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VIZIO Unveils 2020 Lineup of 4K HDR Smartcast TVs- Including OLEDs!!

VIZIO launched a new and much improved lineup of UHD displays, including OLED. From 40" affordable models to a massive 85" display, the new

VIZIO Unveils 2020 Lineup of 4K HDR Smartcast TVs- Including OLEDs!!
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

Yamaha AVENTAGE 5200 Series 11CH Processor/Amplifier Review
JBL L82 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Brings Retro Back In Smaller Form

JBL released information on their new L82 Classic Bookshelf speaker at CES 2020 Las Vegas. The 2-way design features a smaller 8" driver but the

JBL L82 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Brings Retro Back In Smaller Form

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VIZIO Unveils 2020 Lineup of 4K HDR Smartcast TVs- Including OLEDs!!

VIZIO Unveils 2020 Lineup of 4K HDR Smartcast TVs- Including OLEDs!!

VIZIO launched a new and much improved lineup of UHD displays at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new lineup ranges from the accessible 40-inch V-Series to a massive all-new 85-inch P-Series Quantum X. With a ton of new features and brand new technology along with a series of OLED TVs, the 2020 SmartCast TV lineup from VIZIO is their highest performing and widest range ever.

VIZIO launched a new and much improved lineup of UHD displays, including OLED. From 40" affordable models to a massive 85" display, the new VIZIO lineup has something for everyone.

— January 19, 2020 08:00 in HDTV Reviews

Yamaha AVENTAGE 5200 Series 11CH Processor/Amplifier Review

Yamaha AVENTAGE 5200 Series 11CH Processor/Amplifier Review

Yamaha is on their 3rd generation of separates in the Aventage line and we got our hands on their new 11-channel CX-A5200 AV Processor and MX-A5200 amplifier. With their predecessors in our Audioholics Showcase home rack for the last year, we have a great reference to see just how much Yamaha has refined this package with their latest technological advancements. Are the 5200 series models a worthy successor to those they replace? Read our review with detailed measurements to find out.

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.

— January 10, 2020 09:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

JBL L82 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Brings Retro Back In Smaller Form

JBL L82 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Brings Retro Back In Smaller Form

A year after releasing the L100 Classic, JBL Introduced their L82 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeakers at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new L82 Classic's 8-inch, 2-way system design is more compact than the L100’s 12-inch 3-way design, but still looks to deliver a premium hi-fi sound experience with an attractive retro aesthetic.

JBL released information on their new L82 Classic Bookshelf speaker at CES 2020 Las Vegas. The 2-way design features a smaller 8" driver but the same 1" tweeter as their acclaimed L100. Read on.

— January 08, 2020 08:00 in Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

SVS 3000 Series Powered Subwoofers Review

SVS 3000 Series Powered Subwoofers Review

SVS could have phoned in their efforts for the middle product line between the 2000 series subwoofers and the 4000 series subwoofers, and not many people would have noticed given the overall success of their other product lines. However, SVS did not do that, and they produced what, in many ways, may be their best subwoofer series to date. Read our in-depth review with detailed measurements to find out why we like the SVS 3000 series subwoofers so much.

We reviewed the SVS 3000 series subwoofers which, in many ways, may be their best subwoofer series to date. Read our in-depth review to find out why we like the SVS 3000 series subwoofers so much.

— December 19, 2019 02:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

SVS 2000 Pro Series Subwoofers Upgrade Performance & Features

SVS 2000 Pro Series Subwoofers Upgrade Performance & Features

SVS's massively successful 2000 series subwoofer has just underwent a big change to become the 2000 Pro series, but what makes this series pro? Major changes in amplification and driver architecture promise some significant performance increases as well as the inclusion of new features such as SVS's Bluetooth subwoofer control app for iOS and Andriod. The subs are better but the prices are a bit higher, so the question is are the improvements worth the price hike? See what these new SVS's 2000 Pro subwoofers offer to find out.

SVS's massively successful 2000 series powered subwoofer has just underwent a big change to become the 2000 Pro series, but what makes this series pro? Read on to find out.

— December 13, 2019 08:00 in Subwoofer Reviews

SVS Prime Wireless 2.1 Speaker System Review

SVS Prime Wireless 2.1 Speaker System Review

For $1,100 the SVS Prime Wireless 2.1 Speaker System is a high-quality active speaker system with an awesome subwoofer that can support a multitude of input options including lossless audio streaming for the ultimate fidelity. We always have high expectations from a company like SVS, but do they deliver the goods for the money? Read on to find out in our comprehensive review.

We had a chance to do a full review on the SVS 2.1 Prime Wireless Speaker System. At $1,100 the system isn't cheap but it comes armed with great sound especially when streaming lossless audio.

— December 03, 2019 08:00 in Wireless & Computer Speaker Reviews

Yamaha NS-5000 Loudspeaker: Retro Look, Futuristic Technology

Yamaha NS-5000 Loudspeaker: Retro Look, Futuristic Technology

Yamaha gives a nod to the past while pushing sound reproduction further into the future with their NS-5000 loudspeaker. This state-of-the-art speaker uses a vintage design as a platform for some very modern audio engineering that uses cutting edge technology to solve problems with ingenuity that have traditionally been solved with brute force. At $15k/pair, they ain't cheap, but if you want the latest in speaker science in a gorgeous package that is built to last, the NS-5000 speaker might be the bargain you are looking for.

