Burger puts this 7.2-channel receiver through its paces. Continue Reading
Sony STR-DN850 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Feb 25, 2015

Sling TV Streaming Video Service Reviewed

Sling TV turned a lot of heads and won a lot of awards at CES. Now that the live TV streaming service has launched, we tried it out on a variety of devices to see how well it delivers on the hype. Continue Reading
Sling TV Streaming Video Service Reviewed

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