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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

Apr 06, 2015

Paradigm Prestige 95F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Dennis Burger sits down with the new 95F floorstanding loudspeakers from Paradigm's Prestige Series. These speakers will certainly catch your eye, and they incorporate a number of new design elements. How do they sound? Read on to find out... Continue Reading
Paradigm Prestige 95F Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Apr 01, 2015

Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions the ATH-MSR7 over-the-ear headphones, the latest addition to Audio-Technica's SonicPro line. As Adrienne discovered, these $250 headphones look and perform above their pay grade. Continue Reading
Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Mar 30, 2015

Epson Home Cinema 3500 LCD Projector Reviewed

Epson's Home Cinema 3500 sits in the middle of the company's line of 1080p 3LCD projectors and sports a variety of useful features, including 3D capability, 1.6x zoom, lens shifting, integrated speakers, and MHL support. Find out what Adrienne Maxwell thinks of its performance. Continue Reading
Epson Home Cinema 3500 LCD Projector Reviewed

Mar 25, 2015

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

When audio-video industry types get together these days, they talk a lot about distribution pipelines. The biggest change to the... Continue Reading
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Over-the-Ear Headphones Reviewed

Mar 23, 2015

Yamaha Aventage RX-A3040 AV Receiver Reviewed

Myron Ho checks out Yamaha's current top-shelf AV receiver, the $2,199 RX-A3040. This 9.2-channel receiver boasts a ton of features, including Dolby Atmos support, network streaming, and multi-zone capability. Continue Reading
Yamaha Aventage RX-A3040 AV Receiver Reviewed

Mar 16, 2015

Krell Solo 375 Mono-Block Amplifier Reviewed

Brent Butterworth reviews Krell's Solo 375 mono-block amplifier, which is part of the company's iBias Series of amplifiers--designed to offer the performance of Class A in a smaller, less power-hungry form. Continue Reading
Krell Solo 375 Mono-Block Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 11, 2015

Amazon Ultra HD Instant Video Service Reviewed

Until Ultra HD Blu-ray arrives later this year, the primary way for early adopters to enjoy 4K content is through... Continue Reading
Amazon Ultra HD Instant Video Service Reviewed

Mar 09, 2015

BenQ HT1085ST DLP Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews BenQ's HT1085ST short-throw projector, a 1080p, 3D-capable DLP projector that is part of BenQ's home entertainment line, with a built-in speaker and high light output for use outside the theater room. Continue Reading
BenQ HT1085ST DLP Projector Reviewed

Mar 04, 2015

Raven Audio Nighthawk Tube Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Terry London explores the $2,595 Nighthawk tube-based integrated amplifier from Raven Audio and comes away highly impressed, with both the product's build quality and its performance. Continue Reading
Raven Audio Nighthawk Tube Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

Mar 02, 2015

Sony STR-DN850 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Sony's $499 STR-DN850 AV receiver is loaded with worthwhile perks (like WiFi, Bluetooth, and a great user interface), but how does it perform? Dennis Burger puts this 7.2-channel receiver through its paces. Continue Reading
Sony STR-DN850 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Feb 25, 2015

Sling TV Streaming Video Service Reviewed

Sling TV turned a lot of heads and won a lot of awards at CES. Now that the live TV streaming service has launched, we tried it out on a variety of devices to see how well it delivers on the hype. Continue Reading
Sling TV Streaming Video Service Reviewed

Feb 23, 2015

Polk Omni S2 Wireless Music System Reviewed

In our first review of a DTS Play-Fi multiroom speaker system, Adrienne Maxwell reviews the $180 Polk Omni S2 tabletop speaker and its outdoor-friendly sibling, the $250 S2R. Continue Reading
Polk Omni S2 Wireless Music System Reviewed

Feb 16, 2015

NAD M17 AV Preamp/Processor Reviewed

NAD's new Masters Series M17 is a high-performance seven-channel AV pre/pro with a modular design that helps it keep up with the changing landscape. Greg Handy puts this processor to the test. Continue Reading
NAD M17 AV Preamp/Processor Reviewed

Feb 11, 2015

Canary Audio KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC Reviewed

Canary Audio has introduced its first tube-based digital-to-analog converter, the KD-2000. This DAC has a variety of digital inputs and supports high-resolution PCM and DSD. Check out Terry London's review. Continue Reading
Canary Audio KD-2000 Tube DSD DAC Reviewed

Feb 09, 2015

PSB Imagine X Speaker System Reviewed

Bob Barrett explores an Imagine X speaker system from PSB, which consists of the X2T towers, the XC center channel, and the XB bookshelf speaker, along with PSB's SubSeries 200 subwoofer. Continue Reading
PSB Imagine X Speaker System Reviewed

Feb 04, 2015

DVDO Air3C-Pro WirelessHD System Reviewed

Looking for a reliable in-room solution to wirelessly transmit HDMI signals from source to display? DVDO has added two new models, the Air3C and Air3C-Pro, to its lineup of WirelessHD devices. Adrienne Maxwell explores the Pro version to see how it performs. Continue Reading
DVDO Air3C-Pro WirelessHD System Reviewed

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