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StormAudio ISP MK2 24CH AV Processor Review

— December 09, 2021 00:30

StormAudio ISP MK2 24CH AV Processor Review

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.

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Monoprice Monolith HTP-1 16CH Home Theater Processor Review

— February 22, 2021 09:00

Monoprice Monolith HTP-1 16CH Home Theater Processor Review

We reviewed the 16 channel Monoprice Monolith HTP-1 AV Processor to see how it performed. With ALL 3 immersive surround formats supported and a future upgrade path to 8K, is this the processor to beat?

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Marantz AV 10 & AMP 10 16CH HDMI 2.1 Separates Details Leaked!

— September 07, 2022 18:25

Marantz AV 10 & AMP 10 16CH HDMI 2.1 Separates Details Leaked!

The new Marantz AV 10 16CH AV Processor and matching AMP 10 amplifier feature DIRAC room correction, 4 independent sub outs, 200watts x 16 Class D amplification and full HDMI 2.1 support on every input.

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Yamaha AVENTAGE 5200 Series 11CH Processor/Amplifier Review

— January 10, 2020 09:00

Yamaha AVENTAGE 5200 Series 11CH Processor/Amplifier Review

Yamaha is on their 3rd generation of separates in the Aventage line with their new 11-channel CX-A5200 AV Processor and MX-A5200 amplifier. Read our review to find out if they are a worthy successor.

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McIntosh Launches MX180 8K 16CH AV Processor, Two New Brawny Integrated Amps

— May 30, 2022 00:15

McIntosh Launches MX180 8K 16CH AV Processor, Two New Brawny Integrated Amps

McIntosh is shipping 3 new products; the MX180 a 16CH Atmos/DTS:X Auro 3D AV processor with 8K video support and the MA8950 and MA9500 stereo integrated amps which key audiophile features to drool over!

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Anthem STR Preamp and Power Amplifier Review

— November 07, 2018 08:00

Anthem STR Preamp and Power Amplifier Review

The Anthem STR preamp and power amplifier emphasize fidelity first armed with the latest in 32 bit DSP, ARC room correction, and oodles of power reserves on tap. More details in our review so read on.

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

— October 11, 2020 09:00

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

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.

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Anthem AVM 60 11.2CH Preamp/Processor Review

— December 12, 2016 18:00

Anthem AVM 60 11.2CH Preamp/Processor Review

Anthem's AVM 60 is a stellar-performing Dolby Atmos / DTS:X-ready AV processor supporting 7.4.4 setups with HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, 4K/UHD and a rich feature set for installers. Read our review.

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Yamaha 5000 Series Premium Hi-Fi Audio Components Targets Audiophiles

— November 01, 2019 08:00

Yamaha 5000 Series Premium Hi-Fi Audio Components Targets Audiophiles

Yamaha launched a new series of premium two-channel audio components- The 5000 Series. With a $8k turntable, $10k preamp, $10k amp, and $15k/pr speakers, Yamaha is doubling down on 2 channel audio.

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Emotiva XMC-1 7.2 Channel AV Processor Review

RichB — September 24, 2015 00:00

Emotiva XMC-1 7.2 Channel AV Processor Review

The USA made Emotiva XMC-1 7.2 channel AV processor is designed with audiophile performance via its fully differential two-channel analog audio section and advanced DIRAC room correction system.

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New AudioControl AV Processors and Receivers up to 16CH Processing & Auro 3D

— September 19, 2019 09:00

New AudioControl AV Processors and Receivers up to 16CH Processing & Auro 3D

AudioControl has announced a pair of high-end preamp/processors and a trio of new A/V receivers at the 2019 CEDIA Expo that support Auro 3D, flexible bass management and up to 16CH of processing.

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Classé Sigma SSP AV Processor and AMP5 Review

— May 28, 2015 08:00

Classé Sigma SSP AV Processor and AMP5 Review

The Classé Sigma SSP Processor and AMP5 multi-channel amplifier supports HD audio processing with a USB DAC for high res audio. Simple function, audiophile nirvana sound makes this combo a home run.

