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A/V Product Reviews

Audioholics writes some of the industry's most thorough AV product reviews. Our reviews stand apart from the competition in that we do comprehensive objective measurements and analysis including taking the products apart to describe their operation from soup to nuts. Get the real skinny on how AV receivers, amplifiers and loudspeakers perform from our unbiased reviews.

Cherry Audio MEGAschino Mk2 Standard Edition Amplifier Review

Audio Amplifier Reviews

Cherry Audio MEGAschino Mk2 Standard Edition Amplifier Review

— June 04, 2021 01:00

The Cherry Audio MEGAschino Mk2 Standard Edition Class D Amplifier is energy efficient, boasting SOTA specs and gobs of power output (>400wpc, 8 ohms). Is it worth the $6k price? Read our review.

Focal ‘1000 Series’ In-Wall and In-Ceiling Speakers Offer SOTA Performance Unseen

In-Wall & Outdoor Speaker Reviews

Focal ‘1000 Series’ In-Wall and In-Ceiling Speakers Offer SOTA Performance Unseen

— June 02, 2021 08:25

Focal announced a new lineup of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers called the 1000 Series. These are the most advanced and most capable in-wall speakers the company has ever built. Are these SOTA, unseen?

Wireless IEM Headphones: Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro vs Samsung, Jabra and Sennheiser

Headphone Reviews

Wireless IEM Headphones: Soundcore Liberty 2 Pro vs Samsung, Jabra and Sennheiser

— May 30, 2021 01:35

Four pairs of IEMs are compared, including the Samsung Buds, Jabra Elite 65T, Sennheiser Momentum and relative newcomer Soundcore Liberty Pro 2. Read our review to see how the Liberty Pro 2 compare.

Sound United Announces HDMI 2.1 8K Upgrades and AVR-X8500H"A" and Marantz AV8805"A" AV Receivers

AV Receiver Reviews

Sound United Announces HDMI 2.1 8K Upgrades and AVR-X8500H"A" and Marantz AV8805"A" AV Receivers

— May 27, 2021 09:30

Sound United released two upgraded flagships, the Denon AVR-X8500HA and Marantz AV8805A and an upgrade path for existing hardware that will bring full HDMI 2.1 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz support.

Yamaha Raises the Bar with 3 New 8K AVENTAGE AV Receivers for 2021

AV Receiver Reviews

Yamaha Raises the Bar with 3 New 8K AVENTAGE AV Receivers for 2021

— May 24, 2021 14:15

Yamaha’s new 2021 lineup of AV Aventage receivers including the RX-A8A, RX-A6A and RX-A4A. They offer upgraded DAC’s, 8K support and beefier amplifier sections. Are these a new reference standard?

Michael Marquart’s New Album ‘Lifelike’ Comes to Life in Dolby Atmos

DVD-A, SACD and CD Music Reviews

Michael Marquart’s New Album ‘Lifelike’ Comes to Life in Dolby Atmos

— May 20, 2021 08:00

Multi-talented musician Michael Marquart is the force behind A Bad Think, whose new album "Lifelike" has just been released. Marquart embraced Dolby Atmos and we livestream with him to discuss and demo.

Perlisten S7t Tower Loudspeaker Review - Are these Endgame?

Tower Speaker Reviews

Perlisten S7t Tower Loudspeaker Review - Are these Endgame?

— May 18, 2021 12:45

Perlisten's S7t flagship THX Certified Dominus tower speakers have made leaps in technology that have some folks going so far as to question their reality and our reviewer calling them endgame products.

New Company Reavon Promises High-End UHD Blu-ray Players

Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD Player Reviews

New Company Reavon Promises High-End UHD Blu-ray Players

— May 16, 2021 02:15

French company Reavon is developing a pair of conspicuously Oppo-like UHD Blu-ray players. The UBR-X100 (€800) and UBR-X200 (€1,600) are slated to arrive in Europe soon! Will they be the next OPPO?

Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition Review: The Future of Streaming

Audio Amplifier Reviews

Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition Review: The Future of Streaming

— May 11, 2021 07:45

Naim Uniti Atom Headphone Edition (HE) features the wireless streaming architecture and design of Uniti Atom with reworked power supply, and headphone outputs. Read our review to see why it sets the bar.

Rotel Delivers High-End ‘Michi’ Integrated Amps And Entry-Level ‘Tribute’ Gear

Audio Amplifier Reviews

Rotel Delivers High-End ‘Michi’ Integrated Amps And Entry-Level ‘Tribute’ Gear

— May 09, 2021 01:20

Rotel released a pair of Michi Class-AB integrated amps: the Michi X3 ($4,999) and X5 ($6,999). For entry-level customers, there is the A11 integrated amp ($799) and CD11 CD player ($599). Read on.

JBL L100 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Review - Modern Take on a Classic

Bookshelf Speaker Reviews

JBL L100 Classic Bookshelf Loudspeaker Review - Modern Take on a Classic

— May 03, 2021 01:00

The JBL L100 Classics have the look of the L100 Centurys updated with the latest in loudspeaker design for improved performance. Our review determines if they surpass the originals to create a new legacy.

Focal Arche Headphone DAC/Amplifier Review - Get It Before Its Gone

Audio Amplifier Reviews

Focal Arche Headphone DAC/Amplifier Review - Get It Before Its Gone

— April 30, 2021 01:00

Focal Arche is a pre-amp/DAC, headphone amplifier with two 32-bit AK4490 DACs and two separate 1W @ 32-ohm amplifiers to power your headphones with pristine clarity. How does it sound? Read on.

Is Wharfedale's New Diamond 12 Series the New Benchmark For Budget Speaker Excellence?

Tower Speaker Reviews

Is Wharfedale's New Diamond 12 Series the New Benchmark For Budget Speaker Excellence?

— April 26, 2021 01:40

Wharfedale introduced its revamped budget friendly Diamond 12 Series of loudspeakers with new drivers, crossovers, and cabinets with improved bracing. Best bang for the buck speaker series? Read on.

Revel’s New F328Be Versus the Old Ultima Salon2 Which is the Better Speaker?

Tower Speaker Reviews

Revel’s New F328Be Versus the Old Ultima Salon2 Which is the Better Speaker?

— April 23, 2021 01:15

Can Revel's new $16,000/pair F328Be floorstanding speaker actually be better than the brand’s crown jewel, the $22,000/pair Ultima Salon2? Read on to find out.

SVS PB-1000 Pro and SB-1000 Pro Subwoofers Review

Subwoofer Reviews

SVS PB-1000 Pro and SB-1000 Pro Subwoofers Review

— April 20, 2021 01:10

SVS has totally redesigned their entry-level powered subwoofers in the PB-1000 Pro and SB-1000 Pro. Our review reveals these subs go well beyond entry-level performance. Read on to find out how.

AirPlay 2 and Dolby Vision Arrive On Roku

AV Gadget Reviews

AirPlay 2 and Dolby Vision Arrive On Roku

— April 14, 2021 09:00

Roku’s flagship streaming device, the Roku Ultra ($100) has been updated for 2020. Now with Dolby Vision on board, the Ultra is better equipped to compete with other streamers

Sonus faber Debuts New Budget-Friendly Lumina Loudspeaker Range

Tower Speaker Reviews

Sonus faber Debuts New Budget-Friendly Lumina Loudspeaker Range

— April 13, 2021 09:00

Sonus faber’s new Lumina loudspeakers brings luxury audio to the masses. The lineup includes the Lumina I bookshelf ($899/pr), 3-way Lumina III floor-stander ($2,199/pr), and Lumina Center I ($688).

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones Review

Headphone Reviews

Bowers & Wilkins PX7 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones Review

Don Dunn — April 12, 2021 01:00

Bowers & Wilkins proved with their new PX7 noise-cancelling headphones that they can excel in this space just as well as they do with premium loudspeakers. Read to see why they are our 2020 POY winner.

THX Launches Onyx, Portable MQA-DAC/AAA-Headphone Amp Review

AV Gadget Reviews

THX Launches Onyx, Portable MQA-DAC/AAA-Headphone Amp Review

— April 08, 2021 11:10

THX has launched its first consumer product! Onyx is a portable DAC/Amp featuring MQA and THX's AAA amplifier topology in a portable USB-powered package. Read on to see how it compares to Audioquest.

Polk Legend L800 SDA Loudspeaker Review

Tower Speaker Reviews

Polk Legend L800 SDA Loudspeaker Review

— April 05, 2021 11:35

The Polk Audio Legend L800’s w/ SDA Pro reflect the next evolution in Polk's long obsessions with cross-talk cancellation technology. Is this their best effort yet? Check out the review to find out.

Polk Audio’s Reserve Series Speakers Bring Legend Innovations At Lower Prices

Tower Speaker Reviews

Polk Audio’s Reserve Series Speakers Bring Legend Innovations At Lower Prices

— March 23, 2021 06:30

Polk Audio's new Reserve speaker series takes many of the innovations from their Legend series and packs them into a units with MSRPs less than half of that of their Legend counterparts. Read on.

SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer Breaks the Small Size Barrier with BIG Sound

Subwoofer Reviews

SVS 3000 Micro Subwoofer Breaks the Small Size Barrier with BIG Sound

— March 18, 2021 18:00

The SVS new 3000 Micro subwoofer breaks the small sized barrier with BIG sound from dual 8" drivers, 800 watt RMS amplifier, all packed into an 11" cube for only $799 shipped!

Focal Replaces Clear with All-New Improved Clear Mg Open Back Headphones

Headphone Reviews

Focal Replaces Clear with All-New Improved Clear Mg Open Back Headphones

— March 16, 2021 08:30

Focal's most widely loved headphone, Clear is reaching the end of its life-cycle. But the good news is that it's being replaced by the new Clear Mg, with an updated all-magnesium dome driver.

Perlisten Audio: The THX Dominus Line Has Finally Been Breached!

Tower Speaker Reviews

Perlisten Audio: The THX Dominus Line Has Finally Been Breached!

— March 09, 2021 12:15

THX raised the bar to a height that few thought anyone could clear in their 'Dominus' certification. That has changed with Perlisten Audio's introduction of their Certified Dominus loudspeakers.

Paradigm’s Founder Series Loudspeakers Mix Signature Design, Cutting-Edge Science

Tower Speaker Reviews

Paradigm’s Founder Series Loudspeakers Mix Signature Design, Cutting-Edge Science

— March 05, 2021 21:15

Paradigm recently replaced their acclaimed Prestige loudspeaker line with the Founder series. The Founder speakers are packed to the gills with new advances in loudspeaker design. New driver tech, must read!

Bomaker Defies the $100  Price Point with their  2.1 Soundbar Subwoofer

Soundbars and Surround Speaker Reviews

Bomaker Defies the $100 Price Point with their 2.1 Soundbar Subwoofer

David Mossor — March 03, 2021 08:00

What can you get for $100 in the home theater world? Not much. The Bomaker Tapio V however, is a semi portable 100 watt 2.1 soundbar/subwoofer system that will make you rethink its modest price.