Home Theater

Runco LS-10i 3-Chip DLP Projector

July 13, 2011
Runco LS-10i 3-Chip DLP Projector

Chip Eberle has posted a review of the Runco LS-10i 3-Chip DLP projector ($19,995) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: It’s pretty evident that I enjoyed my time with the Runco LS-10i. Its prodigious light output altered my perception of what a projected image could be. While the SMPTE standard...
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Integra DTA-70.1 Multi-Channel Amplifier

July 8, 2011
Integra DTA-70.1 Multi-Channel Amplifier

Andrew Robinson has posted a review of the Integra DTA-70.1 multi-channel amplifier ($1800) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: For $1,800 retail the nine channel DTA-70.1 from Integra is a great way to juice up your current home theater receiver without going broke in the process. While some may find nine channels of amplification to be...
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Classe CA-5300 Five Channel Amplifier

July 8, 2011
Classe CA-5300 Five Channel Amplifier

Andrew Robinson has posted a review of the Classe CA-5300 five channel amplifier ($9500) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: At $9,500 retail, I'd argue that Classe's newly redesigned Delta Series CA-5300 five channel amp is all the high-end multi-channel goodness an audiophile or home theater enthusiast will ever truly need. The CA-5300's 300 Watts per...
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Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD Universal Blu-ray Player

July 6, 2011
Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD Universal Blu-ray Player

Wojciech Pacuła has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD universal Blu-ray player ($1149) at High Fidelity. His conclusions: The sound is energetic and dynamic. It is not the level of the best CD players from that price level, like the Music Hall or Cyrus, but those are not differences, that would...
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Meridian 861V6 Surround Sound Processor

July 4, 2011
Meridian 861V6 Surround Sound Processor

Ken Taraszka has posted a review of the Meridian 861v6 surround sound processor ($26,000) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: Meridian has been at the top of the world of digital audio for a long time and for good reason. Their gear offers an open and spacious sound that is unmatched, and their support of their...
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Ayre Acoustics DX-5 Universal Player

June 30, 2011
Ayre Acoustics DX-5 Universal Player

Peter Roth has posted a review of the Ayre Acoustics DX-5 universal player )$9950) at UltraAudio. His conclusions: Digital audio has never sounded better in my system than when I use Ayre Acoustics’ DX-5 as the source. Refined, resolving, musical, and engaging, the DX-5 is exactly what the doctor ordered: an electrifying performer and...
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Parasound Model 5250 v.2 Multi-Channel Amplifier

June 30, 2011
Parasound Model 5250 v.2 Multi-Channel Amplifier

Andrew Robinson has posted a review of the Parasound Model 5250 v.2 multi-channel amplifier ($2850) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: For its asking price of $2,850 the 5250 v.2 from Parasound is a remarkable achievement and a leader among its peers in terms of overall performance. The 5250 v.2 is, simply put, one of those...
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NuForce BDP-93NE/NXE Universal Blu-ray Players

June 24, 2011
NuForce BDP-93NE/NXE Universal Blu-ray Players

Srajan Ebaen has posted a review of the NuForce BDP-93NE ($899) and BDP-NXE ($1399) universal Blu-ray players at 6moons. His conclusions: Not having heard the stock Oppo I have no reference for the NuForce mod. Hence no award considerations. And even though it's explained by economics of scale, $400 for a swap board in...
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Meridian 861 Version 6 Surround Sound Processor

June 21, 2011
Meridian 861 Version 6 Surround Sound Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Meridian 861v6 surround sound processor ($25,995) in his Music in the Round column in Stereophile. Hisc conclusions: How to reconcile the internal complexity of Meridian's 861 Reference v6 with the disarming purity of the sounds it reproduces? If I had to, I could ascribe it to...
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Bryston 9B SST2 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier

June 15, 2011
Bryston 9B SST2 Multi-Channel Power Amplifier

Brett Rudolph has posted a review of the Bryston 9B SST2 multi-channel power amplifier ($) dating from March 2010 at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: It is not often that it seems that the end of a review comes far too quickly, but alas this was one of those cases. One of the conditions...
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Onkyo PR-SC5508 Surround Sound Processor

June 13, 2011
Onkyo PR-SC5508 Surround Sound Processor

Brian Kahn has posted a review of the Onkyo PR-SC5508 surround sound processor ($2199) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: Onkyo's PR-SC5508 is well suited to be the centerpiece of a modern, well connected and networked home theater system. The Onkyo processor can accept just about any type of audio signal from just about any conceivable...
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KEF Q900 Surround Sound Speaker System

May 25, 2011
KEF Q900 Surround Sound Speaker System

Thomas J. Norton has posted a review of the KEF Q900 surround sound speaker system (together, $4350) at Home Theater. His conclusions: Yes, you can spend a lot more than this for speakers. And I’d never argue against it if a par- ticular system tickles your fancy and fits your budget. But if you...
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Meridian 861 Reference v6 Surround Sound Processor

May 24, 2011
Meridian 861 Reference v6 Surround Sound Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of Meridian’s latest model 861 Reference v6 surround sound processor in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: I have said before that speakers and room acoustics are the biggest determinants of system performance, and that the electronics, assuming they are of requisite quality, can...
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Oppo BDP-95 Universal Blu-ray Player

