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AV Quick Takes: Dayton Audio HTA Series Amps and ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ Deluxe Box Set
Today we look at the Dayton Audio HTA Series hybrid tube integrated amps and the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set of Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side Of The Moon” in Spatial Audio surround!
Marantz AMP 10 200 Watt x 16CH Amplifier Bench Test Results
The Marantz AMP 10 is a 200 watt x 16CH amplifier utilizing the ICE Edge Class D topology with a custom built SMPS power supply. I put the AMP 10 through exhaustive bench tests to gauge its performance.
AV Quick Takes: Klipsch Reference Premiere Subwoofers
New Klipsch’s Reference Premiere series subwoofers promise huge improvements in driver tech, amplifier power and reliability. The RP-1600SW has a 16" driver and we will be reviewing that beast soon.
NAD’s C 3050 Integrated Amp Looks ‘70s, Parties Like It’s 2023
The NAD C 3050 integrated amp celebrates the brand’s 50th anniversary in a retro 70's style. At $1,300, this amp is nearly identical to the impossible-to-find, limited-edition C 3050 LE but modern features.
IsoAcoustics Loudspeaker Isolation System Giveaway!
Audioholics IsoAcoustics loudspeaker isolation system Giveaway! Win two sets of GAIA isolation feet for tower speakers & an Aperta300 isolation stand for a center channel speaker. Improve your sound!
iFi Audio’s Latest Audiophile DACs Cram in the Features
The iFi Audio Uno is a $79 USB DAC for newcomers wanting better sound from their laptops and smart devices. The $1,299 iFi Neo Stream is a unique music streamer and DAC designed for audiophiles.
Yamaha A‑S1200 Amplifier Giveaway ($2999.95 Value)
Yamaha A-S1200 integrated amplifier Sweepstakes. Entry FREE to WIN one of Yamaha's new audiophile-grade amplifiers, designed for the love of music. Entry ends June 12, 2023.
Starke Sound IC‑H1 Elite Standmount Loudspeaker Review
Starke Sound has always been known for their engineering and build quality. Read our review of their IC-H1 Elite Stand mount speakers to find out what in company parts and engineering means to you.
AV Quick Takes: The $149 WiiM Pro High Resolution Music Streamer
The WiiM Pro music streamer is both versatile and affordable with a built-in high quality DAC to satisfy the most discerning audiophile that wants to get the highest streaming resolution possible.
Sonus faber and McIntosh Set Sail with Wally Yachts
Sonus faber and McIntosh have teamed up to create new, custom-designed audio systems for Wally Yachts. The 88-foot wallywhy200 yacht features custom-built loudspeakers and subwoofers. Read on.
AV Quick Takes: Monoprice Blackbird 8K HDMI Hardware
In today's Quick Takes, we look at a variety of new 8K HDMI switches, splitters, and matrix solutions from Monoprice’s Blackbird line of AV accessories. Read on.
The Yamaha R‑N2000A Receiver Is Old‑School Cool, New‑School Easy
Yamaha’s new R-N2000A next-generation network Hi-Fi receiver ($4K) is an all-in-one amp with 90 watts/ch, YPAO room correction, and Yamaha MusicCast streaming along with HDMI ARC and high-res USB DAC.
AV Quick Takes: Bowers & Wilkins Upgraded Pi7 S2 and Pi5 S2 True Wireless Earbuds
The new Pi7 S2 and Pi5 S2 True Wireless earbuds from Bowers & Wilkins offer new tech and improved sound. Both models feature enhanced connectivity, longer battery life, and new premium finishes.
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 Review & Px7 S2 Comparison: Which One's Right For You?
Bowers & Wilkins Px8 flagship wireless ANC headphone review with comparisons to Px7 S2. How do B&W's two top headphones stack-up and is Px8 really worth the extra $300 for you?
Best Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2023 Show Report
Audioholics went to the 2023 AXPONA show to report on the best-sounding loudspeakers we heard at the show from brands like JBL, Focal, Perlisten, Yamaha, Legacy, Monitor Audio, SVS and more...
Onkyo TX‑RZ70 Gives You 11.2CH & Dirac Live for Under $3k!
