Onkyo TX-NR818: Harmonious high-end quality at midrange price

Home cinema may well be the perfect scenario if you are a movie fan; sitting in the lounge with your popcorn at the ready watching the latest blockbuster on your big plasma.  There it is in full HD leaping right out at you. The only problem is unlike the real cinema experience, the sonics just … Continue reading Onkyo TX-NR818: Harmonious high-end quality at midrange price

Orbitsound T12v3 soundbar: Surround sound magic

We’re always amazed by those single speakers (soundbars) that sit in front of TV and emit surround-sound from one speaker. They just don’t make sense to us. Still, this hurdle hasn’t stopped British manufacturer Orbitsound from producing their best-sounding soundbar to date: the T12v3. The new Orbitsound T12v3 may not have the most memorable name … Continue reading Orbitsound T12v3 soundbar: Surround sound magic

Pioneer’s latest quartet backs blu-ray all the way

Since it called time on its television production, Pioneer has seemingly been going full throttle on the audio and home cinema markets which can’t be a bad thing if they can maintain the quality of their product range. The result is a seemingly never ending supply of bigger and better creations catering for all budgets … Continue reading Pioneer’s latest quartet backs blu-ray all the way

Pioneer Sound Wing: Revolutionary speaker technology?

Pioneer makes a lot of home theatre devices. Really, a lot. This one, however, lives up the company name – new, innovative: pioneering. It’s a called a ‘Sound Wing’, and it brings surround sound into a single, beautiful speaker bar. Aside from great aesthetics, the Sound Wing uses what the company call a “revolutionary and … Continue reading Pioneer Sound Wing: Revolutionary speaker technology?

Sony makes a stand – the new hidden home cinema range

If you want the benefits of surround sound, but can’t be bothered with the faff of setting it all up, the latest range of Sony home cinema stands could be the answer. Acting a bit like an iPod dock, the stand connects to the television via built-in wires and – hey presto – you have … Continue reading Sony makes a stand – the new hidden home cinema range