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ADAM Audio T7V Powered Monitor Speaker Review

The ADAM Audio T7V Active Speakers are nearfield monitors ($500/pair). We reviewed them to determine IF they sound as good as they look and IF

ADAM Audio T7V Powered Monitor Speaker Review
Arylic Brings Whole Home Audio To Your Favorite Speakers

We reviewed the Arylic Audio compact, affordable streaming pre-amplifiers (S10 & S50Pro) and an A50 amplifier that allow you to re-use existing

Arylic Brings Whole Home Audio To Your Favorite Speakers
Microsoft's Xbox Long-Game Surges with Bethesda Purchase

Microsoft buys Zenimax in the second biggest acquisition in gaming history. Xbox Game Studios at once solved its exclusive titles problem and

Microsoft's Xbox Long-Game Surges with Bethesda Purchase

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ADAM Audio T7V Powered Monitor Speaker Review

ADAM Audio T7V Powered Monitor Speaker Review

ADAM Audio has long been known as pioneers in bringing AMT drivers to pro-audio loudspeaker design. They have traditionally occupied a somewhat higher price-point than major monitor brands, but that has changed recently with their T series monitors which use the same design principles in a more affordable package. The ADAM Audio T7V's are near-field monitors that use ADAM Audio's AMT tweeters in a sophisticated waveguide along with class-D amplification in an unusually attractive cabinet that looks a lot nicer than it needs to for studio purposes. Can a monitor this sleek-looking also be used for home audio? Read our in-depth review to find out!

The ADAM Audio T7V Active Speakers are nearfield monitors ($500/pair). We reviewed them to determine IF they sound as good as they look and IF they serve home audio applications as well as the studio.

— October 20, 2020 23:30 in Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

Arylic Brings Whole Home Audio To Your Favorite Speakers

Arylic Brings Whole Home Audio To Your Favorite Speakers

If you’re looking for whole-home audio, but you already love the existing speakers you already own, you might want to check out the new streaming options from Arylic Audio. We’ll look at three of their offerings including a compact preamp (S10 and S50Pro) and A10 power amplifier to help turn the products you already own into a whole-home audio system capable of streaming your favorite music sources.

We reviewed the Arylic Audio compact, affordable streaming pre-amplifiers (S10 & S50Pro) and an A50 amplifier that allow you to re-use existing speakers to transform your whole home audio.

— October 19, 2020 00:05 in AV Gadget Reviews

Microsoft's Xbox Long-Game Surges with Bethesda Purchase

Microsoft's Xbox Long-Game Surges with Bethesda Purchase

Microsoft buys Zenimax in the second biggest acquisition in gaming history, an atomic blast to the industry and the fallout is all Xbox. Xbox Game Studios at once solved its exclusive titles problem, revved up pre-orders for Xbox Series S/X while getting the gaming world talking about what the future holds for hardcore triple-A gamers. Let's take a closer look at Microsoft's long-game strategy in gaming and what makes it distinct from Sony. The two console makers represent two different schools of thought in consumer electronics, and 2020 may only be the beginning as Xbox Game Studio's plan for a gaming empire emerges that none can ignore.

Microsoft buys Zenimax in the second biggest acquisition in gaming history. Xbox Game Studios at once solved its exclusive titles problem and stirred interest in pre-orders for Xbox Series X/S.

— October 14, 2020 00:00 in Editorials

Marantz Announces AV7706 11.2Ch 8K Ultra HD AV Surround Pre-Amplifier

Marantz Announces AV7706 11.2Ch 8K Ultra HD AV Surround Pre-Amplifier

If you're looking for 8K upscaling and pass-through out of your preamplifier you're pretty much out of luck - Until today! Marantz announced the release of an 8K surround AV pre-amplifier, the AV7706. This preamplifier features 11.2 channels of XLR and RCA pre-outs and the latest immersive surround codecs as well as HEOS music management system. Read on to see how this improves over this model's predecessor.

