Martin Logan ElectroMotion ESL: Insane Audiophile-Worthy Electrostatic…

"Affordable" for futuretastic electrostatic speakers means a few grand. Martin Logan's ElectroMotion ESL electrostratic speakers'll be under $2000 when they're out in March, using the cheapest full-size electrostatic transducer ever. They sounded superclean during a five-minute demo. [Martin Logan] » 9/23/10 2:59pm 9/23/10 2:59pm

Panasonic's 65VX100U Premiere Kuro-Killing Plasma Reviewed (Verdict:…

Just yesterday we got our first taste of Panasonic's new TH-65VX100U plasma technology, which features specs that meet or exceed Pioneer's Kuro. Our initial impressions were extremely positive, but Gary at HD Guru managed to get his hands on an early production sample for a closer look, and he too was impressed. In… » 9/05/08 5:52pm 9/05/08 5:52pm

Twelve of CEDIA's Most Beautifully Expensive Audiophile Speakers

Put simply, CEDIA is a trade show that trains its attendees to prep a home for MTV Cribs. Simple as that. So as a result, the audiophile gear on display is a sight (and an expenditure) to behold. Especially if your Cribs client prefers speakers that cost more than some small countries' GDPs in their champagne room to… » 9/05/08 1:00pm 9/05/08 1:00pm

Panasonic 65VX100U Premiere Plasma Is a Kuro Killer?

Tonight in Denver, Panasonic revealed its newest plasma technology, the 65" custom-install-only VX100 monitor, whose specs meet or beat Pioneer's hallowed Kuro. That means 60,000:1 contrast ratio with 7,160 shades of gradation for visible detail in the darker shadows. At 65 inches, you will pay $10,000 a panel, but… » 9/04/08 8:52pm 9/04/08 8:52pm