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 […]
In 2009 it was 3D. In 2012 it was 4K. The past year the big movement for TVs are curved ...
When you think MartinLogan, you probably think of giant electrostatic panels. As wonderful as those speakers sound, many people have ...
When Oppo is mentioned, most Hi-Fi aficionados think of reference quality Blu-ray players. Now they can add headphones and 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 ...
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 […]
The Sony HT-CT370 replaces the successful Sony HT-CT260H in their sound bar lineup. With three HDMI inputs and an HDMI output with ARC, it works as your HDMI switcher instead of your TV. It also has Bluetooth with NFC for easy pairing, an Optical input for TVs without HDMI ARC support, and a wireless subwoofer. […]
Earlier we reviewed the Samsung UN32H6350, which is one of the only 120Hz 32” LCD TVs on the market today. The UN32H6350 has a very nice image, and a lot of good streaming features, but at $525 for a 32” LCD is really pushing what most people want to pay for a smaller TV. The […]
BenQ’s newest budget home theater projector, the HT1075, comes at us with more installation flexibility and improved speakers. Like its predecessor, the W1070, the BenQ HT1075 won’t break the bank, retailing for $1199 and already selling on Amazon for $999. The BenQ HT1075 uses a 1920×1080 DarkChip3 DLP engine along with a 6x speed six […]
There was a good deal to see and hear from Yamaha at CEDIA 2014. While their receivers didn’t see an update, their RX-A3040 and CX-A5000 are upgradable to Dolby Atmos and they did demo that. What they did have to show off were new sound bars and new integrated amplifiers.
Pioneer offered up one of the best home theater demos that I heard at CEDIA 2014, and was one of the few booths to have some actual surprises in store for me.
Now that CEDIA 2014 has come and gone I can look back and see what I saw, what I didn’t see, and what I think it means going forward.
Paradigm introduced a new line of speakers at CEDIA 2014, the Prestige. The Prestige line has three floor standing models, a bookshelf model, two center channels and a surround. The floor-standing models retail for $3,000, $4,000, and $5,000 a pair in the three main finishes. There is a custom midnight cherry finish that is extra […]