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Jun 26, 2019

Benchmark HPA4 Headphone Amplifier and Analog Preamplifier Review

I have, in past articles, expressed the point of view that in a nearfield system with short cable runs, a... Continue Reading
Benchmark HPA4 Headphone Amplifier and Analog Preamplifier Review

Jun 24, 2019

Sony XBR-75X950G 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV Reviewed

Andrew Robinson says Sony's new X950G comes closer to perfection than most any other LED backlit LCD before it. Is it worth the upgrade over the 900F, though? Continue Reading
Sony XBR-75X950G 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart TV Reviewed

Jun 19, 2019

Schiit Audio Freya Preamplifier Reviewed

[[Editor's note: as we were going to publication with this review, Schiit announced two new versions of its Freya preamp:... Continue Reading
Schiit Audio Freya Preamplifier Reviewed

Jun 17, 2019

Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC Reviewed

If you're looking for a flagship DAC without flagship prices, Dylan says the Schiit Audio Yggdrasil is a top tier performer with amazing value. Continue Reading
Schiit Audio Yggdrasil DAC Reviewed

Jun 12, 2019

Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player

When a manufacturer considers adding a new product to its lineup, there are essentially three options: replace an older product... Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player

Jun 10, 2019

RSL CG5 Bookshelf and CG25 Monitor/Center Channel Reviewed

RSL is back with a bigger, beefier bookshelf speaker and an LCR to match. How do they sound? Dennis Burger puts a complete system to the test. Continue Reading
RSL CG5 Bookshelf and CG25 Monitor/Center Channel Reviewed

Jun 05, 2019

Definitive Technology SuperCube 6000 Subwoofer Reviewed

Scott Schumer says it at if you don't have too big a room, DefTech's little SuperCube 6000 deliver a lot of bang (and kaboom) for the buck. Continue Reading
Definitive Technology SuperCube 6000 Subwoofer Reviewed

Jun 03, 2019

Vivid Audio Kaya 90 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Brian Kahn says Vivid Audio's Kaya 90 is an incredible mix of speed and detail, impact and dynamics, with a look quite unlike anything else on the market. Continue Reading
Vivid Audio Kaya 90 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

May 29, 2019

Frontier/Arris IPC1100 FIOS DVR Reviewed

Since its introduction in 1997, I have been a loyal DirecTV subscriber. Despite a number of moves around Los Angeles,... Continue Reading
Frontier/Arris IPC1100 FIOS DVR Reviewed

May 27, 2019

SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer Reviewed

Greg Handy gives SVS's new mid-priced, mid-sized sealed subwoofer a spin. Continue Reading
SVS SB-3000 Subwoofer Reviewed

May 22, 2019

Tekton Design Lore Be Loudspeaker Reviewed

Andrew Robinson says the Lore Be is another fine loudspeaker from Tekton Design: one that carries on in the tradition established by other Tekton offerings. Continue Reading
Tekton Design Lore Be Loudspeaker Reviewed

May 20, 2019

Paradigm Premier Series Speaker System Reviewed

Dylan says that if you're looking to upgrade your sound experience over a soundbar or HTiB, but don't want to break the bank, the Paradigm Premier series should be on your audition list due to good design and trickle-down technology. Continue Reading
Paradigm Premier Series Speaker System Reviewed

May 15, 2019

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

They may be a bit bulkier than Apple's AirPods, but these true wireless earphones deliver much better performance, says Brian Kahn. Continue Reading
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless In-Ear Monitors Reviewed

May 13, 2019

Marantz SR8012 11.2-Channel AV Surround Receiver Reviewed

Marantz' top-of-the-current-line receiver delivers oodles of output, plenty of channels, and a deliciously musical sound that should make any audiophile giddy. Continue Reading
Marantz SR8012 11.2-Channel AV Surround Receiver Reviewed

May 08, 2019

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote (2018) Reviewed

Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K is a slick and gorgeous media streamer that's unfortunately too catered to casual consumers and Prime users to appeal to hardcore home theater enthusiasts. Continue Reading
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote (2018) Reviewed

May 06, 2019

Denon AVR-X2500H 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

Denon's AVR-X2500H receiver is a 7.2 channel receiver that is on the entry-level side of Denon's X-series. Priced at $799... Continue Reading
Denon AVR-X2500H 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Reviewed

May 01, 2019

Audio Hungary Qualiton A50i Integrated Amplifier

Integrated amplifiers are a great way to set up a high performing two-channel music system, often achieving most if not... Continue Reading
Audio Hungary Qualiton A50i Integrated Amplifier

Apr 29, 2019

Polk Signature S50 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Jerry Del Colliano says Polk's little Signature S50 floor-standers are fun as heck and a heck of a bargain. Continue Reading
Polk Signature S50 Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Apr 24, 2019

Vizio SB36512-F6 36" 5.1.2 Sound System with Dolby Atmos Reviewed

Perched in front of my 70-inch television, Vizio's 36-inch soundbar looked curiously diminutive, if not downright puny. By all rights,... Continue Reading
Vizio SB36512-F6 36

Apr 22, 2019

Sony VPL-VW695ES Projector Reviewed

Back in the early 2000s, when commercial cinemas began switching from film to digital, Sony saw an opportunity to take... Continue Reading
Sony VPL-VW695ES Projector Reviewed

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