Francisco Licon

MartinLogan Forte Amp

MartinLogan Forte Amp Review

High resolution wireless playback using DTS Play-Fi and Apple AirPlay is combined with high-power in the MartinLogan Forte amp. Wireless streaming is easy to set up and use with the Forte amp. Compatibility with other manufacturer’s components and speakers allows the Forte amp to be used in any situation and home wi-fi. Superb sonics round out the Forte amp’s strengths.

JWM

JWM Acoustics Alyson AML Loudspeaker Review

The JWM Acoustics Alyson AML is a custom built, studio quality monitor loudspeaker that has beautiful looks and beautiful sound. Originating as a true monitoring speaker for recording engineers the JWM Acoustics Alyson AML is designed to deliver the highest fidelity from the recorded source. Aesthetics and technology are combined in this loudspeaker in a unique way that makes this speaker compelling for the discerning music lover. Will this beautiful looking speaker scale the lofty expectations of a critical, musicians ear?

Mass Fidelity Core Review

Mass Fidelity Core Review

The Mass Fidelity Core is an attempt to bring holographic, stereo sound from a single, small speaker that connects to Bluetooth sources. Mass Fidelity utilizes advanced acoustic technology to produce outstanding sound, and smart design to deliver a whole house audio solution.

Polk Audio T50 Speakers Review

Polk Audio T50 Speakers Review

When the Secrets Team contacted me about reviewing a pair of new Polk Audio speakers I got excited because I felt like I was going to see an old friend. Back in the 1980’s I sold Polk Audio at the audio store I worked at. I have fond memories of that time. I met Mathew Polk (and Golden Ear maven Sandy Gross who was with Polk at the time) before the famous Polk SDA era. Back then the Polk 5, 7, and 10 models were a super value for audiophiles on a budget. A good, fun bunch of guys worked with Polk back then. Polk was establishing themselves as a no nonsense, give the consumer a great speaker at a great price company. So I was curious to see if the latest Polk speaker would be like a similar value of its famous predecessors.

Zvox Soundbar SB 500 Review

Zvox Soundbar SB 500 Review

The Zvox Soundbar SB 500 is a new attempt by the company that created the first soundbar to bring the promise of high performance surround sound to new levels in a single cabinet. The Zvox Soundbar SB 500 features new voice enhancing technology along with quality speaker drivers, a powerful amp, and an aluminum cabinet.

Pioneer VSX-1124-K 7.2 A/V Receiver Review

The Pioneer VSX-1124-K is a current technology A/V receiver featuring 7.2 audio, HDMI inputs compatible with Ultra HD upscaling and advanced DAC technology. The VSX-1124-K features high power for a complete 7.2 channel system along with compatibility with current steaming sources.

Emotiva Stealth DAC

Listening to my records one night, I received an email from Susan Johnson asking if I would be willing to review the Emotiva Stealth DC-1. Would I ever! Last year I tried the Emotiva USP-1 preamp and UPA-200 amp in my system and I have been very happy with the combination. Needless to say I was very curious to see and hear this reference piece from Emotiva.