We review Arendal's entry-level 1961 1S and 1V subwoofers to determine if their more affordable subs can maintain the phenomenal performance to value we found in their 1723 2V powerhouse. Read on.
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Audyssey announced the MultEQ-X PC based room correction software that works as an add-on to the MultEQ system already embedded in many AVR's. What kind of features can we expect from MultiEQ-X? Read on.
The Paradigm's Founder 100F 3-way towers and 70LCR speakers use a slew of new technologies to push the loudspeaker game forward. Read our review to see how they sounded and performed with measurements.
The HDMI Licensing Admin says that new HDMI devices can be granted “HDMI 2.1 compliant” status even if they don’t support any of the features associated with the HDMI 2.1 standard. Confused? Read on.
Denon released information on their first-ever lineup of true wireless in-ear headphones- The Denon Noise Cancelling Earbuds: AH-C830NCW and Denon Wireless Earbuds: AH-C630W. For more info read on.
In this article, we go over ten things that we would like to see change within the loudspeaker industry. Read on to find out what speaker companies are doing that bugs us so much!
The $250/pair Fluance Ai41 powered bluetooth bookshelf speakers offer performance and features (sub out and toslink input) making them a soundbar alternative for music centric listeners that also watch TV.
Dolby Labs revealed a OnePoll survey of American adults who listen to 1 hour of music each day showed increased demand for good sound quality from music, especially from GenZ. Good news for Spatial Audio?
Monitor Audio’s new 7G Silver Series loudspeakers offers 8 different models and maintains its sweet-spot in the company’s lineup combining excellent performance, superb build quality, and high value.
We tackle some of the less obvious but more resilient audio myths that seem to linger despite numerous attempts at correction. We debunk the audiophile myths to help prioritize your hifi needs.
We bench tested the Yamaha RX-A6A 9.2CH 8K 150watt/ch Atmos/DTS:X Receiver to gauge power output and uncover performance issues we discovered. We discuss the proper settings for best power delivery.
Here are our 2021 Product of the Year Award winners based on audio products we reviewed that really stood out among their peers in loudspeakers, subwoofers, integrated amplifier, headphones and more.
In our in-depth review of Polk Audio's Reserve R700 tower speakers, we look at just how much of the performance of the stellar Legend series has trickled down to the more affordable Reserve series.
The audiophilia business done right might not be that luxury oriented despite the hobby’s alternate name of high-end audio. Does the luxuriousness of the store dictate the traffic and clientele?
Check out our preview of the new Polk Sound Signa S4. The first Dolby Atmos enabled soundbar from Polk offers 3D sound at a $400 price point. Will it deliver? Read on to find out.
We put together some great holiday gift ideas for 2021 to help your audiophile loved ones build a kick ass home theater system for under $4k to enjoy the latest streaming shows like Squid Game.
In this review, we compare the DALI IO-6 ($500) and the Shure Aonic 50 ($300) headphones. This comparison review will help you decide which noise-cancelling headphones are right for your needs.
Stereo gear has changed A LOT in the last 50 years, but some people would still say there was never a better time for sound than in the 1970's. Come join us on a look at what the 70's had to offer.
The StormAudio ISP MK2 24CH Atmos/DTS:X/Auro 3D AV processor has the most advanced bass management & connectivity features. Our review bench tests and listening impressions reveal why it’s our 2021 POY.
In our editorial on risk vs reward of home theater sales in the AV Specialty market we look at what goes into getting return clients which one day may get you that million dollar sale.
M&K Sound released information on their X+ series subwoofers which are ALL THX-certified; Dominus level for the X15+! Read our preview to see what they did to achieve this new level of performance.
The IC chip shortage is wreaking havoc on many electronics products, but does this chip shortage threaten the health and viability of the specialty audio and home theater market? Read on to find out.
Pro Audio Technology’s SR-28212ai ($10k/ea) is the most advanced speaker the company has ever created. At just 6 inches deep, this is a true fullrange speaker and subwoofer system capable of 130dB output.
With online ordering at an all time high and retail specialty stores closing, how is high-end audio gear getting sold? In this article we'll look at new and better ways to sell audiophile equipment.
IsoAcoustics GAIA Isolators proved there is real science behind the sonic benefits of decoupling and isolating your loudspeakers from the floor. I explore the results tested on Revel & RBH Sound speakers.
Arriving in the US this Fall, Audi’s compact Q4 e-tron electric SUV (~$50,000) will offer the world’s first Sonos-branded automotive audio system. Is it worthy of the SONOS name? Read on to find out.
Sony’s HT-A9 is a wireless 4-speaker home theater system that employs a 4.0.4-channel speaker layout using proprietary DSP technologies to create up to 12 “phantom" speakers to recreate a Dolby Atmos.
Blu-rays are bulky and not really needed anymore. Streaming in HD is killer but audiophiles hate change. Here are three ways to manage your digital music to get the best sound and convenience.