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Monolith M1000ANC Review: Dirac Virtuo 3D-Sound in a Budget Bluetooth Headphone

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Monolith M1000ANC Review: Dirac Virtuo 3D-Sound in a Budget Bluetooth Headphone

— May 26, 2022 00:20

The Monolith M1000ANC headphones we reviewed include Dirac Viruo DSP, memory foam pads, 40-mm drivers, Active Noise Cancelling, 60-hour battery life, unique gesture touch-control UX for only $130!

SOUNDBOKS Go: Loudest Bluetooth Party in a Box Speaker Ever?

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SOUNDBOKS Go: Loudest Bluetooth Party in a Box Speaker Ever?

— May 21, 2022 00:45

Soundboks Go is the new little brother to Soundboks Gen3, a powerful, loud, barely portable outdoor Bluetooth speaker. With a volume control that goes to 11, it can produce up to 121-dB of sound.

Considerations Before Cutting the Cord On Your Cable or Satellite Provider

Editorials

Considerations Before Cutting the Cord On Your Cable or Satellite Provider

Jerry Del Colliano — May 23, 2022 00:05

There are considerations before cutting the cord of your cable or satellite provider. Do you have a stable internet connection? What about local channels and sports? We explore what you need.

HECO Aurora 1000 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review

Tower Speaker Reviews Review

HECO Aurora 1000 Floorstanding Loudspeaker Review

— May 17, 2022 09:00

The German made Heco Aurora 1000 floor-standing speakers ($799/ea) were put through the wringer with our in depth measurement testing and yielded surprising results. Are these the speakers to get?

Despite Bankruptcy Onkyo, Pioneer, Elite AV Drives On!

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Despite Bankruptcy Onkyo, Pioneer, Elite AV Drives On!

— May 16, 2022 00:30

Onkyo declares bankruptcy after years of financial troubles. But Onkyo Audio-Video, Integra, Pioneer and Elite will continue on as part of the Premium Audio Co, owner of Klipsch, HECO and others.

beyerdynamic MMX-100 and MMX-150 Gaming Headset Review

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beyerdynamic MMX-100 and MMX-150 Gaming Headset Review

David Pritchard — May 09, 2022 00:25

beyerdynamic wants a piece of the gaming pie with their MMX-100 and MMX-150 gaming headsets. For $100 and $150 respectively, the beyerdynamic headsets are in a crowded field. Read on.

Are You Tired of Subscription Model Content Yet?

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Are You Tired of Subscription Model Content Yet?

Jerry Del Colliano — May 14, 2022 11:30

For the A/V enthusiast there are so many ways to benefit from subscription-based streaming services. Read on to find out the benefits and problems of a subscription based entertainment industry.

Sigberg Audio SBS.1 Active Speaker Review

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Sigberg Audio SBS.1 Active Speaker Review

— May 04, 2022 00:15

Our review of the Sigberg Audio SBS.1 active speakers show a design that is long overdue. At $6.5k/pair, these Norwegian beauties give you state-of-the-art design in a reasonable size with high dynamic range.

Exactly Why YOU Are So Important To The Audio Video Business

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Exactly Why YOU Are So Important To The Audio Video Business

Jerry Del Colliano — May 12, 2022 00:40

Sometimes the only way to get hands on knowledge of a home theater product is to go to your audiophile friend's house to try it out. YOU are the audio influencer without even having to go on social media!

Denon DHT-S217 Promises Dolby Atmos from a 2.1 Soundbar?

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Denon DHT-S217 Promises Dolby Atmos from a 2.1 Soundbar?

— April 28, 2022 00:30

Denon released details on their DHT-S217 Dolby Atmos 2.1 Soundbar. The Denon DHT-S217 Dolby Atmos 2.1 Soundbar is designed to give you 3D Dolby Atmos sound out of a 2.1 system. Is that possible?

