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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

Jun 29, 2015

SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Myron Ho explores the small but impressive Prime Satellite 5.1 speaker system from SVS, which includes five Prime Satellites and the SB-1000 subwoofer for a package price of $999.99. Continue Reading
SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 Speaker System Reviewed

Jun 24, 2015

Sennheiser RS 175 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Myron Ho auditions the new $279 RS 175 headphones from Sennheiser. These wireless headphones are designed for the theaterphile who wants to enjoy private listening sessions without having to run a long cable from the AV receiver to the couch. Continue Reading
Sennheiser RS 175 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Jun 22, 2015

Rogue Audio Pharaoh Tube Hybrid Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Greg Handy reviews the Pharaoh integrated amplifier from Rogue Audio, which combines a tube preamp with a Hypex Class D amplifier and adds a tube headphone amp for good measure. How does this $3,500 integrated amp perform? Follow the link to find out. Continue Reading
Rogue Audio Pharaoh Tube Hybrid Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Jun 17, 2015

Yamaha CD-S2100 CD/SACD Player Reviewed

Bob Barrett recently reviewed the Yamaha A-S2100 integrated amp. Now he covers its partner in the company's HiFi component line, the $3,500 CD-S2100 CD/SACD player. Continue Reading
Yamaha CD-S2100 CD/SACD Player Reviewed

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

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