Home Theater

Trinnov Altitude32 AV Processor

March 5, 2016
Trinnov Altitude32 AV Processor

Bob Ankosko has posted a review of the Trinnov Altitude32 AV processor ($17,500-$29,000) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The same “powerful processing capability” that earned Trinnov a coveted spot in the rarefied world of JBL Synthesis is also a key component of its newest consumer product, the Altitude32 —one of the most sophisticated...
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BenQ HT4050 3D DLP Projector

March 4, 2016
BenQ HT4050 3D DLP Projector

Michael P. Hamilton has posted a review of the BenQ HT4050 3D DLP projector ($1399) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The BenQ HT4050 provides a stable platform of stellar performance for novice users as well as for experienced hobbyists. If point and play rules your day, be assured the HT4050 can display razor-sharp,...
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Classé Audio Sigma SSP Surround Sound Processor

March 1, 2016
Classé Audio Sigma SSP Surround Sound Processor

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Classé Audio Sigma SSP surround sound processor ($5000) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “With music, be it as an analog preamplifier or a dedicated DAC-processor, it will take a trained ear to hear the differences between the Sigma SSP and Classé’s $1000-more-costly CP-800 two-channel pre-pro. They...
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Classe Sigma SSP Surround Sound Preamplifier

February 29, 2016
Classe Sigma SSP Surround Sound Preamplifier

Larry Cox has posted a review of the Classe Sigma SSP surround sound preamplifier ($5499) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “Classe’s Sigma SSP acts like the sum of a good two channel preamp and a surround sound preamp. I like so much of what the Sigma SSP preamp offers that I think it should...
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Polk Audio T50 Speaker System

February 26, 2016
Polk Audio T50 Speaker System

Mark Fleishmann has posted a review of the Polk Audio T50 speaker system ($690) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Polk’s T50 system is all about value with a capital V— delivering a real 5.1 experience including a powered subwoofer and floorstanding tower speakers at a soundbar price.” You can read the full review...
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Classé Audio Sigma SSP Surround-Sound Processor

February 17, 2016
Classé Audio Sigma SSP Surround-Sound Processor

Aron Garrecht has posted a review of the Classé Audio Sigma SSP surround-sound processor ($9500) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “With music, be it as an analog preamplifier or a dedicated DAC-processor, it will take a trained ear to hear the differences between the Sigma SSP and Classé’s $1000-more-costly CP-800 two-channel pre-pro. They offer...
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Velodyne SPL-1200 Ultra Subwoofer

February 16, 2016
Velodyne SPL-1200 Ultra Subwoofer

Stephen Dawson has posted a review of the Velodyne SPL-1200 Ultra subwoofer ($2899) at AVHub. His conclusions: “The Velodyne SPL-1200 Ultra is one of those rare subwoofers able to reconcile the often irreconcilable: deep bass extension, low distortion, high levels and reasonable enclosure size. This is one deeply impressive sub.” You can read the...
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Sumiko S.5 Subwoofer

February 14, 2016
Sumiko S.5 Subwoofer

Stephen Dawson has posted a review of the Sumiko S.5 subwoofer ($999) at AVHub. His conclusions: “The Sumiko S5 would seem to be an ideal choice for coupling with high-quality satellites or small bookshelf speakers, and should prove well worth the money for anyone in that market. And its sense of style, no doubt...
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Krix Volcanix Slim Subwoofer

February 14, 2016
Krix Volcanix Slim Subwoofer

Stephen Dawson has posted a review of the Krix Volcanix Slim subwoofer ($1995) at AVHub. His conclusions: “The Krix Volcanix Slim subwoofer offers a strong audio performance, but in a package that makes it the best fit for a certain range of installations, rather than regular room placement. If that’s your requirement, do check...
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GoldenEar Technology Triton Two+ Speaker System

February 12, 2016
GoldenEar Technology Triton Two+ Speaker System

Darryl Wilkenson has posted a review of the GoldenEar Technology Triton Two+ speaker system ($7550) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “hat I should have said then—and what I emphatically say now about the Triton Two+ speakers—is that the sound quality is so good that GoldenEar’s speakers would still be highly recommended even if...
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Oppo Digital BDP-105D Darbee Edition Blu-ray/SACD Player

February 11, 2016
Oppo Digital BDP-105D Darbee Edition Blu-ray/SACD Player

Robert Dean has posted a review of the Oppo Digital BDP-105D Darbee Edition Blu-ray/SACD player ($13000 at Dagogo. His conclusions: “f you are short on funds to buy a decent CD player and a stereo preamp/processor, then get the Oppo for hundreds of not thousands less and get a unit that equals or exceeds...
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Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer

February 10, 2016
Paradigm Prestige 2000SW Subwoofer

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Paradigm Prestige 2000SW subwoofer ($3999) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “At $3,999, the Paradigm Prestige 2000SW subwoofer carries a premium pricetag, but it offers three advantages that many, if not most, high-end subs do not. First, its output is competitive with that of many of the best...
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Vivitek H9090 LED/DLP Projector

