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Apr 28, 2014

Rotel RDD-1580 Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Anyone who has purchased a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) or DVD player during the last 10 years knows the prices for... Continue Reading
Rotel RDD-1580 Digital-to-Analog Converter Reviewed

Apr 23, 2014

Musical Fidelity M1PWR Stereo/Mono Amplifier

Class D, or switching, amplifiers have been widely accepted in the professional studio and touring realms. Inherent in a Class... Continue Reading
Musical Fidelity M1PWR Stereo/Mono Amplifier

Apr 21, 2014

Parasound Halo P 5 2.1-Channel Preamplifier

Dennis Burger finds that the Parasound Halo P 5 looks great, sounds great, even feels great. It hits just the right notes for its price point. So, while there might be some room for improvement, the Parasound is one heck of a contender. Continue Reading
Parasound Halo P 5 2.1-Channel Preamplifier

Apr 16, 2014

Episode Landscape Speaker Kit and Burial Subwoofer

I was recently introduced to Episode Speakers by Sean Killebrew, who reviewed the company's in-wall speakers and had good things... Continue Reading
Episode Landscape Speaker Kit and Burial Subwoofer

Apr 14, 2014

Sony HAP-S1 Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Sony is one of the companies that's currently leading the charge to encourage music lovers to embrace hi-res music products and content. Sean Killebrew spent some time with the HAP-S1 music player and server and came away extremely impressed. Continue Reading
Sony HAP-S1 Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Apr 09, 2014

GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven Loudspeaker Reviewed

While evaluating the GoldenEar Triton 7 speakers, Dennis Burger decides that price is not a factor if a speaker moves you. Continue Reading
GoldenEar Technology Triton Seven Loudspeaker Reviewed

Apr 07, 2014

Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe LCD Projector Reviewed

You've got to give credit to projector manufacturers like Epson and JVC that try to follow the TV-manufacturer model... Continue Reading
Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe LCD Projector Reviewed

Apr 02, 2014

Onkyo LS-T10 EnvisionCinema TV Speaker System

Soundbars and pedestal speaker systems have become increasingly popular in home theater applications because of their space-saving, cost-saving, and ease... Continue Reading
Onkyo LS-T10 EnvisionCinema TV Speaker System

Mar 31, 2014

Boston Acoustics M340 Floorstanding Speakers

Myron Ho is quite impressed with the Boston Acoustic M340 floorstanding speakers, yet there is one thing that he finds a little disappointing . . . Continue Reading
Boston Acoustics M340 Floorstanding Speakers

Mar 24, 2014

Integra DHC-60.5 7.2-Channel A/V Preamp

In weighing the relative merits of AV receivers vs. AV separates, I think even the most staunch supporters of the... Continue Reading
Integra DHC-60.5 7.2-Channel A/V Preamp

Mar 19, 2014

Epson Home Cinema 2030 LCD Projector Reviewed

Just a few years ago, the introduction of a sub-$1,000 projector with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution was major news,... Continue Reading
Epson Home Cinema 2030 LCD Projector Reviewed

Mar 17, 2014

Monitor Audio ASB-2 Soundbar

Darryl Wilkinson has trouble finding fault with one of the best sound bars currently available. Even without a subwoofer it delivers the "theatrical sound" without all the speakers and wires. Continue Reading
Monitor Audio ASB-2 Soundbar

Mar 14, 2014

Lawrence Audio Double Bass Speaker

Terry London is always looking for new reference speakers. Will The Lawrence Double Bass Speaker from Lawrence Audio be his next pair? Read on to find out . . . Continue Reading
Lawrence Audio Double Bass Speaker

Mar 12, 2014

Control4 Wireless Music Bridge Reviewed

As part of my recent review of the Control4 HC-250 control system, the company sent me the Wireless Music Bridge... Continue Reading
Control4 Wireless Music Bridge Reviewed

Mar 10, 2014

Marantz AV8801 AV Processor

Marantz delivers again with a very strong entry into the marketplace. Our Brian Kahn loves it, and can only think of one thing that it is missing . . . Continue Reading
Marantz AV8801 AV Processor

Mar 05, 2014

Screen Innovations Zero Edge Pure White 1.3 Screen Reviewed

The Screen Innovation Pure White 1.3 offers a high-end screen for a someone with a high-end system. Adrienne Maxwell thinks its worth a look if you are a demanding videophile looking for an excellent image. Continue Reading
Screen Innovations Zero Edge Pure White 1.3 Screen Reviewed

Mar 03, 2014

Control4 HC-250 Control System

The Control4 HC-250 does everything you could ask a control system to do at a price that doesn't require you to take out a second mortgage. Continue Reading
Control4 HC-250 Control System

Feb 26, 2014

MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Over-the-Ear Headphones

The Alpha Dogs from MrSpeakers are a great sounding pair of closed-ear headphones whose only trade-off is portability and fit. Continue Reading
MrSpeakers Alpha Dog Over-the-Ear Headphones

Feb 24, 2014

Yamaha YSP-1400 Soundbar Reviewed

Five star value from Myron Ho on this more entry-level soundbar from Yamaha starts the discussion of audiophile soundbars versus TV-improvement speakers. Continue Reading
Yamaha YSP-1400 Soundbar Reviewed

Feb 21, 2014

Van L Speakerworks Silhouette Speakers

Terry London finds Van L Speakerworks' Silhouette speakers to be a fine example of handmade audio gear. While they lack a bit in one area, they more than make up for it in others. Read on to find out more . . . Continue Reading
Van L Speakerworks Silhouette Speakers

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