Home Theater

Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer

April 27, 2016
Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer

Carlo Lo Raso has posted a review of the Paradigm Prestige 2000SW subwoofer ($3999) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Paradigm Prestige 2000SW is a handsome, great sounding and well-made subwoofer package. It delivers plenty of clean powerful bass to satisfy all but the deepest demands of the bottom octaves. Music sounded especially...
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Denon AVR-X7200WA 9.2-Channel AV Receiver

April 24, 2016
Denon AVR-X7200WA 9.2-Channel AV Receiver

Bob Barrett has posted a review of the Denon AVR-X7200WA 9.2-channel AV receiver ($2999) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Discerning AV enthusiasts that choose the new Denon flagship receiver won’t be disappointed, no matter what their viewing or listening preferences. The flagship AVR-X7200WA receiver truly is the Swiss Army knife of receivers. If you love...
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Yamaha Aventage RX-A2050 Audio Video Receiver

April 20, 2016
Yamaha Aventage RX-A2050 Audio Video Receiver

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Yamaha Aventage RX-A2050 audio video receiver ($1600) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Yamaha’s Aventage RX-A2050 receiver is exemplary for its clarity, though, as noted, I rate the amplifier guts higher than the room correction; I’ve had better results with the now increasingly harder to find...
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XTZ Cinema M6 Speaker System

April 15, 2016
XTZ Cinema M6 Speaker System

Daniel Kumin has posted a review of the XTZ Cinema M6 speaker system ($5494) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Cost aside, XTZ’s Cinema is a very impressive home theater setup. I can’t see recommending it for a music-first layout, but I doubt that most such system-builders would be interested anyway—though this Swedish layout...
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DALI Rubicon 8 Speaker System

April 8, 2016
DALI Rubicon 8 Speaker System

Tom Norton has posted a review of the DALI Rubicon 8 speaker system ($13,080) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “And if your requirements don’t extend to an on-wall installation, you might want to look to one of DALI’s less pricey options for the center and surrounds. But the Rubicon LCR does get the...
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Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser Projector

April 7, 2016
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser Projector

Chris Eberle has posted a review of the Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 laser projector ($7999) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “While not the first laser projector ever, THE EPSON LS10000 is certainly the best. It’s not cheap but considering the quality here, it’s priced properly.” You can read the...
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Panasonic TC-65CX400U LCD Ultra HDTV

April 5, 2016
Panasonic TC-65CX400U LCD Ultra HDTV

Rob Sabin has posted a review of the Panasonic TC-65CX400U LCD Ultra HDTV ($1700) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “At press time, this 65-inch UHD set was being offered at an attractive $1,400 street price, but it faces a challenge in providing the kind of overall performance and value its near-priced competitors (notably...
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JL Audio Dominion d108 Subwoofer

April 2, 2016
JL Audio Dominion d108 Subwoofer

Hans Wetzel has posted a review of the JL Audio Dominion d108 subwoofer ($799) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “JL Audio’s Dominion d108 is a truly musical subwoofer with enough refinement and control to keep up with a top-flight minimonitor, and is ballsy enough to provide robust output down to 30Hz.” You can read...
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JL Audio Dominion d108 Subwoofer

March 31, 2016
JL Audio Dominion d108 Subwoofer

Andre Marc has posted a review of the JL Audio Dominion d108 subwoofer ($799-$899) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The Dominion subs, once dialed in, essentially disappeared and ended up being indispensable additions to my system. When they were turned off, it was quite noticeable. Noticeable to the point that I feel my...
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Power Sound Audio S3600i Subwoofer

March 25, 2016
Power Sound Audio S3600i Subwoofer

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Power Sound Audio S3600i subwoofer ($1749) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The S3600i is a special-purpose product, suitable only for large listening rooms and home theaters where performance is a priority and there’s enough room for a colossal subwoofer (or, better yet, two). However, for those who...
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Wharfedale Diamond 220 Speaker System

March 25, 2016
Wharfedale Diamond 220 Speaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Wharfedale Diamond 220 speaker system ($1546) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Wharfedale’s Diamonds sound astonishingly good, not only for their price but in absolute terms. It’s clear that the designer took full advantage of the company’s engineering resources, and their potential for endless tweaking, to...
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Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

March 23, 2016
Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

Dennis Burger has posted a review of the Onkyo TX-RZ900 7.2-channel AV receiver ($1599) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Evaluating the TX-RZ900 on its own terms, it’s an exceptionally high-performance offering that proves just how much Onkyo has been listening to its fans and critics alike over the past few years. I didn’t have a...
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Onkyo TX-RZ900 A/V Receiver

March 18, 2016
Onkyo TX-RZ900 A/V Receiver

Daniel Kumin has posted a review of the Onkyo TX-RZ900 A/V receiver ($1599) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “In short, I have no bones to pick with the TX-RZ900’s A/V performance: It’s flagship-class, soup to nuts. Nor do I mean to pick on the new Onkyo in particular; as I said at the...
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Classe Audio Sigma Amp5 Multichannel Amplifier

