Rotel’s new RA-1592 stereo integrated amp joins the RA-1570 in their lineup and more than lives up to expectations set by the higher price tag and the Rotel brand.
Classé Audio delivers a winning Class D multichannel amplifier that packs plenty of power in a small chassis.
Lovely to look at, even more lovely to listen to, the B&W CM10s offer great sound reasonably priced for luxury loudspeakers.
LG comes up with a smart compact 3D Blu-ray Player, the BP620, that delivers excellent overall performance at a very reasonable price. With built-in WiFi and wired internet available, it will also stream most of the good stuff out there.
Denon updates its top entry in the “In-Command” AV Receiver line with the AVR-3313CI model, adding a third HDMI output, and most seriously, 4K pass-through. A great hub for home theater with Audyssey MultiEQ XT software, and the potential for 7.2 surround sound, the AVR-3313CI is an excellent value for performance at this level.
Denon’s DBT-1713UD Universal Audio/Video Player is a study in versatility, excellent performance, unfussy set up, and good build quality. It provides internet streaming apps like VUDU, Hulu and Netflix, but surprisingly lacks a full assortment of analog outputs or wireless operation.
MVDvisual’s newest Blu-ray for Headspace is a mixed affair on all fronts with a somewhat decent video transfer, okay audio presentation, and, outside of a few solid performances, a film that tends to steal ideas from other horror films.
With fine V/A, as well as an excellent performance from Kelsey Grammer, Starz’ Boss: Season One comes Well Recommended.
Toshiba introduces a smart little BD/DVD player, the BDX5300, with a most appealing sticker price, that simply boots up and plays video and audio discs flawlessly.
Aimed at your basic thrill seeker, Liosngate’s new Blu-ray, for Man on a Ledge, may fail as a film; however, on a technical level this is a pure winner.