LATEST ADDITIONS

Thomas J. Norton  |  May 30, 2023  |  0 comments
Peter Pan & Wendy is Disney's latest attempt to re-make one of its classic animated films as live action. It's been done before. Many times...
Bob Ankosko  |  May 30, 2023  |  0 comments
The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) has announced that Hisense U7K and U8K series TVs have been certified to work with its SoundSend wireless audio transmitter, a $179 adapter/transmitter that converts the TV’s audio output into a high-quality wireless signal compatible with WiSA Certified speakers.
Ralph Potts  |  May 27, 2023  |  0 comments
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In sixth-century England, an ill-tempered, fire-breathing creature—ominously known as Vermithrax Pejorative—terrorizes the inhabitants of a small kingdom. In response, their king institutes a lottery whereby each year, a virgin maiden is sacrificed to him.

Bob Ankosko  |  May 25, 2023  |  0 comments
With Memorial Day fast approaching, we bring you the latest in news from Sonos, Sennheiser, Comcast, Cleer Audio, Netflix, and Ford (hint: it has something to do with radio).
Barb Gonzalez  |  May 24, 2023  |  0 comments
Plex continues to innovate and make an already good media aggregating app even better. This time it has turned to using Sonic Sage to improve music exploration and discovery.
Bob Ankosko  |  May 24, 2023  |  0 comments
McIntosh is the latest classic audio brand to pay homage to its roots by reissuing vintage designs, a pursuit embraced for years by Klipsch, JBL and, more recently, KLH. But McIntosh is different as a revered hi-fi brand best known for power amplifiers, especially those iconic tube designs that date back to the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Mark Henninger  |  May 24, 2023  |  0 comments

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PRICE $850

AT A GLANCE
Plus
Inexpensive
Fanless
RCA and balanced XLR inputs
Auto standby
12 volt and Signal power trigger
Minus
Needs six-inch clearance when rack mounted

THE VERDICT

A rock-solid, affordable and attractive amp for powering seven channels in a surround-sound AV or home theater system. It delivers audiophile-quality sound for about a buck a watt.

Audio amplifiers have but one task: take an electrical signal and make it more powerful without changing its character. A good amplifier is as transparent as possible, neither adding nor subtracting anything from what you hear. The OSD Nero XA7180 promises all that plus high efficiency at a very attractive price.

John Sciacca  |  May 23, 2023  |  3 comments
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Q Can I get better audio by connecting the TV’s eARC HDMI to my Pioneer AV receiver? I don’t believe the AVR supports eARC technology, but I’d like to get the best audio possible. —Chris Murphy

Bob Ankosko  |  May 22, 2023  |  0 comments
Lavish hi-fi excess was on bold display at the 2023 edition of High End Munich, the international show where it’s usually easy to find speakers that cost upwards of (or well over) six figures.
Ken C. Pohlmann  |  May 22, 2023  |  0 comments
Mozart was a genius. Blah, blah, blah. You've heard it a million times. Well, whatever, if people say he was a genius, that's fine. But how would you like to watch a 5-minute video that shows why he was a genius? Right there – black notes on the white page – you can see exactly what genius looks (and sounds) like.

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