Kaleidescape Cinema One delivered the Kaleidescape system to people at a new price point, but caused confusion. You were able to import and playback your DVDs on the Cinema One, but Blu-ray discs were a bit different. You could import them, but to play them back required the disc to be in the player or […]
Atmos was the break-out technology of the 2014 CEDIA Expo. Over a dozen companies were showcasing it in some manner ...
The OE120IW, part of the OmniElite Series, is a brand new style from OmniMount featuring Ultra Low Profile in-wall installation. ...
Projection setups are no longer only limited to the dedicated home theater. More and more I get asked by people ...
Wednesday night I got to see Russell Westbrook take an inbounds pass in overtime, dash down the lane, and score ...
Denon is the latest player in the wireless home audio market with their HEOS system. Featuring three speakers of varying sizes, the HEOS 3, 5, and 7, Denon’s lineup has something for the most common room sizes. It also offers two more models for use with an existing system or with passive speakers. With pricing […]
SVS built their reputation selling subwoofers, like the previously reviewed PB-2000, that are known to offer impressive performance at attractive prices. The company was able accomplish this by moving manufacturing overseas and marketing their equipment directly to consumers over the internet. Several years ago, SVS branched out from subwoofers and began offering speakers with the based […]
In 2009 it was 3D. In 2012 it was 4K. The past year the big movement for TVs are curved screens. First arriving in OLED displays, now most manufacturers put a curve into their highest-end displays. The biggest question has always been: why? Movie theaters have used curved screens but often that is to compensate […]
When you think MartinLogan, you probably think of giant electrostatic panels. As wonderful as those speakers sound, many people have neither the room nor the budget for a full sized electrostatic speaker. MartinLogan has addressed this market with their Motion line of speakers. Using an Air Motion Transformer (AMT) for the tweeter instead of a […]
Moving houses is awful. You have to pack everything from your life inside of a box, live without it for a while, and then unpack it and set it back up. I had to go through this again this year and part of packing up means no audio system. The speakers go away, the Sonos […]
When Oppo is mentioned, most Hi-Fi aficionados think of reference quality Blu-ray players. Now they can add headphones and headphone amps to that list. Oppo is taking a serious interest in the lucrative headphone market, and I don’t mean a run-of-the-mill Beats clone. Oppo has high-end personal audio in mind with the new HA-1 Headphone […]
At Reference Home Theater we don’t do end-of-year awards. We think they’re frankly silly and often useless. There isn’t often a single “Best” product for a category, but instead a best solution for a problem. We also don’t pretend that we tried every single TV on the market this year, or every single speaker, so […]
Yamaha sets their high-end sound bars apart from the competition with their Digital Sound Projection technology. Using an array of drivers and measuring the reflections of the room lets it create virtual surround sound. The Yamaha YSP-2500 is their cheapest sound bar with full Digital Sound Projection technology and IntelliBeam calibration at $1,000. It provides […]