Home Theater

Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 Loudspeaker System

December 22, 2014
Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 Loudspeaker System

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Rogersound Labs CG4 5.1 loudspeaker system ($2075) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “I’m amazed and thrilled that someone can offer such a good home theater speaker system for just a little more than $2,000. The CG4 sounds very natural, plays very loud, and presents no weird quirks...
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Marantz Releases Flagship AV8802 A/V Processor

December 18, 2014
Marantz Releases Flagship AV8802 A/V Processor

Marantz, a world leader in advanced audio technologies, just announced their AV8802 flagship A/V preamplifier which combines exclusive Marantz sound innovations with the latest video technologies and connectivity options. Most remarkably, the AV8802 features a complex build-quality with a toroidal transformer, a three piece top cover layout, all packed in a heavy copper plated...
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M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer

December 17, 2014
M&K Sound X12 Subwoofer

Bob Barrett has posted a review of the M&K Sound X12 subwoofer ($3200) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The M&K Sound X12 subwoofer earns its place among the upper echelon of sealed subwoofers on the market today, with performance that equals or beats other well-known and respected competitors in its price range. If you’re considering...
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Anthem Performance MRX 510 A/V Receiver

December 17, 2014
Anthem Performance MRX 510 A/V Receiver

Vince Hananda has posted a review of the Anthem Performance MRX 510 A/V receiver ($1599) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “When I tried Anthem’s Performance MRX 500 A/V receiver, I was wowed by the built-in Anthem Room Correction system, and called that model a true bargain among home-theater receivers. The Performance MRX 510 ups...
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Anthem Statement D2v 3D A/V Processor

December 16, 2014
Anthem Statement D2v 3D A/V Processor

Robert Kozel has posted a review of the Anthem Statement D2v 3D A/V processor ($9500) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “3 offers 4K video passthrough, neither offers any room correction or video processing. If you are in the market for a high-end processor, by all means give the Anthem...
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Denon AVR-X3000 A/V Receiver

December 16, 2014
Denon AVR-X3000 A/V Receiver

Venoth Nair has posted a review of the Denon AVR-X3000 A/V receiver ($599) at av2day.com. His conclusions: “Priced at a reasonably affordable RM 4990, the AVR-X3000 sets a pretty solid benchmark for the mid-range receiver market. If you’re in the hunt for an upgrade to your current home theatre in a box system or...
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Outlaw Audio Ultra-X12 Subwoofer

December 10, 2014
Outlaw Audio Ultra-X12 Subwoofer

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Outlaw Audio Ultra-X12 subwoofer ($639) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “There are many outstanding, affordable subwoofers available today. Many of them perform very similarly and look practically indistinguishable. It seems to me that it’s not a matter of choosing the best subwoofer, it’s a matter of choosing...
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REL Gibraltar G2 Subwoofer

December 3, 2014
REL Gibraltar G2 Subwoofer

Robert Youman has posted a review of the Gibraltar G2 subwoofer ($) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “REL has another winner in the Gibraltar G2 subwoofer. It can complement even the finest speakers with additional musical information that can provide clear lifelike steps towards reproducing the real event. It is critical that each sub...
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Sony SRS-X9 Wireless Loudspeaker

November 29, 2014
Sony SRS-X9 Wireless Loudspeaker

Lauren Dragen has posted a review of the Sony SRS-X9 wireless loudspeaker ($700) at Sound and Vision. Her conclusions: “Although it’s acceptable for spoken word and acoustic guitar at lower volumes, the X9 probably won’t please listeners accustomed to a balanced sonic profile. NPR podcast fans and treble enthusiasts might be drawn to it,...
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JBL Authentics L8 Wireless Loudspeaker

November 29, 2014
JBL Authentics L8 Wireless Loudspeaker

Lauren Dragen has posted a review of the JBL Authentics L8 wireless loudspeaker ($600) at Sound and Vision. Her conclusion: “Ready to take over for your small TV speakers, fuel your next dance party, or provide the backdrop for an intimate dinner party, the L8 is as great a choice for someone just starting...
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Eclipse TD TD725swMk2 Subwoofer

November 25, 2014
Eclipse TD TD725swMk2 Subwoofer

Alan Sircom has posted a review of the Eclipse TD TD725swMk2 subwoofer (£5100) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions: “The Eclipse TD TD725swMk2 turns the loudspeaker world on its head. In most cases, integrating a subwoofer into a two-channel system means hoping that the sub can keep up with the main speakers. But with the TD725swMk2...
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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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