Steve Withers  |  Apr 23, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomend The R212s is a very capable subwoofer that manages to deliver plenty of blunt force trauma while being nimble and responsive when faced with sudden transients. Think of somebody with a bricklayer's shoulders and a ballerina's feet and you get the idea...
Mark Craven  |  Apr 19, 2024  |  0 comments
With all-new cabinet designs, upgraded drivers and even a fresh mocha colourway, B&W's S3 generation of its 700 series speakers offers much more than just a gentle upgrade...
Steve May  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendIntroducing the OLED+908, the first MLA (Micro Lens Array) OLED flatscreen from Philips, and available in the 55in iteration tested here for around £1,800. That's not an inconsiderable sum for a telly of its size, but as is the current direction of 
travel in the 4K TV market, it arrives promising higher peak brightness than we've seen from the brand before, plus 
plenty of other premium treats.
Steve May  |  Apr 16, 2024  |  0 comments
German TV giant Metz is the latest company to release a line of low-cost 4K HDR screens built around the Roku smart platform. We get 'appy with the 50in 50MRD6000...
Martin Dew  |  Apr 12, 2024  |  0 comments
The launch of the eight-channel MXA-8400 amplifier in September 2023 filled a yawning gap in Lyngdorf's range. Until then, its customers had to stack multiples of its two-channel SDA-2400 amps to drive a home cinema speaker array. A model with more built-in channels was needed to get in line with competitors...
John Archer  |  Apr 12, 2024  |  0 comments
Projectors are finding themselves looking over their shoulders as a new breed of ultra-large TV – that you don't need to be an oil magnate to afford – bursts onto the scene. TCL is right at the forefront of this mammoth TV surge, with no less than four 98in models in its current range. One of these, the 98P745K we're scrutinising here, costs just £2,299...
Steve May  |  Apr 11, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendAt less than half the cubic volume of its Soundbar Plus stablemate, and a fraction of the gigantic original Ambeo Max, you might even describe Sennheiser's Ambeo Mini soundbar as meek... but that would be a mistake.
Jon Thompson  |  Apr 10, 2024  |  0 comments
'It's dead!' is a term I have heard all my life about many things. Most recently, it's been popping up over and over again regards physical movie media. Then Oppenheimer came out on 4K Blu-ray and sold out all across the US in only a few days...
Richard Stevenson  |  Apr 10, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendThe Impact X Series is Velodyne's take on high-value subwoofery; all the LFE spills without the frills. Available in 10in, 12in and 15in variants, the theme is front-firing single-driver subwoofers with big amplifiers in 'functionally' styled ported cabinets. The 12in model tested here is the Goldilocks of the series, combining a punchy 12in long-throw driver with a 300W class A/B amp
Steve Withers  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomend Priced £2,475, this 5.1 speaker package from British sonic wizards Q Acoustics includes the relatively compact 5040 floorstanders, dedicated 5090 centre speaker, two 5010 standmounts on surround duties, and the QB12 subwoofer for LFE. Steve Withers listens in...