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Feb 23, 2015

Polk Omni S2 Wireless Music System Reviewed

In our first review of a DTS Play-Fi multiroom speaker system, Adrienne Maxwell reviews the $180 Polk Omni S2 tabletop speaker and its outdoor-friendly sibling, the $250 S2R. Continue Reading
Polk Omni S2 Wireless Music System Reviewed

Feb 16, 2015

NAD M17 AV Preamp/Processor Reviewed

NAD's new Masters Series M17 is a high-performance seven-channel AV pre/pro with a modular design that helps it keep up with the changing landscape. Greg Handy puts this processor to the test. Continue Reading
NAD M17 AV Preamp/Processor Reviewed

Feb 11, 2015

Canary Audio KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC Reviewed

Canary Audio has introduced its first tube-based digital-to-analog converter, the KD-2000. This DAC has a variety of digital inputs and supports high-resolution PCM and DSD. Check out Terry London's review. Continue Reading
Canary Audio KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC Reviewed

Feb 09, 2015

PSB Imagine X Speaker System Reviewed

Bob Barrett explores an Imagine X speaker system from PSB, which consists of the X2T towers, the XC center channel, and the XB bookshelf speaker, along with PSB's SubSeries 200 subwoofer. Continue Reading
PSB Imagine X Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 04, 2015

DVDO Air3C-Pro WirelessHD System Reviewed

Looking for a reliable in-room solution to wirelessly transmit HDMI signals from source to display? DVDO has added two new models, the Air3C and Air3C-Pro, to its lineup of WirelessHD devices. Adrienne Maxwell explores the Pro version to see how it performs. Continue Reading
DVDO Air3C-Pro WirelessHD System Reviewed

Feb 02, 2015

MartinLogan Motion 60XT Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews MartinLogan's 60XT, the top-of-the-line model in the company's popular Motion Series of speakers, which combine a Folded Ribbon tweeter with more traditional woofers and midrange drivers. How does the 60XT measure up? Read on to find out. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Motion 60XT Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Jan 28, 2015

Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman Reviewed

Sony's entry-level NWZ-A17SLV hi-res music player supports 24/192 music playback, has a 64GB hard drive (expandable via MicroSD card), and includes an FM tuner and video/photo playback. How does this $300 player perform? Sean Killebrew finds out. Continue Reading
Sony NWZ-A17SLV Hi-Res Walkman Reviewed

Jan 26, 2015

Cocktail Audio X10 Music System Reviewed

Brain Kahn reviews the X10 music system from Cocktail Audio. This $580 product combines a 2TB music server, a network audio player, a CD player, and a stereo amplifier in one petite, easy-to-set-up package. Continue Reading
Cocktail Audio X10 Music System Reviewed

Jan 21, 2015

Brainwavz S5 In-ear Monitors Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews Brainwavz's S5 in-ear monitors and comes away very impressed by the build quality and neutral performance offered by this $100 pair of earphones. Continue Reading
Brainwavz S5 In-ear Monitors Reviewed

Jan 19, 2015

Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Bowers & Wilkins recently updated its entire CM Series lineup. Brent Butterworth sits down with the CM1 S2 mini-monitor, which at $1,100/pair is the least expensive model in the group. Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins CM1 S2 Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Jan 12, 2015

Onkyo HT-S7700 Home Theater System Reviewed

For the budget-minded AV fan who wants to get a taste of what Dolby Atmos can bring to the home theater experience, Onkyo offers the $899 HT-S7700, a complete system with a 7.2-channel receiver, a 10-inch sub, and a speaker system with Atmos-enabled fronts. Check out Myron Ho's review. Continue Reading
Onkyo HT-S7700 Home Theater System Reviewed

Jan 07, 2015

Backert Labs Rhythm 1.1 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Terry London explores the Rhythm 1.1 stereo preamplifier from Backert Labs. This tube-based preamp includes a self-biasing circuit and easy-access tube door on the top panel that makes it very easy to experiment with different tubes. Continue Reading
Backert Labs Rhythm 1.1 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Jan 05, 2015

SVS Prime Tower Speaker Reviewed

SVS has introduced its Prime Series speaker lineup, a lower-priced alternative to the company's acclaimed Ultra Series. Brent Butterworth puts the new Prime Tower speakers to the test to see how they perform. Continue Reading
SVS Prime Tower Speaker Reviewed

Dec 31, 2014

Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier/DAC Reviewed

Headphone listening, often referred to as "head-fi," has changed radically during the past decade. Headphones used to be devices that... Continue Reading
Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies Headphone Amplifier/DAC Reviewed

Dec 29, 2014

Panasonic TC-65AX800U LED/LCD UHD TV Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews Panasonic's TC-65AX800U, a 65-inch 4K LED/LCD television that sports edge LED lighting with local dimming, active 3D capability, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, and the Life+Screen Web platform. Continue Reading
Panasonic TC-65AX800U LED/LCD UHD TV Reviewed

Dec 24, 2014

Arcam irDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Certain names in the audio industry tend to excite, especially when they arrive at your door. Arcam is one such... Continue Reading
Arcam irDAC Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Dec 22, 2014

Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews the Rogersound Labs CG4 speaker system. What did he think of this 5.1-channel home theater system that sells for $2,075? Read on to find out. Continue Reading
Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Dec 17, 2014

M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer Reviewed

Bob Barrett explores M&K Sound's flagship X12 subwoofer, which uses two 12-inch drivers in a push-pull configuration and a Class D amplifier rated at 400 watts continuous and 700 watts peak. Continue Reading
M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer Reviewed

Dec 15, 2014

ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano reviews ATI's Signature Series AT6002, a two-channel, 300-watt Class AB amplifier that carries an MSRP of $3,995. To say that he came away impressed would be a huge understatement. Continue Reading
ATI AT6002 Stereo Power Amplifier Reviewed

Dec 10, 2014

Oppo HA-1 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews Oppo Digital's HA-1, which combines an excellent headphone amplifier, a stereo preamp, and a digital-to-analog converter into one well-constructed $1,199 package. Continue Reading
Oppo HA-1 DAC/Preamp/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

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