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The Audiophiliac

Ex-movie theater projectionist Steve Guttenberg covers high-end audio news and reviews.

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CNET editors choose and review the best thin and light laptops, notebooks, and ultrabooks.

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Toshiba Kirabook (2014)

The design of Toshiba's high-end Kirabook hasn't changed since last year, but it has aged gracefully. The components get an update and the battery life gets a big boost, making this an all-around excellent, but expensive, ultrabook.

By Mar. 5, 2014

4 stars Editor's rating Mar. 5, 2014
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Rotel's stereo integrated amp is high-end but not absurdly high-priced

The Audiophiliac found a lot to like about the new Rotel RA-1570 amp, for hi-fi and stereo home theater applications.

By Jan. 5, 2014

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Polk Audio Woodbourne

Polk Audio's new Woodbourne speaker has a gorgeous mahogany wood top and supports both Bluetooth and AirPlay.

By Jan. 7, 2013

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NAD's overachieving budget audiophile amplifier

True, the NAD C 316BEE integrated amp isn't exactly feature-laden, and it's rated at a mere 40 watts per channel, but it sounds sweet!

By Nov. 23, 2013

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An awesome small room/high-end stereo system

The Audiophiliac auditions an audiophile hi-fi that's ideal for cramped apartments.

By Mar. 5, 2014

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Yamaha YSP-1400

Yamaha's YSP-1400 brings the company's Digital Sound Projector technology to a budget price point, but a couple of caveats keep it from being a standout sound bar.

By Feb. 20, 2014

3.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 20, 2014
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Bona fide high-end, affordable in-ear headphones from Beyerdynamic

Beyerdynamic's DX 160 iE and DX 120 iE, two contenders for best sounding in-ear headphones for around $100.

By Mar. 12, 2014

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Candidate for best budget, pro quality desktop speaker: Alesis M1 Active520

The Audiophiliac checks out an entry-level professional quality desktop monitor speaker from Alesis.

By Dec. 29, 2013

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Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277

The Toshiba Satellite S55t-A5277 comes close to being a great mainstream slim gaming laptop, but it's undone by an unimpressive display.

By Aug. 6, 2013

3.5 stars Editor's rating Aug. 6, 2013
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Vizio S4221w-C4

The Vizio S4221w-C4 is an excellent budget sound bar, with great sound quality, an excellent remote, and built-in Bluetooth, but its design won't work in every setup.

By Dec. 11, 2013

4 stars Editor's rating Dec. 11, 2013