Marantz just announced the new AV7706 11.2CH 8K AV Processor armed with the latest immersive surround codecs and HEOS music management system. Read on to see how it improves upon its predecessor.

— October 11, 2020 09:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Bowers & Wilkins is Welcomed to the Sound United Family

Bowers & Wilkins is Welcomed to the Sound United Family

Sound United LLC, parent company to Denon, Polk Audio, Marantz, Definitive Technology, Classé, and Boston Acoustics, today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Bowers & Wilkins, a leading designer and manufacturer of luxury home audio speakers, headphones, custom installation products, wireless speakers, and branded audio systems in the automotive and television markets. What does this mean for the brand? Read on as we speculate the future of this premium loudspeaker company.

Sound United LLC today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Bowers & Wilkins. What does this mean for the brand? Read on as we speculate the future of this premium loudspeaker company.

— October 10, 2020 01:00 in AV News

Denon Releases 3 More 110th Anniversary Edition A110 Components

Denon Releases 3 More 110th Anniversary Edition A110 Components

We recently broke the news on Denon's 110th Anniversary Edition AVR-A110 8K AV Receiver which retails for $5,499. Now Denon has released information on three other 110th Anniversary Edition components; the PMA-A110 Integrated Amplifier ($3,499), DCD-A110 SACD Player ($2,999), and DL-A110 Phono Cartridge ($599). Will they be "Balls to the Wall" like the AVR-A110 receiver? Check out our preview to find out.

Denon has expanded its 110th anniversary components with the PMA-A110 Integrated Amplifier, DCD-A110 SACD Player, and DL-A110 Phono Cartridge. Read on to see what makes these audiophile products so special.

— October 06, 2020 11:00 in Audio Amplifier Reviews

Enter Free to Win! Arylic A50 - Wireless Stereo Amplifier

Enter Free to Win! Arylic A50 - Wireless Stereo Amplifier

October is another Audioholics giveaway month! As always, the Audioholics giveaway contest is free to enter, just leave us your email address and on the last day of October the winner will be announced. Maybe YOU will be haunted this Halloween by our PRIZE... the Arylic A50 WiFi & Bluetooth 5.0 Stereo Amplifier. So, get to ready bring all-new wireless, Internet radio capabilities, your favorite music streaming service and Class-D amplification to almost any old pair of passive speakers. It's a great way to resurrect the dead!

Audioholics is giving away an Arylic A50 wireless streaming amplifier! This contest is free to enter, just leave your email address and after Halloween, the winner will be announced.

— October 05, 2020 01:00 in AV News

Network Redundancy: The New Normal In a Post-COVID World?

Network Redundancy: The New Normal In a Post-COVID World?

When this awful COVID-19 virus messed with all of our lives, it also messed with our connectivity. Without solid connectivity, the new-world idea of working from home is pretty much impossible. How do we deal with dropped internet, loss of cell service, and more when our whole life is hooked up to home automation and the internet?

When COVID-19 messed with all of our lives, it also messed with our connectivity. How do we deal with dropped internet, loss of cell service, and more when our whole life is hooked up to the internet?

Jerry Del Colliano — October 03, 2020 08:30 in Editorials

New Focal Radiance Headphones & Naim Mu-so Speaker: Built for Bentley!

New Focal Radiance Headphones & Naim Mu-so Speaker: Built for Bentley!

Focal and Naim Audio are adding two new products to their ongoing Bentley Motors design collaboration. Naim is introducing a new dark-wood edition of its Mu-So wireless speaker, but inside you'll find the same functions and features of the highly-regarded Mu-So 2nd generation with Bentley branding. Focal is adding Radiance, an all-new closed back headphone to its exclusive "Made in France" line, featuring luxury accents from Bentley Motors. When designers from these three brands work together, you know the results are going to be beautiful, high-end stuff that makes great sound.

Naim Audio and Focal are adding two new products to their Bentley Motors design collaboration including some incredible looking headphones and a wireless speaker. Read on to learn more.

