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Emotiva XMC-1 Surround Sound Processor

July 4, 2015
Emotiva XMC-1 Surround Sound Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Emotiva XMC-1 surround sound processor ($2499) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Despite the quibbles I’ve scattered throughout this column, the Emotiva XMC-1 is a powerful and flexible preamplifier-processor that is beyond any serious criticism, especially in view of its very competitive pricing and lack of bugs. Emotiva...
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Arcam UDP411 Universal Disc Player

June 10, 2015
Arcam UDP411 Universal Disc Player

Dennis Burger has posted a review of the Arcam UDP411 universal disc player ($2000) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “View the UDP411 as an ultra high-performance CD player with SACD and streaming media capabilities, though, and its Blu-ray capabilities just sort of seem like icing. I say that because, much like Arcam’s AVR750 receiver, I’ve...
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Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD Projector

May 31, 2015
Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD Projector

Adrienne Maxwell has posted a review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD projector ($9999) at HomeTheaterReview. Her conclusions: “There’s a lot to like about Sony’s VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD projector. Beyond being the most affordable native 4K projector on the market, it’s simply an excellent performer, combining a very good black level with good light...
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Pioneer Elite BDP-88FD 4K Blu-ray Player

May 30, 2015
Pioneer Elite BDP-88FD 4K Blu-ray Player

Al Griffin has posted a review of the Pioneer Elite BDP-88FD 4K Blu-ray player ($2000) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Pioneer or Oppo? Or just wait for those UHD Blu-ray players to arrive later this year? I know what I’d do, but if you’re set on a universal player that simply provides superior...
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Classé Sigma SSP AV Processor and AMP5 Multi-Channel Amplifier

May 30, 2015
Classé Sigma SSP AV Processor and AMP5 Multi-Channel Amplifier

Theo Nicolakis has posted a review of the Classé Sigma SSP AV processor ($5000) and AMP5 power amplifier ($5000) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “At $10,000 MSRP for a 5.1 configuration and $13,500 for a 7.1 configuration with the AMP2 the Sigma series is not for the faint of heart and wallet. Rather, the Sigma...
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Denon AVR-X7200W AV Receiver

May 29, 2015
Denon AVR-X7200W AV Receiver

Stephen Dawson has posted a review of the Denon AVR-X7200W AV receiver ($4999) at AVHub. His conclusions: “For all the important functions, it’s hard to see how the Denon AVR-X7200W (A, when it comes) can be surpassed.” You can read the full review here.
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Integra DTR-70.6 11.2-Channel AV Receiver

May 24, 2015
Integra DTR-70.6 11.2-Channel AV Receiver

Sean Killebrew has posted a review of the Integra DTR-70.6 11.2-Channel AV receiver ($2800) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Let’s just forget about Atmos for a moment. Even if you remove this receiver’s most cutting-edge feature, the Integra is still a paragon of audio engineering, both in terms of sound quality and feature set. It’s...
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REL S/5 Subwoofer

May 23, 2015
REL S/5 Subwoofer

Neil Gader has posted a review of the REL S/5 subwoofer ($2500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “In both subtle and not so subtle ways the REL S/5 completed every speaker system it partnered with. Ultimately, it’s up to every audiophile to ask himself whether he wants the whole musical picture—the entirety of...
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Marantz AV8802 Surround Sound Processor

May 22, 2015
Marantz AV8802 Surround Sound Processor

David Vaughn has posted a review of the Marantz AV8802 surround sound processor ($3999) at Sound and Visions. His conclusions: “After experiencing Atmos in my home, I have to admit: There’s no way I can ever go back to a conventional five- or seven-channel system. Furthermore, when the considerable improvement in two-channel performance is...
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Paradigm Prestige 15B Speaker System

May 16, 2015
Paradigm Prestige 15B Speaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Paradigm Prestige 15B speaker system ($6145) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Paradigm Prestige series combines state-of-the-art design, ingenious engineering, and superb build quality with voicing that I found cinematically and musically unerring. Speakers that allow me one-setting enjoyment of action movies, with no dynamic...
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Nordost Blue Heaven HDMI Cable

May 11, 2015
Nordost Blue Heaven HDMI Cable

Marc Mickelson has posted a review of the Nordost Blue Heaven HDMI cable ($349) at The Audio Beat. His conclusions: “The Blue Heaven’s video image is clearer and more crisp than that of any of the other cables, while enriching the color saturation and deep blacks for which plasma technology is well known. In...
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Arcam AVR750 Seven-Channel AV Receiver

May 4, 2015
Arcam AVR750 Seven-Channel AV Receiver

Dennis Burger has posted a review of the Arcam AVR750 seven-channel AV receiver ($6000) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “If you don’t mind operational oddities, and if you don’t have room for AV separates (or simply prefer a receiver over separates for whatever reason), I highly recommend auditioning the AVR750 the next time you’re shopping...
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Classé Sigma SSP Surround-Sound Preamplifier-Processor