Mercedes To Add Dolby Atmos to Top-Spec Cars in 2022

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Mercedes To Add Dolby Atmos to Top-Spec Cars in 2022

— May 11, 2022 00:30

Mercedes-Benz has announced that, starting next year, cars equipped with both its new MBUX infotainment system and a high-end Burmester sound system will be getting Dolby Atmos 31-speaker integration.

Helm Bolt + DB12: Wins the Portable DAC-Amp Combo

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Helm Bolt + DB12: Wins the Portable DAC-Amp Combo

— April 21, 2022 01:30

HELM Bolt portable DAC/Amp and DB12 inline amplifier with your favorite headphones all add up to portable hi-fi jam session that's so much more than the sum of its parts.

Radical Idea for Specialty AV Retailer to Win Loyal Customers

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Radical Idea for Specialty AV Retailer to Win Loyal Customers

Jerry Del Colliano — May 06, 2022 00:30

Superior customer service simply never goes out of style. Specialty AV retailers need to rethink how they service their customers to create repeat business and loyalty with this radical idea.

Monoprice Monolith Encore T6 Tower Loudspeaker Review

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Monoprice Monolith Encore T6 Tower Loudspeaker Review

— April 13, 2022 01:15

The Monoprice Monolith Encore T6 (MSRP: $800/pr) are audiophile grade speakers with ample bass and output you would have to spend significantly more to rival. Read our review with measurements to see why.

Denon AVR-X3700H 9.2CH AV-Receiver Giveaway - Last Chance to ENTER!

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Denon AVR-X3700H 9.2CH AV-Receiver Giveaway - Last Chance to ENTER!

— April 30, 2022 00:30

Audioholics and Audio Advice is back with our Spring Giveaway for 2022! The prize is a brand NEW Denon AVRX3700H 9.2 channel 8K AV receiver.

Monoprice Releases 3 New THX Certified Compact On-Wall LCR Speakers

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Monoprice Releases 3 New THX Certified Compact On-Wall LCR Speakers

— April 07, 2022 10:05

Monoprice released new THX certified On-wall and satellite speakers. The Monolith M-OW1 LCR($300/each), M-OW3 passive LCR soundbar($500/each), and THX Certified Compact Satellite Speaker($250/pair).

Best Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2022 Show Report

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Best Loudspeakers of AXPONA 2022 Show Report

— April 29, 2022 00:50

AXPONA 2022 is back and we covered the most interesting audiophile loudspeakers and electronics we saw at the show. Read our impressions of the best audio products we listened to at the show!

RSL Speedwoofer 10S MKII Sub, C34E MKII Atmos In-Ceiling Speakers Offer Enhanced Performance

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RSL Speedwoofer 10S MKII Sub, C34E MKII Atmos In-Ceiling Speakers Offer Enhanced Performance

— April 07, 2022 01:00

The RSL Speedwoofer 10S MKII features a new woofer and a more powerful amp with DSP, for just $449. The new-and-improved C34E MKII in-ceiling speaker delivers real-deal Dolby Atmos for $149 each.

Why Won’t Audiophiles Add A HDTV To Their System?

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Why Won’t Audiophiles Add A HDTV To Their System?

Jerry Del Colliano — April 25, 2022 01:15

Why are dedicated 2 channel fans hesitant to embrace adding a display when television content is better than the movies and creatively more important than today’s popular music? Read on to find out.

Polk Expands Their MagniFi Line With the Immersive Mini AX Soundbar

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Polk Expands Their MagniFi Line With the Immersive Mini AX Soundbar

— April 04, 2022 01:25

Polk Audio expanded their MagniFi line with their new released MagniFi Mini AX Soundbar. This 5.1 system is Dolby Atmos and DTS:X certified. See what technologies Polk packs to get you immersive surround.

