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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

Sep 05, 2018

Lab 12 DAC1 Special Edition Reviewed

Terry London says the Lab 12 DAC1 SE crushes the price-versus-performance ratio in a totally absurd fashion, with beautiful timbres and tonality, powerful macro-dynamics, and an overall analog liquidity you have to hear to believe. Continue Reading
Lab 12 DAC1 Special Edition Reviewed

Sep 03, 2018

Sony X900F Ultra HD LED Smart TV Reviewed

Is Sony's XBR-65X900F the Goldilocks of current TVs? Andrew Robinson pokes and prods it and gives you all the relevant deets in this week's featured review. Continue Reading
Sony X900F Ultra HD LED Smart TV Reviewed

Aug 29, 2018

Aric Audio Transcend Push-Pull Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Aric Audio has managed to combine the smooth, natural timbres of SET designs with the oomph you only get from a push-pull design. Continue Reading
Aric Audio Transcend Push-Pull Tube Amplifier Reviewed

Aug 27, 2018

Samsung Q9FN QLED UHD TV Reviewed

The 65-inch Samsung Q9FN QLED UHD display (QN65Q9FNAFXZA) is undeniably a stunner. But is it worth the money? Andrew Robinson takes a deep dive to find out. Continue Reading
Samsung Q9FN QLED UHD TV Reviewed

Aug 22, 2018

Sony TA-ZH1ES Headphone Amp Reviewed

Steven Stone looks at Sony's best "under the radar" reference-level headphone amplifier and DAC/Pre. Continue Reading
Sony TA-ZH1ES Headphone Amp Reviewed

Aug 20, 2018

Sony XBR-65A8F Ultra HD OLED Smart TV Reviewed

It has been over five years since I wrote my last review for Home Theater Review, and in that time,... Continue Reading
Sony XBR-65A8F Ultra HD OLED Smart TV Reviewed

Aug 15, 2018

Denon AVR-X4400H AV Receiver Reviewed

I finally upgraded my living room television to a 4K set. As much as I was excited to get a... Continue Reading
Denon AVR-X4400H AV Receiver Reviewed

Aug 13, 2018

Paradigm Monitor SE 6000F Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

If you're shopping around for sub-$1,000 floor-standing enthusiast speakers, says Jerry Del Colliano, Paradigm's Monitor SE 6000F are without question a top contender. Continue Reading
Paradigm Monitor SE 6000F Floorstanding Speakers Reviewed

Aug 08, 2018

Waterfall Audio Elora Evo Loudspeakers Reviewed

They may look delicate, but Waterfall Audio's Elora Evos deliver rich, dynamic sound that you'll fall in love with at first listen. Continue Reading
Waterfall Audio Elora Evo Loudspeakers Reviewed

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