Home Theater

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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JVC DLA-X500R D-ILA Projector

June 30, 2014
JVC DLA-X500R D-ILA Projector

Chris Eberle has posted a review of the JVC-DLA-X500R D-ILA projector ($5000) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “For a small to medium-large theater, I can think of no better choice than any of the 2014 X-model JVC D-ILA projectors. That you can get that incredible quality for $5000 is...
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Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector

June 23, 2014
Sony VPL-HW40ES Projector

Chris Heinonen has posted a review of the Sony VPL-HW40ES projector ($2500) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “If you’ve wanted the Sony VPL-HW55ES projector but it was just too expensive, than the VPL-HW40ES will suit you. Anyone looking for a projector in the $2,500 range should see the Sony...
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M&K Sound S300 Loudspeaker System

June 18, 2014
M&K Sound S300 Loudspeaker System

David Vaughn has posted a review of the M&K Sound S300 loudspeaker system ($17,700) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “At $17,700 for a 5.1-channel setup, these speakers aren’t cheap. The S300 represents a distinct improvement over my S150 setup, but the two systems really are in two different price classes. If price isn’t...
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SVS SB13 Ultra Subwoofer

June 14, 2014
SVS SB13 Ultra Subwoofer

John Gatski has posted a review of the SVS SB13 Ultra subwoofer ($1599) at Everything Audio. His conclusions: “For under $1,600, the SVS SB13-Ultra gets you a high-performance, acoustic suspension subwoofer that can handle about all the serious bass of a multi-channel or stereo speaker system. Add in the extra DSP features, big-power internal...
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Paradigm Monitor 7 Home Theater Speakers and Anthem MRX 510 A/V Receiver

June 9, 2014
Paradigm Monitor 7 Home Theater Speakers and Anthem MRX 510 A/V Receiver

Rob Johnson has posted a review of the Paradigm Monitor 7 home theater speakers ($399-$849 each) and Anthem MRX 510 A/V receiver ($1599) at TONEAudio. His conclusions: “While $5,000 is certainly not chump change, in the world of hi-fi that investment often only gets you one stereo component. Alternately, that same money can provide...
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JL Audio e110 Subwoofer

June 2, 2014
JL Audio e110 Subwoofer

Jonathan Valin has posted a review of the JL Audio e110 subwoofer ($1500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “But then the Raidho D-1 and e110 subs don’t cost what these giants cost, and don’t take up the real estate that these giants do, and (if configured optimally—for which see the sidebar) don’t give...
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SVS SB-2000 and PB-2000 Subwoofers

May 19, 2014
SVS SB-2000 and PB-2000 Subwoofers

David Vaughn has posted a review of the SVS SB-2000 ($699) and PB-2000 ($799) subwoofers at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “In the end, I was pleasantly surprised by the price/performance factor of both subs and would happily live with either of them in an appropriately sized room. As for the debate of ported...
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SVS SB-2000 Subwoofer

May 17, 2014
SVS SB-2000 Subwoofer

Andre Marc has posted a review of the SVS SB-2000 subwoofer ($699) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions: “SVS has knocked out of the park with the SB-2000. At $699, it is absolute steal, a high class product, and offers plenty of set up options. To be honest, I am not the biggest fan...
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JL Audio E-Sub e110 and e112 Subwoofers

May 8, 2014
JL Audio E-Sub e110 and e112 Subwoofers

Josh Ricci has posted a review of the JL Audio E-Sub e110 ($1500) and e112 ($1900) subwoofers at Audioholics. His conclusions: “There is no way around it. JL Audio has managed to squeeze an amazing amount of output out of the E series subs. Most of the subwoofers I’ve encountered in this size class...
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