Home Theater Systems Buying Guide
Home Theater Receivers Buying Guide
Two years ago, Brian shared with you Cambridge Audio's Evo 150 and Evo 75 Network Amplifiers. And for two years we’ve been patiently waiting for the release of this guy. The new Cambridge Audio Evo CD Transport. We’ve heard-tell of this companion device for what felt like an eternity, and now it’s finally here! If you’ve picked up one of these Amplifiers, you’ll want to hang tight with me as we talk about why this is the perfect CD player for you.
The Integra DRX-8.4 is an 11.4-channel AV receiver, processing 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms. Besides the fact that it tips the scales at nearly 50 pounds, the DRX-8.4 has support for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX-Enhanced Dolby Atmos Music, and other major audio formats. Is this the MacDaddy of all surround sound receivers on the market? Let's have a look.
Are you ready for the best sounding outdoor speakers of 2023? Focal is bringing their award-winning speaker design outside. Prepare your outdoor escape and fill it with ripping good music and clarity you could never imagine you’d hear on your deck, pool, or boat.
The new Sonos Era 100 is a voice-controlled wireless smart speaker and represents the first significant audio upgrade that Sonos has made to its smaller speaker lineup in quite some time. Not only does it have a new design, but there are plenty of new features and connectivity options that demonstrate Sonos' commitment to innovation for not just the audio quality, but for the user.
The new Sonos Era 300 is a voice-controlled wireless smart that introduces Spatial Audio to the SONOS ecosystem. The Era 300 immerses you in rich, room-filling sound that adapts to any space, lets you stream all your favorite music services with the touch of a button, and control everything from your smartphone.
This is the JBL Bar 1300X Pro. Complete with sound bar, wireless subwoofer, and rechargeable wireless rear speakers, this sound bar may be the perfect solution to getting surround sound where you never thought possible before. Let's find out exactly what makes this sound bar so unique.
At long last, Klipsch fans will get a clear answer when they ask which sub pairs with their Reference Premiere speakers. The Klipsch Reference Premiere subwoofer lineup has arrived to replace the SPL subs, and it boasts improvements across the board. Those classic copper woofers have been redesigned from the ground up, placed in a streamlined cabinet, and packed with more power than ever before. Measuring better than its predecessors and beating out some key competition, the Klipsch Reference Premiere subs are sure to impress.
SONY RECEIVERS ARE BACK. The ES line of Home Theater 8K Receivers are highly configurable and easy to use. They range from a “simple” 7.1 surround system to a knock your socks off 13.2 Channel Home Theater Masterpiece.
After refreshing their affordable-luxury SR5015 and SR6015 in the Fall of 2022, Marantz has saved the best for last: the Cinema 40 has arrived to replace the SR7015 and serve as the flagship AVR. Marantz has given the Cinema 40 a visual refresh, as well as noteworthy-yet-understated reworking of what’s under the hood. Check out our deep dive into this new product, right here.
Developed and made in France, the Vestia line boasts five new products: 3 floorstanding models (Vestia N°2, Vestia N°3, Vestia N°4), a bookshelf speaker (Vestia N°1), and a center channel speaker (Vestia Center). Read on to learn about what makes this series different from other Focal speakers and what they have in common.