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Anthem Statement D1 First Look

Anthem Statement D1 First Look

There is quite a buzz building about the Anthem / Sonic Frontiers latest addition to the Home Theater A/V SSP (Surround Sound Processor) world with their new $5000 Anthem Statement D1 SSP. Audioholics forums alone has experienced a good deal of activity about the Statement D1 with some even comparing it to the latest high end receivers and processors.

Anthem Statement D1 SSP Processor has been released at $5000. Anthem has already released a firmware update to the Statement D1 SSP. We take a closer look.

— July 04, 2004 19:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Integra Research RDC-7.1 Review

Integra Research RDC-7.1 Review

The Integra Research RDC-7.1 is truly a high end processor in both form and function. Its physical appearance and build quality have no rival. The Integra's modular based design provides an easy path for upgradeability ensuring longevity of your investment. All of the major surround formats and video switching options are covered for the most part, and the ability of provisioning extra component video switching or BNC connections will serve installers of high caliber home theater systems quite well. Check out our review of the Integra Research RDC-7.1 for the full report.

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.

— June 30, 2004 19:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Integra DTC-9.4 Processor and DTA-9.4 Amplifier Review

Integra DTC-9.4 Processor and DTA-9.4 Amplifier Review

The Integra DTC-9.4 pre-processor is the more affordable AV Processor from the custom install arm of Onkyo. Integra was kind enough to send us the DTA-9.4 so we could mate the DTC-9.4 processor with its 7-channel Class-D "partner". Together, they cost $5000 though the DTC-9.4 is only $2000. The DTC-9.4 is a preprocessor that is ergonomic, well-rounded and great-sounding. I noticed no major flaws with the unit. The DTC-9.4 is a good value and holds its own against pre-pros and receivers costing much more.

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.

— January 30, 2004 18:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Integra Research RDC-7 Processor Review

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. Its sonic performance was staggering as it was able to reproduce subtle detail, along with deep, tight bass. In Analog Direct Mode, the Integra RDC-7 we heard reverberation of room acoustics and nuances of vocals that went unnoticed on previous processors and receivers we reviewed. Check out our full review for all the details.

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.

Steve DellaSala — September 15, 2003 19:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Sunfire Theater Grand III Processor Review

Sunfire Theater Grand III Processor Review

The Sunfire Theater Grand III Processor is one of the few products that Audioholics declined a detailed review. But, every once in a while, we receive a product that doesn't meet our expectations. Sunfire's Theater Grand III AV Processor is such a product, where we felt its performance and refinement did not match up to its $3,500 price tag. If you are in the market for separates and have between $1,000 and $4,000 to spend on a processor, there are many other options.

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

Steven DellaSala — July 14, 2003 19:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Aragon Soundstage Processor Review

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, while at the same time serving as a top quality audiophile preamp. The Soundstage's open architecture allows for future hardware and firmware upgrades. The preamp is driven with Class A circuitry for maximum linearity, and furnished with 24 bit premium Crystal DAC's on all channels for the best possible digital sound resolution.

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.

— June 01, 2003 19:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews