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The latest addition to Meridian’s Sooloos Digital Media System—which Robb Report included in its 2011 Best of the Best selections ( www.robbreport.com/Best-of-the-Best-2011-Audio-Meridian-Sooloos-...
The newest addition to Leica’s camera lineup, the V-Lux 30, may not offer all the fit and finish of the venerable German manufacturer’s highly sought-after M9 Titanium . It does, however, make...
Last summer, german audio leader Burmester began selling its 088 preamplifier and 089 CD player in the United States for $28,995 each, making its famous $50,000-plus, reference-quality sound...
When meridian audio acquired music-server manufacturer Sooloos at the end of 2008, the British audio expert took the first step toward dominating the world of digital music playback. Today, Meridian...
History is a harsh taskmaster. With alarming regularity, it seems, we are confronted with the challenge of either making history or becoming it. Certainly the long path of civilization is littered...
Sonus Faber’s flagship loudspeaker, known simply as the Sonus Faber, stands 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs an astonishing 354 pounds. This tower of power’s size, however, is dwarfed by its second-...
In recent years, most TV manufacturers have seemed more focused on slimming down their display panels than on improving picture quality. And while LED-lit models from such brands as Samsung and Sony...
First came the iPod, which changed the face of digital music, then the iPhone, which rang in the age of the smartphone. With the 2010 debut of the iPad, Apple again altered the mobile-technology...
Leica’s rangefinder cameras have long been the tools of choice for many of the world’s leading film photographers. The nearly 100-year-old German manufacturer has also led the way in the digital era...
While the many smartphones on the market all make an effort to combine form with function, none achieves the level of sophistication of the Vertu Constellation Quest ( www.vertu.com ) . The first...
Bang & Olufsen’s BeoSound 8 is a visually striking speaker docking station with its oversize dual conical-shape speakers, yet the stylish, portable design packs a premium sound. Plus, it offers a...
One of the major talking points of the hi-fi community at January’s CES in Las Vegas was the release of the Momentum monoblock amplifier from living audio legend Dan D’Agostino. D’Agostino cofounded...
Alfred Vassilkov, who is well known throughout Europe for both his speaker and crossover designs, is the mastermind behind Alfred & Partners and its newest brand, Estelon. The Estonian company’s...
Burmester unveiled its 838 Phono Preamplifier more than 20 years ago. Today, the German brand, long known for its state-of-the-art electronics, has applied such wisdom to produce another masterpiece...
This desktop audio system from British hi-fi staple Meridian comprises two separate components: the $3,000 Audio Core 200 stereo controller and the $6,000-per-pair DSP3200 loudspeakers. The team at...
The elegant, 250-pound Magico Q3 loudspeaker is the award-winning company’s latest product to deliver music as recording engineers and artists intended it to sound. The three-way floorstanding...
Video reproduction leader Runco pulled out all the stops with its new, top-of-the-line 3-D projector, the D-73D. Taking advantage of its Constant Stereoscopic Video architecture and of Texas...
This two-channel room correction and equalization processor utilizes technology penned by the audio correction mastermind, Peter Lyngdorf. That technology, dubbed RoomPerfect, employs software that...
This 12-channel preamplifier is an absolutely ideal command center for any over-the-top home-theater installation. It pairs five HDMI audio/video inputs, an endless slew of Dolby and DTS decoding...
Serving as the ideal hub for all of the users’ analog and digital components, the C50 is, for some, the new flagship preamplifier control center from McIntosh. (Two-channel purists will likely prefer...
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 26 feet and is able...
The top-of-the-line 9000 Series 3-D-capable TVs from electronics supergiant Samsung are the Korean brand’s design statements. With a depth less than an inch, the TVs in this line hold the record for...
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 the LCD glass, which boasts...
While McIntosh designed this loudspeaker as a center-channel supplement to be placed between a pair of XR200s, users can easily situate it vertically so that it may serve as a right, left, or...
If the celebrated Focal brand name etched into the façade of this amazing floor-standing speaker does not entirely speak for its level of quality, its 2010 Best of the Best designation certainly will...
Fans of compact, convenient, and stylish speakers who are not willing to sacrifice audio-reproduction quality are certainly familiar with Bower & Wilkins. The British manufacturer’s MM-1 computer...
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 employ a 15-inch paper-cone woofer, a 12-inch...
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, uses a mid-range cone driver and...
To generate a 3-D picture, this system from Italian manufacturer SIM2 uses dual three-chip digital-light processing projectors to deliver as many as 9,000 lumens. With proprietary video processing,...
Wolf Cinema’s projectors are frequent recipients of high praise, and the brand’s newest single-chip model, the DCL-200FD, is Wolf’s foray into LED lighting engines. Three liquid-cooled RGB LED...

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