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Classé announces Sigma SSP MkII preamp: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and upgraded HDMI

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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Canadian amplification legend Classé has announced some serious upgrades to the multi-talented eight-channel surround preamplifier Sigma SSP, now in MK II guise.

I’ve not heard any of Classé’s home-theatre products, but I’m a big fan of their two-channel preamps, and power amps, especially when I’ve heard them driving the B&W 800, and 802  Diamonds… which is probably why Bowers & Wilkins acquired the company back in 2001.

While we don’t tend to cover home-theatre products per se at Part-Time Audiophile, I’m not opposed to posting announcements, so please feel free to leave feedback if this is something you’d like to see some more coverage of in the future.… Read the full article

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Oppo BDP-105D USB DAC/Streaming Blu-ray pPayer

By | June 30th, 2016|Categories: Ultra High End Review|Tags: , , |

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Jack Roberts has posted a review of the Oppo BDP-105D USB DAC/Streaming Blu-ray player ($1299) at Dagogo. His conclusions:

“The Oppo isn’t just for a home theater or secondary system. If you have a good library of SACDs or DSD files, then this unit brings you a long way toward a state-of-the-art player for any system at any price. In fact, I believe that in most high-end audio systems, the Oppo BDP-105D will be one of the best digital sources you will find.”

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REL T/9i Subwoofer

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Ultra High End Review|Tags: , , |

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Alan Sircom has posted a review of the REL T/9i subwoofer (£899) at Hi-Fi+. His conclusions:

“REL’s T/9i is an excellent subwoofer for the audiophile. It’s capable of making big bass noises, but is also more than capable of freeing up the loudspeakers and liberating them from the dictatorship of the room. While there is no substitute for huge bass traps and other room treatments, a pair of T/9i get you most of the way there without the domestic angst room treatment can cause.

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LG Signature OLED65G6P OLED Ultra HDTV

By | June 18th, 2016|Categories: Ultra High End Review|Tags: , |

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Thomas J. Norton has posted areview of the LG Signature OLED65G6P OLED Ultra HDTV ($8000) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions:

“But the state of the art is never cheap. And the LG Signature OLED65G6P is certainly state of the art.”

You can read the full review here.

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Oppo BDP-101Ci Blu-Ray Player

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Ultra High End Review|Tags: , , |

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Dick Tan has posted a review of the Oppo BDP-101Ci Blu-ray player ($) at av2day.com. His conclusions:

“Even in its scaled down form the BDP-101CI still offers key features such as 4K scaling, bitstream output for important lossless surround sound codec such as Dolby Atmos and DTS-X, high resolution USB ports and legacy digital outputs.”

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JL Audio Dominion d110 Subwoofer

By | May 15th, 2016|Categories: Ultra High End Review|Tags: , , |

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Howard Kneller has posted a review of the JL Audio Dominion d110 subwoofer ($999) at SoundStage! Access. His conclusions:

“Like the crazy puppy who lives in my building, the d110 might not be fully grown, but it sure doesn’t act that way. And surprisingly, unlike the puppy, the d110 has bark and bite, providing high output, linear extension, and, above all, tuneful music. It stands among the best of a large class of highly able competitors, and might even be the very best of that small bunch.”

You can read a full review here.

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Denon AVR-X7200WA 9.2-Channel AV Receiver

By | April 24th, 2016|Categories: Ultra High End Review|Tags: , |

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Bob Barrett has posted a review of the Denon AVR-X7200WA 9.2-channel AV receiver ($2999) at HomeTheaterReview. His conclusions:

“Discerning AV enthusiasts that choose the new Denon flagship receiver won’t be disappointed, no matter what their viewing or listening preferences. The flagship AVR-X7200WA receiver truly is the Swiss Army knife of receivers. If you love having the ultimate in choice with great performance and ease of operation to boot, you owe it to yourself to check out the new Denon AVR-X7200WA.”

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Yamaha Aventage RX-A2050 Audio Video Receiver

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: Ultra High End Review|Tags: , |

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Mark Fleischmann has posted a review of the Yamaha Aventage RX-A2050 audio video receiver ($1600) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions:

“Yamaha’s Aventage RX-A2050 receiver is exemplary for its clarity, though, as noted, I rate the amplifier guts higher than the room correction; I’ve had better results with the now increasingly harder to find Audyssey solutions. On the other hand, MusicCast multizone networking is a huge plus that may be transformative for some, especially if you’re looking for a way to integrate traditional audio/video pleasures into a flexible, relaxed, go-anywhere way of living.

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DALI Rubicon 8 Speaker System

By | April 8th, 2016|Categories: Ultra High End Review|Tags: , , |

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Tom Norton has posted a review of the DALI Rubicon 8 speaker system ($13,080) at Sound and Vision. His conclusions:

“And if your requirements don’t extend to an on-wall installation, you might want to look to one of DALI’s less pricey options for the center and surrounds. But the Rubicon LCR does get the job done in impressive fashion, and the Rubicon 8 is truly special.”

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Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser Projector

By | April 7th, 2016|Categories: Ultra High End Review|Tags: , |

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Chris Eberle has posted a review of the Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 laser projector ($7999) at Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity. His conclusions:

“While not the first laser projector ever, THE EPSON LS10000 is certainly the best. It’s not cheap but considering the quality here, it’s priced properly.”

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