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Mark Levinson No 533H Multi-Channel Amplifier

October 11, 2010
Mark Levinson No 533H Multi-Channel Amplifier

Andrew Robinson posted a review of the Mark Levinson No 533H Multi-Channel Amplifier ($) at Home Theater Review. Normally I don’t put much stock in their "reviews", but Andrew Robinson is an experienced audio journalist and has credibility. His conclusions: One cannot discuss the No 533H in a vacuum, for it occupies a place...
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Emotiva UPA-7 Multi-Channel Power Amplfier

October 4, 2010
Emotiva UPA-7 Multi-Channel Power Amplfier

Gene DellaSala has posted a comprehensive review, including a full suite of test measurements, of the budget-priced Emotiva UPA-7 multi-channel power amplfier ($699). His conclusions: I'm actually growing tired of reviewing Emotiva amplifiers. They are mostly uneventful both on my test bench and my listening tests. They don't falter, they deliver rated power (and...
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Classé Audio CT-SSP Surround-Sound Processor

October 3, 2010
Classé Audio CT-SSP Surround-Sound Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Classe Audio CT-SSP surround sound processor ($9,000). This unit is the equivalent of the SSP-800, but in a utilitarian case designed for rack mounting. Kal’s conclusions: The Classé CT-SSP is the first surround-sound processor I've used that I do not want to remove from this system,...
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Krell Evolution 707 Surround Sound Processor

October 3, 2010
Krell Evolution 707 Surround Sound Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Krell Evolution 707 surround sound processor ($30,000) in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: In transparency and impact, Krell's Evolution 707 Reference was at least the equal of any other processor I've used. Its sound was somewhat more forward and detailed, where...
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Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition Blu-ray Player

September 24, 2010
Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition Blu-ray Player

Matt Evert has posted yet another review of the Oppo BDP-83SE ($899) at Audio Video Revolution. His conclusions mirror those of evryone else who has reviewed the unit: The Oppo BDP-83 Special Edition Universal DVD Player is one of the few intermediately priced universal players that can provide the quality needed to shake loose...
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Classé CT-SSP Surround Processor and CT-5300 Amp

September 22, 2010
Classé CT-SSP Surround Processor and CT-5300 Amp

Fred Manteghian has posted his review of the Classé CT-SSP Surround Processor ($9,000) and CT-5300 Amplifier ($9,000) at Home Theater. Here is an excerpt: I love movies that show snippets in the lives of fictional musicians, like Pure Country from 1992. It’s not a great movie, to be sure, but when George Strait takes...
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Runco Q750i LED Projector

September 16, 2010
Runco Q750i LED Projector

Chris Eberle has posted a comprehensive review, including a full suite of measurements, of the Runco Q750i LED projector ($14,995) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: Often reviews about the newest technologies end with phrases like “shows great promise” or “maybe in a generation or two…” Not so with the...
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Bryston 3B SST2, 4B SST2 and 7B SST2 Power Amps

September 11, 2010
Bryston 3B SST2, 4B SST2 and 7B SST2 Power Amps

Jerry Seigel has posted reviews of the Bryston 3B SST2, 4B SST2 and 7B SST2 power amplifiers at 10 Audio. His conclusion with respect to the 7B SST2: There is a level of performance in audio components that offers a listener a detailed, dynamic, rich, lifelike, powerful presentation that leaves nothing to be desired....
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Integra DHC-80.1 Surround Sound Processor

September 8, 2010
Integra DHC-80.1 Surround Sound Processor

If you have been waffling on which high-end surround sound processor to buy (or upgrade) and are thinking about just waiting until things shake out a bit, you might want to consider the Integra DHC-80.1 as an interim soultion. Chris Eberle reviews it for Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity and concludes: The...
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JVC DLA-HD350

June 19, 2009
JVC DLA-HD350

David Birch-Jones has just a review of the JVC DLA-HD350 projector ($4,500) at The Perfect Vision. You can read it here Unfortunately, it is not a very comprehensive review though it does give an inkling that this could be a good choice for a more affordable projector. Certainly if history is any guide, it...
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