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Get Room Acoustics Right For Better Sound

Many may not realize it. But your room is the biggest audio component in a home theater setup. It will make the most difference to the sound. Do it right, and you will get natural balanced sound that you will enjoy indefinitely. On the other hand if the room is not suitable for audio playback, […]

New Harman Kardon AVR 1×10 Series AV Receivers

Harman Kardon has been a stalwart in the audio industries since the early ’50 but their journey may not have been a gloriously smooth one. In recent years, with the revival of home entertainment, Harman has stepped up its efforts and have been building receivers that have simplicity, finesse and good value for money as […]

Marantz Launches New Range of High End AV Receivers

Marantz has just launched 3 new high end models in its SR line of A/V receivers replacing last year’s ‘007 series’. They include cutting edge features that will delight both audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts. The three new receivers are already shipping. These are: 1. Marantz SR5008 (MSRP: $899) – a networked 7.2 channel receiver […]

New Kid On The Block : Sherbourn SR-8100 AV Receiver

There is a new kid on the block in the audio visual industry – Sherbourn. Sherbourn, a Jade Design company and sibling to the Emotiva brand, recently released a series of home theater gear with the goal of bringing professional performance to consumers. The Sherbourn SR-8100 AV receiver might be a new kid in this […]

HDMI 2.0 : Is It Here?

In recent weeks, talks have been rife about the impending launch of HDMI 2.0 and while new technology is usually received with open and welcome arms, especially when HDMI 2.0 would usher in a whole new era of video, it could also open Pandora’s box and create handshake issues as HDMI 1.0 did before. HDMI […]

A Modern AV Receiver At Last?

AV receivers are known to be somewhat out of sync with modern technology and are always bulky and hard to use. Sony has recently announced the Sony STR-DN1040, one of the most feature-packed AV receivers available for a most affordable price. Packed with built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay support, and eight HDMI inputs, what more can […]

New Denon AV Receivers Announced

Denon has announced 5 brand new AV receiver models for the year, ranging from the entry-level Denon AVR-X500 to the high-end Denon AVR-X4000. Other than the entry level AVR-X500, all the new Denon receivers feature iOS and Android control apps that users can use to control every aspect of the amps and an on-screen setup […]

Look Out For Yamaha’s RX-V ’75 Series AV Receivers

It is now AV receiver season and we are seeing all sorts of upgrades on all lines of AV receivers. The Yamaha AV receivers have received an update and you should keep an eye out for the Yamaha RX-V375 and Yamaha RX-V475. For a really affordable $300, the Yamaha RX-V375 is a 100-watt driven receiver […]

Marantz Surprises With Ultra-Slim AV Receivers

Just when you thought that AV receivers could not get any better, Marantz surprises us with its space-saving ultra-slim NR1604 and NR1504 AV receivers. Designed to pack the same audio quality as its bulkier counterparts, these AV receivers have been found to be really easy and simple to use. They include features such as AirPlay, […]