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Home Theater AV News

Audioholics have our eyes and ears on the industry. We always provide you the latest audio or video related product scoop and bring it to you first. Stay glued to this section of the site for up to date product announcements or industry gossip.

AV News

AV Quick Takes: Polk, Porsche, and George Harrison

— November 28, 2022 23:45

AV Quick Takes: Polk, Porsche, and George Harrison

Today's "AV Quick Take” looks at a limited-edition speaker from Polk Reserve series, a soundbar for Porsche fans, and the 20th anniversary of “Concert for George” from the beloved Beatles.

AV News

AV Quick Takes: McIntosh, Mitchell Speakers, and Acoustic Levitation

— November 17, 2022 00:45

AV Quick Takes: McIntosh, Mitchell Speakers, and Acoustic Levitation

In Today's audio quick take, we look at a new high performance Class D amplifier from McIntosh, a new UK speaker brand Mitchell Acoustics coming to the US, and advances in acoustic levitation.

AV News

AV Quick Takes: TCL, KEF, and… Cow Dung?

— November 04, 2022 00:20

AV Quick Takes: TCL, KEF, and… Cow Dung?

“AV Quick Takes” offers a brief look at what’s new, cool, and interesting in the AV world. Today we look at new TVs from TCL, noise-cancelling headphones from KEF, and speakers made from poop!

AV News

Arendal 1961 Tower Speaker Giveaway! ($1,699 Value): Enter by Nov 15!

— November 02, 2022 00:35

Arendal 1961 Tower Speaker Giveaway! ($1,699 Value): Enter by Nov 15!

Arendal is giving away a pair of a pair of 1961 Tower Loudspeakers! Winner of the random draw to be announced LIVE on Audioholics' YouTube presentation: "Product Design" November 15th, 2022.

Editorials

Supreme Court Ruling Could Change Section 230 & the Internet Forever

— October 31, 2022 01:55

Supreme Court Ruling Could Change Section 230 & the Internet Forever

A tragic 2015 ISIS attack in Paris, a lawsuit in the US that now stands before the Supreme Court. A ruling could seriously change Section 230, and how we use the Internet forever!

Editorials

The Curved Monitor Conspiracy Theory Solved Once and For All

— October 18, 2022 00:25

The Curved Monitor Conspiracy Theory Solved Once and For All

The future isn’t based on anti-science hyperbole, but some conspiracy theories are based on facts. Why are curved monitors becoming popular while curved displays went by the wayside a decade ago?

Editorials

Dirac Roadmap for 2022 Denon & Marantz AV Products

— October 12, 2022 18:00

Dirac Roadmap for 2022 Denon & Marantz AV Products

In this editorial we discuss a roadmap of Dirac room correction support for ALL Denon and Marantz AV products that are planning support for 2022 and beyond. What version, will there be fees? All discussed.

Editorials

Shopping Local Audio Gear is Getting More and More Challenging

— October 03, 2022 00:45

Shopping Local Audio Gear is Getting More and More Challenging

As more and more business' go belly up from labor shortages, supply chain issues, and competition from online sources the goal of shopping for local audio gear is becoming increasingly difficult.

Editorials

Six Tips To Consider Before You Invest In a Home Automation System Today

— September 26, 2022 00:45

Six Tips To Consider Before You Invest In a Home Automation System Today

Thinking of investing in an expensive home automation system? You need to do research before you take the plunge. Here are SIX tips to consider before you invest in a new home automation system.

Trade Show Coverage

CEDIA 2022 Expo Show Coverage

— September 20, 2022 01:30

CEDIA 2022 Expo Show Coverage

Last year a surge in COVID-19 bombed CEDIA. This year it's on full force, but Audioholics was grounded due to Hurrican Ian. That doesn't keep us down as we are still here providing coverage of all

Editorials

The High Art of Selecting Music For AV and Audiophile Reviews

— September 16, 2022 01:00

The High Art of Selecting Music For AV and Audiophile Reviews

In this editorial, we discuss the art of selecting music from a reviewers perspective and how it can also influence your own decisions when evaluating audio gear.

Editorials

Three Overlooked Lessons from The Mo-Fi Analog Master Tape Dumpster Fire

— September 12, 2022 00:10

Three Overlooked Lessons from The Mo-Fi Analog Master Tape Dumpster Fire

We broke the news about Mobile Fidelity NOT using master analog recordings when making new vinyl albums, but did we miss something? 3 important issues are discussed that impact the future of analog.

