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

Oppo BDP-S83 Blu-ray Player May Be First (Almost) Universal Disc Reader

Oppo, pimps of the upscaling DVD realm and makers of one of the best » 9/05/08 7:38pm 9/05/08 7:38pm (and last) SACD/DVD-Audio capable machines out there, are moving into the Blu-ray business with the BDP-S83 player. There are no announced deets, but an AVS Forum member spotted this unit at CEDIA. And from what we can see in this image and the back…

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

Lifeware's LMS-810 Media Center PC Can Drive Ten TVs at Once

See these 10 TVs? They're all being driven by the same, single Media Center PC. Taking what they came with last year » 9/04/08 5:42pm 9/04/08 5:42pm and doubling it, Lifeware has crammed CableCARD tuners (two on board and six more in the external Lifetuner box on top) into a dual Intel Quad Core, 12TB RAID 5 box that can stream out to Media…

Sony's Prototype 400-Disc Blu-ray Mega Changer Spied in Dark Corner

Last year at CEDIA, Sony made a splash with a refrigerator-sized Blu-ray home server with 200-disc changer » 9/04/08 4:22pm 9/04/08 4:22pm. This year it's nowhere to be seen, but in its place, Sony is showing a 400-disc changer of a more sensible size. The company isn't saying much, except that it's coming in 2009, it's going to be BD-Live capable,…

JVC DLA-SH4K Is World's Smallest 4K Resolution Projector: 10 Gorgeous…

No surprise that JVC is showing off their own ultra high-def 10MP wonder projector, since JVC's D-ILA tech » 9/04/08 11:20am 9/04/08 11:20am also powers the one we saw from Meridian . That means it should deliver the same stunning 4,096x2400 resolution image—it's like IMAX in your house. Or you can watch up to four full HD screens at once. The D-ILA…