Home Theater

Denon AVR-X5200W Atmos A/V Receiver

November 20, 2014
Denon AVR-X5200W Atmos A/V Receiver

David Kumin has posted a review of the Denon AVR-X5200W Atmos A/V receiver ($1999) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “…I have little but praise for Denon’s AVR-X5200W. It sounded first-rate in every mode, and I should think it would prove amply powerful for even quite generously sized home theaters. Dolby Atmos may be...
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Meridian Reference 861V8 Surround Sound Processor

November 18, 2014
Meridian Reference 861V8 Surround Sound Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Meridian 861v8 surround sound processor in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Overall, the Meridian Reference 861, especially in its V8 incarnation, is still my favorite audio preamplifier-processor to live with. With proper configuration and competent room equalization, it sounds marvelous with...
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JBL Studio 2 Home Theater Speaker System

November 18, 2014
JBL Studio 2 Home Theater Speaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the JBL Studio 2 Speaker System home theater speaker system ($1630) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The JBL Studio 2 isn’t a speaker series for all seasons, though it would please some listeners considerably. At the top of the list are those who need a loudspeaker...
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Dynaudio Excite Home Theater Loudspeaker System

November 18, 2014
Dynaudio Excite Home Theater Loudspeaker System

Tyler Stripko has posted a review of the Dynaudio Excite X38 ($4500/pair), X24 ($1000 each), and X14 ($1500/pair) loudspeakers at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The Excite X38s, X14s, and X24 made for an absolutely fantastic system and were blessed with the ability to portray all types of music and...
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Revel Performa3 Series Speaker System

November 13, 2014
Revel Performa3 Series Speaker System

Robert Kozel has posted a review of the Revel Performa3 F206 floorstanding speakers ($3500/pair), C205 center channel speaker ($1000), M105 surround speakers ($1500/pair), and B110 subwoofer ($2200) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Revel has certainly done it again in creating another exceptional speaker system. The Performa3 Series speakers deliver...
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NAD Masters Series M17 Surround Sound Processor and M27 Multi-Channel Amplifier

November 12, 2014
NAD Masters Series M17 Surround Sound Processor and M27 Multi-Channel Amplifier

Chris Eberele has posted a review of the NAD Masters Series M17 surround sound processor ($5499) and M27 multi-channel amplifier ($3999) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “In the simplest language, the combo sounds amazing no matter what the volume level. There’s no sweet spot; it’s just sweet no matter...
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Silverline Audio Minuet Supreme Plus Speaker System

November 11, 2014
Silverline Audio Minuet Supreme Plus Speaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Silverline Audio Minuet Supreme Plus speaker system ($1748/set of 5) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “I ran a set of five to action-movie levels in my modest-sized apartment with an A/V receiver. This appears to be the Swiss Army knife of loudspeakers.” You can read...
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Sony VPL-VW1100ES 3D SXRD 4K Projector

November 6, 2014
Sony VPL-VW1100ES 3D SXRD 4K Projector

Kris Deering has posted a review of the Sony VPL-VW1100ES 3D SXRD 4K projector ($27,999) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Sony VPL-VW1100ES is a flagship projector in every sense. From its second-to-none lens to its phenomenal accuracy with both HD and DCI material, there is very little to leave you wanting. I...
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Revel Performa3 F208 / C208 / M106 / B112 Home Theater Speaker System

November 1, 2014
Revel Performa3 F208 / C208 / M106 / B112 Home Theater Speaker System

Roger Kanno has posted a review of the Revel Performa3 F208 ($5000/pair), C208 ($2000), M106 ($2000/pair), B112 ($3000) home theater speaker system at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “This Revel Performa3 home-theater speaker system is a topnotch performer. If you’re looking for a pair of speakers for about $5000, the Performa3 F208 is among the...
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Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker System

October 29, 2014
Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 Loudspeaker System

