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Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3D LCD Projector

November 6, 2015
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3D LCD Projector

Kris Deering has posted a review of the Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3D LCD projector ($8000) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The LS10000 is one of the most exciting products I’ve reviewed in some time, and I can only hope that other manufacturers will step up their game in response to it....
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NAD Masters Series M17 Preamplifier

November 2, 2015
NAD Masters Series M17 Preamplifier

Larry Cox has posted a review of the NAD Masters Series M17 preamplifier ($5499) at Positive Feedback. His conclusions: “I think NAD’s M17 is a reference quality preamp for a high end two channel system. It’s a pleasure that it can also ably discharge duites as a surround sound preamp. I found it able...
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Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3D LCD Projector

October 30, 2015
Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3D LCD Projector

Kris Deering has posted a review of the Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 3D LCD projector ($8000) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “The LS10000 is one of the most exciting products I’ve reviewed in some time, and I can only hope that other manufacturers will step up their game in response to it....
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Sony Unveils New Flagship VPL-VW5000ES 4K Projector

October 29, 2015
Sony Unveils New Flagship VPL-VW5000ES 4K Projector

Sony Electronics has announced the introduction of the VPL-W5000ES, a 5,000 lumens 4K SXRD laser light source projector. Sony’s new reference-quality unit is the first projector designed specifically for home cinema use that features 4K resolution powered by a laser light engine that provides 5,000 lumens of brightness, is compatible with High Dynamic Range...
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Emotiva XMC-1 7.2-Channel AV Preamplifier/Processor

October 19, 2015
Emotiva XMC-1 7.2-Channel AV Preamplifier/Processor

Dennis Burger has posted a review of the Emotiva XMC-1 7.2-Channel AV preamplifier/processor ($2499) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “I think what you’ll get is a rock-solid and reliable AV preamp/processor that performs incredibly well for a $2.500 product. If, on the other hand, you take the time to dial it in, if you don’t...
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KEF R400b Subwoofer

October 16, 2015
KEF R400b Subwoofer

Roger Kanno has posted a review of the KEF R400b subwoofer ($1699) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “The KEF R400b subwoofer’s agility and musicality should nicely complement the sound of high-quality speaker systems, and its modern look and small size will easily blend with the furnishings of fashionably decorated rooms — not something that...
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Sonus Faber Chameleon T Speaker System

October 8, 2015
Sonus Faber Chameleon T Speaker System

Daniel Kumin has posted a review of the Sonus Faber Chameleon T speaker system ($3447) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “There’s no question that the Chameleon T, B, and C are excellent reproducers. Indeed, they are sonic standouts, solidly price-competitive in their crowded field—and for those turned on by their different-but-elegant looks, perhaps...
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Cambridge Audio CXR120 A/V Receiver

October 8, 2015
Cambridge Audio CXR120 A/V Receiver

Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Cambridge Audio CXR120 A/V receiver ($2399) at Sound and Vision. His conclusion: “Cambridge Audio’s CXR120 is an audiophile receiver par excellence, with all the nuance and finesse a music lover might crave. It’s not the right receiver for someone who wants Atmos, room correction, or integrated...
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Emotiva XMC-1 7.2 Channel AV Processor

September 27, 2015
Emotiva XMC-1 7.2 Channel AV Processor

RichB has posted a review of the Emotiva XMC-1 7.2 Channel AV processor ($2499) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “The $2,500 XMC-1 is aXMC-1FontStock.jpg well built 7.2 channel AV processor that is fully balanced for the front two channels to achieve audiophile performance. The inclusion of Dirac LE and Dirac Full ($99 upgrade) provides a...
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Sunfire XTEQ10 Subwoofer

September 24, 2015
Sunfire XTEQ10 Subwoofer

David Vaughn has posted a review of the Sunfire XTEQ10 subwoofer ($1750) at Sound and Vision. His conclusion: “hen you look at the cost of the Sunfire, you can get just as much bass performance from slightly larger enclosures for a good deal less money. Granted, they probably won’t have the fit and finish...
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Klipsch R-115SW Subwoofer

September 13, 2015
Klipsch R-115SW Subwoofer

Brent Butterworth has posted a review of the Klipsch R-115SW subwoofer ($899) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “It’s competitive with practically any subwoofer on the market, yet it costs under $1,000. It does give up a little bit in power compared with its toughest competitors, but few home theater enthusiasts are likely to push their...
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XTZ Cinema Series 3X12 Subwoofer

September 10, 2015
XTZ Cinema Series 3X12 Subwoofer

Josh Ricci has posted a review of the XTZ Cinema Series 3X12 subwoofer ($2500) at Audioholics. His conclusions: “XTZ’s 3X12 subwoofer flexed its considerable muscle and earned the Audioholics Bassaholic Extreme Room rating. It is one of the few single unit sub systems able to do so. The Extreme Room rating indicates that this...
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Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Digital Amplifier

September 8, 2015
Classe Sigma AMP5 Five-Channel Digital Amplifier

Jerry Del Colliano has posted a review of the Classe Sigma AMP5 five-channel digital amplifier ($5000) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Finally, a Class D amp that doesn’t sound digital. The Classe AMP5 is a balanced, capable, and useful amplifier that is just as comfortable playing John Coltrane as it is playing John Mayer. It’s...
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Classé CP-800 Preamplifier and CA-D200 Amplifier

