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Hardware Reviews

Rotel RSX 1562 7.1 Channel Surround-Sound Receiver Review

Posted April 29th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Rotel RSX 1562 7.1 Channel Surround-Sound Receiver Review

For those who want high flexibility with universal source compatibility and terrific audio and video performance, the Rotel RSX 1562 will fill the bill.

McIntosh MVP891 Audio Video Player Review

Posted April 9th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

McIntosh MVP891 Audio Video Player Review

McIntosh Laboratories has introduced its statement audio/video player. The MVP891 is easily one of the best built and performing universal players tested to date.

Marantz NA-7004 Network Audio Player Review

Posted March 1st, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Marantz NA-7004 Network Audio Player Review

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 AVR-3312CI AirPlay Audio-Video Receiver Review

Posted December 31st, 2011 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Denon AVR-3312CI AirPlay Audio-Video Receiver Review

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.

Powerbag Instant Messenger Review

Posted December 12th, 2011 by Brendan Surpless

Powerbag Instant Messenger Review

Running out of batteries on your tablet/smartphone has become a thing of the past thanks to a nifty product from Powerbag.

Denon DNP-720AE Network Audio Player Review

Posted December 7th, 2011 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Denon DNP-720AE Network Audio Player Review

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.

Toshiba BDX5200 (BDX5200KU) Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray Player Review

Posted August 26th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Toshiba BDX5200 (BDX5200KU) Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray Player Review

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.

B&W Zeppelin Air Wireless Speaker Dock Review

Posted August 10th, 2011 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

B&W Zeppelin Air Wireless Speaker Dock Review

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 UD5005 Universal Blu-ray Player Review

Posted August 9th, 2011 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Marantz UD5005 Universal Blu-ray Player Review

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 O6HD Music Server: Review

Posted June 10th, 2011 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Olive O6HD Music Server: Review

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.