Jim Clements

Arcam AVR850 Surround Receiver

Arcam AVR850 Surround Receiver Review

The new Arcam AVR850 surround receiver includes Dolby Atmos processing and is DTS:X ready via a firmware update. It utilizes Dirac Live room correction and contains seven channels of high powered Class G amplification.

Emotiva XPA Gen3 Amplifier

Emotiva XPA Gen3 Amplifier Preview

Throughout their history, Emotiva has been widely recognized as the world’s best value in high-end audio. They have earned this reputation by offering amazing products that rival the best money can buy at unbelievably low prices.

Audioengine HD6 Powered Speakers

Audioengine HD6 Powered Speakers Review

The HD6’s are the newest powered speakers from Audioengine. They include a high quality internal DAC as well as a Bluetooth receiver with aptX. These beauties have real wood finished, Class A/B amplification and will surprise you with their bass response, staging and dynamics.

Eye in the Sky - Blu-Ray Movie Review

Eye in the Sky – Blu-Ray Movie Review

This movie tells the behind-the-scenes story of a drone strike in Nairobi. The story plays out in different venues - Helen Mirren plays a British Colonel who commands this mission working from a base in the UK, the trigger man is played by Aaron Paul who is working in an American missile facility and Barkhad Abdi is an on-ground operative in Kenya who is facilitating...

The Danish Girl – Blu-Ray Movie Review

This film is based on a fictionalized accounting of a real story that took place in the early twentieth century. The principal character is Einar Wegener (Redmayne) who is a painter in Copenhagen that is gaining some noteriety. His wife, Gerda Wegener (Vikander) also paints...

Trumbo - Blu-Ray Movie Review

Trumbo – Blu-Ray Movie Review

This is the amazing true story of Dalton Trumbo, an American screenwriter who was a member of the Communist Party in the 1940's. This subsequently led to him getting blacklisted in 1947 along with several other movie-makers. This group was dubbed "The Hollywood...

The Intern – Blu-Ray Movie Review

Robert de Niro plays Ben Whittaker, a 70-year old widower who has become dissatisfied with his retirement lifestyle. Fortunately for him, he comes across a flyer advertising for a tech start up firm which is interested in hiring senior citizens interns.

Datasat RS20i Surround Sound Processor Review

Reviewing the Datasat RS20i gave me the opportunity to evaluate a product that was designed and built for performance as the highest priority. It represents a product where the engineers apparently focused on optimum component selection and circuit design. The result is a product that tests well objectively and sounds excellent on the subjective level.

Mark Levinson No585 Integrated Amplifier Review

Mark Levinson is beginning to roll out new products that are being developed at their new state of the art R & D facility located in Shelton, Conn. The No585 integrated amplifier is among the first of those products. It is a large and quite powerful integrated amplifier with a built-in DAC capable of decoding LPCM signals up to 32-bit/192 kHz or DSD signals up to 5.6 MHz. It is also compatible with asynchronous USB data from your Mac or PC.

Little Boy - Blu-Ray Movie Review

Little Boy – Blu-Ray Movie Review

"Little Boy" is set statesdie during World War II. The lead character is a boy named Pepper Busby (Salvati) who is eight years old and afflicted with a condition that has stunted his growth, hence the nickname "Little Boy". His older brother is rejected from serving overseas...

Hsu Research VTF-3 MK5 HP Powered Subwoofer Review

The Hsu Research VTF-3 MK5 HP Powered Subwoofer features highly flexible tuning configurations that allow the user to dial in the sub to match the listening room and/or the listener's preferences. It features a long-throw 15” driver and a built-in 600 watt amp that can produce peaks of up to 2,000 watts short term.

Furious 7 – Blu-Ray Movie Review

The Fast and Furious crew is enjoying "retirement" following their latest successful conquest. But their newest arch enemy, Deckard Shaw (Jason Stratham), is out to exact revenge on Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). This means their short retirement will end abruptly and the gang will be forced...