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Mar 31, 2011

McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD Player Reviewed

Brian Kahn unboxes the McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD player and puts it to the test. What he discovered as he continued to attempt different sources, is that this player had several surprises in store for him. Continue Reading
McIntosh MCD500 SACD/CD Player Reviewed

Mar 29, 2011

Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Sony continues to release Blu-ray players that are packed with features, and the BDP-S580 Blu-ray player is no exception. HTR Reviewer Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the BDP-S580 to see how it measures up against its contemporaries. Continue Reading
Sony BDP-S580 Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Mar 28, 2011

Samsung UN46C8000 3D LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

The UN46C8000 is a fully loaded, 3D-capable TV from Samsung's 2010 LED lineup. This thin, stylish 3D TV requires the use of active-shutter 3D glasses and comes with perks like Samsung Apps, WiFi-readiness, Skype capability, and DLNA media streaming Continue Reading
Samsung UN46C8000 3D LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

Mar 28, 2011

Classe Omega Pre-Amplifier MKIII Reviewed

Managing Editor Andrew Robinson appreciates the simplicity and quality of the Class´┐Ż Omega Pre-Amplifier MKIII preamp. It may not have all the bells and whistles of the latest preamplifiers, but what is does have is something far more important. Continue Reading
Classe Omega Pre-Amplifier MKIII Reviewed

Mar 25, 2011

Marantz UD7006 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at the UD7006 from Marantz, a Blu-ray player that will not only handle 3D movies but also any SACD disc you pop in. But what else does the UD7006 offer? Quite a lot, actually. Continue Reading
Marantz UD7006 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Mar 21, 2011

Arcam AVR500 AV Receiver Reviewed

The AVR500 is designed to reproduce movie theater sound and studio music inside your home. For performance when compared to $8,000 separates, our reviewer noted it "comes pretty damn close for a lot less money." It has "more than ample power" and is "brilliantly designed and engineered"... Continue Reading
Arcam AVR500 AV Receiver Reviewed

Mar 21, 2011

Yamaha BD-A1000 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

The Yamaha BD-A1000 Blu-ray player happens to be Yamaha's first entry into the 3D Blu-ray market. It comes packed with features like apps and, notably, universal player capabilities. Adrienne Maxwell takes a closer look Continue Reading
Yamaha BD-A1000 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Mar 14, 2011

Pioneer BDP-430 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

At $299, the BDP-430 is the most affordable of Pioneer's new 3D-capable Blu-ray players, yet it shares many features with its higher-priced siblings--such as WiFi-readiness, DLNA streaming, and control via an iPad or iPhone. You can also access Netflix video-on-demand, Pandora, and YouTube. Continue Reading
Pioneer BDP-430 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Mar 14, 2011

Sharp LC-60LE925UN 3D LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

One of Sharp's first 3D TVs, the LC-60LE925UN serves up a bright, crisp 3D image, and its large 60-inch screen allows for an immersive 3D experience. This edge-lit LED-based TV features Sharp's four-color Quattron technology, AquoMotion 240, and Netflix/VUDU streaming. Continue Reading
Sharp LC-60LE925UN 3D LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

Mar 07, 2011

Pioneer Elite BDP-43FD 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Pioneer recently released its first line of 3D-capable Blu-ray players. At the top of the line sits the Elite BDP-43FD ($499), which offers Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, DLNA streaming, and iPad/iPhone control. This Elite model boasts higher-grade construction than the average player. Continue Reading
Pioneer Elite BDP-43FD 3D Blu-ray Player Reviewed

Mar 07, 2011

DreamVision Starlight 3 Three-Chip D-ILA Projector Reviewed

While the DreamVision Starlight 3 may begin its life as a OEM JVC sourced D-ILA projector the designers at DreamVision take what is already a great projector to 11 by adding a better chassis, retooled controls and calibration for out of the box performance that has reviewer Andrew Robinson gushing. Continue Reading
DreamVision Starlight 3 Three-Chip D-ILA Projector Reviewed

Feb 28, 2011

Sony STR-DA3600ES AV Receiver Reviewed

The sound on this Sony possesses more than adequate power and finesse and like most Sony's, it is very reliable. In addition, the Auto Calibration on the STR-DA3600 "was by far the smoothest, fastest and also one of the most accurate I've ever had with a receiver," according to our reviewer... Continue Reading
Sony STR-DA3600ES AV Receiver Reviewed

Feb 21, 2011

Wharfedale Opus 2-3 Loudspeaker Review

Wharfedale is a brand that's been with us for quite some time though few this side of the "pond" are familiar with them-well reviewer Ken Taraszka gets up close and personal with these British beauties and comes away astonished. Will you? Continue Reading
Wharfedale Opus 2-3 Loudspeaker Review

Feb 15, 2011

GoldenEar Technology ForceField 4 Subwoofer Reviewed

The ForecField 4 is a "remarkably agile subwoofer, especially considering its asking price." It's two-channel fare "offered up plenty of low-end heft without sounding boomy or sluggish. For films on Blu-ray, our reviewer found the performance "near perfect...providing ample slam impact and low-end texture" Continue Reading
GoldenEar Technology ForceField 4 Subwoofer Reviewed

Feb 14, 2011

Toshiba 55WX800U 3D LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

Part of Toshiba's high-end Cinema Series line, the 55WX800U has a super-thin, attractive design and comes loaded with features like 3D capability, integrated WiFi, NET TV, and more. Adrienne Maxwell puts this 3D HDTV through a battery of tests and calibrations. How did it fare? Read on. Continue Reading
Toshiba 55WX800U 3D LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

Feb 07, 2011

Aperion Audio Verus Grand Tower Speakers Reviewed

Aperion Audio, the Internet direct loudspeaker and electronics manufacturer, has been on a bit of a hot streak as of late however they haven't really offered an affordable flagship aimed at costlier competition-until now. Aperion Audio's new Verus Grand Tower is one hell of a loudspeaker for not a lot of money. Continue Reading
Aperion Audio Verus Grand Tower Speakers Reviewed

Jan 31, 2011

Polk Audio SurroundBar 6000 Instant Home Theater Reviewed

One of the best soundbars in the business, the Polk SurroundBar 6000 gets the full treatment from HomeTheaterReview.com's, head-honcho, Andrew Robinson. Compare this to the Aperion Audio Soundmatter's sound bar, Yamaha and many others at the top of the food chain. Continue Reading
Polk Audio SurroundBar 6000 Instant Home Theater Reviewed

Jan 24, 2011

Cambridge Audio Azur 650R 7.1 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Cambridge is very proud its latest receiver and after testing, it was easy to see why. When playing music, reviewer Jim Swantko was "impressed with the vocal quality that the 650R is capable of reproducing." As for the music, "all musicians were clearly placed around the soundstage" and "the 650R was as happy playing acoustic ballads as it was pounding thrash metal"... Continue Reading
Cambridge Audio Azur 650R 7.1 A/V Receiver Reviewed

Jan 21, 2011

McIntosh AP1 Audio Player App Reviewed

Applications for your phone, your iPad, your iPod and or any other devices are everywhere and audiophile powerhouse, McIntosh has an application that allows you to get the signature look of McIntosh on your phone's music player. Continue Reading
McIntosh AP1 Audio Player App Reviewed

Jan 17, 2011

Vizio XVT473SV LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

"XVT" signals the best of the best in Vizio's LED lineup, both in performance and features. The new 47-inch XVT473SV uses a full-array LED backlight system with local dimming, and it boasts features like 240Hz SPS, the VIA Web platform, and integrated WiFi. Continue Reading
Vizio XVT473SV LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

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