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Nov 06, 2017

Sonus faber Il Cremonese Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Greg Handy auditions the Il Cremonese floorstanding speaker from Sonus faber's premium Reference line. This $45,000/pair speaker was designed as a tribute to Antonio Stradivari and his creation, the Cremonese violin. Continue Reading
Sonus faber Il Cremonese Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Nov 01, 2017

Sennheiser PXC 550 Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones Reviewed

Sennheiser is a privately held manufacturer of a wide range of high-fidelity products, such as microphones, headphones, and translation/assistive listening... Continue Reading
Sennheiser PXC 550 Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones Reviewed

Oct 30, 2017

Naim Uniti Atom All-in-One Wireless Music Player Reviewed

Dennis Burger explores the Uniti Atom all-in-one wireless music player from Naim. This audiophile music system combines a streaming audio player and DAC with a Class AB integrated amplifier and stereo-preamp capabilities for $2,999. Continue Reading
Naim Uniti Atom All-in-One Wireless Music Player Reviewed

Oct 25, 2017

Cleer Audio DU Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Founded in 2015 and based in the U.S., Cleer is a boutique manufacturer of high-performance portable audio products. I was... Continue Reading
Cleer Audio DU Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Oct 23, 2017

Focal Sib Evo Atmos 5.1.2 Home Cinema System Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews Focal's Sib Evo Atmos 5.1.2 Home Cinema System, which features two satellite speakers with up-firing Atmos modules, three traditional satellite speakers, and an eight-inch subwoofer for $1,299. Continue Reading
Focal Sib Evo Atmos 5.1.2 Home Cinema System Reviewed

Oct 18, 2017

Optoma/NuForce BE Free8 Wireless Earphones Reviewed

Wireless earphones are the next big challenge for true high-performance audio. While consumers have plenty of wireless earphones to choose... Continue Reading
Optoma/NuForce BE Free8 Wireless Earphones Reviewed

Oct 16, 2017

Tekton Design Ulfberht Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Terry London explores the $12,000/pair Tekton Ulfberht floorstanding speaker--a four-way design that uses a total of 21 drivers, building upon the patented high-frequency driver array that Tekton first introduced in the Double Impact speaker. Continue Reading
Tekton Design Ulfberht Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Oct 09, 2017

Samsung QN65Q8C UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions the 65-inch QN65Q8C, which hails from Samsung's flagship QLED Series of UHD TVs. In this edge-lit LED/LCD, Samsung uses a new version of its quantum dot technology to deliver improved color accuracy and luminance efficiency. Continue Reading
Samsung QN65Q8C UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Oct 04, 2017

Audeze LCD-X Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Headphone junkies are likely already familiar with Audeze. Less than 10 years since the company's inception, California-based Audeze has taken... Continue Reading
Audeze LCD-X Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Oct 02, 2017

Yamaha Aventage RX-A770 AV Receiver Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews Yamaha's $650 Aventage RX-A770 seven-channel AV receiver, which is loaded with all the latest technologies: Dolby Atmos and DTS:X decoding, UHD/HDR pass-through, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, MusicCast, and more. Continue Reading
Yamaha Aventage RX-A770 AV Receiver Reviewed

Sep 25, 2017

Audio Research LS28 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Ben Shyman auditions the LS28 line-stage preamplifier from Audio Research Corporation's Foundation Series. This $7,500 preamp utilizes four 6H30 tubes in its analog circuit and features balanced and unbalanced connections. Continue Reading
Audio Research LS28 Stereo Preamplifier Reviewed

Sep 20, 2017

MartinLogan Illusion ESL C34A Center-Channel Speaker Reviewed

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing MartinLogan's Expression ESL 13A, an electrostatic speaker that uses a relatively large panel... Continue Reading
MartinLogan Illusion ESL C34A Center-Channel Speaker Reviewed

Sep 18, 2017

BenQ HT8050 DLP Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews BenQ's HT8050 DLP projector, one of the first to incorporate the new 4K chip from Texas Instruments. This THX- and ISF-certified single-chip DLP projector has a rated light output of 2,200 lumens and a rated dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000:1--but how does it compare with its rivals in the 4K-friendly market? Continue Reading
BenQ HT8050 DLP Projector Reviewed

Sep 11, 2017

RSL C34E In-ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Scott Schumer reviews RSL's C34E, a full-range in-ceiling speaker that uses dual 4.5-inch woofers and a single 0.88-inch cloth dome tweeter. This "edgeless" speaker carries an asking price of just $125 each. Continue Reading
RSL C34E In-ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Sep 06, 2017

Etymotic ER4XR In-ear Monitors Reviewed

Etymotic Research didn't jump on the headphone bandwagon. Rather, the company helped hitch up the horses and get the wagon... Continue Reading
Etymotic ER4XR In-ear Monitors Reviewed

Sep 04, 2017

Pass Labs HPA-1 Stereo Preamplifier/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

In this week's featured review, we explore the HPA-1 from Pass Labs. The HPA-1 is a solid-state analog stereo preamplifier and a headphone amplifier with an MSRP of $3,500. Continue Reading
Pass Labs HPA-1 Stereo Preamplifier/Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Aug 28, 2017

Marantz AV7703 11.2-Channel AV Processor Reviewed

Brian Kahn explores Marantz's AV7703, an ISF-certified 11.2-channel processor with support for Dolby Atmos/DTS:X, UHD/HDR pass-through, hi-res audio streaming, Audyssey MultEQ32 room correction, and more. Continue Reading
Marantz AV7703 11.2-Channel AV Processor Reviewed

Aug 21, 2017

LG UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews the UP970, LG's first entry in the Ultra HD Blu-ray category. The UP970 is the first sub-$300 player scheduled to support Dolby Vision HDR, but it lacks other features found in similarly priced players. Continue Reading
LG UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Aug 14, 2017

AudioControl Maestro M9 Home Theater Processor Reviewed

Dennis Burger puts AudioControl's Maestro M9 processor to the test. This 7.1.4-channel home theater processor features Dolby Atmos/DTS:X decoding, support for HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2, and Dirac Live room correction. How does it perform? Follow the link to find out. Continue Reading
AudioControl Maestro M9 Home Theater Processor Reviewed

Aug 09, 2017

Mytek Brooklyn DAC Reviewed

After producing pro audio products for nearly two decades, Mytek has become a more common name in consumer circles--thanks in... Continue Reading
Mytek Brooklyn DAC Reviewed

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