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Nov 14, 2018

Marantz NR1509 Slim 5.2 Channel AV Receiver with HEOS Reviewed

A simpler AVR for simpler rooms, this slim Marantz offerings hits all the right buttons for Andrew Robinson. Continue Reading
Marantz NR1509 Slim 5.2 Channel AV Receiver with HEOS Reviewed

Nov 12, 2018

Sony XBR-65A9F MASTER Series 4K/Ultra HD OLED TV Reviewed

Andrew Robinson says that Sony's new flagship OLED display is a phenomenal achievement, but one that you'll pay a hefty premium for. Continue Reading
Sony XBR-65A9F MASTER Series 4K/Ultra HD OLED TV Reviewed

Nov 07, 2018

HiDiz AP60 II Portable Mini Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Steven Stone says this little pocketful of high-res bliss is perfect for workouts and travel, assuming you don't need streaming app support. Continue Reading
HiDiz AP60 II Portable Mini Hi-Res Music Player Reviewed

Nov 05, 2018

Parasound JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Myron Ho says that the Parasound JC5, like its big brother the original JC 1 is a stunning performer with great musicality and none of the sterility of more analytical amps. Continue Reading
Parasound JC 5 Stereo Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 31, 2018

Krell Theater 7 Seven Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Looking for a great home theater amp that also delivers pure Class A performance up to 100 watts per channel? Myron Ho says the Krell Theater 7 sets a new standard at this price point. Continue Reading
Krell Theater 7 Seven Channel Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 29, 2018

LG 55SK9000PUA Ultra HD LED Smart TV Reviewed

It may not excel in terms of brightness, but Andrew Robinson says the LG SK9000 is one of the best all-around displays on the market today, especially if picture accuracy is what you're looking for. Continue Reading
LG 55SK9000PUA Ultra HD LED Smart TV Reviewed

Oct 24, 2018

Digital Amplifier Company MEGAschino Power Amplifier Reviewed

If you're looking for an amp with a very distinctive sound, keep on looking. The Digital Amplifier Company's MEGAschino delivers music straight, no chaser. Continue Reading
Digital Amplifier Company MEGAschino Power Amplifier Reviewed

Oct 22, 2018

ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

If you're looking for a speaker that'll peel the skin off your skull, the Debut 2.0 F6.2 might not be what you're looking for. But for purity of tone, detail, and sound staging at its price, this speaker is hard to beat. Continue Reading
ELAC Debut 2.0 F6.2 Floorstanding Speaker Reviewed

Oct 17, 2018

Paradigm Stylus 470 Outdoor Speakers Reviewed

I recently got a phone call from an audio-video company that I had never heard of. The executive on the... Continue Reading
Paradigm Stylus 470 Outdoor Speakers Reviewed

Oct 15, 2018

Trinnov Altitude16 Home Theater Preamp/Optimizer Reviewed

The Trinnov Altitude16 delivers pure audio bliss, says Dennis Burger, with more configuration features than most people would have any clue what to do with. But sonic perfection does come at a price. Continue Reading
Trinnov Altitude16 Home Theater Preamp/Optimizer Reviewed

Oct 10, 2018

Sony HT-Z9F Sound Bar and SA-Z9R Wireless Surround Speakers Reviewed

Immersive object-based surround sound from a soundbar with minimal setup muss and fuss? Seriously? Scott Wasser says it's totally a thing thanks to Sony's HT-Z9F/SA-Z9R combo. Continue Reading
Sony HT-Z9F Sound Bar and SA-Z9R Wireless Surround Speakers Reviewed

Oct 08, 2018

B&W 702 S2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

If you're looking for a speaker in the $2K price range that can deliver everything a recording has to offer, Bob Barrett says this Bowers & Wilkins tower is one that you absolutely must audition. Continue Reading
B&W 702 S2 Loudspeakers Reviewed

Oct 03, 2018

Sennheiser CX 6.00BT Wireless In-ear Headphones Reviewed

Looking for a big step up from the earbuds that come with your phone but don't want to spend a ton of dough? Brian Khan takes the Sennheiser CX 6.00BT for a flight or two and finds its light weight, improved sound, and superior comfort noteworthy. Continue Reading
Sennheiser CX 6.00BT Wireless In-ear Headphones Reviewed

Oct 01, 2018

Pioneer VSX-933 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver Reviewed

Simple setup and operation, along with solid performance, a wealth of features, and exceptional value, more than make up for the VSX-933's few shortcomings. Continue Reading
Pioneer VSX-933 7.2-Channel Network AV Receiver Reviewed

Sep 26, 2018

MartinLogan Motion 4i Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

The newly redesigned Motion 4i features a fresh yet familiar aesthetic design with some refined touches, as well as a redesigned crossover that elevates performance above the original, released in 2010. Continue Reading
MartinLogan Motion 4i Bookshelf Speaker Reviewed

Sep 24, 2018

Lyngdorf MP-50 AV Preamp Reviewed

Its price may be a bit daunting, but Greg Handy argues that the Lyngdorf MP-50 actually represents an incredible value, when you consider the products it competes against. Continue Reading
Lyngdorf MP-50 AV Preamp Reviewed

Sep 19, 2018

Roon Nucleus Music Server Reviewed

Roon is one of the world's leaders in software and metadata management, and their platform has taken the audiophile community... Continue Reading
Roon Nucleus Music Server Reviewed

Sep 17, 2018

Nakymatone Echt Invisible Loudspeakers Reviewed

Skeptical of invisible speakers? Jerry Del Colliano says he's 100 percent a convert to this new religion because of Nakymatone's Echt. Continue Reading
Nakymatone Echt Invisible Loudspeakers Reviewed

Sep 12, 2018

Mytek Liberty DAC Reviewed

Steven Stone says the Mytek Liberty is a professional-quality DAC that stands toe-to-toe with competitors that sold for twice as much just a couple years ago. Continue Reading
Mytek Liberty DAC Reviewed

Sep 10, 2018

Focal Kanta No. 2 Loudspeaker Reviewed

Greg Handy takes the Focal Kanta No. 2 for a ride and finds its sophisticated sound and air of confidence downright intoxicating. Continue Reading
Focal Kanta No. 2 Loudspeaker Reviewed

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