Jim Clements


Moana – Blu-ray Movie Review

Moana is the daughter of the chief of an island civilization in the South Pacific. She is next in line to be the chief herself. But a blight sets in on the island because a demigod named Maui stole the heart of the goddess Te Fiti many years earlier. The legend is that "someone" one day will journey forth to locate Maui...

Emotiva XPA Gen3 Power Amplifier

Emotiva XPA Gen3 Power Amplifier Review (Benchtests Added)

The high end’s high value champ, Emotiva, just released the newest version of their highly regarded power amplifiers. It is the XPA Gen3 and it is a modular design that is available in two to seven channels depending on the number of amp modules installed. The power supply is a high tech Class H design which promises high power, cool operation and low energy consumption.

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.