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5.1 sound

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What to buy: Sound bar or home-theater-in-a-box system?

Sound bars take up less space and have fewer wires, but don't sound as good as home-theater-in-a-box systems, says the Audiophiliac.

By December 30, 2014

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Best speakers of 2014

CNET's favorite speakers, including sound bars, wireless speakers, and full surround sound systems.

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At $400, this compact Sound Blaster X7 amplifier aims to shatter any audiophile's expectations

Creative Technology's Sound Blaster X7 is designed to be a powerful amplifier in a compact box. The device is slated to cost $400.

By October 30, 2014

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Vizio S5451w-C2 review: Real surround sound from giant sound bar

Vizio's jumbo 54-inch 5.1 sound bar gets you closer to the cinema experience than any of its competitors, if you can live with the size.

By June 17, 2014

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Sling TV: Everything you need to know

Sling TV is a new $20 per month live TV package with 12 channels, including ESPN, TNT, CNN, HGTV and the Disney Channel. How does it work, how can you get it -- and will it let you quit cable?

By January 20, 2015

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Hisense goes big at CES 2015 with 100-inch laser 'cinema TV'

The Chinese manufacturer has revealed its Vidaa Max, a laser short-throw projector that can beam a 100-inch image from an 18-inch distance.

By January 5, 2015

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Dolby adds a new dimension to sound

Coming later this year, Dolby takes its professional Atmos theater sound technology to the home theater market.

By June 28, 2014

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A sweet-sounding, budget-priced audiophile stereo system

The Audiophiliac auditions an awesome little hi-fi, priced from little as $880!

By June 14, 2014

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Instead of a receiver, would a stereo integrated amplifier be a better alternative?

The Audiophiliac tests the NAD C 356BEE integrated amplifier.

By December 17, 2014

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How to save the AV receiver

AV receivers are embarrassingly backward compared with the rest of your home theater gear. Here's how they can get back on track.

By December 15, 2014

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Gamer captains an amazing starship from his living room

Using a custom rig that includes three projectors, this gamer has transformed his gaming space into a full-sized cockpit for Elite: Dangerous.

By November 24, 2014