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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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REVIEW: BLUESOUND NODE 2I WIRELESS HI-RES MUSIC STREAMER

The latest update to Bluesound's Node Wireless High-Resolution Multi-Room Streamer comes in the form on "2i", and after the previous generation performed so admirably, we were keen to take a look at the latest revision.

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REVIEW: BOWERS & WILKINS 603 FLOOR STANDING LOUDSPEAKERS

The largest speaker in Bowers & Wilkins' latest version of its 600 Series range, we take a closer look at the 603 Floor Standing Loudspeakers.

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REVIEW: TIVOLI AUDIO ANDIAMO PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

Tivoli Audio has enjoyed immense success since its inception as a radio manufacturer in the year 2000. Nearly twenty years later, Tivoli has demonstrated it can adapt to market trends and ever-changing technology with the introduction of its Go range.

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REVIEW: SENNHEISER HD 820 FLAGSHIP CLOSED-BACK HEADPHONES

When it comes to high-end closed-back headphones, the choices are surprisingly slim. Do Sennheiser's new HD 820 and its first foray into the high-end, audiophile level closed-back headphones have what it takes?

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REVIEW: DENON AVC-X8500H 13.2 CHANNEL AV AMPLIFIER

Denon has cooked up a storm with its latest AV Amplifier. How good? Read on to see if Denon's AVC-X8500H earns just one, or a trio of Michelin stars.

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REVIEW: SONY VPL-VW760ES 4K HDR LASER PROJECTOR

As an ISF certified calibrator, I’ve worked with some impressive looking projectors and TV’s, but there’s always the standouts. Will Sony's VPL-VW760ES 4K HDR Laser Projector join this growing list? Read on.

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REVIEW: DENON AH-D7200 OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

Denon headphones have been described by many as some of the finest over-ear dynamic headphones on the planet. Denon has now released a new flagship to sit at the top of the high-end range, the AH-D7200.

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REVIEW: PIONEER PD-70AE SUPER AUDIO CD PLAYER

Don’t know about you, but I see Pioneer’s new PD-70AE SACD/CD player as a signal that this legacy brand is hurtling back into stereo.

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REVIEW: KRIX ESOTERIX ALTUM BOOKSHELF SPEAKERS

Krix stands out from the crowd as much by its longevity as by its design and manufacturing brilliance. Qualities that give Krix an unrivalled global footprint. The Esoterix Altum is a 2-way bookshelf with some innovative tech.

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REVIEW: BOWERS & WILKINS PX NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES

Bowers & Wilkins' first noise-cancelling headphones tick a lot of boxes on paper, but how do its PX headphones that were designed by the very same engineers that worked on the brand's 800 Series D3 flagship speakers really sound? Read on.

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REVIEW: BENQ W1700 4K UHD HOME CINEMA PROJECTOR

BenQ's announcement of a sub-$3000 4K projector certainly got home cinema enthusiasts talking. BenQ then dropped a bomb by announcing that for launch and for a limited time it would be available for just $2,499.

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REVIEW: NAD ELECTRONICS T 758 V3 AV RECEIVER

NAD's T 758 AV Receiver was first released in 2011. Now in it's third evolution, read on to see just how good it really is and why it's received StereoNET's Best In Class Award - Under $2500, for 2017.

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