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Team HCC  |  Nov 27, 2018  |  0 comments
AV retailer Richer Sounds has joined forces with Japanese audio specialist to install surround sound systems in demo rooms at its Chelsea, Plymouth and Southampton stores, giving film (and music) fans the chance to hear Eclipse's Time Domain speakers in action.
Richard Stevenson  |  Nov 27, 2018  |  0 comments
Denon’s AVC-X8500H has taken the AV amplifier concept and turned it up to 11. Well, more than that actually. With a claimed 1,950W spread through its 13 independent channels, plus every key AV feature currently available, this is the undisputed champion of AV specification trumps. But do you need so many channels of power on tap?
Team HCC  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  0 comments
'Seismic bass doesn't have to cost the earth,' says the UK audio brand.
Mark Craven  |  Nov 26, 2018  |  0 comments
LG’s SK10Y is a big, beast of a soundbar designed to partner premium 4K TVs, shove their in-built speakers aside and bring on Dolby Atmos-flavoured home cinema entertainment. Manufactured in partnership with Meridian Audio, it takes the top spot in LG's 2018 lineup...
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...

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