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Aug 02, 2017

Google Chromecast Ultra 4K Media Bridge Reviewed

Google's Chromecast technology has pretty much become ubiquitous since we reviewed the original media bridge back in 2013. Chromecast built-in... Continue Reading
Google Chromecast Ultra 4K Media Bridge Reviewed

Jul 31, 2017

MartinLogan Cadence Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Sean Killebrew auditions MartinLogan's Cadence three-channel soundbar, which uses a total of nine drivers and features HDMI video pass-through, Anthem Room Correction, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and DTS Play-Fi. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Cadence Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Jul 26, 2017

PSB Imagine XA Dolby Atmos Speaker Module Reviewed

Partnering with speaker manufacturers to develop the Atmos-enabled speaker module with up-firing drivers was probably one of the smartest things... Continue Reading
PSB Imagine XA Dolby Atmos Speaker Module Reviewed

Jul 24, 2017

Rotel RAP-1580 Surround Amplified Processor Reviewed

Dennis Burger explores Rotel's RAP-1580 surround amplified processor--which is basically an AV receiver sans tuner section that features seven channels of Class AB amplification and supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and 4K/HDR pass-through. Continue Reading
Rotel RAP-1580 Surround Amplified Processor Reviewed

Jul 19, 2017

Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Samsung's Sound+ HW-MS650 ($399.99) is a three-channel soundbar that uses nine built-in speakers (three tweeters and six mid/bass drivers), each... Continue Reading
Samsung Sound+ HW-MS650 Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Jul 17, 2017

Polk Signature S55 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

The name Polk invokes a certain brand promise--one of quality and value built over a long history of fine products... Continue Reading
Polk Signature S55 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Jul 12, 2017

MartinLogan Bravado Wireless Speaker Reviewed

Sean Killebrew auditions MartinLogan's Bravado wireless speaker, which features dual Folded Motion tweeters, a five-inch aluminum woofer, a 200-watt Class D amp, Anthem Room Correction, and support for both DTS Play-Fi and AirPlay. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Bravado Wireless Speaker Reviewed

Jul 10, 2017

Xiaomi MiBox 4K Streaming Media Player Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions Xiaomi's MiBox, a 4K-capable streaming media player based on the Android TV OS and carrying an asking price of just $69. Continue Reading
Xiaomi MiBox 4K Streaming Media Player Reviewed

Jul 05, 2017

LG Sound Bar Flex SJ7 2.1-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

LG's new Sound Bar Flex SJ7 ($399.99) is a three-piece surround sound system that includes two speaker units and a... Continue Reading
LG Sound Bar Flex SJ7 2.1-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Jul 03, 2017

Emotiva Airmotiv T1 Tower Speaker Reviewed

Bob Barrett reviews Emotiva's Airmotiv speakers--including the three-way T1 tower ($699/pair), the C1 center channel ($249), and the B1 bookshelf speaker ($299/pair). Continue Reading
Emotiva Airmotiv T1 Tower Speaker Reviewed

Jun 26, 2017

JVC DLA-X970R D-ILA Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell explores JVC's THX-certified DLA-X970R e-shift projector, which supports both High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut technologies and has a rated light output of 2,000 lumens. Continue Reading
JVC DLA-X970R D-ILA Projector Reviewed

Jun 21, 2017

Pandora Premium Music Service Reviewed

I have long been a fan of Pandora's free music streaming service. While I have apps for Spotify, Apple Radio,... Continue Reading
Pandora Premium Music Service Reviewed

Jun 19, 2017

LeEco Super4 X65 UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell examines the Super4 X65 UHD TV from LeEco, a China-based company that made its U.S. debut in 2016. How does this $1,000 TV measure up in the highly competitive U.S. market? Read on to find out. Continue Reading
LeEco Super4 X65 UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Jun 14, 2017

Indy Audio Labs Acurus ACT 4 AV Preamp Reviewed

Dennis Burger examines the Acurus 4 from Indy Audio Labs. This 13.3-channel AV preamp supports Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2. Continue Reading
Indy Audio Labs Acurus ACT 4 AV Preamp Reviewed

Jun 12, 2017

Sony VPL-VW675ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Brian Kahn reviews Sony's VPL-VW675ES, a native 4K SXRD projector that supports HDR and a wider color gamut, has a rated light output of 1,800 lumens, and carries an asking price of $14,999.99. Continue Reading
 Sony VPL-VW675ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Jun 05, 2017

OPPO Digital UDP-205 Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews OPPO Digital's audiophile-oriented UDP-205, a UHD universal disc player with high-quality DAC/preamp/headphone amplifier functionality. Continue Reading
OPPO Digital UDP-205 Ultra HD Audiophile Blu-ray Player Reviewed

May 29, 2017

Paradigm PW Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Dennis Burger auditions Paradigm's PW soundbar, a three-channel soundbar that features Anthem Room Correction, HDMI/HDR pass-through, and network functions like DTS PlayFi and Airplay. Continue Reading
Paradigm PW Three-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

May 22, 2017

Sony UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews Sony's UBP-X800, a universal Ultra HD Blu-ray player that supports SACD/DVD-Audio playback, offers Bluetooth audio output, and features streaming services like Netflix, VUDU, and Amazon Video. Continue Reading
Sony UBP-X800 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Reviewed

May 17, 2017

Denon AH-D7200 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Denon was founded in 1910, originally manufacturing single-sided disc records and gramophones. The company first began producing hi-fi audio components... Continue Reading
Denon AH-D7200 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

May 15, 2017

SunBriteTV Veranda SB-6574UHD Outdoor UHD TV Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano reviews SunBriteTV's Veranda SB-6574UHD Outdoor UHD TV, a direct-backlight LED/LCD TV that's designed to be brighter and more weather-resistant than your standard indoor TV. Continue Reading
SunBriteTV Veranda SB-6574UHD Outdoor UHD TV Reviewed

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