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Jun 15, 2015

THIEL TT1 Tower Speaker Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews the new TT1 tower speaker, one of the first THIEL Audio speakers not designed by the late Jim Thiel. The $5,798/pair TT1 shares the gorgeous aesthetic of previous Thiel designs, but its performance moves in a new direction. Continue Reading
THIEL TT1 Tower Speaker Reviewed

Jun 10, 2015

Arcam UDP411 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Following up on his review of the Arcam AVR750 AV receiver, Dennis Burger now explores the company's UDP411 universal disc player, which (like the receiver) has an audiophile emphasis and a unique sound. Continue Reading
Arcam UDP411 Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Jun 08, 2015

Yamaha A-S2100 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Bob Barrett explores the A-S2100 integrated amplifier from Yamaha's HiFi component line. This $3,999 90-wpc integrated amp has exceptional build quality and can accommodate a variety of sources. How does it perform? Read on to find out... Continue Reading
Yamaha A-S2100 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Jun 03, 2015

Lutron Caseta Wireless Lighting System Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell checks out the Caseta wireless lighting system from Lutron. With the addition of Lutron's Smart Bridge, you can control this system remotely via Lutron's own mobile app or integrate it into other control platforms. Continue Reading
Lutron Caseta Wireless Lighting System Reviewed

Jun 01, 2015

Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

The $9,999 VPL-VW350ES is Sony's least-expensive native 4K projector. This SXRD projector boasts a number of convenient setup and control options, as well as 3D capability and anamorphic lens support. Adrienne Maxwell puts it through its paces to see how it performs. Continue Reading
Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

May 27, 2015

Celsus Sound Gramo One Earbuds Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews the Gramo One open-back earbud from Celsus Sound. The company designed the Gramo One to be an audiophile-oriented earbud. Did they succeed? Read on to find out. Continue Reading
Celsus Sound Gramo One Earbuds Reviewed

May 25, 2015

Integra DTR-70.6 11.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Sean Killebrew swaps out his AV separates for Integra's new flagship DTR-70.6 11.2-channel receiver and comes away loving the experience--especially Dolby Atmos. Continue Reading
Integra DTR-70.6 11.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

May 20, 2015

Perla Audio Signature 50 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

In the last year, several of my friends--whose "golden ears" I trust regarding which pieces of stereo gear produce superlative... Continue Reading
Perla Audio Signature 50 Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

May 18, 2015

Definitive Technology W9 and W7 Wireless Tabletop Speakers Reviewed

Greg Handy explores the new W9 and W7 tabletop speakers from Definitive Technology, which use DTS Play-Fi technology to offer multi-room wireless audio streaming from your phone, tablet, or PC. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology W9 and W7 Wireless Tabletop Speakers Reviewed

May 13, 2015

Monster Superstar Portable Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Bluetooth speakers have been a hot item for the past couple of years. The demand for portable Bluetooth speakers remains... Continue Reading
Monster Superstar Portable Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

May 11, 2015

Logitech Harmony Home Control System Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions the Harmony Home Control System from Logitech, which combines a universal remote control with the Harmony mobile control app and allows for the quick integration of WiFi-based smart home products. Continue Reading
Logitech Harmony Home Control System Reviewed

May 06, 2015

Calyx M Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Steven Stone reviews the $999 Calyx M hi-res portable audio player to see how it compares with competing models from the likes of Sony and Astell & Kern. Continue Reading
Calyx M Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

May 04, 2015

Arcam AVR750 Seven-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews the $6,000 AVR750 AV receiver from Arcam. What this product eschews in features, it more than makes up for performance. Continue Reading
Arcam AVR750 Seven-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Apr 29, 2015

Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

The Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 is different from most of the other Bluetooth speakers I've used lately in that it... Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio Bluetone 100 Bluetooth Speaker Reviewed

Apr 27, 2015

JVC DM65USR UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell looks at JVC's new Ultra HD TV: the $1,800 65-inch DM65USR. This model offers full-array LED backlighting with local dimming at an attractive price point, but it's missing a key feature in these early days of Ultra HD. Continue Reading
JVC DM65USR UHD LED/LCD TV Reviewed

Apr 22, 2015

Atlantic Technology 44-DA Atmos-Enabled Speaker Module Reviewed

Myron Ho auditions the new Dolby Atmos speaker modules from Atlantic Technology. The 44-DA sits atop your existing speaker and directs the Atmos information upward to be reflected off the ceiling. Continue Reading
Atlantic Technology 44-DA Atmos-Enabled Speaker Module Reviewed

Apr 20, 2015

Krell Illusion II Digital Stereo Preamp Reviewed

Brent Butterworth sits down with the Illusion II digital stereo preamplifier from Krell, which includes five digital inputs and a 24-bit/192-kilohertz ESS Sabre DAC. It also has four stereo analog inputs, RCA/XLR outs, and a headphone jack. Continue Reading
Krell Illusion II Digital Stereo Preamp Reviewed

Apr 15, 2015

Lawrence Audio Violin SE Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

At the Chicago Axpona Audiophile Show last year, my pick for "Best of the Show" was the Audio Archon room.... Continue Reading
Lawrence Audio Violin SE Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Apr 13, 2015

Focal Dimension Soundbar and Subwoofer Reviewed

Sean Killebrew reviews Focal's 450-watt, five-channel Dimension soundbar and its optional passive subwoofer, a combination that presents a few setup challenges but delivers big on performance. Continue Reading
Focal Dimension Soundbar and Subwoofer Reviewed

Apr 08, 2015

Parasound 275 v.2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Brian Kahn was recently on the hunt for a stereo amplifier to use with his audio distribution system. His search led him to the $595 Parasound 275 v.2, which delivered everything he needed and more. Continue Reading
Parasound 275 v.2 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

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