Home Theater

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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Denon AVR-X3100W Home Theater Receiver

September 16, 2014
Denon AVR-X3100W Home Theater Receiver

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Denon AVR-X3100W home theater receiver ($999) at Audiophilia. His conclusions: “The competition among vendors of high tech entertainment hubs is fierce, benefitting the consumer greatly. As home entertainment technology advances, and mobile and streaming devices/services become more interwoven, compatibility and the ability to sync the needs...
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XTZ Cinema Series M6 and S5 Loudspeakers

September 12, 2014
XTZ Cinema Series M6 and S5 Loudspeakers

Marshall Guthrie has posted a review of the XTZ Cinema Series M6 ($1000 each) and S5 ($700 each) loudspeakers at Audioholics. His conclusions: “We’re very excited to see more options for consumers looking for hi-end performance at a midrange price, and can’t wait for future products from XTZ, including the Cinema Series subs which...
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Rotel RMB-1585 Five-Channel Power Amplifier

September 7, 2014
Rotel RMB-1585 Five-Channel Power Amplifier

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Rotel RMB-1585 five-channel power amplifier ($2999) in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “It’s certainly a competent amplifier, and seemed well matched to each of the three speakers I tried it with. It made only small differences in their sounds compared to...
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Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe LCD 3D Projector

August 21, 2014
Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe LCD 3D Projector

Chris Eberle has posted a review of the Epson Home Cinema 5030UBe LCD 3D projector ($2899) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “LCD projectors used to be found solely in conference rooms and churches where quality cinema was far from a priority. Epson has worked the technology into something that...
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Anthem MRX 710 A/V Receiver

August 2, 2014
Anthem MRX 710 A/V Receiver

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Anthem MRX 710 A/V receiver ($1999) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Anthem MRX 710 is a high- performance receiver with state- of-the-art room correction that miraculously does no harm (as the Hippocratic Oath would have it). The underlying amplifier sounds great on its own....
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RBH Sound SX-1212P/R Subwoofer

July 29, 2014
RBH Sound SX-1212P/R Subwoofer

Joshua Ricci has posted a review of the RBH Sound SX-1212P/R subwoofer ($5300) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “Most of the cost in the big RBH is in the drivers, the cabinet and the amplifier and that is exactly where they should be. One feature that the SX-1212P/R does have is the capability to shake...
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Monitor Audio Silver 10 Loudspeaker System

July 26, 2014
Monitor Audio Silver 10 Loudspeaker System

Thomas J. Norton has posted a review of the Monitor Audio Silver 10 loudspeaker system ($5925) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “I can’t recommend using just one Silver W-12 subwoofer unless your room is much smaller than mine, or your taste in movies is relatively subdued. Perhaps multiples might work. Alternatively, Monitor does...
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Bache Audio 001 Loudspeaker

July 23, 2014
Bache Audio 001 Loudspeaker

Laurence Borden has posted a review of the Bache Audio 001 loudspeakers ($10,000/pair) at Dagogo. His conclusions: “There are many speakers in the $10,000 range. However, only a handful (to the best of my knowledge) are based around a wideband driver, and offer the benefits of a powered woofer. Those who favor such a...
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Bryston SP3 7.1 Surround Sound Processor

July 13, 2014
Bryston SP3 7.1 Surround Sound Processor

Robert Kozel has posted a review of the Bryston SP3 7.1 surround sound processor ($9500) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “With the SP3, Bryston definitely delivers on their goal of building an analog preamplifier / surround processor that can perform equally well with two-channel and multi-channel music and movies....
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MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 Subwoofer

July 2, 2014
MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 Subwoofer

Kevin East has posted a review of the MartinLogan BalancedForce 212 subwoofer ($3999) at SoundStage! Hi-Fi. His conclusions: “Although I was hampered by the inability to make direct comparisons of the BF212 with other subwoofers, it is my judgment that the BalancedForce 212 is in a class with the best subs available to the...
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BenQ W7500 DLP Projector

July 1, 2014
BenQ W7500 DLP Projector

Wes Marshall has posted a review of the BenQ W7500 DLP projector ($2799) at SoundStage! Xperience. His conclusions: “hese projectors are all so close to their potential ideal performance that the limiting factor is the technology. Do you prefer the trade-offs of LCD, LCoS, or DLP? If DLP’s your thing, the BenQ W7500 should...
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