Editorials

FDA Approved OTC Hearing Aids: A Win for Hi-Fi Audio?

— September 06, 2022 00:00

FDA Approved OTC Hearing Aids: A Win for Hi-Fi Audio?

FDA finally issued its “final rule” that creates a new category for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids without a prescription. What will this mean for aging audiophiles? Audiophile hearing aids?

Editorials

Reclaiming the Term ‘Audiophile’

— August 25, 2022 00:10

Reclaiming the Term ‘Audiophile’

Do you identify as an audiophile? In this article we discuss the many connotations of the word “audiophile,” and what needs to be done in order to reclaim it for the whole audio community.

Editorials

Google Strikes Back at Sonos; SmartSpeaker War Gets Ugly

— August 16, 2022 09:30

Google Strikes Back at Sonos; SmartSpeaker War Gets Ugly

Google vs Sonos, in a new patent infringement suit against independent connected-speaker manufacturer. Sonos' struggle against big tech that dates back to Apple & Steve Jobs in 2004.

Trade Show Coverage

Audioholics to Participate in Audio Advice Live Aug 19-21

— August 12, 2022 00:30

Audioholics to Participate in Audio Advice Live Aug 19-21

Audio Advice Live is hosting a 3-day event in Raleigh, NC, August 19-21, 2022. We will be there checking out the demo rooms and moderating a discussion panel on optimizing your home theater room.

Trade Show Coverage

Bowers and Wilkins Release New Products at a Hip New Venue

— August 08, 2022 00:45

Bowers and Wilkins Release New Products at a Hip New Venue

Bowers and Wilkins released their over-the-ear Px7 S2 wireless headphones in a cool Los Angeles event. With influencers and hipsters packed-in the space, is this the wave of future of audio shows?

Editorials

Focal Naim System Bundled Deals & Store Overview

— August 01, 2022 00:50

Focal Naim System Bundled Deals & Store Overview

To celebrate 10 years, Focal and Naim released a $48k, 10th Anniversary Edition system that includes the Sopra N°2 speakers, an array of Naim electronics. We visited the store and reported on Youtube.

Editorials

How to Build a Budget Audiophile System with an Upgrade Path

— July 06, 2022 00:00

How to Build a Budget Audiophile System with an Upgrade Path

In this editorial, we advise a friend building an audiophile system on a budget for under $5k that also has an upgrade path with video support for streaming and subwoofer for extended bass.

Editorials

Could Product Placement Recruit The Next Generation of HiFi Buyers?

— June 17, 2022 08:05

Could Product Placement Recruit The Next Generation of HiFi Buyers?

Is there a way to create a new generation of audiophiles? How about product placement in shows like Billions and Succession? Hollywood teaches people about these types of things all of the time.

Editorials

The Key to Finding a New Generation of AV Enthusiasts Is Positive Life Experiences

— June 10, 2022 00:40

The Key to Finding a New Generation of AV Enthusiasts Is Positive Life Experiences

With Baby Boomers in their 70s and Millennials firmly entrenched in low quality streaming with Lo-Hi speakers, how do we entice a new generation of AV enthusiasts to delve into Hi-Fi audio?

Editorials

The Audiophile’s Dilemma: When to Upgrade your System?

— May 31, 2022 01:15

The Audiophile’s Dilemma: When to Upgrade your System?

Some A/V upgrades are emotionally gratifying, some are marginally significant, some are so impactful that they remain life-altering for years. When should YOU upgrade your A/V system?

AV News

Dirac Launches ‘Intelligent Audio Platform’ for Cars, Introduces New Upmixing Technology

— May 24, 2022 00:30

Dirac Launches ‘Intelligent Audio Platform’ for Cars, Introduces New Upmixing Technology

Dirac launched a software-based Intelligent Audio Platform designed to help car manufacturers upmix ordinary stereo content into surround mixes in real time. Will this rival Dolby and DTS for car audio?

Editorials

Considerations Before Cutting the Cord On Your Cable or Satellite Provider

— May 23, 2022 00:05

Considerations Before Cutting the Cord On Your Cable or Satellite Provider

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.

AV News

Despite Bankruptcy Onkyo, Pioneer, Elite AV Drives On!

— May 16, 2022 00:30

Despite Bankruptcy Onkyo, Pioneer, Elite AV Drives On!

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.

Editorials

Are You Tired of Subscription Model Content Yet?

— May 14, 2022 11:30

Are You Tired of Subscription Model Content Yet?

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.