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Nov 09, 2015

Sunfire XTEQ12 Subwoofer Reviewed

Brent Butterworth auditions the XTEQ12 subwoofer from Sunfire. This top-of-the-line $2,000 sub features a 12-inch driver, a 12-inch passive radiator, and a 3,000-watt amplifier. Continue Reading
Sunfire XTEQ12 Subwoofer Reviewed

Nov 04, 2015

Riva Audio Turbo X Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

The Turbo X ($349.99) is the first product from Riva Audio, a company founded by legendary concert promoter Rikki Farr.... Continue Reading
Riva Audio Turbo X Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Nov 02, 2015

Sonance IS4 Invisible In-Ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano reviews Sonance's IS4 in-ceiling speaker ($1,600/pair), which hails from the company's Invisible Series of in-wall and in-ceiling models that are fully concealed behind the wall/ceiling surface. Continue Reading
Sonance IS4 Invisible In-Ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Oct 28, 2015

GoldenEar SuperCinema 3D Array XL Soundbar Reviewed

Brian Kahn reviews one of GoldenEar's second-generation SuperCinema 3D Array soundbars. The XL model is a passive L/C/R soundbar that's designed to be mated with larger, 65-inch-plus TVs. Continue Reading
GoldenEar SuperCinema 3D Array XL Soundbar Reviewed

Oct 26, 2015

Klipsch RP-280FA Tower Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth explores the new Atmos-enabled RP-280FA tower speakers from Klipsch, as well as other new models from the company's Reference Premiere line. Continue Reading
Klipsch RP-280FA Tower Speaker Reviewed

Oct 21, 2015

Monoprice Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews Monoprice's Hi-Fi headphone, a $70 over-the-ear design that offers surprisingly good performance at a very attractive price. Continue Reading
Monoprice Hi-Fi Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Oct 19, 2015

Emotiva XMC-1 7.2-Channel AV Pre/Pro Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews Emotiva's flagship XMC-1, a 7.2-channel AV preamp that carries an asking price of $2,499. Continue Reading
Emotiva XMC-1 7.2-Channel AV Pre/Pro Reviewed

Oct 12, 2015

VIZIO M65-C1 UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews VIZIO's M65-C1, a 65-inch UHD TV that offers full-array LED backlighting with local dimming, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a solid smart TV platform for $1,500. Continue Reading
VIZIO M65-C1 UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Oct 07, 2015

LG BP550 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell checks out LG's BP550, a 3D-capable Blu-ray player with built-in Wi-Fi, Music Flow support, and smart apps like Netflix, VUDU, and more. Continue Reading
LG BP550 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Oct 05, 2015

NVIDIA SHIELD 4K Streaming Media Player Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews the NVIDIA SHIELD 4K streaming media player, which uses the Android TV platform. This one has a strong gaming emphasis but also offers HT-friendly features like hi-res audio support, 24Hz output, and internal media storage. Continue Reading
NVIDIA SHIELD 4K Streaming Media Player Reviewed

Sep 28, 2015

Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews Parasound's $2,495 Halo Integrated amplifier, which combines a number of worthy features in one attractive, well-built chassis. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo Integrated 2.1-Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Sep 23, 2015

Samsung Smart Hub 2015 Web Platform Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell explores the 2015 version of Samsung's Smart Hub Web platform--a complete makeover of last year's design that's built around the Tizen operating system. Continue Reading
Samsung Smart Hub 2015 Web Platform Reviewed

Sep 21, 2015

Sony VPL-HW40ES SXRD Projector Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews Sony's popular VPL-HW40ES, a 1080p SXRD projector with a rated light output of 1,700 lumens and an MSRP of $2,499.99. Continue Reading
Sony VPL-HW40ES SXRD Projector Reviewed

Sep 16, 2015

NAD Viso HP50 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Bob Barrett auditions the NAD Viso HP50 over-the-ear headphones, which were designed by Paul S. Barton of partner company PSB. Continue Reading
NAD Viso HP50 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Sep 14, 2015

Klipsch R-115SW Subwoofer Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews Klipsch's $899 R-115SW subwoofer, a ported design that uses a 15-inch Cerametallic driver and an 800-watt Class D amplifier. Continue Reading
Klipsch R-115SW Subwoofer Reviewed

Sep 09, 2015

AudioQuest NightHawk Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Many audiophiles were excited when AudioQuest premiered its first headphone, dubbed "NightHawk," at the 2015 CES. The product looked beautiful,... Continue Reading
AudioQuest NightHawk Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Sep 07, 2015

Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Digital Amplifier Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano reviews the new five-channel AMP5 amplifier from Classe's Sigma Series. The AMP5 is a 200-watt-per-channel Class D amplifier that carries an asking price of $5,000. Continue Reading
Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Digital Amplifier Reviewed

Sep 02, 2015

RHA T20 In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

RHA is a British firm that specializes in earphones, specifically in-ear monitors. According to its website, RHA stands for "true-to-life... Continue Reading
RHA T20 In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

Aug 31, 2015

Panasonic TC-60CX800U LED/LCD UHD TV Reviewed

Panasonic's 2015 UHD TV line consists of nine new models across four series: CX600, CX650, CX800, and CX850. The lower-priced... Continue Reading
Panasonic TC-60CX800U LED/LCD UHD TV Reviewed

Aug 26, 2015

Episode Signature 1300T In-Ceiling Speaker Reviewed

Due to my familiarity with, and love of, Episode speakers, it was without hesitation that I approached them when the... Continue Reading
Episode Signature 1300T In-Ceiling Speaker Reviewed

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