Steve May  |  Apr 29, 2022  |  0 comments
With wall-mounted Bluetooth amplifier and in-walls speakers, this music system will be heard but not seen
Mark Craven  |  Apr 15, 2022  |  0 comments
hccbestbuybadgev3Mark Craven believes Q Acoustics' mid-level Concept speaker package was worth waiting for

It was almost a decade ago that Q Acoustics launched its Concept range. At the time, the relatively new UK brand was known for affordable loudspeakers, and the 2013 arrival of the Concept 20 bookshelf was billed as a step toward the high-end. Okay, it was still on the right side of pricey, but later on in 2017 came floorstanders (the Concept 500s) at £4,000 a pair.

John Archer  |  Apr 08, 2022  |  0 comments
hcc_recommendedSamsung invents a whole new home entertainment category – and a young at heart John Archer is mostly here for it

Not content with unexpectedly returning to the premium projector fray last year with its The Premiere ultra-short-throw model (see HCC #318), Samsung has now decided, again out of the blue, to redefine our entire notion of what a projector even is. And it's to the Korean company's credit that, having lived with its new, out-of-left-field beamer, I'm quite smitten.

Daniel Sait  |  Apr 08, 2022  |  0 comments
This cinema has 18 seats, four subwoofers, a pro-grade projector and a bowling alley next door. Try to hide your envy...
Steve Withers  |  Apr 05, 2022  |  0 comments
hccrefstatusbadgeJVC upgrades its native 4K projectors by swapping lamps for lasers. Steve Withers trips the light fantastic

It wasn't a huge surprise when JVC announced its new NZ series of laser-powered projectors last autumn, but what did surprise was the full extent of the upgrade. These new beamers include all the features found on the previous generation, but add HDMI 2.1 inputs capable of handling 8K/60p and 4K/120p, an upgraded iteration of its 8K e-Shift technology (dubbed e-ShiftX), and support for HDR10+.

Anton van Beek  |  Apr 01, 2022  |  0 comments
The slasher series is killing time, but excellent AV ensures this grisly sequel offers more treats than tricks
John Archer  |  Apr 01, 2022  |  0 comments
The latest mega-budget adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune proves once again that if epic sci-fi’s your plan, Denis Villeneuve’s your man
HCC News Team  |  Mar 30, 2022  |  0 comments
One-box system uses proprietary DSP technology and 17 drivers to deliver 'zero compromise' performance...
Ed Selley  |  Mar 25, 2022  |  0 comments
hccbestbuybadgev3The Brit speaker maker has turned its attention again to compact, powered bookshelf models, and, says Ed Selley, cooked up a bona fide bargain

As well as multiple ranges of conventional passive speakers, Q Acoustics has been involved in making self-contained speaker solutions for most of the time it has been in business since 2006. The new M20 is the replacement for the long-running (but excellent) BT3, which launched in 2014, and takes its place below the more recent, and more sophisticated, Active 200 that we looked at in HCC #319.

Steve May  |  Mar 24, 2022  |  0 comments
hcc_recommendedSteve May ponders the value of Dolby Atmos, when faced with Klipsch's Cinema 600 soundbar

The Klipsch Cinema 600 puts forward a compelling argument for old-school sonic theatrics. With its distinctive horn drivers (a brand speciality), gutsy subwoofer and dynamic power plant, this mid-ranger compensates for a lack of Dolby Atmos and Wi-Fi smarts with its well-constructed wall of sound.