Product Previews

BenQ HT1070A 3D DLP Projector Preview

Earlier this year, I reviewed BenQ’s HT1070 and found it delivered tremendous performance for only $699. Today, I’ve received its successor, the HT1070A 3D DLP Projector, for review. The price is now just $649, light output is up from 2000 lumens to 2200, and it retains...

Yamaha RX-A3070 Product Preview

Yamaha RX-A3070 Product Preview

Equipped with the latest audio and video formats, the Aventage RX-A3070 is the new top-of-the-line receiver from Yamaha. The 9.2 channel receiver features DTS-X and Dolby Atmos along with full 4K Ultra HD pass-through. Though the receiver on its own only powers 9 full channels...

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...