The KEF LS50W (“W” for wireless) is a fully active set of bookshelf speakers based on KEF’s award-winning LS50 compact reference monitors. For an extra $700, the $2199 LS50W looks to add a ton of value and performance, including dual-mono bi-amplification, wireless streaming, upsampling D/A converters, full DSP controls, a dedicated app, and a remote control.
The Meridian Reference Two Channel Power Amplifier 857 is an expression of power and design that embodies the company’s philosophy. In short, it is their statement amplifier. With a reputation for quality, and leading the vanguard for what state-of-the-art is in the audio world, the Meridian 857 is both pure and powerful.
Today, I’m looking at NAD’s flagship T 777 V3 AV Surround Sound Receiver. It has seven amp channels with 80 watts per, Dolby Atmos, 4K video passthrough, and Dirac Live. With Modular Design Construction, you can upgrade and add features to keep pace with evolving technologies.
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The HIFIMAN RE-800 IEMs are some of the best headphones I’ve ever listened to. They have the laser sharp focus, detail and resolution only a single driver headphone can deliver, but has bass performance that shames many multi driver IEMs.
AURALiC seems to go all out in revamping the company’s ARIES wireless streaming product family with the ARIES G2. Introduced last year in May 2017 at High End Munich 2017 event, the ARIES G2 has been available for sale in the US since December 2017. The features and specifications of the ARIES G2 are nothing short of excellent. Read on the review to know more about the performance of the product.
Many of our Secrets readers are, undoubtedly, already familiar with Mark Waldrep. His AIX Records audiophile label has been producing high-resolution music in stereo and multi-channel surround sound for almost twenty years. Mark recently decided to draw upon his 40 years of combined audio engineering, production and teaching experience to put together what amounts to a reference book about high-resolution audio. It neatly covers practically every link in the chain, from studio production to home playback.
If you’re not yet ready to make the commitment to Ultra HD, BenQ has the perfect budget solution in its HT2050A 3D DLP Projector. It offers a bright, color-accurate image with 3D support and an integrated 10-watt speaker in a compact chassis for just $749.
The Mytek Liberty DAC and Headphone amplifier was assessed with Sennheiser HD-600 Headphones while being run via USB-2 in WASAPI push-mode from a dedicated Windows PC.