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Music in the Round #87: Oppo UDP-205

For some months now, I've lived mostly without music. To survive the dust and grit of the renovation of our Manhattan apartment, all electronics had …

How can technology this old sound this good?

The totally tubular Schiit Freya stereo preamplifier is hot stuff.<p>If you've been an audiophile for a while you've probably had at least one or two dalliances with tube electronics. The best of them have a sound that can't be matched with solid-state gear, and with tube electronics music has more …

Audiophile

50 of the best hi-fi albums for audiophiles

Radiohead – Hail To The Thief (2003)<p>Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970)<p>My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991)<p>Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here (1975)<p>The …

46 essential albums for audiophiles

Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)<p>Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (2017)<p>The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding (2017)<p>Kendrick Lamar: Damn. …

Best budget hi-fi speakers

Nowhere is the 'performance-per-pound' ratio stronger than in the world of budget hi-fi speakers...

Audiophile

10 Best Bookshelf Speakers For Your Home - Detailed Reviews (2018)

This is a high-end bookshelf speaker made by a brand that goes the whole nine yards for every detail. A set like this one gets you impressive sound, …

Hsu Research VTF-15H MK2 and VTF-3 MK5 HP Subwoofer Reviews

<b>VTF-15H MK2</b> <br>Performance <br>Features <br>Build Quality <br>Value<p><b>VTF-3 MK5 HP</b> <br>Performance <br>Features <br>Build Quality <br>Value<p><b>PRICE</b> $899, $799<p><b>AT A GLANCE</b> <b><br>Plus</b><br>Tremendous …

Audiophile

KEF R300 Speaker Review

This year I had the chance to compare over 20 pairs of bookshelf speakers to each other. Some were good, some were bad, and some stood out. The SVS …

A Complete list of Home Theater Brands, Audiophile Brands, Specialty Video Brands and more + HomeTheaterReview.com

<b>3-D Squared</b><br>3-D Squared Inc. specializes in creating acoustic friendly prints featuring original designs, movie posters and panoramic photographs. The …

Internet Direct Speaker Brand Comparison

Internet direct (ID) speaker manufacturers are often considered to provide the ultimate value in audio. However, sometimes there are hidden costs …

YouTube

The Most Memorable Audio Receivers of the Last 50 Years

In this editorial we examine 10 of the most memorable audio receivers from the last 50 years. We cover everything from vintage two-channel to the …

Audiophile

Why Your Dad's $300 1980 Receiver Still Sucks

Steven Stone explains why a new receiver tops a 30-year-old model...

Ten Best Buys in Vintage Audio – Old School | TONEAudio MAGAZINE

<b>There’s no better way to start an argument between audiophiles than to make a “best of” list. So, prepare to put up your dukes. To make the hit to</b> …

Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

'Tis the season for Home Theater Review's annual best-of list, where we select the best products we've reviewed in the past 12 months.

The Theatre

2017 Subwoofer Roundup: Seven Models Compared From $600-$700

Let's say you need great bass and have a $700 budget: what subwoofers should you be looking at? In this article, we will briefly go over seven of the …

Top Picks Subwoofers

Subwoofers<p>< $999<p><b>Hsu Research VTF-1 MK2: $459</b><br>One of Hsu’s most affordable subwoofers, the 10-inch VTF-1 MK2—reviewed with the DALI Zensor 5 speaker …

Onkyo to Add Mid-Price Receivers to RZ Series

Onkyo is expanding its RZ Series of AV receivers in June with three 7.2-channel Dolby Atmos/DTS:X-equipped models, ranging in price from $900 to …

LG: OLED TV lifespan is now 100,000 hours

Ever since OLED was a research project, the lifespan of the organic material has been debated. There is no reason to worry, says LG. The latest …

Televisions

If iPhone 7 ditches the audio jack, these three DACs will keep the music spinning

Word on the street is that the iPhone 7 will ditch the industry standard 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of a smaller 2mm connector or – gasp! – even …

Home Theater Design

<b>Acoustic Treatment</b><p>Acoustic treatment can be applied to the surface of the walls to modify the acoustics of the space, including adjusting …

Audiophile

Article: Setting the Soundstage| How to treat your home theater like a real theater

<b>by James DeGrandis</b><p><i>Modern AVR’s include all kinds of wizardry for speaker setup, positioning and room equalization. Anyone in the know will tell you</i> …

Home Theater Room Acoustic Design Tips

The single most important factor of a great sounding home theater is the <b>acoustic properties of the room itself</b>. Not the brand of speakers, not the …

Audiophile

How to Build Your Own Acoustic Panels (DIY)

<i>Make Cheap, Easy, Attractive DIY Sound Absorption Wall Panels</i><p><i>Revised and updated March 25, 2018</i><p><i>Also Check out our Complete Guide to Home Theater</i> …

Where to Place Acoustic Treatment in a Home Theater

Locate specular reflection points with a mirror and a friend Once you have carefully placed your 5.1 surround sound loudspeakers, video display, and …

Audiophile

3 Audiophile Speakers That Will Make Your Music Glow - Turntable Kitchen

Vinyl music is back. In fact, awhile ago we created our guide to Turntable Kitchen’s Top 5 Recommended Turntables and it has proven to be a very …

11 Budget Bookshelf Speakers For Your Vinyl Rig

Though there are hundreds of models available on the market, choosing and buying the right speakers for your vinyl setup can be a difficult process, …

Affordable Audiophile Speakers: Inexpensive Home Stereo Systems Don’t Have to Sound Cheap

Enjoying great sounding music is not a pleasure restricted to high income brackets, but lots of people believe that the best stereo …

Von Schwiekert VR-22 Speaker review

by<p>Brian Boehler<p>What is value? We each have our personal definition of this concept and it probably goes something like this: the relative worth or …

Audiophile

Fritz REV7 Speaker review

Review by<p>Dr. John Richardson<p>and <br>John Fritz<p><i>First Opinion - Dr. Richardson</i><p>In addition to listening to music, I like to read books. For some reason I’ve …

Audiophile

A sweet-sounding, budget-priced audiophile stereo system

The Audiophiliac auditions an awesome little hi-fi, priced from little as $880!<p>I recently promised to put together a few affordable, but great sounding systems, so when PSB's new Imagine XB bookshelf speakers ($500/pair) showed up for review they seemed like an obvious place to start. I hooked the …

Audiophile