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BenQ HT9050 Ultra HD DLP Projector Preview

BenQ HT9050 Ultra HD DLP Projector Preview

Ultra HD is all the rage in the flat panel market but for projector users, progress has been a bit slower. I just received my first such DLP display for review today, BenQ’s HT9050. It’s the successor to last year’s HT8050 which was the first consumer-level DLP sporting 3840x2160 resolution...

Emotiva BasX Surround Sound System Preview

For the first time in its history, the Emotiva company is offering a full entry-level surround sound system called the BasX (Basic-X) line. I find this particularly interesting because I’ve previously reviewed (and bought with my own money, and for full price) the Emotiva BasX stereo gear, including the PT-100 preamp...

Bryston BDA-3 DAC Preview

Bryston BDA-3 DAC Preview

Bryston brings to us a recent update to their line of digital components, the BDA-3 external DAC. “What, another DAC” you say. True, we appear to have been tripping over them lately with all the scads of DACs that seem to have been released by every brand under the sun. So, what distinguishes the BDA-3...

HiFiMAN HE1000 V2 Planar Headphones

HiFiMAN HE1000 V2 Planar Headphones Preview

When I reviewed the original HiFiMAN HE1000 planar magnetic headphones about two years ago, I was pretty much bowled over by their performance, looks and sound quality. They were, at the time, the best pair of headphones that I had ever heard and still remain amongst...

BenQ HT1070 3D DLP Projector Preview

I recently received BenQ’s new HT1070 compact DLP projector for review. It’s a single-chip DLP with 3D support, a wireless HDMI option, and a fixed, short-throw lens. Unpacking the box reveals a semi-portable lightweight chassis that seems like many other inexpensive...

Murideo Prisma Video Processor Preview

Have you longed for an easier way to achieve the best possible color from your display? Many flat panels and projectors have good built-in tools to dial in accuracy but nothing can compare to a LUT box. I’ve recently received Murideo’s new Prisma Video Processor...