REVIEWS

REVIEWS

Audio Video is proudly independent, and while we depend on income from banner advertising, we are in no way connected to our advertisers. Our reviews are subjective – we have neither the time nor the facilities to measure and verify specification. Reviews are conducted in a listening room emulating real-world conditions. We always contextualise reviews by highlighting the associated equipment, and the music/movies used in the process.

Bowers & Wilkins 702 S2: A major step forward

The Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond may be the British loudspeaker company’s flagship, but the technologies that range introduced are filtering down to more accessible models. The 702 S2 is a good case in point – and it has its own, distinctive sonic character ...
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IsoTek Evo3 Genesis One: The glory of clean power

Power conditioning is hardly a new concept in hi-fi and AV circles. The IsoTek Evo3 Genesis One takes the process one step further by actually regenerating AC power, rather than simply filtering it. But does it make an audible difference? By Deon Schoeman You’d ...
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Yamaha RX-A1080: King of versatility

The Aventage line represents Yamaha’s top-end AV receivers, with special attention lavished on everything from construction to internal components and software. The RX-A1080 might be one of the range’s junior models, but there’s nothing junior about its performance … By Deon Schoeman Another year, and ...
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Marantz SR6013: Getting better all the time

The evolution of home theatre receivers never seems to let up. If anything it’s accelerating as AVR makers squeeze in more and more features. The latest Marantz AV receiver is a good case in point By Deon Schoeman Things happen quickly on the home theatre ...
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