Electronics

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...
The Devialet D-Premier ( www.devialet.com ), a 1.25-inch-thick, 240-watt-per-channel stereo amplifier made in France, remains as cool as it looks. Audiophile amps are ranked by design type, with...
For music reproduction, few loudspeakers compare with the two-channel Utopia models made by French hi-fi manufacturer Focal-JMlab. However, until recently the company had yet to offer a center-...
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...
Much of the roughly 700-pound weight of the new 5-foot-7-inch-tall Sonus Faber Flagship loudspeaker ( www.sonusfaber.com ) rests in the huge vibration conveyors at the cabinet’s top and bottom. The...
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...
Rare is the product that achieves legendary status through groundbreaking performance and longevity in the marketplace. On the automotive scene, we have the Porsche 911. The watch realm has its Rolex...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
When U.K. hi-fi product manufacturer Meridian acquired Sooloos in late 2008, it took control of the home-music server industry. With the new Control 15, Meridian has again exercised its prowess in...
The new Constellation Quest is the first model from Vertu with a full keyboard. The U.K.-based manufacturer handcrafts these unique smart phones from such materials as brushed stainless steel, fine...
For its T1 headphones, German audio product manufacturer Beyerdynamic constructed the first transducer with a magnetic-flux density greater than one tesla (hence T1), which translates to a lighter...
Jerry Harvey is the best-known name in the world in-ear monitor headphones (IEMs), which professional musicians use to monitor their sound while performing on stage. Harvey’s acclaim is derived...
The M500 and M300 players incorporate Blu-ray playback into the product range of Kaleidescape, the industry leader for media storage and integration. Working in conjunction with one of the brand’s...
San Francisco–based music-server expert Olive Media has just begun delivering its new flagship, the 06HD. While Olive has been a respected name in the industry since its founding in 2005, this...

Pages