Home Theater Accessories

by Rich R ·Posted 07/20/2021
Picture a projector. What kinds of images come to mind? School slideshows, a box hanging from the ceiling, and archaic connectivity like VGA? Maybe a rolling cart with a projector on top, loudly blowing air into your face? With its ultra-short-throw design, dual HDMI ports, and Wi-Fi connectivity via the included Android TV adapter, the BenQ V7050i will quickly dispel all of those preconceived notions.
by Rich R ·Posted 03/01/2021
Epson recently announced that the white EpiqVision Ultra LS300 home theater projector will be released to join its black counterpart, which is already available. The LS300 features an ultra-short-throw ratio that can project images up to 120 from just 15.2" away, or 61" images from 1" away. This ultra-
by Rich R ·Posted 01/20/2021
From network amplifiers to soundbars to virtual assistant speakers and more, Bluesound has an extensive catalog of products. They’re now available at B&H Photo, and I’ll be walking you through it all to help you find what you need. Home Theater The POWERNODE 2i is a 2.1-channel network amplifier that’s available in black matte or
by Rich R ·Posted 09/29/2020
iFi AUDIO recently released some new accessories to help clean up your audio signals. The S/PDIF iPurifier2 has optical and gold-plated digital coaxial inputs and outputs and supports 44.1 to 192 kHz, 16- to 24-bit audio. It uses technology like AMR’s Global Master Timing (GMT)/Memory Buffer System to reduce digital signal jitter, and Reclock and Regenerate technologies to add further strength and fidelity to the signal
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 08/28/2020
Now available at B&H: The Bose® TV Speaker. The latest soundbar from legendary speaker-maker Bose® champions a simple, straightforward design that’s easy to set up and use. And, because it’s from Bose®, the TV Speaker delivers the kind of exceptional performance you would expect, with a focus on enhancing the overall quality of your TV audio. In other words, it makes things sound better. Bose® TV Speaker Soundbar But how
by Richard Stevens ·Posted 06/24/2020
This isn’t the article I planned to write when I was offered an opportunity to review the new Arc from Sonos. Soundbars aren’t a new concept, in fact this is Sonos’s 4th-generation model following the highly lauded PLAYBAR, the
by Mos Khan ·Posted 11/07/2022
The holidays are upon us and if you need some ideas for what to get dear old Dad, we've got you covered. Our guide includes a wide range of tech gifts from brands like Apple, Sony, DJI, and more. No two dads are alike, so the staff at Explora has put together recommendations for all types of tech-minded fathers.  A New Perspective  If Dad has ever been curious about drone photography, it's a fantastic time to enter the space. Not only did DJI's long-awaited
by Cory Rice ·Posted 06/05/2020
Sonos continues its tradition of producing brilliant audio from beautifully designed devices with a trio of updates: the Arc soundbar, Five wireless speaker, and Sub (Gen 3) wireless subwoofer. The Arc serves as Sonos’s latest soundbar, incorporating Dolby Atmos
by Rich R ·Posted 06/23/2020
To complement its line of streaming devices, Roku has recently released a series of home theater products to further enhance your TV viewing experience. The 9101R Smart Soundbar features a 2-channel design with four full-range drivers designed to provide robust stereo sound. It connects via your TV’s HDMI ARC port or its optical output for a simple, one-cable setup. Features like Speech Clarity, Volume Leveling, Night Mode, and a
by Rich R ·Posted 05/20/2020
While time may seem to be standing still for most of us, LG is continuing to churn out new home theater products to help us pass our extra hours at home. For example, it has added the 65" CXPUA OLED to its TV line, which sports a native 4K UHD resolution, various gaming features like Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology, and Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built in. It uses the α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K to
by Rich R ·Posted 03/17/2020
Goldring moving magnet (MM) turntable cartridges are now available at B&H, providing more options for you to change the sound on your vintage or new turntable. The E1 and E2 both sport spherical stylus designs, with a 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, >20 dB channel separation, 20° tracking angle, and 0.6 mil
by Rich R ·Posted 03/02/2020
Denon expands on its line of whole-home wireless audio products with the new Home series of wireless bookshelf speakers, available in three different sizes in black or white to help accommodate nearly any décor. All three models feature Wi-Fi, AirPlay 2, and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream from nearly any wireless source, connect with other HEOS-enabled devices around your home, and even pair two of the same speakers together for a true stereo soundstage. They each also have 1/8", USB, and Ethernet connectivity, if you prefer
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted 03/07/2019
Sonos announced its 2nd-Generation Sonos One Smart Speaker today. In doing so, the company answered the question: How do you better the best? If you're familiar with the original Sonos One at all, then you probably know it made every credible "best smart speaker" list of 2018. An enviable position, sure, but one that begs the question of where exactly do you go from there? Well, Sonos has the answer, and it's by adding Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE
by Rich R ·Posted 10/12/2018
The new Bose™ soundbars are here, and they’ve brought Alexa with them. At 31.5" wide, the black Soundbar™ 500 would be a good visual match for displays up to about 37", and features Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity, in addition to an HDMI eARC and optical input. Its bigger brother, the Soundbar 700, is available in black or
by Rich R ·Posted 08/27/2018
The new MusicCast speakers, from Yamaha, enable wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay, or Wi-Fi, and can be controlled from your Amazon Alexa-enabled devices. Available in black or white, the MusicCast 20 is wall-mountable with its rear 1/4"-20 thread and is equipped with a 1" tweeter and a 3.5" woofer