Home Theater

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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Revel Ultima Rhythm2 Subwoofer

February 17, 2015
Revel Ultima Rhythm2 Subwoofer

Larry Greenhill has posted a review of the Revel Ultima Rhythm2 subwoofer ($10,000) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “But when the Ultima Rhythm2 is set up correctly, its musicality, bass power, extension, room lock, speed, pitch definition, clarity, punch, and momentum are amazing. I heard deep-bass notes and felt pressure waves I never knew my...
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Definitive Technology BP-8060ST Loudspeaker System

February 2, 2015
Definitive Technology BP-8060ST Loudspeaker System

David Kumin has posted a review of the Definitive Technology BP-8060ST loudspeaker system ($5693) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Fifty-six and change is a lot of money for a surround speaker system, but the Definitive suite as reviewed here—all nine pieces of it—is a whole lot of loudspeaker, especially for those who favor...
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Marantz SR7009 Home Theater Receiver

January 30, 2015
Marantz SR7009 Home Theater Receiver

Andre Marc has posted a review of the Marantz SR7009 home theater receiver ($1999) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “The $1999 Marantz SR7009 is a one-chassis amusement wonder. It can serve a family’s every conceivable need. On top of all that it features classic Marantz design. Make no mistake, the power of economies...
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NAD Masters Series M17 A/V Processor and M27 Multi-Channel Amplifier

January 27, 2015
NAD Masters Series M17 A/V Processor and M27 Multi-Channel Amplifier

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the NAD Masters Series M17 A/V surround-sound preamplifier-processor ($5499) and M27 multi-channel power amplifierin his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The NAD Masters Series M27 is much more than just a pretty face offered as a mate for the Masters M17. It has...
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Marantz SR5009 A/V Receiver

January 26, 2015
Marantz SR5009 A/V Receiver

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Marantz SR5009 A/V receiver ($899) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Marantz SR5009 is a solidly engineered surround receiver with an inherently good-sounding amp and the kind of room correction that takes the amp to the next level. The multiple presences of Wi-Fi, AirPlay, and...
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Hsu Research VTF-15H MK2 and VTF-3 MK5 HP Subwoofers

January 21, 2015
Hsu Research VTF-15H MK2 and VTF-3 MK5 HP Subwoofers

David Vaughn has posted a review of the Hsu Research VTF-15H MK2 ($899) and VTF-3 MK5 HP ($799) subwoofers at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Dr. Hsu likes to say that buying one of his subs is like buying many different subs for the price of one. You can try all five setup options...
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