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NAD M17 V2 11.1CH Atmos AV Processor Review

— April 11, 2019 21:00

NAD M17 V2 11.1CH Atmos AV Processor Review

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.

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Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000 AV Processor and MX-A5000 Amplifier Review

— February 20, 2014 08:00

Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000 AV Processor and MX-A5000 Amplifier Review

Review: The Yamaha AVENTAGE CX-A5000 Processor and MX-A5000 11-channel amplifier are for you if you have ever wanted reasonably-priced separates but didn't want to sacrifice features or performance.

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Monoprice Undercuts Industry with $4k HTP-1 16CH Immersive Surround AV Processor

— January 09, 2019 12:00

Monoprice Undercuts Industry with $4k HTP-1 16CH Immersive Surround AV Processor

16 Channel processing from Monoprice? You bet! The new Monolith HTP-1 form Monoprice comes with 16 Channel Dolby Atmos & DTS:X Home Theater Processing, Dirac Live, and Alexa compatibility all for $4k.

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Classe Delta SSP-800 AV Surround Sound Preamp/Processor Review

— August 22, 2013 08:00

Classe Delta SSP-800 AV Surround Sound Preamp/Processor Review

Review: The Classe SSP-800 AV processor is an excellent audio centric muli-channel processor/preamp that does two-channel audio and HD surround sound with unparalleled excellence.

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Acurus 12.1CH Muse Processor & M8 8CH Amplifier Targets Multi-Media Rooms

— October 15, 2018 06:00

Acurus 12.1CH Muse Processor & M8 8CH Amplifier Targets Multi-Media Rooms

Acurus announced their Muse 12.1CH Immersive Audio processor and companion M8 8CH Class D amplifier. They are designed in a more compact affordable form factor best suited for a media room.

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Emotiva UMC-200 AV Preamp / Processor Review

— January 03, 2013 10:30

Emotiva UMC-200 AV Preamp / Processor Review

Review: The Emotiva UMC-200 AV preamp/processor offers benchmark performance. For under $600, you get the latest HD audio format support, analog audio path for purists and fast HDMI switching.

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Rotel's First Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor RSP-1576 Released!

— September 13, 2018 08:00

Rotel's First Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor RSP-1576 Released!

Looking for a new surround preamp processor to handle Dolby Atmos and DTS:X? Last week audio company Rotel released their RSP-1576 surround sound processor. Is it right for you? Read on to find out.

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Marantz AV7005 Networking A/V Processor Review

Frans van Hofwegen — December 03, 2010 09:05

Marantz AV7005 Networking A/V Processor Review

Marantz has released a solid feature packed product with their new Networking AV7005 A/V Processor. It has top notch audio & video performance and is very reasonably priced.

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Will Yamaha's AVENTAGE CX-A5200/MX-A5200 AI Seduce You to Upgrade?

— September 01, 2018 10:00

Will Yamaha's AVENTAGE CX-A5200/MX-A5200 AI Seduce You to Upgrade?

Will Yamaha's newest CX-A5200 11CH AI Atmos/DTS:X preamp and MX-A5200 amplifier seduce you to getting into separates? Read on to learn of all the new improvements Yamaha has made to find out.

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Denon AVP-A1HDCI AV Processor Review

— June 16, 2008 23:50

Denon AVP-A1HDCI AV Processor Review

Review: The Denon AVP-A1HDCI AV processor is packed with the latest HD audio and HDMI connectivity and THX Ultra2 Certification. It supports 12 channels of audio and is a technological masterpiece.

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Yamaha CX-A5100 11.2CH Surround Processor Review

— March 28, 2018 00:00

Yamaha CX-A5100 11.2CH Surround Processor Review

The Yamaha 11.2CH CX-A5100 AV Pre/Pro supports Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, balanced outputs, 64-bit processing, high resolution music & MusicCAST, and multi-zone HDMI 2.0 outputs. Is it a bargain? Read on.

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Emotiva Audio RSP-1 Stereo Pre-Amplfier Review

— August 31, 2007 07:55

Emotiva Audio RSP-1 Stereo Pre-Amplfier Review

Emotiva's RSP-1 is a 2-channel pre-amplifier that operates almost solely in the analogue domain. The Emotiva RSP-1 has taken the dedicated high end 2-channel rig out of the hands of the ultra-rich.

