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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

Aug 24, 2015

Marantz AV8802 AV Processor Reviewed

Brian Kahn auditions the Marantz AV8802 preamp, which adds features like built in Wi-Fi, HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2, and support for Dolby Atmos and DTS:X--along with many performance upgrades that distinguish it from its predecessor. Continue Reading
Marantz AV8802 AV Processor Reviewed

Aug 19, 2015

Audio Space Reference-2S Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Terry London reviews the Reference-2S vacuum-tube preamp from Audio Space, which is based on the company's top-of-the-line Reference-2 that's built around a 300B tube. Continue Reading
Audio Space Reference-2S Vacuum Tube Preamplifier

Aug 17, 2015

Cambridge Audio TV2 Speaker Base Reviewed

Sean Killebrew explores the TV2 speaker base from Cambridge Audio, which is designed to sit under your TV and provide a higher-quality audio experience than you'll get from your TV speakers or a basic soundbar. Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio TV2 Speaker Base Reviewed

Aug 12, 2015

Aether Cone Tabletop Wi-Fi Music System Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell checks out the Aether Cone tabletop speaker, which supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay sources and incorporates several interesting features to help distinguish it from the pack. Continue Reading
Aether Cone Tabletop Wi-Fi Music System Reviewed

Aug 10, 2015

Monitor Audio Gold 300 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Bob Barrett explores Monitor Audio's updated Gold Series speaker lineup--specifically, the Gold 300 tower speaker, C350 center channel, FX surround, and W15 subwoofer. Continue Reading
Monitor Audio Gold 300 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Aug 05, 2015

Questyle Audio 5GHz Wireless Audio System

Brian Kahn auditions the new 5GHz Wireless Audio System from Questyle Audio, which is designed to wirelessly transmit audio signals up to 24/192 from source to speaker. Continue Reading
Questyle Audio 5GHz Wireless Audio System

Aug 03, 2015

Samsung UN65JS8500 UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews the UN65JS8500 UHD TV, part of Samsung's new SUHD lineup that features nano-crystal technology and support for High Dynamic Range signals. Continue Reading
Samsung UN65JS8500 UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Jul 29, 2015

Orb Audio Complete Mini Sound System Reviewed

Brian Kahn reviews Orb Audio's Complete Mini sound system--a petite, powered 2.1-channel system that includes two Mod1X satellites, a subONE subwoofer, and the new Mini-T v3 amplifier. Continue Reading
Orb Audio Complete Mini Sound System Reviewed

Jul 27, 2015

Sumiko S.9 Subwoofer Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews Sumiko's new $999 S.9 subwoofer, which features a 10-inch driver, a 10-inch passive radiator, a 350-watt RMS Class AB amp, and connection options that the audiophile will appreciate. Continue Reading
Sumiko S.9 Subwoofer Reviewed

Jul 22, 2015

First Watt SIT 2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Terry London explores the SIT 2 stereo amplifier from Nelson Pass' First Watt lab. This $5,000 Class A solid-state amp uses a Static Induction Transistor to produce some of the sonic characteristics of SET tube amplifiers. Continue Reading
First Watt SIT 2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 20, 2015

Bryston Mini A and AC1 Micro Speaker System Reviewed

What kind of Bryston speaker package can you assemble for under $5,000? Dennis Burger reviews a system built around the company's Mini A bookshelf speakers, AC1 Micro center speaker, and Model A subwoofer. Continue Reading
Bryston Mini A and AC1 Micro Speaker System Reviewed

Jul 15, 2015

Apple Music Streaming Music Service (iTunes Version) Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell explores the new Apple Music streaming service as it works through iTunes. Her verdict? If you love well-crafted playlists, then this might be the perfect streaming service for you. Continue Reading
Apple Music Streaming Music Service (iTunes Version) Reviewed

Jul 13, 2015

GoldenEar Triton Five Tower Loudspeaker Reviewed

GoldenEar Technology recently added a new model to the Triton series: the $999 Triton Five. Brent Butterworth puts this floorstanding speaker through its paces to see how it compares with the rest of the Triton lineup. Continue Reading
GoldenEar Triton Five Tower Loudspeaker Reviewed

Jul 08, 2015

Hafler HA75 Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Brent Butterworth was in the right place at the right time to get an early audition of the new Hafler HA75 headphone amp ($999), a hybrid design with a 12AX7 tube for the input stage and a solid-state output stage. Continue Reading
Hafler HA75 Headphone Amplifier Reviewed

Jul 06, 2015

Sony FMP-X10 4K Media Player Reviewed

Sony recently opened up its FMP-X10 4K Media Player to work with any HDCP 2.2-compliant UHD TV, not just Sony UHD TVs. Adrienne Maxwell puts the player to the test to see if it's worth that $700 price tag. Continue Reading
Sony FMP-X10 4K Media Player Reviewed

Jul 01, 2015

Honeywell RTH9580 Wi-Fi Thermostat Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell explores Honeywell's RTH9580 Wi-Fi Thermostat, which can be monitored and controlled remotely via Honeywell's own mobile app or compatible Wi-Fi-friendly control platforms. Continue Reading
Honeywell RTH9580 Wi-Fi Thermostat Reviewed

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