February 10, 2016
Vivitek H9090 LED/DLP Projector

Chris Eberle has posted a review of the Vivitek H9090 LED/DLP projector ($9999) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “For now however, the Vivitek H9090 is the brightest and sharpest LED/DLP projector I’ve reviewed so far. At this level of quality, I consider its price to be appropriate. If you...
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Tannoy TS2.12 Powered Subwoofer

February 5, 2016
Tannoy TS2.12 Powered Subwoofer

Larry Greenhill has posted a review of the Tannoy TS2.12 powered subwoofer ($921) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Tannoy’s TS2.12 did a restrained and subtle job of providing low-bass reinforcement for my Quad ESL-989s. Its combination of pitch-perfect output, a weight and size that make it easy to move around the listening room, rugged construction,...
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Marantz SR7010 Audio Video Receiver

February 5, 2016
Marantz SR7010 Audio Video Receiver

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Marantz SR7010 audio video receiver ($2199) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “I’m giving the Marantz a value rating of five stars because it was surprisingly versatile and always satisfying.” You can read the full review here.
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Cambridge CXU Universal Blu-Ray Player

February 3, 2016
Cambridge CXU Universal Blu-Ray Player

Michael Wong has posted a review of the Cambridge CXU Universal Blu-Ray player ($2199) at AudioENZ. His conclusions: “The CXU appears expensive, lacks the extensive built-in streaming apps of cheaper Blu-ray players and will not play the imminent 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, so on the surface it doesn’t look like a great buy....
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Vizio RS65-B2 LCD Ultra HDTV

January 28, 2016
Vizio RS65-B2 LCD Ultra HDTV

Thomas J. Norton has posted a review of the Vizio RS65-B2 LCD Ultra HDTV ($) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The Vizio performed better than any other 4K full-array backlit set we’ve tested so far, but even its 384 locally dimmed zones aren’t quite enough to match self-illuminating designs such as plasma and...
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Datasat RS20i Surround Sound Processor

January 26, 2016
Datasat RS20i Surround Sound Processor

Jim Clements has posted a review of the Datasat RS20i surround sound processor ($23,170) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “Well the RS20i just so happens to have the best bench test results I have ever gotten from a surround processor or receiver. So you know the RS20i gives you...
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JL Audio Fathom F113v2 Subwoofer

January 22, 2016
JL Audio Fathom F113v2 Subwoofer

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the JL Audio Fathom F113v2 subwoofer ($4500) in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “JL Audio’s Fathom f113v2 is everything good from the Fathom f113 and more. DARO is a huge and needed improvement, and the backward-compatibility with the v1 is appreciated. In...
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Origin Acoustics Bassic SUB8 Subwoofer

January 20, 2016
Origin Acoustics Bassic SUB8 Subwoofer

Steven Stone has posted a review of the Origin Acoustics Bassic SUB8 subwoofer ($) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The Origin SUB8 is a very attractive subwoofer with limited bass extension, power, and gain. It is best suited for music playback in a nearfield listening environment mated with medium-efficiency monitors. With high-efficiency monitors, the SUB8...
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Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Projector

January 19, 2016
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Projector

Adrienne Maxwell has posted a review of the Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 projector ($7999) at HomeTheaterReview. Her conclusions: “The LS10000 represents a new and exciting chapter for Epson, giving them a legitimate contender in the higher-end home theater projection market where they have not previously had a presence. Not only does the Epson LS10000...
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Integra DTR-40.7 Audio/Video Receiver

January 17, 2016
Integra DTR-40.7 Audio/Video Receiver

Sathyan Sundaram has posted a review of the Integra DTR-40.7 audio/video receiver ($1400) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “Ultimately, I found the DTR-40.7 more at home and more impressive with movies than with music. For those who spend most of their entertainment hours watching movies and TV, it will be a solid performer, and...
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PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Soundbase and SubSeries 150 Subwoofer

January 16, 2016
PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Soundbase and SubSeries 150 Subwoofer

Mark Fleishmann has posted a rreview of the PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound Soundbase and SubSeries 150 subwoofer (together $1098) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The company is essentially saying that this product isn’t just a convenient compromise or a necessary evil; it is, in fact, an honored part of a fabled speaker line,...
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Theta Casablanca IV Surround Sound Processor with Dirac Live Room Correction

January 15, 2016
Theta Casablanca IV Surround Sound Processor with Dirac Live Room Correction

Sumit Ghawla has posted a review of the Theta Casablanca IV surround sound processor with Dirac Live room correction ($23,115) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions: “With the Theta CB IV SSP and Dirac Live, bass reproduction elevated to a level I had not experienced in my home theater!” You...
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Marantz AV8802A Preamplifier-Processor

January 10, 2016
Marantz AV8802A Preamplifier-Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Marantz AV8802A preamplifier-processor ($3999) in his Music in the Round column at Stereophile. His conclusions: “The Marantz AV8802A does everything its predecessor did, and more. It adds support for Atmos and Auro-3D. Its Audyssey calibration is easily competitive and now supports the multiple-speaker configurations of the...
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