Editor’s Picks

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...

Audio by Van Alstine DVA 850 Mono-Block Amplifiers Review

Audio by Van Alstine DVA 850 Mono-Block Amplifiers Review

The Audio by Van Alstine DVA 850 Mono-Block amplifiers offer the highest performance and technology currently available from their extensive lineup. With a mas -0sive power output of 850 watts, this hybrid tube/transistor design provides an extremely accurate reproduction, with virtually none coloration found in some all-tube or all solid-state designs.

ELAC Uni-Fi Slim 5.1 Speaker System Review

The ELAC Uni-Fi Slim 5.1 Speaker System is a stylish and well-designed speaker line whose components can deliver resounding performance when used either individually or as a complete system. Designed by acclaimed speaker engineer Andrew Jones, ELAC’s Uni-Fi line is available in two versions. We are reviewing the “Slim” versions, which were originally designed for the European market and have narrower front baffles with deeper overall cabinets and two satin paint finishes. The “Standard” versions have wider front baffles, are not quite as deep and have a different brushed vinyl finish. Both versions are said to sound identical although the “Slims” command a higher price due to the aesthetics. Be assured though, the price-to-performance ratio of either version is quite exceptional. Thank you ELAC. It’s good to have options!

Schiit Modi 2 Desktop DAC Review

Schiit is one of my favorite little hi-fi companies that I’ve had the pleasure of buying gear from and if you haven’t heard of them, here is a short excerpt from their website. “Schiit got started in 2010 when two audio industry veterans decided it was time to shake things up a bit. The two audiophiles are...