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Ultra High-End Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019

Audioholics was at the 2019 AXPONA show and in this segment of coverage we look at the most outrageously expensive tower speakers manufacturers

Ultra High-End Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019
Affordable Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019

At the 2019 AXPONA show, we look at a selection of the more affordable loudspeakers that were on display. This year's AXPONA proves that you

Affordable Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019
Vizio P-Series Quantum (PQ65-F1) 4K/UHD TV Review

Vizio's P-Series Quantum (PQ65-F1) is a reference-grade 4K/UHD TV delivering breathtaking 4K and HDR images with 2000 nits peak brightness and

Vizio P-Series Quantum (PQ65-F1) 4K/UHD TV Review

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Ultra High-End Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019

Ultra High-End Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019

The AXPONA show for 2019 was bigger and better than ever, and Audioholics was there to see and hear much of the best that was on display. In this segment of our coverage, we take a look at the more over-the-top speakers on exhibit, the 'dream speakers' that comes to mind when we purchase a lotto ticket. They may not be affordable, they might not be at all practical, but these are some of the most unrestrained, dramatic, and mind-blowing speakers that AXPONA had to offer.

Audioholics was at the 2019 AXPONA show and in this segment of coverage we look at the most outrageously expensive tower speakers manufacturers have to offer. Which is your dream speaker? Read on.

— April 23, 2019 07:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Affordable Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019

Affordable Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2019

The 2019 AXPONA show had more to offer than just king-size luxury speakers. In this segment of our AXPONA coverage, we look at a selection of the more affordable loudspeakers that were on display. While the massive high-end speakers seem to get most of the attention, there were a multitude of outstanding lower cost speakers that deserve as much attention as any six-figure behemoth. This year's AXPONA proves that you don't have to be rich to get good sound.

At the 2019 AXPONA show, we look at a selection of the more affordable loudspeakers that were on display. This year's AXPONA proves that you don't have to be rich to get good sound.

— April 19, 2019 23:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Vizio P-Series Quantum (PQ65-F1) 4K/UHD TV Review

Vizio P-Series Quantum (PQ65-F1) 4K/UHD TV Review

There's no better time to buy a 4K/UHD TV and there's arguably no better high performance value on the market today than Vizio's outstanding P-Series Quantum TV. This 2000 nits light canon can produce breathtaking HDR images, cover nearly 100% of the P3 color gamut and produce rich, deep black levels. Factor in Dolby Vision and HLG HDR, an outstanding Chromecast implementation, and compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple's HomeKit (via firmware update) and you have a TV that rightly deserved one of our product of the year awards for 2018.

Vizio's P-Series Quantum (PQ65-F1) is a reference-grade 4K/UHD TV delivering breathtaking 4K and HDR images with 2000 nits peak brightness and covering nearly 100% of the P3 color gamut under $2,000.

— April 15, 2019 08:00 in HDTV Reviews

NAD M17 V2 11.1CH Atmos AV Processor Review

NAD M17 V2 11.1CH Atmos AV Processor Review

Recently, NAD released their M17 V2, a much needed upgrade to their original M17 AV pre/pro. The NAD M17 v2 is an 11.1 CH Dolby Atmos AV Processor with a fully modular upgradeable design that supports 4K UHD resolution and features Dirac, one of the advanced room correction systems on the market. Be sure to check out our detailed YouTube video review with Dirac test results and this written overview to get all of the latest product details.

We got a chance to review the NAD's new M17 V2 11.1CH Atmos AV processor and test DIRAC. Be sure to watch our Youtube review and read on to find out what v2 brings to this impressive $6k pre/pro.

— April 11, 2019 21:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Dayton Audio & Monoprice Raise the Bar on Budget Tower Speakers

Dayton Audio & Monoprice Raise the Bar on Budget Tower Speakers

Those who want the big sound of a tower speaker but don't have the big bucks that tower speakers normally cost are in luck, because Dayton Audio and Monoprice have just released two new tower speakers at price points that will considerably stiffen the competition for entry-level floor-standing speakers. The Dayton Audio MK442T and Monoprice MP-T65RT both use their well-received low-cost bookshelf models as platforms to create low-cost tower speakers, but they each take some different design turns that may grant them a step up on sound quality along with more sound quantity. Read our preview of the MK442T and MP-T65RT to see what Dayton Audio and Monoprice have done to raise the bar on low-cost tower speakers.

Dayton Audio and Monoprice released two tower speakers at price points that will stiffen the competition for entry-level floor-standing speakers. Will they be Audiophile worthy? Read on to find out.

— April 09, 2019 09:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

SVS Prime Pinnacle Tower Speaker System Preview

SVS Prime Pinnacle Tower Speaker System Preview

SVS's newest member of their Prime loudspeaker line is aptly named the Prime Pinnacle, because it is most certainly the apogee of the Prime series and the culmination of the design cues used in the Primes while adding a few new tricks to make the ultimate Prime loudspeaker. The 3-way, 5 driver Prime Pinnacle incorporates features of their Ultra series, but in a more placement friendly design. Will this be the new audiophile go-to speaker among SVS's offerings? Read our preview to see what SVS has brought to the table with their formidable new tower speaker.

SVS's new 3-way, 5 driver Prime Pinnacle Tower combines flagship features from the Ultra Series in a more placement friendly design. Is this their new go-to audiophile speaker? Read on to find out.

