Reviews

Arcam SR250 Stereo AV Receiver Review

The Arcam SR250 Stereo AV Receiver allows two-channel music enthusiasts to bring analog audio from video sources into their systems while taking video from a Blu-ray player or cable box, to their home theater. It provides an ultra-high performance two-channel amplifier that switches Ultra HD video while also decoding and down-mixing HD multi-channel content to two channels.

Anthem AVM 60 Preamplifier Processor

Anthem AVM 60 Preamplifier Processor Review

The Anthem AVM 60 is an 11.2 channel preamplifier-processor which supports both the Dolby Atmos and DTS:X object-based audio formats, as well as the Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixers. The AVM 60 includes Anthem Room Correction (ARC), DTS Play-Fi and is ready for 4K UHD TV and UHD Blu-ray with support for HDMI 2.0a, HDCP 2.2, HDR (high dynamic range), BT. 2020 wide color gamut, and Dolby Vision.

Shinola Runwell Turntable Review

The Shinola Runwell Turntable is the inaugural audio component from the Detroit, Michigan-based manufacturer, and with the help of turntable-legends VPI Industries, they have produced a very high quality turntable that will appeal to those just entering the world of vinyl playback, and vinyl veterans alike. With incredibly good looks, a built-in phono pre-amplifier, and stellar build quality, the Shinola Runwell Turntable provides a complete analog solution.

LG HF80JA Laser DLP Projector

LG HF80JA Laser DLP Projector Review

LG ups the ante in portable displays with its HF80JA Laser DLP Projector. It features a single DMD chip and a 20,000-hour laser light engine rated at 2000 lumens. It can project an 80” diagonal image from just over eight feet away turning your living room into a theater in seconds. With a built-in speaker, all you need add is a source. Or use the LG SmartOS streaming interface to download your favorite content over its built-in Wi-Fi.

Vacuum Tube Audio M-125 Mono-Tube Power Amplifier Review

The Vacuum Tube Audio (VTA) M-125 Mono-Tube Power Amplifiers offer performance rivaling products up to five times their price. But to get that performance, one has to give away some features. So how hair-shirt an audiophile are you? For those willing to read the owner’s manual, the Vacuum Tube Audio M-125 mono-tube power amplifiers offer amazing sound for the money – but are you up to the challenges?

Vizio P65-E1 Ultra HD TV Review

Today, I’m checking out the newest generation of Vizio’s P-series, the P65-E1 Ultra HD TV. It’s a 65” VA panel with 128 backlight zones, 3840x2160 resolution, HDR10 & Dolby Vision, extended color, built-in Chromecast, and Vizio’s own SmartCast streaming interface. For just $1700, it delivers reference-level image quality and easy access to lots of content thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and four HDMI 2.0 inputs.

BenQ HT1070A 3D DLP Projector

BenQ HT1070A 3D DLP Projector Review

Can projectors get any cheaper? I’ll answer that question today when I check out BenQ’s HT1070A 3D DLP Projector. It’s an update to the HT1070 which I reviewed earlier this year. The new model has 2200 lumens versus its predecessor’s 2000 and costs $50 less. It retains the convenience of a small, portable chassis with a quiet fan and great image quality. 3D? Yeah, it’s got that too.

MartinLogan Motion SLM X3 Soundbar Review

The MartinLogan Motion SLM X3 is a thin, wall mountable speaker to be used under or near a flat screen TV. The Motion SLM X3 is flexible in that it can stand alone on a shelf or mantle. Using high performance drivers and crossover, the MartinLogan Motion SLM X3 is designed to deliver uncompromising performance for the movie and music lover.

MartinLogan Crescendo X Networked Speaker Review

The MartinLogan Crescendo X is a stylish looking and great sounding networked speaker that can bring you your music from a variety of sources, whether they be wired or wireless. It incorperates the latest Blutooth functionality, is AirPlay certified and can be controlled in depth through the DTS: Play-Fi app on either Android or iOS devices.

McIntosh

McIntosh MA8900 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Review

The McIntosh MA8900 stereo integrated amplifier follows a long line of classic solid-state integrated amplifiers from McIntosh. It features high power, autoformer speaker-coupling, and the usual generous array of McIntosh controls; all implemented with state-of-the-art technology. The McIntosh MA8900 offers the classic Mac sound, looks, and quality for the twenty-first century.

Zappiti One 4K HDR Media Player Review

Zappiti One 4K HDR Media Player Review

The Zappiti One 4K HDR media player is an innovative and feature-complete movie playback solution for the home. Think of the Zappiti One similar to a Sonos audio system but for video, with the ability to add devices in other rooms to view your videos...

BenQ

BenQ HT3050 3D DLP Projector Review

The line between portable and dedicated home theater displays blurs when considering BenQ’s HT3050 3D DLP Projector. It’s small and light, and only costs $899, yet it provides super-accurate output, artifact-free 3D, and optics superior to many more expensive models. I’ll be running it through my benchmarks and viewing tests today.

NAD Master Series M50.2 Digital Music Player

NAD Masters Series M50.2 Digital Music Player Review

What is the NAD M50.2 Digital Music Player? A handsome computer exclusively for music; it has software, hardware, storage, a touch-panel screen, a CD drive, and connects to the internet - Steve Jobs couldn’t have envisioned it any better. It combines the legacy NAD M50 Digital Music Player and the M52 Digital Music Vault into one all-digital component.