Home Theater Media Server News

From Apple TV to Squeezebox to Transporters to Sooloos to Kaleidescape servers - most modern home theater and audiophile systems now run on some form of media server or computer. The developments in this category come fast and furious. If you want to stay on top of the latest trends, news and press releases in the world of MP3, music download, server products, iPod docks, iPads and beyond - then this page here on HomeTheaterReview.com is for you.

  • Kaleidescape Strato V: 4K Dolby Vision and Lossless Audio for Home Theaters

    The Kaleidescape Strato V combines 4K resolution and Dolby Vision to bring cinema-quality video and audio to home theaters.

  • Apple Makes Waves in the 4K Market

    Apple's new Apple TV 4K media player faces a tough road, but the company's entry in the 4K software market is already making waves.

  • Cary Audio Adds Roon to Select Network Audio Players

    Cary Audio has announced that its DMS-500 network audio player and AiOS all-in-one network receiver (shown here) are now Roon Ready. New models will ship with Roon support, and...

  • Astell&Kern Debuts New A&ultima SP1000 Hi-Res Audio Player

    At the High End 2017 show in Munich this week, Astell&Kern will debut the new high-end SP1000 hi-res audio player. The first model in the company's new A&ultima line...

  • Astell&Kern Introduces the $999 KANN Hi-Res Audio Player

    In May, Astell&Kern will release a new portable hi-res audio player called the KANN. This is Astell&Kern's first sub-$1,000 model to support native playback of 32-bit/384-kHz PCM and DSD,...

  • Cary Audio's AiOS Music System Now Supports MQA

    Cary Audio has announced that its AiOS all-in-one music system now supports the MQA file format. MQA fits higher-resolution audio in a smaller-sized file; you can learn more about...

  • Bryston Announces BDP-3 Digital Music Player

    Bryston has announced a new top-shelf digital music player, the $3,495 BDP-3. According to the company, the new flagship player is faster and offers enhanced performance and flexibility. The...

  • OPPO Digital Launches Sonica DAC/Music Streamer

    OPPO Digital has introduced the new Sonica DAC/music streamer. As a DAC, it uses the ESS ES9038PRO SABRE chipset, features asynchronous USB input, has XLR and RCA outputs, and...

  • NVIDIA Launches New SHIELD TV with Google Assistant

    NVIDIA has announced a new SHIELD TV streaming media player. Like the previous SHIELD, this one supports 4K HDR streaming from services like Netflix and VUDU, and it has...

  • NAD Introduces M50.2 Digital Music Player

    NAD is now shipping the new M50.2 digital music player. Part of the company's Master Series, the M50.2 supports hi-res audio playback and multi-room wireless streaming within the BluOS...

  • Cary Audio Adds MQA Support to DMS-500 Network Audio Player

    Cary Audio has announced that its DMS-500 network audio player will now support playback of MQA files. You can learn more about MQA here, but essentially it is a...

  • Cary Audio Debuts AiOS Music System

    Cary Audio has introduced a new all-in-one music system called the AiOS, which combines a digital music player/streamer with a 150-watt Class AB amplifier. Just add speakers, and your...

  • NAD and Bluesound Add Roon Support

    NAD and sister company Bluesound have joined the growing list of audiophile companies to integrate support for the Roon music management software into select products. Roon is an advanced...

  • Astell&Kern Adds TIDAL to Its Portable Hi-Res Audio Players

    Astell&Kern has announed that it will add the TIDAL music streaming service to its lineup of portable hi-res audio players. TIDAL is one of the few streaming services that...

  • Kaleidescape Receives New Investments, Resumes Operations

    A few weeks ago, Kaleidescape announced that it was ceasing operations due to a lack of funds. The high-end media server company has now secured new investments without a...

  • Autonomic Introduces New Whole-house Music Player and Four-Zone Amp

    Autonomic has announced two new products that utilize audio-over-Ethernet technology. The new Mirage MMS-1e ($995, shown here) is a hi-res network music player that includes access to services like...

  • HiFiMAN Introduces SuperMini Hi-Res Player

    HiFiMAN has introduced its smallest, lightest hi-res player to date, the 2.4-ounce SuperMini. The new player, which is available now for $399, supports all lossless file formats, including DSD,...

  • Astell&Kern Shows Off New Hi-Res Player and In-Ear Monitor

    At last week's CE Week event in New York, Astell&Kern showed off two new products: a new portable hi-res audio player called the AK70 (shown here, $599) and an...

  • Onkyo's DP-X1 Hi-Res Portable Audio Player Is Now Shipping

    Onkyo has announced that its hi-res portable audio player, the DP-X1, is now shipping. Built on the Android platform, the DP-X1 supports playback of DSD 11.2-MHz files, 384-kHz/24-bit FLAC/WAV...

  • Sony Announces New Wireless Headphones and Hi-Res Walkman

    At CES, Sony introduced three new additions to its h.ear series (two wireless headphones and a wireless portable speaker), as well as a new hi-res Walkman. All of the...

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