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Mark Craven  |  Jul 01, 2022  |  0 comments
hccrefstatusbadgeThe performance of some high-end speakers from a new US brand makes Mark Craven sit up and listen

With so many speaker brands competing in the home cinema/hi-fi markets, it can sometimes be hard to muster real enthusiasm when another one comes along. Yet Perlisten Audio, a new company from Wisconsin in the US, has arrived with a potent offering that immediately stands out. It helps, of course, that Perlisten debuts with a fully-formed range of models that will suit system builders, including subwoofers and height/surround cabinets.

Mark Craven  |  Jun 22, 2022  |  0 comments
hccbestbuybadgev3Primare's eight-channel amplifier aims to make sure no watts go to waste as it beefs up your system, discovers Mark Craven

Eight channels? When I first saw the spec sheet for Primare's new power amplifier I did wonder if I'd read it wrong, because in the home cinema arena we're used to odd numbers. Yet the A35.8, thanks to flexible internal engineering, considers eight to be just the right amount, whether you're interested in movies or music.

 |  Jun 22, 2022  |  0 comments
Home to movies and original series, including HALO and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the SVOD platform is available for a £6.99 monthly subscription – but Sky Cinema users get free access
Steve May  |  Jun 16, 2022  |  0 comments
hccbestbuybadgev3Sony's latest DSP wheeze could be the most important surround sound invention since Dolby Atmos, argues Steve May

Appearances can be deceiving. Much like Oscar Isaac in Moon Knight, Sony's HT-A9 looks relatively unassuming, even retro. But much like Marvel's latest superhero, in full flight it transforms into something altogether more formidable.

HCC News Team  |  Jun 10, 2022  |  0 comments
1975 classic will play in IMAX and RealD 3D, following a 40th anniversary IMAX outing for E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial in August – but will UK film fans also get a chance to watch?
HCC News Team  |  Jun 08, 2022  |  0 comments
Extras to include a new animated short, and Paramount will also release a double-pack with the movie's 2020 predecessor.
Mark Craven  |  Jun 07, 2022  |  0 comments
A regular living room undergoes an AV transformation thanks to some projector and screen acrobatics, plus custom cabinetry
Steve Withers  |  Jun 02, 2022  |  0 comments
hcchighreccomendKEF applies Newton's Third Law to its mid-range dual-driver bassmaker, which leaves Steve Withers searching for his lab coat and Godzilla disc

If you managed to stay awake during physics classes at school, you might remember Newton's Third Law of Motion, which states – in essence – that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. It's a principle of classical mechanics that's been embraced by speaker and subwoofer manufacturers, allowing them to engineer a force-cancelling design to reduce cabinet vibrations and increase the maximum output.

Mark Craven  |  Jun 02, 2022  |  0 comments
Looking for a speaker system with Hollywood heritage? JBL Synthesis wants to help. Mark Craven treats his ears to a 9.4.6 array in a dedicated room where even the amplifiers have brains...

The American audio marque JBL has a storied history when it comes to cinema sound. Founder James Bullough Lansing, then with his Lansing Manufacturing Company, answered the call from studio MGM in the 1930s when it sought loudspeakers of better quality to do justice to its slate of new 'talkies'.

Steve May  |  Jun 02, 2022  |  0 comments
Offering a fresh take on John Wyndham’s classic science fiction novel, new Sky Original The Midwich Cuckoos promises to creep the nation as all seven episodes drop on Sky and Now streaming services.

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