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REVIEW: YAMAHA NS-5000 FLAGSHIP LOUDSPEAKERS

Are Yamaha's Premium Flagship Loudspeakers a makeover of the original NS-1000, or is there more to the story? Perhaps they're the best speakers you'll never hear?

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REVIEW: ANTHEM MRX-720 7.2 CHANNEL ARC GENESIS AV RECEIVER

We reviewed Anthem MRX-1120 two years ago, and while the AV Receiver range has not changed since, a series of free firmware upgrades have been released. So we jumped at the chance to review the smaller MRX-720 featuring ARC Genesis Room Correction.

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REVIEW: MR SPEAKERS AEON FLOW HEADPHONES

From humble beginnings selling modified headphones on forums to 3D printing custom cups, Mr Speakers has gone on to become one of the world's most respected headphone companies. We take a closer look at the AEON Flow Headphones.

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REVIEW: JBL L100 CLASSIC LOUDSPEAKERS

Everything old is new again. Iconic models of hi-fi components are enjoying a rebirth and re-release, and why not? We take a look at JBL's latest take on the L100 Heritage Bookshelf Speakers, now released as the L100 Classic.

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REVIEW: BEYERDYNAMIC LAGOON ANC HEADPHONES

The active noise-cancelling headphones market just had a new contender arrive in the form of Beyerdynamic, and its Lagoon ANC is worthy of the crown. Read on for the detailed review.

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REVIEW: CHORD ELECTRONICS QUTEST DAC

Could Chord Electronics' Qutest DAC be the screaming bargain in a market offering DACs often commanding the price of a motor vehicle? We take a closer look and answer that question.

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REVIEW: AUDIO-TECHNICA ATH-ANC900BT NOISE CANCELLING BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES

How does Audio-technica's new ATH-ANC900BT Noise Cancelling Bluetooth headphones stack up against the competition from Sony, Bose, B&W and Sennheiser? Read on to find out.

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REVIEW: EPSON EH-TW9400 4K PRO-UHD PROJECTOR

No sooner had BenQ's latest W5700 been boxed up, Epson's new EH-TW9400 4K PRO-UHD projector arrived for review. We take a closer look at Epson's latest offering in the 4K space.

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REVIEW: ELAC MIRACORD 90 ANNIVERSARY TURNTABLE

ELAC's Miracord 90 Anniversary is the current top of the line turntable in its line-up and is something rather special to look upon. We put it through its paces to see if it performs as good as it looks.

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REVIEW: SVS SB-3000 13” SUBWOOFER

In recent years SVS has grown rapidly and is fast becoming one of the preeminent companies amongst home theatre enthusiasts. Its range of value-for-money subwoofers and loudspeakers is vast. We take a closer look at the SB-3000 subwoofer which sits ...

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REVIEW: SONY VPL-VW270ES 4K PROJECTOR

At one-dollar shy of $8K, the VPL-VW270ES doesn’t exactly fall into the budget-end of the projector market, but it’s still far less of a stretch than any of Sony’s other 4K projectors. How does it stack up?

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REVIEW: YAMAHA RX-A3080 AVENTAGE AV RECEIVER

While the RX-A3080 may be Yamaha’s flagship AVR coming in at $2,999, on price alone it could be classified more like a mid-range AVR. And indeed, that’s exactly what I had in mind, but as it so happens, I was wrong …

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REVIEW: NAD M10 BLUOS STREAMING AMPLIFIER

NAD Electronics' new M10 BluOS Streaming Amplifier is the latest addition to its 'Masters” range. Read on to discover why this release knocked the socks off both the reviewer and the editor!

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REVIEW: PANASONIC DP-UB9000 4K BLU-RAY PLAYER

While Panasonic produces disc players at differing price points, there’s no confusing the DP-UB9000 with any of its more price conscientious siblings. Instead, the DP-UB9000 looks every part the high-end player at home in a rack of equipment.

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REVIEW: PIONEER UDP-LX800 UNIVERSAL DISC PLAYER

Pioneer's UDP-LX800 Universal Disc Player's announcement was timed almost precisely after Oppo announced its exit from the Blu-ray player market. We put the flagship offering from Pioneer, the UDP-LX800 through its paces.

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REVIEW: DS AUDIO DS-002 OPTICAL PHONO CARTRIDGE

For a medium that was created in the 19th century, vinyl has continued to defy the odds as a playback source. There's been a number of changes over the decades since, but the introduction of optical phono cartridges could be a game-changer.

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER MOMENTUM TRUE WIRELESS IN-EAR MONITORS

Since Apple decided ditched the headphone jack on the iPhone, the popularity of wireless headphones, and in particular, wireless IEMs has exploded. I tried a few products out but eventually lost hope that a true wireless IEM existed. Until now ...

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