— April 05, 2019 16:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

Audioholics is celebrating our 20-year anniversary this April 18th, 2019. We went from hobby site to one of the industry's largest and most respected AV review publications with the BIGGEST social media network. Our no-nonsense approach with brutally honest reporting and useful how-to's and tech articles has created a loyal following that has helped us earn our success. I'm appreciative of our loyal fans and talented writing staff over the years that have made Audioholics the success it is. Happy Birthday Audioholics and remember, keep listening!

Audioholics is celebrating our 20-year anniversary this April 18th,2019. As one of the industry's largest and most respected AV review publications, we thank our followers and talented writing staff.

— April 03, 2019 20:00 in Editorials

Marantz SR6013 9.2CH AV Receiver Giveaway

Marantz SR6013 9.2CH AV Receiver Giveaway

The Marantz SR6013 9.2CH AV Receiver ($1,500 value) Giveaway is Here! Audioholics is celebrating 20 years of online success this month To celebrate and share the love with our loyal readers, we’re partnering with Marantz to give away one of their SR6013 9.2CH AV Receiver ($1,500 value)! Register to win before April 30th. Remember, you gotta be in it to win it!

Audioholics is celebrating 20 years of online success this month and we've partnered with Marantz to give away a brand new SR6013 ($1500 value) 9.2CH AV receiver. Register to win now!

— April 02, 2019 14:20 in AV News

5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

Welcome to the 5G Wireless Apocalypse! This is the first of a two-part series that examines the upcoming 5G wireless network, presenting both the good... and the not so good. In this installment we'll explore the potential health risks from the upcoming 5G wireless network, and examine the science behind claims RF radiation poses a danger to humans.

5G Wireless Apocalypse! This is the first of a two-part series that explores what 5G will bring, presenting both the good... and the not so good.

— March 28, 2019 06:00 in Editorials

Wilson Audio’s Sasha DAW Speaker: A New WATT/Puppy Descendant

Wilson Audio’s Sasha DAW Speaker: A New WATT/Puppy Descendant

Wilson Audio’s Sasha DAW speaker is the latest descendant of the company’s iconic WATT/Puppy loudspeakers. Named after Wilson’s founder, the late Dave Wilson, the Sasha DAW sits in the middle of Wilson’s range of expensive, high-end offerings. The new speaker was redesigned from the ground up by Dave’s son Daryl and his team of engineers. Will the Sasha DAW live up to its decades-long legacy?

Wilson Audio’s Sasha DAW speaker is the latest descendant of the company’s iconic WATT/Puppy loudspeakers. At $37,900/pr they're not inexpensive. Are they worth it? Read on to find out.

— March 26, 2019 21:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Klipsch RP-8000F Tower Speaker Review

Klipsch RP-8000F Tower Speaker Review

Loudspeaker manufacturer Klipsch has received a lot of acclaim for their Reference Premier series ever since its introduction, so it is high time that we have given this lauded line a very close look to see if it truly deserved its accolades. In for a full review is the Klipsch RP-8000F, a dual 8" woofer megalith of a speaker that promises a wide dynamic range for lots of punch and impact, but will that come at the cost of sound quality? Read our full review to find out.

The Klipsch RP-8000F, a dual 8" woofer tower speaker system that promises a wide dynamic range for lots of punch and impact, but will that come at the cost? Read our review to find out...

— March 22, 2019 20:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Five Things You Should Know About WiFi Performance and Reliability

Five Things You Should Know About WiFi Performance and Reliability

One of the most frustrating and often overlooked components of your home theater system can be the lowly WiFi network. By following these 5 tips from seasoned professionals you can make sure you have a reliable network that will make your home theater A/V and smart home tech shine.

Frustrated with your wireless WiFi network? We give you 5 pro tips on how to get a rock solid WiFi signal to your home theater to create a stable network throughout your home.

Brad Hintze — March 20, 2019 08:00 in Home Theater Connection Help

Marantz SR8012 11.2CH Atmos/DTS:X/Auro 3D AV Receiver

Marantz SR8012 11.2CH Atmos/DTS:X/Auro 3D AV Receiver

The Marantz SR8012 11.2CH AV receiver decodes EVERY immersive surround format, supports the latest in 4K UHD resolution, streams music till your heart's content and is one of the first products on the market to support IMAX Enhanced features. But what makes us even more excited about this receiver is the meaty amp section that's pays homage to the AV super receiver of yesteryear. Check out our editorial and YouTube reviews with full bench test results to see if this is the best AV receiver you can get for $3k.

We reviewed the Marantz SR8012 11.2CH streaming AV receiver which decodes EVERY immersive surround format, supports the latest in 4K UHD resolution and has a meaty amp section confirmed in our bench tests.

— March 18, 2019 00:00 in AV Receiver Reviews

The Dolby Dimension Headphones: A Personal Home Theater On Your Ears

The Dolby Dimension Headphones: A Personal Home Theater On Your Ears

Dolby’s first ever consumer electronics product is the Dimension wireless headphone which the company has designed specifically for home entertainment. This $599 over-ear bluetooth headphone is packed with advanced DSP, head-tracking technology, and other unusual features that set it apart from other headphones. Will Dolby’s unique take on personal home entertainment make the Dimension headphones a success, or is the price too high for mainstream buyers? Read on to learn more.

Dolby’s first ever consumer electronics product is the Dimension wireless headphone which the company has designed specifically for home entertainment. At $599 is it more buck than bang? Read on.

— March 14, 2019 20:00 in Headphone Reviews