The Onkyo HT-S7800 is a mid-level Home Theater System designed to deliver Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound in an affordable package. It couples a HT-R695 receiver with an HTP-693 5.1.2 speaker package, and will easily fit small to medium sized rooms.
WiFi-enabled projectors are nothing new. But when you throw apps and a smart interface into the mix; that’s something we haven’t seen before. Today I’m checking out BenQ’s new i500 LED Smart Projector.
Epson projectors have always led the pack in value, but this year they’ve truly outdone themselves with the new Pro Cinema 6040UB. It features Ultra HD via pixel-shift plus HDR and a motorized lens for less than $4000.
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.
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.
Rooted in technology and expertise with a music heritage that runs over 125 years deep the R-S202 was created from years of experience and technological expertise in receiver design. The distinguishing “new” feature for this stereo receiver is the addition of Bluetooth technology...
Sonica marks OPPO’s first venture into wireless audio speakers. With so many wonderful products produced by OPPO in the past, the Sonica carries great expectations. Today I’ll shed some light on whether Sonica is a worthy player in the high-end...
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.
The Pass Labs XA30.8 is a seemingly “low power” amplifier that one of the most uncompromised, cost no object amplifiers ever made at its power output level. It offers stupendous performance that the 30 WPC specification cannot hope to describe.
A mini-monitor is an ideal solution for a small room. I look at placement issues in depth. As in the large room excellent performance requires a speaker with optimal ANSI/CEA-2034 curve sets. I show the Revel M106 achieves the same performance, matching in-room response curve of the large room. This is a result of it excellent measured performance in the ANSI/CEA-2034 curve set. Lower frequency room modes extend in-room low end...