— September 30, 2020 07:00 in Headphone Reviews

5 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $500 for 2020

5 Best Powered Subwoofers Under $500 for 2020

$500 is one of the most common budget ranges for shoppers looking for subwoofers. Perhaps that is because the $500 range seems to be the entry point to true high-fidelity in subwoofers where buyers can get low-distortion, serious extension, and good build quality. Audioholics has refreshed its recommended $500 subwoofer list to reflect newer models with leading-edge innovations, so check it out if you want to see what the value leaders are at this price point.

Audioholics has refreshed its recommended $500 powered subwoofer list for 2020 to reflect newer models with leading-edge innovations. Get the best bass for your money here.

— September 28, 2020 01:00 in How to Shop

SVS PB-2000 Pro Ported Subwoofer Review

SVS PB-2000 Pro Ported Subwoofer Review

Late last year SVS released a rework of their 2000 series subwoofers called the 2000 Pro series. The 2000 Pro subs use a new amplifier topology trickled down from their upper-tier subs that includes app control. The driver also received significant rework. SVS sent us a PB-2000 Pro for review, and we are happy to report that the 2000 Pro subs are far more improved than just adding a smartphone app this latest generation of subs. Read our full review with measurements, and you may be as surprised as we were by the SVS PB-2000 Pro.

SVS completely revamped their 2000 series with the release of their 2000 Pro subwoofers. We can report that the 2000 Pro subs are far more improved than just adding a smartphone app. Read on.

— September 23, 2020 08:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

Home Theater Is More Relevant During COVID-19 Than Ever Before

Home Theater Is More Relevant During COVID-19 Than Ever Before

Nobody saw COVID-19 coming until it was ready to kick our collective butts in early 2020. All of us being stuck at home thanks to COVID-19 has changed our way of life in so many impactful ways. 20 years ago, owning a home theater was an extreme luxury. Today you get a much better home theater experience than ever before at a fraction of the cost. In this article we briefly look at how home theater has changed over the last 20 years FOR THE BETTER.

Home theater has changed a lot over the last 20 years. COVID-19 has made some changes in the way we live our lives, but luckily home theater might be one of the positives to come out of this.

Jerry Del Colliano — September 21, 2020 00:00 in Editorials

New NAD Masters Series Employ Revolutionary Class D Amplifier Technology

New NAD Masters Series Employ Revolutionary Class D Amplifier Technology

NAD launched its first two products using the new “Eigentakt” (self-clocking) switching amplifier from the Danish company Purifi. Designed by Class D amplification guru Bruno Putzeys, the Eigentakt circuit is at the heart of NAD’s new Masters Series M33 stereo integrated streaming amp ($4,999) and M28 seven-channel power amp (also $4,999). Both amps offer measured performance that sets a new benchmark for low noise and distortion. Read on to learn more.

NAD launched two Masters Series amps, the M33 and M28 both priced at $4,999. Both amps offer performance that sets a new benchmark for low noise and distortion thanks to a revolutionary Class D design.

— September 18, 2020 04:00 in Audio Amplifier Reviews

Marantz SR8015 11CH 8K DTS:X Pro Review: Best AV Receiver for 2020?

Marantz SR8015 11CH 8K DTS:X Pro Review: Best AV Receiver for 2020?

The Marantz SR8015 is king of the hill as far as 11CH AV receivers go. This 11.2CH Atmos/DTS:X Pro HDMI 2.1 AV receiver is built on a very solid platform with benchmark measured performance while offering new features including preamp mode, DTS:X Pro, HDMI 2.1 with 8K support, 13CH of processing, dual speaker presets, eARC for high resolution audio streaming and so much more. Best of all, the SR8015 is a wonderful sounding, high performance one box separates-like solution that will satiate the audiophile, home theater enthusiast and gamer alike. Best AV receiver for 2020? Read on to find out.

The Marantz SR8015 11.2CH Atmos/DTS:X Pro HDMI 2.1 AV receiver is built on a very solid platform with benchmark measured performance. Is this the best AVR for 2020? Read our review to find out.

— September 15, 2020 01:30 in AV Receiver Reviews