Yamaha gives a nod to the past while pushing sound reproduction further into the future with their NS-5000 loudspeaker. At $15k/pair they ain't cheap, but are they worth it? Read on to find out.

— November 22, 2019 20:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews

Microsoft Shows Off Striking Design With Their Surface Studio 2

Microsoft Shows Off Striking Design With Their Surface Studio 2

The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 represents Microsoft’s latest in flagship All-in-One CPUs. With an incredible bright hi-res display, touch capabilities and striking design, the Studio 2 offers great versatility and endless creative potential. At a starting price of $3,499, however, the device represents a significant investment for any professional or normal consumer alike. To find out more about this intriguing product, do read on…

The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 represents Microsoft’s latest flagship in their Surface family of All-in-One CPUs. The Studio 2 offers great versatility and endless creative potential. Read on.

Smit Patel — November 18, 2019 01:00 in HDTV Reviews

RSL CG5 & CG25 Bookshelf / Center Speakers Review

RSL CG5 & CG25 Bookshelf / Center Speakers Review

RSL Speakers generally get rave reviews for their products, so whenever they release something new, audio enthusiasts take note. Their recent release of the CG5 and CG25 speakers raised the eyebrows in the audio industry since the buzz was that RSL was pushing into a higher-end product than they had heretofore. It was with great anticipation that we awaited a sample of these new speakers. We are excited to finally bring you a full in-depth review of both speakers. Read on to find out all about the RSL CG5 and CG25.

RSL Speaker's recent release of the CG5 and CG25 speakers have raised the eyebrows of audio industry. Did RSL produce a premium higher end product at a more moderate price? Read on to find out.

— November 14, 2019 13:00 in Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

The Neeo Remote for Control4 Combines Slick Design With An Intuitive Interface

The Neeo Remote for Control4 Combines Slick Design With An Intuitive Interface

Control4 has released its first new remote control product since the acquisition of the Swiss home automation company Neeo earlier this year. The elegant Neeo Remote for Control4 ($600) is designed to be sophisticated enough for the power user but intuitive enough for the whole family to use. The remote features a machined aluminum body and a high-res touchscreen that unlocks the full potential of Control4’s Smart Home OS 3 platform. Read on to learn more.

The elegant Neeo Remote for Control4 is designed to be sophisticated enough for the power user but intuitive enough for the whole family to use. See how this remote lets you take advantage of OS 3.

— November 06, 2019 01:00 in Universal Remote Reviews

Yamaha 5000 Series Premium Hi-Fi Audio Components Targets Audiophiles

Yamaha 5000 Series Premium Hi-Fi Audio Components Targets Audiophiles

Yamaha launched a new series of premium two-channel audio components called the 5000 Series. Designed to be paired with the company’s NS-5000 speakers ($15,000/pair), the new GT-5000 turntable ($8,000), C-5000 preamplifier ($10,000), and M-5000 power amplifier ($10,000) make a bold statement about Yamaha’s commitment to high-end audio. The electronics feature patented circuit designs that are “floated” from the ground in order to eliminate noise. Read on to learn more.

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.

— November 01, 2019 08:00 in AV Preamp and Processor Reviews

Focal 300 Series In-Wall Speakers Review

Focal 300 Series In-Wall Speakers Review

Focal's 300 series architectural speakers are designed from the ground up for music or cinema aficionados. Each speaker in the 300 series sports a true, tool-less design with the company's patented EQI (Easy Quick Install) system. The EQI system is a blessing for installers and DIYers alike. Featuring a Flax cone and Focal's signature inverted dome tweeter, the Focal 300 Series delivers reference performance for aesthetically demanding spaces. We took the Focals for a spin in a complete 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X configuration. Our take? Focal's 300 series proves you don't have to sacrifice performance for aesthetics.

Focal's 300 series architectural speakers are designed for music or cinema aficionados. Tool-less design with the company's patented EQI (Easy Quick Install) system, good sound has never been so easy.

— October 29, 2019 19:00 in In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Fluance RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Review

Fluance RT85 Reference High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Review

Fluance has been making quality turntables for over 20 years, so it was with great enthusiasm that they sent out the RT85 turntable for review. This good-looking turntable had my expectation high for their new and attractive mid-level turntable. At $499 the Fluance RT85 turntable is touted to be a great bargain with amazing looks and a platform punching above its price point. Read the full review to find out if this was the case.

At $499 the Fluance RT85 turntable is touted to be a great bargain with amazing looks and a platform punching above its price point. Read the full review to find out if this was the case.

Xavier Burgos — October 17, 2019 23:00 in AV Gadget Reviews

New Speakers From Revel Be And JBL HDI Series Impress at CEDIA 2019

New Speakers From Revel Be And JBL HDI Series Impress at CEDIA 2019

New speakers from Revel and JBL stole the spotlight at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Revel added three models to its Performa Beryllium range, including a large flagship tower with an all-new beryllium tweeter. Meanwhile, JBL announced a completely new line of speakers called the HDI Series, featuring stylish curved cabinets and a new compression driver based on JBL’s professional gear. Read on to learn more and be sure to watch our detailed YouTube overview video.

New speakers from Revel and JBL stole the show at the 2019 CEDIA Expo. Revel added three models to its Performa Beryllium range while JBL announced their new HDI Series. Read on to learn more.

— October 11, 2019 07:00 in Tower Speaker Reviews