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Steve May  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  0 comments
In 2017, Sony reimagined the humble telly with its A1 OLED debut, marrying a chic lean-back design to a state-of-the-art speaker implementation. With the AF8 it’s reined in the bravado in favour of a more conventional form factor. Does it still impress?
Richard Stevenson  |  Nov 23, 2018  |  0 comments
With Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D, Marantz’s SR7012 is one of a handful of receivers to boast this trio of sonic processing suites straight out of the box. One step down and considerably more affordable than the brand’s flagship SR8012 AVR, could this £1,000 model be the sweet spot for object-based audio value?
John Archer  |  Nov 23, 2018  |  0 comments
War! What is it good for? Reference-quality 4K HDR encodes and Dolby Atmos soundtracks apparently…
Mark Craven  |  Nov 23, 2018  |  0 comments
Not all custom install projects are largescale and premium-priced, as this compact theatre designed by Yorkshire-based Bespoke Home Cinemas illustrates. Where many would settle for a flatscreen TV, the owner of this system wanted more...
David Vivian  |  Nov 23, 2018  |  0 comments
As if guided by some mystic force, Q Acoustics, founded a mere decade ago, seems incapable of putting a foot wrong. Be it in its M series soundbars and soundbases or traditional speakers, when it comes to close but no cigar – heroically missing the mark by just a hair – the company is utterly useless. Does this new 5.1 system continue that trend?
Steve May  |  Nov 21, 2018  |  0 comments
British audio specialist KEF's new wireless speaker system – designed for music and AV – not only outperforms Alexa and Google audio systems, but challenges the appeal of soundbars, says the brand...
Anton van Beek & Mark Craven  |  Nov 21, 2018  |  0 comments
Whether it's a playful melody or synthetic soundscape, a 70s' funk jam or orchestral epic, 
a film's score can make or break a movie to the point where the best ones are often more highly regarded than the film itself. Here we pick our 30 favourites...
John Archer  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments
Looking for Hollywood at home? We're used to hearing TV brands state that their aim is to deliver images that look as close as possible to how their creators intended – but none are as vocal as Panasonic...
Anton van Beek  |  Nov 20, 2018  |  0 comments
A new 4K restoration works its magic on this Blu-ray release of Jean Cocteau's celebrated 1946 adaptation of the classic fairy tale...
Steve Withers  |  Nov 19, 2018  |  0 comments
The AV8805 is Marantz's new flagship AV processor, capable of decoding a whopping 13.2 channels. In fact it's a technological statement of intent, an AV hub that boasts just about every feature imaginable. So not only does it support Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, it also handles Auro-3D – making it the only preamplifier to decode all three immersive audio formats at anything approaching a sensible price.

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