March 16, 2016
Classe Audio Sigma Amp5 Multichannel Amplifier

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Classe Audio Sigma Amp5 multichannel amplifier ($5000) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “Listening to Classé’s Sigma Amp5 over the past few months has reaffirmed my opinion that digital amplifiers need not sound “digital,” and that the future of digital amplification is secure. For use as a...
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Sony VPL-HW65ES 3D SXRD Projector

March 15, 2016
Sony VPL-HW65ES 3D SXRD Projector

Al Griffin has posted a review of the Sony VPL-HW65ES 3D SXRD projector ($3999) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Thanks to its dynamic iris, Sony’s 1080p projector beams bright images with great contrast and delivers performance so good that you may not care it’s not 4K.” You can read the full review here.
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Sony VPL-VW665ES 3D SXRD 4K Projector

March 11, 2016
Sony VPL-VW665ES 3D SXRD 4K Projector

Kris Deering has posted a review of the Sony VPL-VW665ES 3D SXRD 4K projector ($14,999) in Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Despite some quibbles, I can still say that the VPL-VW665ES delivers some of the best images I’ve ever seen in front projection. Whether with 1080p or native 4K, overall performance was stunning. But...
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JVC DLA-X550R 3D D-ILA Projector

March 11, 2016
JVC DLA-X550R 3D D-ILA Projector

Al Griffin has posted a review of the JVC DLA-X550R 3D D-ILA projector ($3999) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “It may be the entry-level model in JVC’s new projector lineup, but the DLA-X550R is thoroughly impressive. This is a projector I could get used to living with. Among its benefits are sufficient brightness...
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Richter Thor Series V DSP Subwoofer

March 7, 2016
Richter Thor Series V DSP Subwoofer

Ernest Croft has posted a review of the Richter Thor Series V DSP subwoofer ($1399) at AVHub. His conclusions: “When I switched to ‘Theatre’ mode, I was suddenly blasted by bass…the increase in volume level was enormous, requiring me to quickly back off the volume control. This difference in volume level between the two...
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Trinnov Altitude32 AV Processor

March 5, 2016
Trinnov Altitude32 AV Processor

Bob Ankosko has posted a review of the Trinnov Altitude32 AV processor ($17,500-$29,000) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The same “powerful processing capability” that earned Trinnov a coveted spot in the rarefied world of JBL Synthesis is also a key component of its newest consumer product, the Altitude32 —one of the most sophisticated...
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BenQ HT4050 3D DLP Projector

March 4, 2016
BenQ HT4050 3D DLP Projector

Michael P. Hamilton has posted a review of the BenQ HT4050 3D DLP projector ($1399) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The BenQ HT4050 provides a stable platform of stellar performance for novice users as well as for experienced hobbyists. If point and play rules your day, be assured the HT4050 can display razor-sharp,...
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Classé Audio Sigma SSP Surround Sound Processor

March 1, 2016
Classé Audio Sigma SSP Surround Sound Processor

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Classé Audio Sigma SSP surround sound processor ($5000) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “With music, be it as an analog preamplifier or a dedicated DAC-processor, it will take a trained ear to hear the differences between the Sigma SSP and Classé’s $1000-more-costly CP-800 two-channel pre-pro. They...
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Classe Sigma SSP Surround Sound Preamplifier

February 29, 2016
Classe Sigma SSP Surround Sound Preamplifier

Larry Cox has posted a review of the Classe Sigma SSP surround sound preamplifier ($5499) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Classe’s Sigma SSP acts like the sum of a good two channel preamp and a surround sound preamp. I like so much of what the Sigma SSP preamp offers that I think it should...
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Polk Audio T50 Speaker System

February 26, 2016
Polk Audio T50 Speaker System

Mark Fleishmann has posted a review of the Polk Audio T50 speaker system ($690) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Polk’s T50 system is all about value with a capital V— delivering a real 5.1 experience including a powered subwoofer and floorstanding tower speakers at a soundbar price.” You can read the full review...
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Classé Audio Sigma SSP Surround-Sound Processor

February 17, 2016
Classé Audio Sigma SSP Surround-Sound Processor

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Classé Audio Sigma SSP surround-sound processor ($9500) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “With music, be it as an analog preamplifier or a dedicated DAC-processor, it will take a trained ear to hear the differences between the Sigma SSP and Classé’s $1000-more-costly CP-800 two-channel pre-pro. They offer...
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Velodyne SPL-1200 Ultra Subwoofer

February 16, 2016
Velodyne SPL-1200 Ultra Subwoofer

Stephen Dawson has posted a review of the Velodyne SPL-1200 Ultra subwoofer ($2899) at AVHub. His conclusions: “The Velodyne SPL-1200 Ultra is one of those rare subwoofers able to reconcile the often irreconcilable: deep bass extension, low distortion, high levels and reasonable enclosure size. This is one deeply impressive sub.” You can read the...
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