Audio Player Reviews (197 Reviews)


Crosley CR6037A-SI RSD3 Mini Record Store Day 3-Inch Single Turntable Review

Crosley CR6037A-SI RSD3 Mini Record Store Day 3-Inch Single Turntable Review

If Jack White has his way, we'll all need something like the Crosley 3-Inch Record Store Day mini turntable to enjoy RSD-exclusive singles. Continue Reading

Audio Player Reviews

Pioneering audiophiles such as Linn's Ivor Tenenbaum all agree that the source is the most important part of a system. Our review archive of source components includes the latest in digital audio players/streamers, as well as more traditional source components like audio servers and SACD/CD players. Check out the archive below.

Audio source components from some of the most fantastic audiophile brands in AV history are reviewed on this page.

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Jul 16, 2020

Astell&Kern Kann Cube Digital Audio Player Reviewed

The Astell&Kern Kann Cube ($1,499 at Crutchfield and Amazon) arrived with the recently reviewed SA700. While both units have many... Continue Reading
Astell&Kern Kann Cube Digital Audio Player Reviewed

Jun 29, 2020

Andover Model-One Turntable Music System Reviewed

Andrew says that while the Andover Model-One music system may be a niche product aimed at a very specific customer, its design and ease-of-use make it one of his favorite record players. Continue Reading
Andover Model-One Turntable Music System Reviewed

Jun 22, 2020

NAD M10 BluOS Enabled Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

NAD's new M10 BluOS Enabled Integrated Amplifier ($2,749) is a very exciting product. And I don't just mean for NAD,... Continue Reading
NAD M10 BluOS Enabled Integrated Amplifier Reviewed

May 06, 2020

Astell&Kern SA700 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player Reviewed

Astell&Kern practically invented the high-end portable music player market in 2012. I remember reading Steven Stone's review of the AK120... Continue Reading
Astell&Kern SA700 Portable High-Resolution Audio Player Reviewed

Feb 17, 2020

Sonos Connect Wireless Home Audio Receiver Reviewed (A Little Too Late)

In 24 years of publishing and writing specialty audio/video content, I have never come across a situation like I have... Continue Reading
Sonos Connect Wireless Home Audio Receiver Reviewed (A Little Too Late)

Jan 22, 2020

Denon DP-450USB Turntable Reviewed

The turntable market has been on absolute fire lately, and no segment within that market has been hotter than offerings... Continue Reading
Denon DP-450USB Turntable Reviewed

Dec 23, 2019

Lumin X1 Network Player Reviewed

The Lumin brand was launched in 2012 by Hong Kong-based Pixel Magic Systems Ltd., a manufacturer of commercial grade receivers... Continue Reading
Lumin X1 Network Player Reviewed

Dec 11, 2019

Pro-Ject X2 Turntable Reviewed

Odd, this being a home theater publication and all, that I would be A) reviewing yet another analog turntable and... Continue Reading
Pro-Ject X2 Turntable Reviewed

Oct 16, 2019

Technics SL-1500C Direct Drive Turntable Reviewed

There are few products in AV lore more iconic than the Technics SL-1200 turntable, which was in constant production from... Continue Reading
Technics SL-1500C Direct Drive Turntable Reviewed

Oct 09, 2019

Technics SL-G700 Network/SACD Player Reviewed

I think it has been nearly a decade since I last listened to a physical Compact Disc. No joke. I... Continue Reading
Technics SL-G700 Network/SACD Player Reviewed

Jul 22, 2019

Naim Uniti Nova All-in-one Media Player Reviewed

World populations are increasingly moving from rural to urban centers, making for larger cities with greater population density than ever... Continue Reading
Naim Uniti Nova All-in-one Media Player Reviewed

Feb 27, 2019

Marantz ND8006 Network CD Player/DAC Reviewed

I have to admit that I was somewhat lukewarm to the idea of reviewing the Marantz ND8006 Network CD Player/DAC... Continue Reading
Marantz ND8006 Network CD Player/DAC Reviewed

Dec 10, 2018

Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

Here at the end of 2018, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from budget favorites to aspirational flagship products. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2018 Awards

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

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

Jul 16, 2018

Cary Audio DMS-500 Media Center Reviewed

Steven Stone puts Cary Audio's DMS-500 Media Center through its paces and comes away impressed by its "stunningly good sound" and "smooth-running ergonomics." Continue Reading
Cary Audio DMS-500 Media Center Reviewed

Mar 19, 2018

Technics OTTAVA f SC-C70 Premium All-in-One Music System Reviewed

Dennis Burger reviews the Technics OTTAVA f SC-C70 all-in-one music system--which combines an integrated amp, a CD player, and built-in speakers, with support for AirPlay, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, and more. Continue Reading
Technics OTTAVA f SC-C70 Premium All-in-One Music System Reviewed

Feb 21, 2018

Mark Levinson ? 519 Digital Audio Player Reviewed

I recently sold my entire CD collection on decluttr.com for about $0.50 per disc. Sure, playing a CD can still... Continue Reading
Mark Levinson ? 519 Digital Audio Player Reviewed

Dec 18, 2017

Home Theater Review's Best of 2017 Awards

It's that time of year again--when the HomeTheaterReview.com staff looks at all of the products we reviewed this year and picks the best of the best. We've tried to hit all the product categories and price points. We hope you enjoy our Best of 2017 list. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2017 Awards

Oct 30, 2017

Naim Uniti Atom All-in-One Wireless Music Player Reviewed

Dennis Burger explores the Uniti Atom all-in-one wireless music player from Naim. This audiophile music system combines a streaming audio player and DAC with a Class AB integrated amplifier and stereo-preamp capabilities for $2,999. Continue Reading
Naim Uniti Atom All-in-One Wireless Music Player Reviewed

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