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Acurus Updates ACT 4 Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor to 20 Channels

— February 19, 2018 00:00

Acurus Updates ACT 4 Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor to 20 Channels

Acurus has upgraded their ACT-4 Dolby Atmos/DTS:X AV processor to support full 7.3.6 native Atmos/DTS:X speaker configurations with 4 additional channels, HDMI 2.0b, PEQ speaker tool and much more.

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Emotiva Reference MMC-1 AV Processor Review

— May 14, 2007 19:30

Emotiva Reference MMC-1 AV Processor Review

What do you get when you cut the price of the Emotiva DMC-1 by almost 67% off its original retail price, upgrade the cosmetics and add HDMI functionality? The Emotiva Reference Theater Series MMC-1.

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StormAudio AV Immersive Sound Processors and Multi-Channel Amplifiers Preview

— January 18, 2018 16:00

StormAudio AV Immersive Sound Processors and Multi-Channel Amplifiers Preview

StormAudio AV products are light on features but heavy on customization and performance. They support up to 32 channels and all three immersive surround formats. But are they worth the price? Read on.

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Sherbourn PT-7000 Processor and 7/2100 Amplifier Review

— January 05, 2007 08:25

Sherbourn PT-7000 Processor and 7/2100 Amplifier Review

Looking for a separates solution? Enter the Sherbourn PT-7000 7.1 Channel Preamp/Processor (MSPR: $1500) and the Sherbourn 7/2100 7CH 200wpc Power Amp (MSRP: $2850).

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Marantz AV8805 13.2CH 4k UltraHD AV Processor Preview

— January 13, 2018 13:00

Marantz AV8805 13.2CH 4k UltraHD AV Processor Preview

The Marantz AV8805 13.2CH 4K UHD AV processor supports all 3 immersive surround formats, 6 assignable height channels, high resolution multi-zone streaming and the latest in HDMI HDR and Dolby Vision.

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Parasound Halo C2 Processor Review

Steve DellaSala — December 07, 2006 10:45

Parasound Halo C2 Processor Review

Parasound introduced the Halo C2 and C1 in 2002, and both have been highly regarded among many audiophiles and professional installers not just for sound quality, but also the many unique features.

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Denon Introduces Heos Super Link 4-Zone Preamplifier

— September 07, 2017 12:38

Denon Introduces Heos Super Link 4-Zone Preamplifier

Denon just introduced the HEOS Super Link at the 2017 CEDIA Expo show. Super Link is a networked multi-room pre-amplifier that is said to take the company’s pre-existing HEOS Link to the next level.

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Cary Cinema 6 AV Processor Review

— January 14, 2006 18:00

Cary Cinema 6 AV Processor Review

Cary Cinema 6 AV Processor. In terms of audio quality, the Cinema 6 is quite simply the best sounding surround processor I have heard to date. Check out our Cary Cinema 6 AV Processor review.

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Classé Sigma SSP MkII Preamp/Processor Adds Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and 4K UHD

— June 27, 2017 16:00

Classé Sigma SSP MkII Preamp/Processor Adds Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and 4K UHD

Classé new Sigma SSP MkII supports Dolby and DTS:X immersive surround formats and passes 4K UHD video at 60 Hz with HDCP 2.2. Current Sigma owners can upgrade theirs too at the dealer or in home.

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Emotiva DMC-1 Preamp Processor Review

— June 14, 2005 19:00

Emotiva DMC-1 Preamp Processor Review

The Emotive DMC-1 is a beautiful looking processor with competent performance to satisfy even the most critical audiophiles. Check out our review of the Emotiva DMC-1.

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Emotiva RMC-1 16CH Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor Preview

— January 07, 2017 20:00

Emotiva RMC-1 16CH Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor Preview

The Emotiva RMC-1 16CH Dolby Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor boasts a fully balanced all-analog preamplifier section,32-bit AD/DA conversion, and an advanced 4K UHD video management system. Check it out.

