Electronics

McIntosh does hi-fi well—really well—but it does amplifiers beyond compare, and the MC452 is the newest testament to that fact. It uses McIntosh Autoformer technology to deliver its full power output...
Technical Audio Devices’ new M600 monaural amp is a beast by any definition—it delivers a whopping 600 watts of power at 4 ohms. It utilizes single-stage voltage amplification in a 77-pound graphite...
The Regen ReVerb may be the only iPod speaker system that can play at party levels without consuming a penny’s worth of electricity. A photovoltaic panel on the back of the $2,299 ReVerb charges the...
The problem with the minuscule depth of TVs from today’s leading manufacturers—the profile of Samsung’s new top-of-the-line Series 9 LED-backlit models measures less than one-third of an inch—is that...
Bang & Olufsen product owners likely value aesthetic presence as much as they value high-quality audio reproduction. Having this in mind, the Danish manufacturer unveiled its BeoLab 11. Its...
The newest electronic gadgets are getting smaller and more efficient, but Andy Aaron still believes in the aesthetics and simplicity of an earlier era when people relied on a simple calculator. In...
Audiophiles who crave the classic sound of vacuum-tube amplifiers must usually sacrifice the power and precision that transistor amplifiers provide. Greek manufacturer Ypsilon Electronics created the...
In May, Kaleidescape, a leading manufacturer of whole-home media storage and playback systems, entered into the realm of Blu-ray . With the new Kaleidescape M500 and M300 players , the Northern...
Bower & Wilkins wowed the world of iPod docks in 2007, when the English manufacturer released its Zeppelin speaker. Boasting near-equivalent audio oomph, the Zeppelin Mini, which became available...
Robb Report readers will recall Meridian’s F80 music system from our 2008 Best of the Best issue. While the AD88 contains all of the same electrical systems as the F80 and thus produces equally...
This TV from Bang & Olufsen is the ultimate for size and cool factor. With the BeoVision 4-103, the Danish manufacturer has taken Panasonic’s 103-inch plasma display panel—which won Robb Report's...
Japan’s Denon Electronics is known for the solid construction of its audio and video components, a quality that is absolutely exemplified in the A1UDCI Universal Blu-ray Player. Equipped with 7.1...
The flagship universal player from Marantz presents mind-blowing fidelity of both audio and video reproduction. The D&M Holdings subsidiary has equipped the UD9004 with dual HDMI outputs—one for...
The disc-based-audio-source buck stops here with McIntosh Labs’ flagship player. Equipped with dual laser elements that read discs at twice the normal rate, the MCD500 plays back both CDs and SACDs...
Kaleidescape is often the preferred media-server manufacturer for integrators and installers of home audio/video systems. This is because the Sunnyvale, Calif.–based company produces the largest-...
Sleek is the design style that Bang & Olufsen does best, and the Danish manufacturer’s BeoSound 5 music server certainly attests to that fact. Not only is the 10.4-inch display both unobtrusive...
Internationally renowned pen maker Patrick Chu designs his rare and exceptional Kandinsky loudspeakers in America and has them constructed at his factory in China. The Kandinsky’s 19-inch wooden horn...
Many audiophiles consider amplifiers based on tubes, rather than transistors, to have a warmer, more natural sound. McIntosh’s MC275 epitomizes the retro aesthetic of tubes. This 75-watt-per-channel...
Most audiophiles have probably never heard of the Lotus Group, but the flagship loudspeaker from the boutique Northern California manufacturer definitely merits note. Implementing handmade Washi-...
This 450-watt amplifier is one of the finest audio components ever created. Its proprietary technology delivers completely clean, uncolored sound in every frequency range of human hearing—and then...
For listeners looking for that big McIntosh sound without the sizeable footprint of the Binghamton, N.Y., company’s behemoth flagship speakers, the XR200 will satisfy on all fronts. Seven dome...
This 70-inch-tall electrostatic speaker produces sound exclusively with thin, transparent Mylar diaphragms rather than with conventional woofers and tweeters. Audiophiles praise its detailed,...
“Big” is unquestionably the best word to describe the McIntosh XRT2K loudspeaker, in terms of both audio reproduction and real estate. These towers of power stand about 7 feet tall and weight over...
KEF crafts the Muon from 6 mm sheets of aluminum using a process called superforming; no metal sculpture in New York’s Museum of Modern Art is more meticulously fabricated. Its curved shape, thick...
Pioneer’s BDP-09FD is no ordinary Blu-ray player. Three integrated processing chips provide its superior video-reproduction capabilities as well as the ability to up-convert 8- and 16-bit video...
Crafted to take the punishment of listeners who like their audio loud—real loud!—the Custom Theater 800 speaker system also has the distortion-free punch to fill large screening rooms. We can testify...
No other digital video projector matches the picture quality of Meridian’s 810 Reference Video System. Consisting of a high-definition projector that outputs a 10-million-pixel screen resolution and...
Noiselessly delivering 600 watts (200 watts per channel for three channels of amplification) to a typical 8-ohm speaker, the No. 433 ensures channel isolation by providing each one with its own...
Audiophiles have several technological innovations to thank for the remarkable sound reproduced by Sennheiser’s HD800 dynamic circumaural headphones. 2.2-inch transducers—the largest of any ear cans—...
The G68 has the uncanny ability to handle even the most intricate and involving soundtracks while immersing the listener in remarkably realistic surround sound. In addition to the obligatory analog...

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