Tyler Stripko

Bowers and Wilkins Formation Bar and Bass Review

Breaking from their audiophile traditions, Bowers and Wilkins have released Formation, a slate of products aimed squarely at the burgeoning market for wireless, streaming audio products. Here, we have B&W’s entry into the premium soundbar segment – the Formation Bar. Accompanied by the Formation Bass module, we have a full-range system with some unique capabilities as well as premium design and construction.

VIZIO SB46514-F6 Sound Bar Review

A complete 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos sound bar system for under a thousand bucks? Is that even possible? Not only that, but one that includes a powerful 10” wireless subwoofer and dedicated surround speakers. If you are VIZIO, this is a goal that can absolutely be accomplished. Case in point: the VIZIO SB46514-F6 that we have here today.

VIZIO SB36512-F6 Soundbar Review

Atmos for everyone! That’s the main guise behind VIZIO’s new Atmos-capable soundbars. For just $499.99, the VIZIO SB36512-F6 soundbar System offers a full-blown 5.1.2-channel home theater experience in a relatively compact and easy to use package. It also includes a wireless subwoofer and dedicated surround speakers, which are rare at this price.

Vizio SB4051-D5 5.1-Channel Sound Bar Review

While I love the sound quality that a full-bore home theater system offers, sometimes all a user really needs is simplicity. Whether for a bedroom system, or a small family room or den, sound bars answer the call of many users by offering good sound and great ease of use in a very cost-effective package. The Vizio SB4051-D5 Sound Bar System takes things a bit further, as it is a true 5.1 channel package with a dedicated subwoofer and real surround speakers.

McIntosh D1100 2-Channel Digital Preamplifier Review

I know many audiophiles who have ditched their analog-based music setups and gone strictly digital. Whether that means entirely computer-based (be that MAC or PC), network-attached storage (NAS)-based, large racks of round plastic discs (CDs), or a combination of the above, these folks no longer use a single analog-based device. Their music lies entirely within the realm of zeros and ones. It is for this customer that McIntosh has designed their new D1100 2-Channel Digital Preamplifier.