Electronics

Until recently, wireless audio technology was unable to deliver sound quality approaching that of a traditional wired system. However, thanks to the introduction of a new wireless standard developed...
Audio specialist Sennheiser has announced the availability of symmetrical connecting cables for its new HDVD 800 and HDVA 600 headphone amplifiers. When combined with Sennheiser high-end headphones,...
The Scottish audio-product manufacturer Linn , which is widely known in audiophile circles for its legendary Linn Sondek LP12 turntable, unveiled a top-of-the-line music system. The Linn Klimax Exakt...
Meridian Audio’s G65 Surround Controller is an all-new product steeped in Meridian’s rich heritage. Twenty years ago, Meridian launched the 565, the world’s first Digital Surround Controller, a...
With the introduction of the Fifth Row speaker, SurrealSpeakers is set to change minds about home audio. The Fifth Row speaker offers those who want only the best a sleek, elegant design that...
Sennheiser goes minimal with new Momentum On-Ear colors . At IFA in Berlin, the audio specialist introduced three new versions of its Momentum On-Ear. Now available in high-gloss black, classic brown...
Every bit as fashionable as previous models, the new Vertu Ti mobile phone ( www.vertu.com ) is even more functional. It is equipped with the Android 4.0 operating system and has a 1.7 GHz processor...
The South Korean electronics giant Samsung , one of the world’s leading TV manufacturers, just announced current and forthcoming availability for its 2013 display panels. The company’s new flagship...
Meridian Audio , one of the world’s leading manufacturers of digital-audio equipment—namely for its line of self-powered, digital-signal-processing loudspeakers and its Digital Media Systems digital...
The Japanese brand Denon has redesigned its top-of-the-line Music Maniac Artisan AH-D7100 circumaural headphones ($1,200) to create a pristine listening experience. Their frequency response ranges...
Kingdom Royal (Approximately $55,000 per pair) U.K. speaker maker Tannoy announced its monstrous (265 pounds apiece) new flagship this year, the Kingdom Royal. These more-than four-foot-tall speakers...
MVP881 ($8,000) Robb Report readers will recognize this remarkable player from McIntosh as a Best of the Best selection for 2010. It offers flawless playback of Blu-ray Discs, DVD, CDs, SACDs, and...
Bloggie Touch ($200) The Bloggie Touch from Sony is hands down the best handheld mini-cam on the market. The 8-gigabyte-capacity model records up to four hours of full 1080p video and captures 12.8-...
GLA-55 ($1,000) This striking desktop speaker system, which, with its stereo mini-jack connector is best paired with a computer or iPod, has both audio and visual appeal. The outer shell, which is...
M80 ($2,995) Meridian’s M80 is the compact player system to be beat. Using the same electrical guts and general aesthetic silhouette as the highly lauded F80 (see Robb Report, June 2008), the new M80...
Q2 ($130) The Q2 Smart Bluetooth headset from wireless product manufacturer BlueAnt is comfortable and highly functional. It is lightweight and comes with an optional easy-to-adjust ear loop. Dual...
Ethos ($6,495 per pair) Kansas-based electrostatic speaker manufacturer MartinLogan incorporated a number of innovations into its new Ethos models to improve the low-frequency response, while...
DVD-A1UDCI Universal Blu-ray Player ($4,500) This player from 100-year-old electronics giant Denon holds the title for world’s first universal Blu-ray player, though others have followed suit since...
Jawbone Icon ($100) Simple yet functional is perhaps the most apt descriptor for the Jawbone Icon Bluetooth headset. Its minute dimensions and featherlight 9-gram weight eliminate the need for an ear...
Compact Reference ($37,000 per pair) This powerful little speaker model is the baby sister to Technical Audio Devices’ $70,000-per-pair flagship, the Reference One. The Compact Reference, or CR-1,...
DCD-A100 ($2,500) This is the only dedicated CD/SACD player in Denon’s current model lineup. It utilizes a 32-bit, 192-kHz digital-to-analog converter to deliver a high-fidelity audio signal, as well...
Jabra Stone ($130) This Bluetooth headset is easy to love. The microphone and earpiece deliver flawless audio for callers on both ends of the line, and it is among the smallest and lightest headsets...
AVR-A100 ($2,500) No home audio/video system is complete without a receiver to distribute signals, and Denon’s 100th Anniversary Collection has 9.2 channels’ worth of connectivity to wheel and deal...
DBP-A100 ($2,500) Denon’s 100th-anniversary universal Blu-ray player uses patented Denon Link 4th technology in its HDMI signal transference to minimize the audio and video jitter that typically...
PMA-A100 ($2,500) This integrated amp is the ideal hub for Denon two-channel gear. Denon placed the preamp and output circuitry independent from the transformer coils to minimize electrical...
8000 Series ($2,800 – $6,000) The 8000 Series 3-D-capable TVs from electronics supergiant Samsung are the Korean brand’s technology statements. They use a full array of LED as the lighting engine for...
ProVu P2 ($16,995) This NuVision projector employs an LED light source, which will last up to 20 years and use 40 percent less power than traditional mercury lamps. It offers throw lengths from 8 to...
LeDIX Origine Limited (Approximately $340,000) Costing significantly more than each of the cars included in Robb Report’s 2010 Car of the Year competition (with the exception of the $2 million...
MC452 ($7,500) 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...
DP-A100 ($2,500) Turntables in Denon’s product collection date back to the company’s founding in 1910, when it produced Japan’s first phonograph (Denon produced its first turntable in 1938), and 100...

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