Don't-Miss Home Audio Stories

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Focal brings its high-end outdoor speaker line to the U.S.

Weatherproof, paintable enclosures house 1.0-inch tweeters and either 6.5- or 8.0-inch woofers.

Marantz Slimline NR1607

Marantz and Pioneer usher in spring with new network-ready A/V receivers

New Marantz and Pioneer models tout robust streaming features and immersive audio for budget-conscious consumers.

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Denon announces a major expansion of its HEOS multi-room audio system

The new products carry the same model names, with an HS2 suffix to denote they're of the new platform.

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Roon music software gets a major update

Roon 1.2 update turns just about any device on your network—new or old—into a powerful, multizone networked music streamer.

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Yamaha expands its MusicCast streaming-music lineup with a new amplifier and pre-amp

The new WXA-50 can power traditional speakers, while the WXC-50 can be paired with an existing hi-fi system.

AfterMaster Pro

The AfterMaster Pro promises to improve any type of audio

Ordinary audio goes into this black box; extraordinary audio comes out. What's the secret?

Denon's new AVR-S920W AV Receiver has just about all the 4K/UHD and 3D audio features you could ask

Denon's latest S-Series A/V receivers are built for 4K Ultra HD video and 3D audio

Denon's new AVR-S720W and AVR-S920W receivers to deliver nearly every major audio and video feature you could ask for.

The HUB and HUB mini

Stream high-res audio to as many as 10 devices without wires? Yes, please!

Hub by Ekko is the most intriguing multi-room audio system we've seen since Sonos, but it's a year or more from coming to market.

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DTS:X is now available on select A/V receivers from Denon and Marantz

It's unclear when other manufacturers will release DTS:X firmware updates.

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Spotify gives Amazon Echo a dose of on-demand music

Amazon Echo gets millions more songs with Spotify, but only with a $10 per month Premium subscription.

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Fluance's latest Bluetooth speaker sports a pair of ginormous woofers

The $500 Fi70 includes 8-inch woofers, 5-inch midranges, and 1-inch tweeters and is powered by a 280-watt amp.

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These exotic turntables will have vinylphiles drooling

Many music lovers prefer vinyl LP records over even the highest-definition digital recordings. Getting the most out of vinyl requires a finely crafted, precision turntable. Here are seven beauties.

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Sony's elegant Bluetooth Glass Speaker adds mood to music

Sony's attractive Glass Speaker is an affordable version of a $10,000 speaker the company launched in 2008.

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Creative’s iRoar is a ridiculously powerful Bluetooth speaker

The Sound Blaster crew has some crazy ideas about how we should listen to music.

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Sennheiser launches new flagship headphones, the HD 800 S, and moves into the 3D-audio space with Ambeo

The HD 800 S is all about refinements, while the new focus on immersive audio signals a strategic shift for the company.