Checkout CNET Best of Home Theater Gifts

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If you’re building a home cinema, a set of dedicated speakers and a receiver are the best way to go. Here’s our picks for this holiday season.

REL 212SE REVIEW

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The 212SE, the newest venture from sub-bass specialist REL, is a mighty quad-driver woofer capable of making profound, structure-borne seismic lows that will flow through walls and foundations. It probably isn’t fit for semi-detached suburbia, unless – like me – you have The Best Neighbours Ever.

JVC Debuts Three New D-ILA Projectors

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JVC has introduced a new trio of D-ILA projectors. All three use the company’s e-shift4 technology to simulate a 4K image, and all include dual 18-Gbps HDMI 2.0a ports with support for HDR. The higher-end DLA-X950R and DLA-X750R are THX-certified and support DCI-P3 color. This year’s models are nearly 50 percent brighter than their predecessors. Prices range from $3,999.95 to $9,999.95.

Sony X900C Review

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We’re already living in the future. Virtually every appliance in the modern home has become smarter thanks to ubiquitous internet connectivity, and the same goes for televisions as well. What used to simply be a monitor has quickly morphed into an all-in-one entertainment system. Heck, even having direct access to your entire online content collection and streaming services without so much as a set-top box is becoming standard fare. But does a TV that’s as smart as my cellphone really make for a better viewing experience? To find out, I spent a month consuming my content on the Sony X900C, a ridiculously thin $2,400 (MSRP) flat panel 4K LCD TV, and one of the first powered by the Android TV operating system.

Marantz NR1605 Review

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There is a prevailing theory that all home theater receivers sound the same. Sometimes that theory holds water, but other times it’s pretty easy to show the disparities. If you put the likes of the $700 Marantz NR1605 alongside a $100 Sherwood, you will definitely hear a difference. We even heard an (admittedly lesser) difference between the Marantz and one of our favorite Sonys , which costs $100 less. It’s all about voicing, and Marantz is one of the least expensive of a breed of amplifiers that include the likes of Rotel and NAD in a “music first” philosophy. Marantz also stands apart from those two brands in that it’s quicker to adapt to new features like Spotify Connect and 4K compatibility.

Monitor Audio Bronze 2 Review

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If these new Bronze 2s give you a strong sense of déjà vu; that’s exactly what Monitor Audio intended. Seeing no reason to mess with a successful formula, instead it has chosen the door marked ‘evolution’ and introduced a whole raft of engineering changes, making these arguably the most complete Bronze standmounters yet. Read more at http://www.whathifi.com/monitor-audio/bronze-2/review#LiwQDClMJxT65MOo.99