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May 01, 2017

Polk MagniFi Mini 2.1-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions Polk's MagniFi Mini 2.1-channel soundbar system. The Mini soundbar uses Polk's patented SDA technology to produce a much broader soundstage than you'd expect from such a petite package. Continue Reading
Polk MagniFi Mini 2.1-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Apr 26, 2017

Sanus Cadenza75 AV Stand Reviewed

Like many of you, I'm sure, I find myself in a weird sort of home theater limbo, a nebulous plane... Continue Reading
Sanus Cadenza75 AV Stand Reviewed

Apr 24, 2017

Optoma HD27 1080p DLP Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews the HD27 from Optoma. This 1080p, 3D-capable single-chip DLP projector has a rated light output of 3,200 lumens and an asking price of just $649. Continue Reading
Optoma HD27 1080p DLP Projector Reviewed

Apr 19, 2017

PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC Reviewed

If you ask almost any audio expert about value, they will tell you that the middle-priced product in any manufacturer's... Continue Reading
PS Audio DirectStream Junior DAC Reviewed

Apr 17, 2017

Monitor Audio PL200 II Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews the PL200 II tower speaker from Monitor Audio's Platinum II Series, which incorporates a new Micro Pleated Diaphragm tweeter, among other improvements. Find out what he thought of the PL200 II's performance in this week's featured review. Continue Reading
Monitor Audio PL200 II Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Apr 12, 2017

Periodic Audio Be (Beryllium) In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

Periodic Audio is a new audio company, founded less than a year ago in June of 2016. However, between their... Continue Reading
Periodic Audio Be (Beryllium) In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

Apr 10, 2017

RSL CG3 5.2 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Dennis Burger explores RSL's CG3 5.2 speaker system, which includes four of the company's CG3 bookshelf speakers, the CG23 center channel, and dual Speedwoofer 10S subs for $1,478. Continue Reading
RSL CG3 5.2 Home Theater Speaker System Reviewed

Apr 05, 2017

Questyle CAS192D DAC Reviewed

I recently evaluated the Questyle CMA800R current mode headphone amplifier, and Bruce Ball of Questyle North America also provided the... Continue Reading
Questyle CAS192D DAC Reviewed

Apr 03, 2017

Paradigm Persona 3F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Dennis Burger auditions models from Paradigm's new Persona Series, including the Persona 3F floorstanding speaker, Persona C center channel, and Persona B bookshelf speaker. Continue Reading
Paradigm Persona 3F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Mar 29, 2017

Benchmark DAC3 HGC DAC Reviewed

Benchmark Media began in the mid-1980s providing audio equipment to television broadcast facilities. Today it is recognized amongst recording professionals... Continue Reading
Benchmark DAC3 HGC DAC Reviewed

Mar 27, 2017

Sony XBR-65Z9D UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews Sony's flagship LED/LCD TV. The 65-inch XBR-65Z9D uses a full-array backlight with local dimming, it supports HDR and a wide color gamut, and it features the Android TV smart platform. Continue Reading
Sony XBR-65Z9D UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Mar 22, 2017

Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Bob Barrett auditions the CMA800R headphone amplifier from Questyle Audio. This headphone amp uses Questyle's patented current mode amplification, and it can be run individually in stereo mode or as a bridged pair in mono full balanced mode. Continue Reading
Questyle CMA800R Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 20, 2017

Tekton Design Double Impact Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Tekton's new Double Impact speaker features a patented design that uses 11 drivers in a four-way configuration. Find out what Terry London thinks of the new speaker in this week's featured review. Continue Reading
Tekton Design Double Impact Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Mar 15, 2017

OPPO Digital Sonica DAC Reviewed

Over the past decade, audio/video enthusiasts have become intimately familiar with OPPO Digital, a company with an established reputation most... Continue Reading
OPPO Digital Sonica DAC Reviewed

Mar 13, 2017

Fluance AB40 Soundbase Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions the AB40 soundbase from Fluance. This one-piece, two-channel solution features a total of six drivers powered by a 120-watt Class D amplifier, as well as Bluetooth with aptX. Continue Reading
Fluance AB40 Soundbase Reviewed

Mar 06, 2017

Revel Concerta2 F36 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews the F36 speaker ($2,000/pair) from Revel's Concerta2 line. This tower speaker combines a one-inch aluminum dome tweeter with three 6.5-inch aluminum cone woofers in a 2.5-way design. Continue Reading
Revel Concerta2 F36 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Mar 01, 2017

Westone Audio W60 In-Ear Monitor Reviewed

In the last few years, the personal audio market has exploded, and it seems that once-rare $1,000 universal-fit IEMs have... Continue Reading
Westone Audio W60 In-Ear Monitor Reviewed

Feb 27, 2017

Yamaha YSP-5600 7.1.2-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Greg Handy auditions Yamaha's YSP-5600 soundbar, an Atmos-capable 7.1.2-channel soundbar with HDMI video switching, Bluetooth, and MusicCast multiroom audio support. Continue Reading
Yamaha YSP-5600 7.1.2-Channel Soundbar Reviewed

Feb 22, 2017

AntennasDirect ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Indoor TV Antenna Reviewed

I recently took the plunge and cut the cord. At least for now, I'm relying primarily on Netflix and Amazon... Continue Reading
AntennasDirect ClearStream Eclipse Amplified Indoor TV Antenna Reviewed

Feb 20, 2017

RSL Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer Reviewed

Dennis Burger auditions RSL's Speedwoofer 10S subwoofer, which houses a 10-inch woofer and 350-watt Class D amp in a modestly sized, ported cabinet. Also modest is the sub's asking price: $399. Continue Reading
RSL Speedwoofer 10S Subwoofer Reviewed

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