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Today in Gear: March 13, 2013

ARTCRANK Shop Bike It’s not necessarily a beauty, but you’ll still ride proudly. With every purchase (frameset or full bike, respectively), ARTCRANK donates a mechanic’s toolkit or a complete bicycle to a community in Africa — there’s worse commutes out there than morning traffic, remember? $480 (Frame set) | $950 (full bike) (★) Pelican Progear…

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More bang for less buck

Onkyo TX-NR818 and TX-NR717 Receivers

Building on an already full line of home theater receivers, Onkyo has fleshed out their mid-range offerings with the TX-NR818 and TX-NR717. As you’d expect, both beef up the wattage to 135W and 110W for the TX-NR818 and TX-NR717, respectively — making you even more popular with your neighbors (best to just invite them over)….

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Features on features

Onkyo TX-NR616 Home Audio Receiver

Onkyo has continually set the receiver bar when it comes to providing cutting-edge specs at obtainable price points, and with the 2012 TX-NR616, they show no signs of stopping. As the top of their mid-range offerings for the year, the 7.2-channel AV receiver boasts a graphical users interface, Audyssey DSX processing, THX Select2 Plus certification,…

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Getting the Most Out of Those $20 Pieces of Plastic

Onkyo BD-SP809 THX Certified Blu-ray Player

You may be through with the whole disc-based movie thing at this point, but anyone who demands the best in video quality will value the firepower of Onkyo’s newly announced BD-SP809 Blu-ray player ($599). It’s THX certified, and sports Marvell’s Qdeo processing for top notch DVD 1080p upscaling and Blu-ray video quality. Home theater geeks…

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3D Gear Essentials

If you watch any TV, you’ve probably seen some commercial touting how 3D technology will revolutionize the way you live. Most likely it also involved Dolphins or some other funny sea creature. When you put all of the marketing-laced messaging and cliché imagery aside, though, it is true that 3D can provide a captivating home…

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Get Robust Home Theater Sound in One Big A@# Box

Onkyo HT-S7200

Anyone in the market for a one-stop solution to great home theater, optimized for both music and movies need look no further. The Onkyo HT-S7200 is the latest from the company that’s praised continually for the quality of their home theater-in-a-box systems. Combining two separately sold components capable of solid performance into one convenient set…