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Michael Darroch

With a 20 year passion for home cinema ensuring he will never be able to afford retirement, Michael’s days involve endless dad-jokes and enjoying the short time before his son is old enough to demand the home theatre becomes a temple to Frozen II.


Marantz Cinema 30 11.4 Channel AV Receiver Review

This iconic audio brand has finally launched its new flagship AV receiver. Michael Darroch decides whether it’s been worth the wait...

Posted in: Home Theatre Amplifiers AV Receivers & Processors Applause Awards 2024


Krix Hyperphonix 45 Surround Loudspeaker Review

Michael Darroch auditions a highly capable new surround/height loudspeaker…

Posted in: Home Theatre Loudspeakers Dedicated Cinema


Bowers & Wilkins Panorama 3 Wireless Soundbar Review

This soundbar may wear the B&W name, but does it have the performance? Michael Darroch decides…

Posted in: Home Theatre Loudspeakers Soundbars


Technics Ottava SC-C70MK2 Premium All-in-One Music System Review

This iconic Japanese brand pulls no punches with this technology-packed, all-in-one music player, says Michael Darroch…

Posted in: Hi-Fi Lifestyle Amplifiers Integrated Amplifiers Sources CD Player Streaming


Klipsch Cinema 1200 Soundbar Review

It's not all about the size of the package when it comes to performance, says Michael Darroch…

Posted in: Home Theatre Loudspeakers Soundbars Applause Awards 2021


BenQ TK700STi 4K Gaming Projector Review

Lightning-fast response times put BenQ's latest gaming projector ahead of the pack, says Michael Darroch

Posted in: Home Theatre Visual Visual Projectors