Home Theater

Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Speaker System

April 19, 2014
Cambridge Audio Aero 2 Speaker System

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Aero 2 speaker system ($2446) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “There are experiments. And then there are experiments that work, thanks to relentless fine-tuning. Cambridge Audio’s Aero speakers are the latter. Having already heard the BMR technology in the company’s excellent Minx satellites,...
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JVC DLA-X700R Projector

April 16, 2014
JVC DLA-X700R Projector

Chris Heinonen has posted a review of the JVC DLA-X700R projector ($8000) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The JVC X700 produces a stunning image. I’ve become a black level addict since buying my VT60 plasma, and the X700 is the closest I’ve come to that in my home theater....
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Denon AVR-4520CI A/V Receiver

April 13, 2014
Denon AVR-4520CI A/V Receiver

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Denon AVR-4520CI A/V receiver ($2499) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “I’ve never known a receiver to have such a symbiotic relationship with its room correction. So often, room correction seems an afterthought, or even a compromise; here it is a vital ingredient that improves nearly...
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Epson 5030UBe 3D LCD Projector

April 7, 2014
Epson 5030UBe 3D LCD Projector

Al Griffin has posted a review of the Epson 5030UBe 3D LCD projector ($2899) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Epson’s 5030UBe surprised me with its excellent contrast—I didn’t think I’d ever see blacks this deep come from an LCD projector. Otherwise, the 5030UBe’s all-around great performance in both 2D and 3D modes and...
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BenQ W7500 Projector

April 2, 2014
BenQ W7500 Projector

Chris Eberle has posted a review of the BenQ W7500 projector ($2799) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “It’s difficult to make absolute recommendations for projectors. It’s more important that you select the right tool for the job. If you want quality 3D, lots of light, accurate color, and ease...
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Sony VPL-VW600ES 3D SXRD Projector

March 29, 2014
Sony VPL-VW600ES 3D SXRD Projector

Thomas J. Norton has posted a review of the Sony VPL-VW600ES 3D SXRD projector ($15,000) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The VPL-VW600ES is more than a worthy addition to Sony’s projector lineup. Its smooth, clear, and crisp images were a revelation, and it’s no exaggeration to say that apart from the ability of...
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B&W 805 Diamond and HTM4 Center Channel Loudspeakers

March 29, 2014
B&W 805 Diamond and HTM4 Center Channel Loudspeakers

Mark Vignola has posted a review of the B&W 805 Diamond ($4999/pair) and HTM4 center channel ($2499) loudspeakers at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “The answer to this question was a resounding yes with the 805D and HTM4. Not only were they capable of throwing a gorgeous and enveloping soundstage,...
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Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge Projection Screen

March 27, 2014
Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge Projection Screen

Krissy Rushing has posted a review of the Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge projection screen (110″ – $3699) at Technology Tell. Her conclusions: “My family and I love the Screen Innovations Black Diamond Zero Edge screen and have never used our tiny home theater more.” You can read the full review here.
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Integra DHC-60.5 Surround Processor

March 26, 2014
Integra DHC-60.5 Surround Processor

Dennis Burger has posted a review of the Integra DHC-60.5 surround processor ($2000) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “I find myself struggling to wrap my impressions of the Integra DHC-60.5 with a pithy “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” and, quite frankly, it’s the sort of product that makes me loathe star ratings. One the one...
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M&K Sound X12 THX Subwoofer

March 24, 2014
M&K Sound X12 THX Subwoofer

David Vaughn has posted a review of the M&K Sound X12 THX subwoofer ($3200) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “I’m pretty smitten with the X12 and have thoroughly enjoyed my time with it. M&K calls the X12 the subwoofer, and I can’t disagree with them. It goes deep for movies and is controlled...
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Krell Foundation Surround Processor

March 20, 2014
Krell Foundation Surround Processor

Michael Fremer has posted a review of the Krell Foundation surround processor ($6500) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Yes, the Foundation’s user interface is clunky, and it doesn’t do much other than pass video and decode surround sound. You won’t get Pandora, Spotify, THX, and all of the other costly, licensed add-ons. Do...
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GoldenEar Triton Seven Home Theater Speaker System

March 19, 2014
GoldenEar Triton Seven Home Theater Speaker System

Carlo Lo Raso has posted a review of the GoldenEar Triton Seven home theater speaker system ($4200) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, I really enjoyed my time with the Triton Sevens. What GoldenEar has on their hands here is nothing short...
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Yamaha Aventage CX-A5000 Preamplifier-Processor

March 19, 2014
Yamaha Aventage CX-A5000 Preamplifier-Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Yamaha Aventage CX-A5000 preamplifier-processor ($2999) in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Compared to the popular Marantz AV8801 ($3599), the CX-A5000 seemed to extract more information from the upper midrange and treble—and set to YPAO-Natural, it did so while maintaining an extremely...
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Marantz AV8801 AV Processor

March 16, 2014
Marantz AV8801 AV Processor

Brian Kahn has posted a review of the Marantz AV8801 AV processor ($3599) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Marantz’s new AV8801 evidences Marantz’s continued dedication to performance and does so without giving up on the features that users have come to expect in today’s competitive marketplace. The AV processor market is rapidly changing, with new...
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REL Acoustics Habitat1 Subwoofer

March 13, 2014
REL Acoustics Habitat1 Subwoofer

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the REL Acoustics Habitat1 subwoofer ($1999) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “I couldn’t love the design of the Habitat1 more. It’s beautifully finished, well proportioned, and easy to install, and its wireless transmitter works flawlessly. But considering its high price, modest deep bass, and comparatively low...
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Sony KDL-65W850A 65″ 3D HDTV

March 13, 2014
Sony KDL-65W850A 65″ 3D HDTV

Thomas J. Norton has posted a review of the Sony KDL-65W850A 3D HDTV ($3300) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “With all the hubbub about 4K, the hullabaloo following new technologies such as OLED, and the fading but nonetheless relevant following for 3D, it’s easy to forget that the basics of television performance still...
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JL Audio e110 Subwoofer

February 25, 2014
JL Audio e110 Subwoofer

Daniel Kumin has posted a review of the JL Audio e110 subwoofer ($1500) at Sound and Vision. His conclusion: “In all honesty, the rest of my test amounted to trying, unsuccessfully, to disprove my earlier impressions. Whatever I tried, even a single JL e110 was reliably loud, low, clean, and well behaved; two were...
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Anthem MRX 310 Digital Surround Receiver

February 9, 2014
Anthem MRX 310 Digital Surround Receiver

A close-up tour of the Anthem MRX 310 digital surround receiver.
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NuForce AVP-18 Surround Processor

February 8, 2014
NuForce AVP-18 Surround Processor

Fred Manteghian has posted a review of the NuForce AVP-18 surround processor ($1095) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “My favorite scene in the movie is where Jack thumbs through a collection of vinyl he somehow has managed to collect. I couldn’t help think that if he had a NuForce AVP-18, with its lack...
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Kaleidescape Cinema One Blu-ray Player/Server

February 7, 2014
Kaleidescape Cinema One Blu-ray Player/Server

Darryl Wilkinson has posted a review of the Kaleidescape Cinema One Blu-ray player/server ($3995) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “There is so much to love about Kaleidescape’s Cinema One that it should get my whole-hearted, sell-your-firstborn recommendation—but I have to stop just short of that, solely because having to insert a previously imported...
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