May 1, 2015
Classé Sigma SSP Surround-Sound Preamplifier-Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Classé Sigma SSP surround-sound preamplifier-processor ($4000) in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “In designing this lower-priced preamplifier-processor, Classé seems to have made all the right choices without sacrificing sound quality in any way. In fact, I suspect that it may be...
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Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Amplifier

May 1, 2015
Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Amplifier

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Classé Sigma AMP5 five-channel Amplifier ($3500) in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: ” I’ve been impressed with several recent class-D amps, but the Sigma AMP5 brought me a new level of performance that easily competes with or outperforms comparable nonswitching designs....
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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 3D LCD Projector

April 30, 2015
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 3D LCD Projector

Michael P. Hamilton has posted a review of the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 3500 3D LCD projector ($1600) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Taken in total, then, the Epson 3500 boasts dazzling “you-are-there” size partnered with an image as dynamic as a Manny Pacquiao punch—delivered at a price that lets you attend the...
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MartinLogan Balanced Force 210 Subwoofer

April 29, 2015
MartinLogan Balanced Force 210 Subwoofer

Spencer Holbert has posted a review of the MartinLogan Balanced Force 210 subwoofer ($2995) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “I can’t claim that the MartinLogan Balance Force 210s are the end-alls in low-end reproduction, or that they will fool you into thinking there is an actual standup or electric bass sitting in your...
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BenQ HT1075 DLP Projector

April 18, 2015
BenQ HT1075 DLP Projector

Thomas Norton has posted a review of the BenQ HT1075 DLP projector ($1199) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “But make no mistake: Things have come a long way, and unless your movie-night party includes video guru Joe Kane’s evil twin, no one is likely to make any negative comment about the BenQ’s presentation....
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NAD Masters Series M17 Surround-Sound Processor

April 17, 2015
NAD Masters Series M17 Surround-Sound Processor

Roger Kanno has posted a review of the NAD Masters Series M17 surround-sound processor ($) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “The M17…offers all of the functionality required by almost anyone contemplating the purchase of a modern SSP, with impressive sound to match. It’s also one of the most attractive-looking A/V components in recent memory....
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AVM CS2.2 Streaming CD A/V Receiver

April 15, 2015
AVM CS2.2 Streaming CD A/V Receiver

Jutta Dziwnik has posted a review of the AVM CS2.2 streaming CD A/V receiver (£3900) at AVHub. His conclusions: “The AVM Inspiration CS2.2 will be absolutely perfect for everyone who wants a component that will do everything (well, pretty much everything…) to an extremely high level of performance, but who does not want one...
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Sony VPL-VW350ES Projector

April 13, 2015
Sony VPL-VW350ES Projector

Al Griffin has posted a review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD projector ($10,000) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Properly set up, it delivers a stunning picture, with accurate color, good contrast (despite its lack of a dynamic or manual iris control), and brightness to spare. Plus it comes with most of the...
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BenQ HT1085ST DLP Projector

March 11, 2015
BenQ HT1085ST DLP Projector

Adrienne Maxwell has posted a review of the BenQ HT1085ST DLP projector ($1299) at HomeTheaterReview. Her conclusions: “The BenQ HT1085ST is a great little home entertainment projector. For those who desire a nice combination of accuracy, brightness, and detail in a lower-priced projector, the HT1085ST will make a great choice. Its black-level performance may...
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Cambridge Audio Azur BD752 Universal Blu-ray Player

March 10, 2015
Cambridge Audio Azur BD752 Universal Blu-ray Player

Arvind Kohli has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Azur BD752 universal Blu-ray player ($1299) at TNT Audio. His conclusions: “I have never in memory compared two components that were this close in sonic performance. I’d be happy living with either component and give them both the...
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Sunfire HRS-10 Subwoofer

March 3, 2015
Sunfire HRS-10 Subwoofer

Jutta Dziwnik has posted a review of the Sunfire HRS-10 subwoofer ($949) at AVHub. His conclusions: “Even if you’re not in the market for a subwoofer, it would be worth dropping in on your nearest Sunfire dealer to audition the HRS-10… and maybe take a friend so that afterwards you can both chat animatedly...
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NAD Announces Unique 4K Ready AVR MDC Upgrade Program

February 24, 2015
NAD Announces Unique 4K Ready AVR MDC Upgrade Program

NAD Electronics, the highly regarded manufacturer of high-performance audio/video components, announced an important NAD 4K Ready AVR MDC Upgrade Program for its AVRs and Prepros assuring NAD customers can incorporate compelling new technologies when they are truly ready. Effective immediately all T 758, T 777, T 787 and T 187 models shipped will include...
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NAD M17 AV Preamp/Processor

February 19, 2015
NAD M17 AV Preamp/Processor

Greg Handy has posted a review of the NAD M17 AV preamp/processor ($5499) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The NAD M17 is a compelling surround sound processor. In terms of audio quality, this is one of the best processors I have experienced. Build quality is impressive, with an appearance to match. The Modular Design Construction...
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