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Receiver Power Consumption Rating vs Output Power Is Not Watt You Think! Receiver Power Consumption Rating vs Output Power Is Not Watt You Think! Ever wonder how your favorite manufacturer rates power consumption on their AV receivers and how it relates to maximum available output power to your speakers? The answer may surprise you so read on.
Audiophile Myths About Amplifier Negative Feedback Debunked Audiophile Myths About Amplifier Negative Feedback Debunked What is feedback and how does it affect audio? Here we present a pseudo-interview to help answer questions about feedback; a fascinating and complex topic that lies at the core of successful design.
Is Too Much Amplifier Negative Feedback Bad? Is Too Much Amplifier Negative Feedback Bad? Some audiophiles believe too much negative feedback will diminish sound quality in amplifiers while others believe no feedback is even better. Is this true or an audio myth needing to be busted?
Can Sound United Bring Honest Power Ratings to AV Receivers? Can Sound United Bring Honest Power Ratings to AV Receivers? This is a call to action to Sound United to lead the industry in rating amplifier power in AV receivers more honestly. We are calling it the Truth in Power Movement and we need your help!
What are the Different Types of Audio Amplifier Classes? What are the Different Types of Audio Amplifier Classes? We discuss the different audio amplifier classes, going over the real meanings behind Class A, B, A/B, G, H, and D and the pros and cons of each design. Which amplifier is best? Read on.
AC Wall Power Considerations for Your Home Theater System AC Wall Power Considerations for Your Home Theater System We often get asked how much AC wall power is needed to run a home theater system. This article and Youtube video answers that question to ensure you get the best power delivery for your system.
Is the THX Standard Website Comparing AV Electronics Fairly? Is the THX Standard Website Comparing AV Electronics Fairly? THX Standard Website was recently launched to "objectively" compare products for various categories, including HDTVs, Amplifiers, and Powered Speakers. Is this the real deal or fake news? Read on.
My Favorite Home Theater Receivers of ALL Time My Favorite Home Theater Receivers of ALL Time Lately I've been reminiscing about my favorite AV receivers reviewed throughout the years including the super receivers from the golden age long gone. See which models left an everlasting impression.
Has the FTC Failed Consumer Audio Regarding Amplifier Power Claims? Has the FTC Failed Consumer Audio Regarding Amplifier Power Claims? With the latest trend of inflated power ratings in many Atmos AV receivers and Class D amplifiers, has the FTC become too complacent to validate and enforce their ruling on power claims?
Power Manipulation in Dolby Atmos AV Receivers Power Manipulation in Dolby Atmos AV Receivers We've noticed a trend in the recent crop of Dolby Atmos receivers that are no longer rating full bandwidth power with 2CH driven. Are you really getting more power or just clever specsmanship?