Dolby Partners with Cinemo to Get Atmos into More New Cars

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Dolby Partners with Cinemo to Get Atmos into More New Cars

— April 18, 2022 01:20

Dolby has teamed up with Cinemo, a leading provider of automotive infotainment middleware, to accelerate the integration of Dolby Atmos into vehicles set to drive a revolution for in-car entertainment.

Hisense Unveils Mini LED TVs and New Laser Projectors for 2022

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Hisense Unveils Mini LED TVs and New Laser Projectors for 2022

— March 28, 2022 08:30

Hisense has released its 2022 lineup of displays. From affordable Mini LEDs, to ultra short throw projectors, to their flagship 75-inch U9H ULED TV ($3,200), Hisense should have you covered! Read on.

How To Get The Most From Listening At An Audiophile Show

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How To Get The Most From Listening At An Audiophile Show

Jerry Del Colliano — April 05, 2022 00:30

Going to a brick & mortar audio stores is becoming more difficult every year. This is why demoing at audio trade shows is so important. You may even get a deal on showstock to take home with you.

Monolith Two New THX Certified Ultra Dual-Driver Subwoofers BIG Bada Boom!

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Monolith Two New THX Certified Ultra Dual-Driver Subwoofers BIG Bada Boom!

— March 21, 2022 00:15

Monoprice released two tower style subwoofers, the Monolith M-210 dual 10-inch subwoofer & M-212 dual 12-inch subwoofer. Both are THX Ultra Certified up to 3,000sf rooms. Big Bass, on the cheap.

6 Audio Products That Might Be the Wave of the Future

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6 Audio Products That Might Be the Wave of the Future

— April 01, 2022 01:20

Looking for a gift for the hard to buy for Audioholic? Today we will look at 6 over the top new weird and wacky audio inventions that may just be the wave of the future.

Anthem MRX 740 & 1140 AV Receivers Comparison Bench Test Results!

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Anthem MRX 740 & 1140 AV Receivers Comparison Bench Test Results!

— March 17, 2022 09:00

In this bench test report of the Anthem MRX 740 & 1140 AV receivers, preamp & amplifier performance is evaluated and compared. We cover Bass management and amplifier matrixing performance recommendations.

Abandon Just In Time Manufacturing to Save Audio Industry?

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Abandon Just In Time Manufacturing to Save Audio Industry?

Jerry Del Colliano — March 29, 2022 00:30

Much of the best audiophile gear is made right here in the USA, but the internal parts are not. How do companies deal with shortages and how do these shortages affect us? Read on to find out.

NAD’s Classic Series C 399 Integrated Amp Delivers Masters Series Tech For Less

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NAD’s Classic Series C 399 Integrated Amp Delivers Masters Series Tech For Less

— March 15, 2022 01:00

NAD’s new Classic Series C 399 integrated amp ($1,999) delivers 180 watts of nCore amplification and features tech previously found only in the brand’s more expensive Masters Series amps. Read on.

Focal Naim Releases 10th Anniversary System Bundled Deal for Savings

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Focal Naim Releases 10th Anniversary System Bundled Deal for Savings

— March 25, 2022 00:50

To celebrate 10 years, Focal and Naim released a $48,000, 10th Anniversary Edition system that includes the Sopra N°2 speakers, an array of Naim electronics, and everything you need to set it up.

The Peachtree Audio GaN400: A New Breed of Class D Amplification

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The Peachtree Audio GaN400: A New Breed of Class D Amplification

— March 03, 2022 00:50

Peachtree Audio’s GaN400 stereo power amp ($3,000) blazes new trails for Class D amplification. The amp uses cutting-edge GaNFET transistors in its output stage, delivering a massive 400wpc! Read on.

Wall Street Loves Music Publishing – Why YOU Should Love Great Cover Songs

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Wall Street Loves Music Publishing – Why YOU Should Love Great Cover Songs

Jerry Del Colliano — March 23, 2022 16:30

Cover songs can be a powerful, meaningful, creative tool. Why do investors love owning the rights to various recording artists? Money. Read on.