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Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Build Quality
PRICE $2,000 pr

Superb sound
Punches well above its price
Upscale construction and cosmetics
A touch more top-end air would be welcome

With this impressive redesign of the Concerta line, Revel is more than ready to give its competition sleepless nights.

Revel’s new Concerta2 loudspeaker range consists of five models. The M16 bookshelves, C25 center, S16 surrounds, and B10 subwoofer are covered in a separate review due out shortly. There are also two tower models in the group; the F35 employs three 5-inch woofers, while the larger F36, reviewed alone here, uses three 6.5-inch low-frequency drivers. Apart from the woofer and cabinet sizes, the F35 and F36 are similar in concept.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 12, 2017  |  0 comments
CEDIA 2017 was a great place to be if you have a penchant for video projection, especially short-throw projectors.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  2 comments
While Epson’s ProCinema LS10500 laser-based projector isn’t new, it was upgraded via firmware earlier this year.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Short throw projectors were a big story this year, and Hisense got into the act with its $10,000 Laser 4K.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
If Ethernet conversion isn’t your thing, nor are fiber optics (another work-around on the traditional weaknesses of HDMI over long lengths), a few companies are now offering either passive or a combination of passive/active HDMI cables that can extend far enough for the needs of most consumers.

Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Longer cable runs between a source and display, the latter usually a projector, are a hot topic in the custom install business and in DIY installs as well. HDMI can’t usually handle much over 25 feet of UHD over HDMI, and even that’s iffy.
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
Stewart Filmscreen’s LuminEsse is a high performance fixed frame screen that can be ordered with any of Stewart’s front projection screen materials. An optional LED light package can be added to surround the screen in a range of available colors...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use room treatments. With its Beosound Shape, Bang & Olufsen combines room absorption with on-wall speakers in a geometric shape that produces an optical illusion that it’s protruding from the wall more than it actually is...
Thomas J. Norton  |  Sep 09, 2017  |  0 comments
ompanies are always looking for new products that make use of their core competencies. While powered window treatments might not seem to be high on the home theater installation hierarchy, when you think about it they make sense for a company that also offers both powered and fixed screens...