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RE Designs Audio SCPA 1 Preamp Review

— July 23, 2004 19:00

RE Designs Audio SCPA 1 Preamp Review

The the RE Designs Audio SCPA 1 is for the diehard audiophile whose sole objective is to build a dedicated multi-channel audio system with the utmost accuracy in calibration and noise suppression.

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Emotiva BasX MC-700 7.1CH AV Processor Preview

— December 09, 2016 11:00

Emotiva BasX MC-700 7.1CH AV Processor Preview

Emotiva Audio Corporation just announced their new BasX MC-700 7.1CH Surround Sound AV Processor. The MC-700 supports 4K UHD, Emo-Q room correction and manual PEQ and at $499, it's an absolute steal!

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Integra Research RDC-7.1 Review

— June 30, 2004 19:00

Integra Research RDC-7.1 Review

The Integra Research RDC-7.1 is truly a high end processor in both form and function. The RDC-7.1 modular based design provides an easy path for upgradeability ensuring longevity of your investment.

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Anthem ARC Mobile App Preview

— October 16, 2016 13:00

Anthem ARC Mobile App Preview

Anthem's ARC room correction is available as a mobile app for iOS devices. Using the device's built in microphone, ARC Moble performs the same multi-speaker calibrations that previously required a PC.

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Integra DTC-9.4 Processor and DTA-9.4 Amplifier Review

— January 30, 2004 18:00

Integra DTC-9.4 Processor and DTA-9.4 Amplifier Review

The Integra DTC-9.4 processor is a good value and holds its own against pre-pros and receivers costing much more. Check out our full review of the Integra Research DTC-9.4.

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Marantz AV7702mkII Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor and Amplifier Preview

— September 30, 2015 12:00

Marantz AV7702mkII Atmos/DTS:X AV Processor and Amplifier Preview

Along with its new lineup of power amplifiers, Marantz announced the AV7702mkII AV processor capable of supporting Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and DTS Neural:X, full HDMI 2.0a/HDCP2.2, networking and more.

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Integra Research RDC-7 Processor Review

Steve DellaSala — September 15, 2003 19:00

Integra Research RDC-7 Processor Review

Audioholics found the Integra Research RDC-7 to be a powerful, refined processor fully capable of satisfying the audiophile in all of us. Check out our full review of the Integra RDC-7.

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Marantz AV8802 & Denon AVR-X7200W: DTS:X and HDCP2.2 Upgrades Announced!

— April 10, 2015 14:30

Marantz AV8802 & Denon AVR-X7200W: DTS:X and HDCP2.2 Upgrades Announced!

Both Marantz and Denon have announced HDCP 2.2 and DTS:X upgrades to the AV8802 pre/pro and AVR-X7200W AV receiver, respectively. These are exciting times for Marantz and Denon owners.

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Sunfire Theater Grand III Processor Review

Steven DellaSala — July 14, 2003 19:00

Sunfire Theater Grand III Processor Review

Sunfire's Theater Grand III AV Processor is a product where we felt its performance and refinement did not match up to its $3,500 price tag. Read our full review to find out why and Sunfire's response

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Rotel RSP-1582 AV Processor Preview

— February 05, 2015 08:00

Rotel RSP-1582 AV Processor Preview

The Rotel RSP-1582 AV Processor sports the latest in HD audio (TrueHD/DTS-HD) and video sans Dolby Atmos. Rotel emphasis is on quality over quantity which the RSP-1582 appears to have in spades.

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Aragon Soundstage Processor Review

— June 01, 2003 19:00

Aragon Soundstage Processor Review

The Aragon Soundstage Processor represents the pinnacle of Aragon's success at producing a sophisticated digital preamp processor capable of decoding Dolby Prologic, Dolby Digital and DTS.

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Marantz AV8802 11.2CH Preamp/Processor Preview

— December 26, 2014 07:00

Marantz AV8802 11.2CH Preamp/Processor Preview

The Marantz AV8802 is a modern 11.2 channel pre/pro that's ready for Dolby Atmos and Auro-3D. An upgrade to a full HDMI 2.0 / HDCP 2.2 to support 4K Blu-rays. Is this AV Processor future proof?