Harman Kardon boosts Samsung soundbar sonics

March 19, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Two new, premium soundbars by Samsung now feature Harman Kardon-enhanced performance. The HW-N950 and HW-N850 soundbars were developed by Samsung in collaboration with Harman Kardon, which contributed its experience and expertise in the consumer audio space to the project. Samsung […]

Yamaha RX-A3080 – Full-house flagship

March 5, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

Trying to keep up with the latest formats, codecs and tech on the AV receiver front seems nigh impossible, thanks to an ongoing quest for performance enhancement. Yamaha’s latest flag bearer links loads of muscle to a long list of […]

Meridian tech turns LG soundbars into sonic stars

January 29, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

LG’s latest trio of soundbars – the SL10YG, SL9YG and SL8YG – promises to deliver outstanding sonics, thanks to the collaboration between the Korean electronics giant and high-end audio specialist Meridian. Rather than merely Meridian-tweaked LG designs, the new soundbars […]

Purists will love the Rotel RSP-1576

October 9, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Rotel’s latest surround sound processor is bang up to date with all the latest surround sound formats, codecs and technologies. But the RSP-1576 also pays particular attention to audio and video signal routing and integrity to ensure superior performance. Thus, […]

Yamaha RX-A1080: King of versatility

September 4, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

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 …   […]

New Marantz AV receivers arrive

August 14, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

An updated range of Marantz AV receivers has been launched in South Africa. The most significant features of the newcomers include support for Amazon’s Alexa voice command protocol, as well as compatibility with the HEOS multiroom system. The latest Apple […]

Pioneer: Powerhouse AV

July 7, 2017 Deon Schoeman 0

Pioneer has added two new 7.2-channel network AV receivers to its catalogue: the Elite VSX-LX302 and the Elite VSX-LX102. Both AV receivers boast clear and accurate Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback in home theatre environments and come with a host […]