Electronics

Pioneer Kuro TVs enjoy a reputation for the deepest, darkest blacks of any flat-panel displays. This 60-inch set’s picture detail and color accuracy match those of professional TV-production monitors...
No flat-panel TV on the market is more impressive than this behemoth, which in many rooms will fill an entire wall. Despite the picture’s size, it looks satisfyingly bright and vividly colorful. Its...
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...
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...
The $1,500 Krell Interface Dock (KID) extracts audio from an iPod and handles it with the same care Krell lavishes on CDs. The KID can connect to any audio system, but its safest home is the $2,000...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Jerry Harvey designed these custom headphones as in-ear monitors for professional musicians, but discerning audiophiles have adopted them as earbud killers. With six drivers—two for each of the three...
Grado Labs is arguably the world’s most renowned producer of dynamic circumaural headphones, and these—the Brooklyn, N.Y., firm’s flagship model—aptly deserve such celebrity. With mahogany inner-cup...
The quality of these dynamic closed-cup circumaural headphones justifies their lofty moniker. Sexy piano-finished mahogany housings serve to dampen resonance, while a magnesium frame and duralumin...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
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...
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...
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-...
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—...
Although unmistakably Scandinavian modern in form, these Danish loudspeakers are sonic chameleons that eschew an identifiable sound in favor of letting the music and movies speak for themselves. The...
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,...
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...
Though Grado Labs is better known for producing much larger headphones, the GR8 places the company’s proprietary big sound into a comfortable and convenient earbud. The sound produced by the unique...
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...
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...

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