September 6, 2015
Classé CP-800 Preamplifier and CA-D200 Amplifier

Neil Gader has posted a review of the Classé CP-800 preamplifier ($6000) and CA-D200 amplifier ($4000) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “So maybe I’ve inadvertently stumbled onto the point Classé Audio is making—that in spite of its deep well of high-tech features that both inform and coddle the user, the Classé electronics are...
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JL Audio Gotham Subwoofer and CR-1 Crossover

August 26, 2015
JL Audio Gotham Subwoofer and CR-1 Crossover

Jonathan Valin has posted a review of the JL Audio Gotham subwoofer ($12,000) and CR-1 crossover ($3500) at The Absolute Sound. His conclusions: “Both the Gotham subs and JL’s CR-1 crossover, obviously, get my highest, most unqualified, most enthusiastic recommendation. I just wish all of you could hear them!” You can read the full...
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Marantz AV8802 Audio Video Processor

August 24, 2015
Marantz AV8802 Audio Video Processor

Brian Kahn has posted a review of the Marantz AV8802 audio video processor ($3999) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “Marantz’s AV8802 is a processor that offers great performance. It is a big step forward from its predecessor, much more so than the specification sheet would suggest. There may be a big debate as to whether...
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SVS Prime Satellite Loudspeakers and SB-1000 Subwoofer

August 1, 2015
SVS Prime Satellite Loudspeakers and SB-1000 Subwoofer

Kevin East has posed a review of the SVS Prime Satellite loudspeakers ($135) and SB-1000 subwoofer ($499) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions: “The SVS combo of Prime Satellites and SB-1000 subwoofer should be terrific for any environment challenged by too little space and/or too much furniture, and that rewards nearfield listening. The Satellite’s sound...
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Bryston Mini A and AC1 Micro Loudspeaker System

July 19, 2015
Bryston Mini A and AC1 Micro Loudspeaker System

Dennis Burger has posted a review of the Bryston Mini A and AC1 Micro loudspeaker system ($4785) at Home Theater Review. His conclusions: “Even without the horsepower of a separate amp behind them, their transient response, their capacity for dynamics, their beautiful tonal balance at any volume, and their sublime dispersion characteristics made them...
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Classe Audio Sigma SSP and Sigma AMP5

July 14, 2015
Classe Audio Sigma SSP and Sigma AMP5

Dave Thomas has posted a review of the Classé Audio Sigma surround sound processor ($5000) and Sigma AMP5 multi-channel amplifier ($5000) at Stereo Times. His conclusions: “The Classé Audio Sigma SSP and Sigma AMP5 are really what I would call “every man” components. Their understated, sleek looks and ability to render fine musical details...
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Emotiva XMC-1 Surround Sound Processor

July 4, 2015
Emotiva XMC-1 Surround Sound Processor

Kal Rubinson has posted a review of the Emotiva XMC-1 surround sound processor ($2499) at Stereophile. His conclusions: “Despite the quibbles I’ve scattered throughout this column, the Emotiva XMC-1 is a powerful and flexible preamplifier-processor that is beyond any serious criticism, especially in view of its very competitive pricing and lack of bugs. Emotiva...
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SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 Speaker System

June 29, 2015
SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 Speaker System

Myron Ho has posted a review of the SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 speaker system ($999) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “The SVS Prime Satellite 5.1 home theater system is the best satellite speaker surround sound system I know for under $1,000.” You can read the full review here.
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Emotiva XMC-1 Surround Processor

June 23, 2015
Emotiva XMC-1 Surround Processor

Daniel Kumin has posted a review of the Emotiva XMC-1 surround processor ($2499) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Emotiva’s XMC-1 is an intelligently engineered, fine-sounding A/V pre/pro with quite a few clever extras, almost all of them contributing genuine value in enhancing the audio or user experience. Its marquee feature, Dirac Live, seems...
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Arcam UDP411 Universal Disc Player

June 10, 2015
Arcam UDP411 Universal Disc Player

Dennis Burger has posted a review of the Arcam UDP411 universal disc player ($2000) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions: “View the UDP411 as an ultra high-performance CD player with SACD and streaming media capabilities, though, and its Blu-ray capabilities just sort of seem like icing. I say that because, much like Arcam’s AVR750 receiver, I’ve...
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Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD Projector

May 31, 2015
Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD Projector

Adrienne Maxwell has posted a review of the Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD projector ($9999) at HomeTheaterReview. Her conclusions: “There’s a lot to like about Sony’s VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD projector. Beyond being the most affordable native 4K projector on the market, it’s simply an excellent performer, combining a very good black level with good light...
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Pioneer Elite BDP-88FD 4K Blu-ray Player

May 30, 2015
Pioneer Elite BDP-88FD 4K Blu-ray Player

Al Griffin has posted a review of the Pioneer Elite BDP-88FD 4K Blu-ray player ($2000) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions: “Pioneer or Oppo? Or just wait for those UHD Blu-ray players to arrive later this year? I know what I’d do, but if you’re set on a universal player that simply provides superior...
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