Marantz delivers a great performing digital network player with a top-notch DAC. In keeping with the company tradition, it features great sound, easy set-up, and outstanding versatility
Denon delivers an audio/video receiver that handles about every audio and video source on the planet. The AVR-3312CI will fill the bill for home theater enthusiasts just fine.
Running out of batteries on your tablet/smartphone has become a thing of the past thanks to a nifty product from Powerbag.
Denon has come out of the digital music network server gate with a bang. The DNP-720AE is a well conceived multifunctional unit that plays just about all digital sources wired or wirelessly, discs excluded. Besides sporting Napster, Rhapsody and Pandora services, the AIrPlay function opens up iTunes libraries, a USB port accesses music storage devices or iPods. There’s even a built-in AM/FM tuner for analog fans. i-device owners can also take advantage of the Denon Remote App.
The Toshiba BDX5200 works out some of the kinks that appeared in the BDX3000 we reviewed some time ago, but although it offers strong performance as an entry-level 3D Blu-ray player, it still has some issues that leave it a somewhat frustrating player to use.
Bowers and Wilkins has made a major update to its Zeppelin iPod speaker dock by incorporating Apple’s AirPlay® software and upgrading the onboard digital signal processor. The result is huge and highly musical sound from a relatively small box. Hello, “boom box” of the 21st century.
Marantz takes aim at its competitors with this entry-level universal Blu-ray disc player that does Blu-ray 3D and just about every other format one could imagine, but how does it stack up to other players given its $600 price tag?
Olive Media strikes again with its top-of-the-line, no compromise music server, the Olive 06HD. Featuring dual mono DACs and a headphone output with its own DAC, this versatile piece can provide digital storage of 6000 standard CDs and 20000 high resolution files, play back CDs, burn CDs, and stream internet radio. Build and performance values are exceptional.
We try out Samung’s new LightScribe-enabled BD-ROM/DVD Writer. This easy-to-install drive from Sammy is versatile and low-priced, but is it right for you?
We put Denon’s new entry-level Universal 3D Blu-ray/DVD/SACD/DVD-A/CD player to the test to see if it is worth the hefty $399 price tag.