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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...
Few, if any, audio-product manufacturers have been able to reach the echelons of quality and performance to which Peter Lyngdorf has elevated his company. The Danish-born audio innovator founded the...
Snell Acoustics has been a leading loudspeaker manufacturer for over 30 years. When Joseph D’Appolito began engineering speakers for the company in 2003, the possibilities became limitless. Take...
Perhaps no audio/video system is more bespoke than the Goldmund Media Room. Each one is built and configured to suit your space. The $300,000 starting price includes 128 aluminum-enclosed speaker...
The Ferrari Art.Engine is surely the most extravagant and accomplished compact audio system to date. Granted, its 16 woofers, 400 watts of digital amplification, and 107-pound weight may push the...
The Scarlatti CD/SACD playback system consists of the $32,999 Transport disc mechanism, the $23,999 DAC digital-to-analog converter, and the $10,999 Master Clock. By separating the disc mechanism and...
Nagra is best known for its rugged portable audio recorders, which have been used in the production of practically every movie you have seen. The CDC mirrors the gratifying look and feel of Nagra’s...
Meridian tends to be conservative in its claims, but the company could legitimately tout the DSP-8000 as the world’s most technically advanced speaker. Digital electronics refine the sound of the DSP...
The PAN320 is one of a small but growing number of TVs designed for use outdoors. Its rugged, water- and dirt-resistant aluminum chassis protects it from rain, garden hoses, footballs, and bugs...
Video projection is going through a revolution this year, thanks to a new breed of projectors that produce a superior picture while demanding nearly zero maintenance. These projectors use red, green...
Whether your bathroom is elegant or over the top, the Séura Hydra waterproof TV can be styled to suit the surroundings. Séura offers the 19-inch TV in any color you like: The TV’s finish can be...
The difficulty in developing audiophile-grade earbuds lies in creating a design compact enough to allow for optimal comfort without sacrificing the ability to reproduce audio in high fidelity. With...
Six years ago, speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins upgraded top models in its famed 800 Series with tweeters made from solid diamond, grown in a laboratory to form a dome shape. The diamond...
Martin Logan is famous for its sizable floor-standing electrostatic speakers, but the Lawrence, Kansas, manufacturer recently introduced a relatively compact home theater solution that has also begun...
Only a few audio-video companies have braved the challenge of making a high-end Blu-ray Disc player. Marantz’s UD-9004 strikes us as one of the most elegant and accomplished of this rare breed. The...
While McIntosh Labs is best known for the hi-fi products in its model lineup that contribute to the flawless reproduction of two-channel music, the Binghamton, NY, manufacturer has, in recent years,...
Monster Cable’s line of metal-bodied Turbine and Turbine Pro in-ear headphones have become a favorite of musicians, record producers, and audio engineers, so it is only fitting that the company’s...
From its 71-hp 3-cylinder engine to its box-shaped proportions, the Smart Fortwo maintains every facet of minimalist methodology. The car is intentionally designed for those looking to scale down,...
Compact home theater speaker systems suffer a dismal reputation for sound quality, but excellence can hardly be expected from inexpensive plastic boxes. Still, there are many who would enjoy a...
In the last three years, Magico has emerged as one of the high-end audio industry’s premier speaker brands. While all of the company’s products combine elegant industrial design and impeccable...
Vertu’s first flip phone, the Constellation Ayxta ($6,500-$8,600), was created to be the jetsetter’s essential travel companion. In addition to Vertu’s Concierge and Select services, the...
Wolf Cinema builds video projectors exclusively for high-end custom home theaters. The $85,000 DCX-1000i occupies the middle position in the company’s line of three projectors. Its 1,000-watt xenon...

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