Reviews

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.

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.

Yamaha R-S202 Stereo Receiver Review

Yamaha R-S202 Stereo Receiver Review

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...

OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speaker Review

OPPO Sonica Wi-Fi Speakers Review

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...

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.

Revel PERFORMA3 M106 2-Way Bookshelf Monitor Loudspeaker Review – Part Three

Revel PERFORMA3 M106 2-Way Bookshelf Monitor Loudspeaker Review – Part Three

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...

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.