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The Triby has integrated Spotify Connect support

Triby review: Alexa transforms a silly gadget into a family-oriented digital assistant

It's just like Amazon's Echo, but with an E-Ink display, VoIP service, batteries, and magnets so you can stick it on your fridge.

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Sugr Cube wireless speaker review: Innovative features, beautiful design, great sound

Sugr puts a unique spin on the wireless speaker.

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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Questyle hi-res audio player

Questyle QP1R review: This high-res digital audio player sounds superb, but it's held back by a quirky click wheel

If you can get past its functional quirks, Questyle's player will reward you with lush, satisfying sound.

Pioneer's XDP-100R Hi-Res Audio Player

Pioneer XDP-100R review: This polished and flexible high-resolution audio player is loaded with features

Pioneer's great-sounding, feature rich, Android-based player's only major drawbacks are its lack of MacOS support and its bulky size.

Roon music server artists view.

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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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?

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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.

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dts auro

Good news for home theater fans: Yamaha releases DTS:X firmware, while Denon and Marantz adopt Auro-3D

Yamaha joins the growing list of manufacturers releasing DTS:X upgrades, while Denon and Marantz up the ante with Auro-3D support on select A/V receivers.

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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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Riva S' Trillium design features speakers on the left, right, and front

Riva S Bluetooth speaker review: A portable, wireless speaker for music lovers

The small and lightweight Riva S is a music-lover and audiophile’s portable dream-come-true

dts x

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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Tree Labs Astro Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Tree-Labs Astro Bluetooth speaker review: Lightweight, stylish, and it sounds good, too

A great picnic, pool-side, or on-the-go wireless speaker

home theater in a box

Best home theater in a box: Take the guesswork out of pairing a surround-sound system with your TV

We review systems from Orb Audio, Onkyo, and Yamaha, each priced less than $1000.