May 18, 2011
Oppo BDP-95 Universal Blu-ray Player

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Oppo BDP-95 Universal Blu-ray player ($999) at PerfectVision. His conclusions: The BDP-95 is by far the finest Blu-ray/universal disc player Oppo has yet produced. If you can afford one, then put the Oppo right at the top of your short list. If you can afford something...
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Anthem MRX 700 A/V Receiver

May 17, 2011
Anthem MRX 700 A/V Receiver

Chris Martens has posted a review of the Anthem MRX 700 A/V receiver ($1999) at PerfectVision: His conclusions: In terms of apparent build quality, flexibility, versatility and clean, punchy power delivery, the MRX 700 lives up to the promise inherent in the Anthem name. In short, it’s a real (not a “watered-down”) Anthem component....
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Marantz UD9004 Universal Blu-ray Player

May 16, 2011
Marantz UD9004 Universal Blu-ray Player

Paul Miller has posted a review of the Marantz UD9004 Universal Blu-ray Player (£5000) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: ‘Does the UD9004 beat Denon’s universal?’ is the question on our front cover. Frankly, Denon has the digital edge over HDMI while Marantz offers the warmer analogue sound. But if you’ve already...
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Cambridge 650BD Universal Blu-ray Player

May 16, 2011
Cambridge 650BD Universal Blu-ray Player

Paul Miller has posted a review of the Cambridge 650BD Universal Blu-ray Player (£400) at Hi-Fi News and Record Review. His conclusions: You don’t get the bottom-end punch of the Marantz UD9004 or quite the sense of scale rendered by the DVD-A1UD from Denon, but for a tenth the price the 650BD provides a...
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Marantz AV7005 Home Theater Preamp Processor

May 16, 2011
Marantz AV7005 Home Theater Preamp Processor

Tracy Rainwater has posted a review of the Marantz AV7005 Home Theater Preamp Processor ($1499) at HomeTheaterReview. Her conclusions: All in all Marantz has produced a quality home theater preamp in the AV7005 that falls into a price bracket with few competitors and at a price everyone can afford. The fact that AV7005 has...
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Emotiva UMC-1 Surround Sound Processor

May 9, 2011
Emotiva UMC-1 Surround Sound Processor

Clint DeBoer has posted a review of the Emotiva UMC-1 surround sound processor ($699) at Audioholics. His conclusions: From its very generous feature set, ability to decode all of the latest HD Audio formats (IE. Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, etc) to its excellent performance on the bench, the Emotiva UMC-1 has proven to be an...
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Classe CA-5300 Five Channel Amplifier

May 7, 2011
Classe CA-5300 Five Channel Amplifier

Andrew Robinson has posted a review of the Classe CA-5300 five channel amplifier ($9500) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: At $9,500 retail, I'd argue that Classe's newly redesigned Delta Series CA-5300 five channel amp is all the high-end multi-channel goodness an audiophile or home theater enthusiast will ever truly need. The CA-5300's 300 Watts per...
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JVC DLA-X3 D-ILA 3D Projector

May 5, 2011
JVC DLA-X3 D-ILA 3D Projector

Kris Deering has posted a review of the JVC DLA-X3 D-ILA 3D projector ($4495) at Home Theater. His conclusions: In the DLA-X3, it is truly amazing that JVC has been able to improve on their 2D performance and deliver exceptional 3D performance with their freshman effort, all at a price of $4,495. Just a...
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JVC DLA-X7 D-ILA 3D Projector

May 5, 2011
JVC DLA-X7 D-ILA 3D Projector

Shane Buettner has posted a review of the JVC DLA-X7 D-ILA 3D projector ($7995) at Home Theater. His conclusions: The JVC DLA-X7 projector eventually became more than I’d hoped for, even if it was harder to get all the way there than I’d expected. I’m being very nitpicky to the point of curmudgeonly, but...
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Oppo BDP-95 Universal Disc Player

May 1, 2011
Oppo BDP-95 Universal Disc Player

Leonard Norwitz has posted a review of the Oppo BDP-95 Universal Disc Player ($999) at Enjoy the Music. His conclusions: The question of value can be a knotty one. A general rule of thumb is that when you have a good system to start with it takes a lot of money to obtain an...
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Primare A30.7 Seven-Channel Class D Power Amplifier

April 28, 2011
Primare A30.7 Seven-Channel Class D Power Amplifier

Jim Clements has posted a review of the Primare A30.7 Seven-Channel Class D power amplifier ($3995) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: So what are my concluding thoughts about the Primare A30.7 Class D amp? For one, it has a precise quality that really lets the music shine through, particularly...
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Digital Projection M-Vision Cine 230 DLP Projector

April 11, 2011
Digital Projection M-Vision Cine 230 DLP Projector

Andrew Robinson has posted a review of the Digital Projection M-Vision Cine 230 DLP projector ($6995) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: The amount of performance Digital Projection has managed to pack into their new M-Vision Cine 230 DLP projector is staggering. What is more amazing is how affordable the Cine 230 is. Retailing for $6,995...
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