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 […]

Epson EH-TW610: Getting the bigger picture

February 26, 2019 Deon Schoeman 0

At a glance, the Epson EH-TW610 projector looks more like a portable business projector than a home theatre model. But despite its compact dimensions and easy portability, it’s quite capable of delivering a big, bright picture   By Deon Schoeman […]

Paradigm Premier 600C: Making movie magic

November 27, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Paradigm’s Premier 600C centre channel is not only the perfect partner to the 800F floorstanders in a home theatre system, but a key role player in achieving movie sound magic. In home theatre terms, the centre channel is arguably the […]

Black Swan is Ascendo’s top-flight speaker

November 20, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Ascendo Immersive Audio (AIA), the Germany-based hi-fi and cinema sound speaker manufacturer, has released its new Black Swan flagship loudspeaker system. The Black Swan is a horn-based speaker system designed specifically for home theatre applications, and promising what Ascendo describes […]

Quick review: Ascendo Immersive Audio System

November 6, 2018 Deon Schoeman 0

Ascendo Immersive Audio might be a relatively unknown brand in South Africa, but that’s set to change with The Audio Visual Boutique now representing the German marque locally. A recent demonstration of a dedicated Ascendo Immersive Audio (AIA) installation at […]