- Written by Robert Kozel
- Published on 27 April 2015
Emotiva has earned a reputation for delivering great quality products at a substantial value to their customers. Emotiva has come a long way with their processor line, and this review covers the Emotiva XMC-1 Gen 2 which is a 7.2 channel preamplifier/processor (SSP). The XMC-1 build quality is exemplary for its price point and is a great product.
- Written by Gabriel Lowe
- Published on 20 April 2015
Whether you have a need for height channels for that Dolby Atmos upgrade you are considering, or just great sounding in-ceiling or in-wall speakers for any room in the house, it can be a daunting challenge to find something that doesn’t compromise on quality for convenience. The GoldenEar Invisa HTR-7000 speakers aim to meet that challenge.
- Written by Jim Milton
- Published on 13 April 2015
When a young price is deposed by his older brother, he turns to a war-weary knight named Jacob. Together, they enlist the help of a legendary bandit called the White Ghost. But time is running out and it may already be too late.
- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 22 April 2015
OPPO has just released the HA-2 DAC and Headphone amplifier. It is sized to use with your smart phone's digital output using a USB-micro-to-USB-micro cable. With a Sabre Mobile DAC, the HA-2 will decode up to 32/384 PCM and DSD256 music stored on your phone (you will need a downloadable app). The HA-2 plays high resolution music with proper transients that might otherwise be lost on the inexpensive DACs that are native to the smart phones.
- Written by Richard Johnston
- Published on 29 April 2015
I just want to start by saying this is a relatively long post (ok, really long post), but it ends up summarizing my personal view of audio equipment in general.
- Written by Yongki Go
- Published on 25 March 2015
As one of the speakers in the current JBL home-audio series, Studio 290 employs features derived from JBL longstanding history and experience in audio. This review hopefully sheds some light on the bang-for-the-buck performance of these speakers.
- Written by Jason Crawford
- Published on 07 April 2015
Last year, Music Matters began issuing some of the finest vinyl I’ve ever heard as part of Blue Note Records’ 75th Anniversary. There were to be twelve titles released in total, one for each month of the label’s year-long birthday celebration. Music Matters is not new to the Blue Note game. They’d been putting out Blue Note titles for a while...
- Written by Chris Eberle
- Published on 06 April 2015
The battle of DLP vs. LCD in the value-priced projector market continues with the new HD161X from Optoma. It combines a bright sharp picture with 3D and full calibration features. It also offers a group of image enhancements that help set it apart from the competition.