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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

Feb 19, 2014

Audreal PA-20 Class-A Power Amplifier Reviewed

Can a relatively unknown and inexpensive amplifier impress Terry London? Turns out there's lots to recommend with Audreal's latest offering. Continue Reading
Audreal PA-20 Class-A Power Amplifier Reviewed

Feb 17, 2014

Crestron MLX-3 Remote Control Reviewed

Crestron's latest handheld remote is as simple, powerful, and reliable as anything money can buy today. Unlike the old days, an entire Crestron system with a "brain," a remote, and professional programming can be had for about $2,500. Continue Reading
Crestron MLX-3 Remote Control Reviewed

Feb 14, 2014

Episode 500 Series Thin Design Three-Channel Passive Soundbar

The Episode 500 separates itself from the soundbar pack with a less conventional design that makes a big difference when compared to other soundbars. Continue Reading
Episode 500 Series Thin Design Three-Channel Passive Soundbar

Feb 12, 2014

Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

The growing popularity of headphones and computer audio playback has led to the inevitable introduction of portable USB DACs that... Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio DacMagic XS USB DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Feb 10, 2014

Harman Kardon AVR 3700 AV Receiver

The Harman Kardon AVR 3700 AV receiver found its way into Adrienne Maxwell's home theater system, where she put the receiver to the test to see where it would succeed and where it would fail. Continue Reading
Harman Kardon AVR 3700 AV Receiver

Feb 05, 2014

Sony HT-ST7 Soundbar Reviewed

The Sony HT-ST7 from Sony joins the already crowded sound bar market. How does it fare? It's worth a listen, according to Adrienne Maxwell. Continue Reading
Sony HT-ST7 Soundbar Reviewed

Feb 03, 2014

Musical Fidelity AMS50 Amplifier

Terry London went looking for "that tube sound" and found a true Class-A operation amplifier from the U.K.'s Musical Fidelity. The AMS50 brings the warmth of tubes but with the control of solid-state. Continue Reading
Musical Fidelity AMS50 Amplifier

Jan 29, 2014

Oppo BDP-103D Darbee Edition Universal Disc Player Reviewed

"Where do we go from here?" That's the question Oppo Digital had to ask itself after putting out the highly... Continue Reading
Oppo BDP-103D Darbee Edition Universal Disc Player Reviewed

Jan 29, 2014

Raven Audio Shadow Reference Preamplifier

In the last year, many of the Internet and printed reports on the major stereo shows consistently mentioned that... Continue Reading
Raven Audio Shadow Reference Preamplifier

Jan 27, 2014

Yamaha RX-V775WA AV Receiver Reviewed

The Yamaha RX-V775WA is an under-$1,000 AV receiver with the chops to compete with entry-level AV preamps in the market, and it packs the latest wireless and other new-school technologies that set it apart from the pack. Continue Reading
Yamaha RX-V775WA AV Receiver Reviewed

Jan 22, 2014

Ultimate Ears 7 Pro Custom In-Ear Monitors

Jerry Del Colliano discovers what just about every rock star on the planet already knows- Ultimate Ears 7 Pro earphones custom fit makes them a cut above the competition. Continue Reading
Ultimate Ears 7 Pro Custom In-Ear Monitors

Jan 20, 2014

Vizio M551D-A2R LED/LCD HDTV Reviewed

As usual Vizio has found the sweet spot between value and performance with the 55-inch M551D-A2R. Read on to see how this TV matches up to other top-performing HDTVs. Continue Reading
Vizio M551D-A2R LED/LCD HDTV Reviewed

Jan 15, 2014

Resonessence Labs Herus USB Headphone DAC

With the Resonessence Labs Herus Jerry Del Colliano finds that good things do come in small packages. With great sound and portability the lack of some key accessories one of the few marks against it Continue Reading
Resonessence Labs Herus USB Headphone DAC

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