The Onkyo TX-RZ70 AV receiver gives you 11.2CH of processing and built-in 140wpc x 11 amplification with full Dirac-Live for only $2,800. Could this be the best value AVR for 2023?
Naim Classic and Sennheiser Conversation
This “AV Quick Takes” series looks at the New Classic range of electronics from Naim Audio and the Sennheiser Conversation Clear Plus true wireless earbuds.
PSB Synchrony B600 Bookshelf Speaker Review
From PSB's Flagship line, Synchrony, we'll be reviewing the PSB Synchrony B600. PSB is known for reliable high end speakers, but will this translate to a $2,800/pair of bookshelves? Read on.
Pioneer Elite VSX‑LX805 11.2CH AV Receiver ‑ Poor Man's Integra?
The Pioneer Elite VSX-LX805 11.2CH AV Receiver packs in most of the features of its Integra counterpart but at $200 less. Audiophile grade DACs, Dirac Live, and 150 watts/ch make this the receiver to beat?
Marantz AV 10 15.4CH 8K AV Processor Bench Test Results
The Marantz AV 10 15.4CH 8K AV Processor produced excellent bench test results. This $7K AVP has bass management features no other competitor has at this price. We thoroughly test to show you how it works.
AV Quick Takes: The Klipsch McLaren Legends Series
In this week's “AV Quick Takes” we look at the new Klipsch McLaren Legends Series loudspeakers designed in partnership with McLaren Racing, featuring the $8K MCL-905- a 2 way pro cinema speaker.
The Børresen Acoustics M1 is a $100,000 2‑way Monitor?!
The Børresen Acoustics M1 doesn’t look too different from other high-end two-way bookshelf speakers, but its $100,000 price tag suggests that there is more to them than meets the eye.
AV Quick Takes: The Labrador Retriever Robot ‘Butler’ and Apple HomePod 2
This “AV Quick Takes” series offers a brief look at what’s new, cool, and/or interesting in the AV world. Today we look at an Amazon-backed assisted-living robot and the Apple HomePod 2.
New Focal Theva Speaker Line: Is Affordable & Made in France!
Focal launched their new Theva speaker lineup to replace the Chora series and they have done so without raising prices or even moving manufacturing to China. Higher performance without higher prices.
AV Quick Takes: Apple Music Sing and the Sonos/IKEA Speaker Floor Lamp
This “AV Quick Takes” looks at the Apple Music Sing karaoke feature, and a new Sonos/IKEA floor lamp with a built-in wireless speaker.
Monoprice Monolith MTM‑100 Powered Desktop Speaker Review
The Monolith MTM-100 is a $500 high-powered desktop speaker that features a built in 100watt amp, a 1.25” tweeter, two 4” midwoofers, and two 5.25” passive radiators. BIG sound for your desktop on the cheap?
Roku Avoids Disaster in Silicon Valley Bank Collapse
How did Roku fare after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank? Find out how the largest financial crisis since 2008 may have effected the future of the California-based streaming device maker.
Integra’s New 11.2CH Flagship DRX‑8.4 AVR: Better than Denon?
The new 50lbs Integra DRX-8.4 AVR ($3,200) is the most exciting AV Receiver from Integra in years. With 150 watts/ch x 11, including full Dirac support, ESS audiophile grade DACs, this is the AVR to beat.
AV Quick Takes: Deep Bass Makes The Booty Shake
This is a brief look at a scientific study analyzing the relationship between bass and dancing at live concerts. People danced 11.8% more when the very-low-frequency bass was present. Read on.
JBL Classic Series Audio Components Blend Retro w Modern Tech
JBL has released more retro Classic Series audio products. The SA550 integrated amplifier ($2,000), MP350 streaming media player ($700), CD350 CD player ($800), and TT350 turntable ($1,000).
AV Quick Takes: LG’s Invisible Car Speakers and Daryl Hannah’s Butt
This “AV Quick Takes” series offers a brief look at what’s new, cool, and/or interesting in the AV world. Today we look at LG’s “invisible” car speakers, and Daryl Hannah’s butt from the movie Splash.