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The Beatles released their first song in decades. “Now And Then” started as a demo recording made by John Lennon in 1978 and was completed with technology from Peter Jackson’s Get Back documentary.
JVC's DLA-NZ8 (RS3100) may be the perfect projector with a BLU-escent laser, e-shiftX for 8K images, the latest HDR10/HDR10+, frame adapt HDR Gen2, and JVC's industry leading tone mapping and blacks.
If you're gift shopping for an AV enthusiast, we have the guide for you. From receivers to headphones, loudspeakers and subwoofers, we have you covered with what we think are some great gift ideas.
Onkyo's new TX-SR3100 is a 5.2CH home theater receiver that includes Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, 80 W/CH and all the latest 8K video features for under $400! But, does it really give you true Atmos experience?
Dolby sponsored a study of how the Pink Floyd song “The Great Gig in the Sky” affects brain waves. The study analyzed the brain waves of 100 people as they listened to the song in Dolby Atmos.
The new Marantz Stereo 70s ($1,000) is a 2-channel receiver with 8K HDMI connectivity, 75 wpc, and uses Marantz’s HDAM preamp modules. How does it compare to similar Marantz Cinema products? Read on.
Black Friday is here early with the best deals of 2023 on audio gear we’ve reviewed!. Our guide includes loudspeakers, subwoofers, AV receivers, theater chairs and much more. Big savings for you!
The RTJ Audio 18Sub features the ultimate 18” bass driver, giving users the highest performance per footprint of any sub on the market and making it Ideal for baffle wall subwoofer systems installations.
Some of the most highly trained audiophiles in the industry were asked to do a blind “A-B” listening comparison test of two audio circuits. Were they able to hear a difference, or were they fooled?
Bang & Olufsen and Cisco released the 950 IEM, an IT security enhanced wireless earbud with tools for managing and viewing real-time analytics from a single platform while providing secure connections.
Lenbrook Corp., the parent company to NAD Electronics, PSB Loudspeakers, and Bluesound, has acquired Bankrupt MQA. We speculate if SCL6 technology is the driving force behind the acquisition of MQA.
The $139 Arylic Audio's new B50 Wireless Amplifier pushes 50 watts x 2, has a sub and phono out, HDMI ARC and is an easy way to turn a pair of passive speakers into a streaming powerhouse!
Home theater is accessible for almost everyone today and is easier to use and more affordable than ever. But are true home theaters a thing of the past? Read on to find out.
The RBH Sound 61/AX is a fully active 2-way bookshelf speaker system that employs SOTA DSP with active crossovers and 400 watts of built in amplification for pristine, dynamic sound quality we review.
Cambridge Audio released their DacMagic 200M DAC($549) and MXN10 network streamer ($499). The DACMagic comes with Dual ESS ES9028Q2M chips and supports TONS of digital options. Read on.
The Marantz MODEL 50 integrated amplifier and CD 50n streaming HDMI CD player ($1,800/ea) boast audiophile componentry, low impedance power drive, and unmatched digital source connectivity options.
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Monoprice’s Audition T5 speakers are floorstanders for the audiophile on a tight budget, but trade-offs must be made to achieve their $500/pr pricing. On sale at $230/pr, ignore the trade offs and buy them!
Garmin has signed a purchase agreement to acquire JL Audio, the maker of some of the world’s best subwoofers. It might seem like a mismatch if you don’t follow JL Audio’s hugely successful offerings.
Kaleidescape, the premier digital media server for the best 4K and Dolby Atmos source playback, released Terra Prime series with SSD drives making it possible to download 4K content in 4 minutes!
This 3-strong lineup of Monitor Audio's Anthra subwoofers feature all new drivers, amps, and app control. Make them wireless with REL’s new HT-Air MKII Wireless subwoofer connection kit for only $139!
Paradigm came to CEDIA 2023 with everything from new premium finishes to the brand’s respected Founder Series speakers to the new SVX-1202 Power Amplifier and the updated Decor Series v2 Soundbars.
Dirac Live Active Room Treatment, available on StormAudio processors, promises to minimize the need for bulky low frequency acoustic room treatments and uses All of your speakers to fix the bass.
Theory Audio released a new all-weather speaker, the sb25aw which is a revised version of their sb25. Also released are 2 in-wall Subs, the iws12-6 and iws12-9 with reported 124dB SPL output at 1m!
Today we look at the SPA25 Prisma, an 11 channel high-end AVR with Dirac Live from the Swedish audio manufacturer Primare. We also look at Tidal’s newly revamped artist support program, Tidal Rising.
The Arendal Sound 1723 Subwoofer 2S stuffs two heavy-duty 13.8” drivers and a 1,200-watt RMS amp into a reasonable enclosure. This might be the sweet spot for size to performance of ALL subs we’ve reviewed!
We’re taking a look at 3 promising BluOS streaming products; the Bluesound Node X Streaming amp, PSB Alpha iQ streaming speaker, and the NAD M66 Streaming DAC-Preamplifier with Dirac and 4 sub outs!
We got a chance to see the new Revel PerformaBe Architectural line of speakers at CEDIA 2023. The lineup includes three in-wall models, (W126Be, W226Be, W228Be) and one in-ceiling (C128Be). Read on.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 is getting support for Dolby Atmos gaming! Less exciting is the news that Tidal’s adoption of high-res FLAC is turning out to be less of a crowd-pleaser than we first expected.
Sony’s MDR-MV1 ($400) is an open-back headphone that promises both accurate spatial sound field reproduction and all-day comfort. Read on to find out why these have become a reference for professionals.
Audeze MM-100 ($399) planar magnetic headphone and Sennheiser's HD 660S2 headphone($599.95), both are open-back designs with neutral sound signatures aimed at the pro audio and audiophile communities.