Thomas J. Norton has posted a review of the Bowers & Wilkins 683 S2 loudspeaker system ($4300) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “It did take a little work to get the B&Ws to sing in my room, but when they did, I was very impressed by what I heard. The HTM61 S2 center...
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Denon AVR-X5200W Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

October 27, 2014
Denon AVR-X5200W Dolby Atmos AV Receiver

Gene DellaSala has posted a review of the Denon AVR-X5200W Dolby Atmos AV receiver ($1999) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “If you’re looking for a moderately priced networking A/V receiver that’s a jack of all trades and will accommodate all of your A/V processing needs for the foreseeable future including expansion into a Atmos or...
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Anthem MRX 510 7.1 A/V Receiver

October 24, 2014
Anthem MRX 510 7.1 A/V Receiver

Chris Heinonen has posted a review of the Anthem MRX 510 7.1 A/V receiver ($1599) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Everything in the MRX 510 is well designed and executed. The setup and menu system are easy to navigate, using ARC is quick and painless, and the amplifier never...
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PSB Imagine XB Loudspeaker System

October 17, 2014
PSB Imagine XB Loudspeaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the PSB Imagine XB loudspeaker system ($1846) at Sound and Visions. His conclusion: “The PSB Imagine X series is a characteristically masterful approach to budget speaker design from a brand with a great pedigree. The Imagine XB and XC would play reasonably loud with a budget receiver,...
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Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra High Definition Media Player

October 15, 2014
Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra High Definition Media Player

Robert Heron has posted a review of the Sony FMP-X10 4K ultra high definition media player ($699) at HD Guru. His conclusions: “The Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player stands alone among external UHD video players that can access Sony’s library of UHD movies and stream Netflix 4K titles. With Amazon’s Instant Video...
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Dynaudio Excite X14 Loudspeaker System

October 11, 2014
Dynaudio Excite X14 Loudspeaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Dynaudio Excite X14 loudspeaker system ($5100) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Dynaudio’s revised Excite line is everything a high-end compact speaker should be. The gorgeous finish affords an excellent first impression and makes the product easy to live with, even when it’s competing with other...
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PSB HD8 Subwoofer

October 8, 2014
PSB HD8 Subwoofer

Greg Borrowman has posted a review of the PSB HD8 subwoofer ($1100) at AVHub. His conclusions: “So despite the seemingly high price, the PSB HD8 is actually excellent value for money for anyone who wants a small subwoofer in order to fit into their room inconspicuously, or simply for reasons of décor.” You can...
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Sony XBR-65X900B Series 4K Ultra HDTV

October 8, 2014
Sony XBR-65X900B Series 4K Ultra HDTV

Robert Heron has posted a review of the Sony XBR-65X900B Series 4K Ultra HDTV ($3800) at HD Guru. His conclusions: “As a product that delivers an audio and visual experience with 4K, HD, and streaming sources, I cannot think of another LCD television that has impressed my ears and eyes more than the Sony...
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MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 Subwoofer

October 5, 2014
MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 Subwoofer

John Iverson has posted a review of the MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 subwoofer ($3995) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “I’ve come to love what my two Descent i’s can do. But I’ve often had trouble tuning the system’s balance to that precise point where the bass is full but gets out of the way of everything...
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Yamaha RX-A1040 7.2 A/V Receiver

September 29, 2014
Yamaha RX-A1040 7.2 A/V Receiver

Glenn Young has posted a review of the Yamaha RX-A1040 7.2 A/V receiver ($1199) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “This is an amazing receiver; it has enough features to provide you months of entertainment while optimizing the sound quality of your music and movies. Did my brief acquaintance reveal...
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Bryston Mini T Loudspeaker System

September 27, 2014
Bryston Mini T Loudspeaker System

Daniel Kumin has posted a review of the Bryston Mini T loudspeaker system ($8881) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “These are, in short, very, very well-executed loudspeakers, crafted and finished to Bryston’s long-established high standards, speakers that will fully reveal what is on a recording for better or for worse. They are also...
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