Magnat Cinema Ultra THX 5.2.4 Review

Listening to Magnat speakers in an auditorium in Vannes Nine speakers, two subwoofers, THX Ultra 2 certification, Dolby Atmos? Magnat has gone all out with this multichannel audio system which promises to comply with the most demanding home cinema standards. Does the Magnat Cinema Ultra THX 5.2.4 system live up to the high expectations to which it has given rise? Magnat Cinema Ultra THX 5.2.4: Presentation The Magnat Cinema Ultra THX 5.2.4 system is composed of three Magnat Ultra LCR 100-THX front speakers, two Magnat Cinema Ultra RD 200-THX surround speakers, four Magnat Cinema Ultra AES-400-ATM Dolby Atmos speakers and two Magnat Cinema Ultra Sub 300-THX subwoofers. These eleven speakers are designed...

Test Magnat Cinema Ultra: The Hollywood Sound

THX Ultra2 licensed: Magnat Cinema Ultra, consisting of SUB 300-THX, LCR 100-THX, dipole RD 200-THX and height channel AEH 400-ATM. Set prices from 4.395 Euro (Photo: R. Vogt) Even at the height of the first surround wave, in the 1990s, THX was the benchmark among many German manufacturers. Whether the requirement latte was too high or the label simply did not offer enough incentive to buy, can not be clarified here, but ultimately Speaker Teufel was the only manufacturer left over and occupied for years unchallenged the THX terrain. But now Magnat ventures a new push and already the quite early circulating data...

Heco Direkt 800 BT Review: Bluetooth speakers in XXL format

Previously known for passive loudspeakers, Heco’s Heco Direkt 800 BT incorporates an active all-in-one Bluetooth speaker into its direct line. Does the vintage design also prove itself in the compact class? We found out. Heco Direct 800 BT test The German company Heco has been active since 1949 and has since been developing a wide variety of hi-fi loudspeaker systems. Above all, Heco-Direkt is probably the most unusual series of the North Rhine-Westphalian company. Visually inspired by the rock’n’roll and car culture of the 1950s, the series not only stands out in the company’s own assortment. Always faithful to the prestigious vintage design, the...

Acoustic Research RX-2010 Customer Review

In order to give this a fair go, I didn’t read any other reviews of the RX-2010 and I’ve put in at least 40 hours of listening in a combination of music and tv/movies. I was looking for a small 8-10inch subwoofer to compliment my Wharfedale front speakers, Sony centre speaker and Sony AV receiver. But when I tested the Acoustic Research RX-2010, it blew my socks off. I was thoroughly impressed at the deep bass and believe that it would complement any system to deliver a deep enriching experience whilst not taking up too much floor space. Design –...

Marantz CD6006 Review

It’s gone up in price but the latest Marantz CD player is absolutely worth it Tested at £400 OUR VERDICT – 5 Stars Marantz remains a master of the affordable CD player FOR Big sound Good timing and focus Fine build and finish AGAINST Favours easy listening over out-and-out detail Meaningful increase in price over CD6006 At no point has it been broken – a string of What Hi-Fi? Awards dating back to the turn of the 21st century attests to that – but nevertheless Marantz has gone ahead and fixed its 6000 series CD player every year regardless. This latest version, the CD6006,...

Acoustic Research AR-M200 Review

DAP Acoustic Research offers brawny and energetic bass, musical and smooth midrange as well as free, transparent high notes. At the beginning of this year in the “internet” appeared information about launching a portable player of the Acoustic Research AR-M200. An American company with decades of experience probably associates every self-respecting audiophile. It is true that the AR department dealing with portable devices (apart from DAPs are headphones and accessories) is relatively young, but noblesse oblige, so the opportunity to test the new DAP from this stable I was very pleased. Encouraged by opinions on the topic of Acoustic Research portable musicians,...

Beyerdynamic Amiron review

These comfortable over-ear headphones serve up sound of the highest quality… Our Verdict 5 Stars Beyerdynamic has made a pair of headphones that sound as good as they feel For  Nice bass detail Clear and organised Handles treble well Insightful midrange Against  Nothing of note If we had to choose one word that encapsulates both the design and sound of Beyerdynamic’s Amiron headphones, it would be ‘comfortable’. But good reviews are usually longer, and more insightful than just one word – and the Amirons are talented enough that they’re worth writing about. Build and comfort You’re unlikely to have many...

Audioengine 2+ Review

PROS Dynamic, audiophile-quality performance. Sounds clear throughout the frequency range. Uses internal DAC and USB connection for purer audio playback. CONS Wireless streaming only available with an additional, optional accessory. Not for big bass lovers unless you add the separate subwoofer. BOTTOM LINE What the Audioengine A2+ stereo speakers lack in extra features, they more than make up for in accuracy and overall performance. While most of the consumer audio world has turned its focus to docks and wireless systems, Audioengine remains steadfast in its commitment to the standard two-piece, stereo, bookshelf-style speaker setup. When we reviewed the original Audioengine 2, no longer...

Acoustic Research AR-M2 DAP Review

Disclaimer: I received the Acoustic Research M2 DAP from Acoustic Research, for purposes of reviewing it for Headfonia. The M2 will be returned to its owner at the conclusion of this review. The pictures in this review are property of their makers, these are not our pictures. Dale is doing this as a guest review. AR-M2 When I opened the shipping box, I was presented with a nice military-grade Pelican case containing the AR-M2 and accessories (USB cable and charger). The M2 itself is similar in size to the iPhone 6, but twice as thick and twice as heavy. Given the price...