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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.

Today’s Home Theater Stores Are Missing Out On The Gaming Boom

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Today’s Home Theater Stores Are Missing Out On The Gaming Boom

Jerry Del Colliano — July 02, 2021 01:15

There is no stopping the video game industry at this point. So how does the home theater industry cash in on this exploding trend? Read on to find out.

Are Bowers & Wilkins the Best Car Speakers You Can Get? Are They Worth It?

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Are Bowers & Wilkins the Best Car Speakers You Can Get? Are They Worth It?

Sponsored by Bimmertech — June 25, 2021 01:50

Bowers & Wilkins aligned with the most luxurious car brands like Volvo, Maserati and BMW. Are these speakers worth $4k? Can you upgrade in other cars? Learn how to upgrade your sound system with Bimmertech.

How I Got Into The Hi Fi Biz - The Guy Behind Bose Wave Radio Speaks

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How I Got Into The Hi Fi Biz - The Guy Behind Bose Wave Radio Speaks

— June 15, 2021 01:45

The industry of audio electronics is a great industry. I was fortunate enough to spend virtually my entire working career in consumer electronics. How did I get here and what did I learn? Read on.

Is It Time For AV Enthusiasts To Rack Mount Their Gear?

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Is It Time For AV Enthusiasts To Rack Mount Their Gear?

Jerry Del Colliano — May 06, 2021 01:20

Isn't it time for your AV equipment to get its own space? We'll look at some rack mounted options for your electronics to enhance functionality, organization and appearance. Read on.

Audiophiles Need To Embrace Science Over Religion For The Hobby To Have a Future

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Audiophiles Need To Embrace Science Over Religion For The Hobby To Have a Future

Jerry Del Colliano — April 28, 2021 01:00

People hate change, and older people REALLY hate change. Can the audiophile industry change their outlook towards new technology and proven science, over the voodoo and hokum to ensure survival?

Denon & Marantz Introduce a FREE HDMI Adapter Kit To Solve 4K/120Hz & 8K Incompatibility Issue

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Denon & Marantz Introduce a FREE HDMI Adapter Kit To Solve 4K/120Hz & 8K Incompatibility Issue

— April 27, 2021 07:00

In October 2020 Audioholics reported an HDMI issue between select Denon & Marantz receivers and latest Xbox gaming consoles. Sound United responded with a hardware fix for 4K/120Hz and 8k/60Hz support.

Discovery+ Streaming Service Delivers Content from Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, and Much More

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Discovery+ Streaming Service Delivers Content from Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, and Much More

— April 19, 2021 09:55

Discovery Inc. has joined the streaming wars with its Discovery+ streaming service. Starting at $4.99/month, subscribers can access over 55,000 TV episodes from Discovery’s long list of networks.

Signs Point To A DNA-Altering Audiophile Vaccine Available In The Coming Months

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Signs Point To A DNA-Altering Audiophile Vaccine Available In The Coming Months

Jerry Del Colliano — April 01, 2021 00:00

Do you have tinnitus or a golden ear? Are you having trouble discerning benefits of high-res recordings and Vinyl? Read on to see the medical breakthrough sweeping the audiophile community.

Fixing Bass in My Two-Channel HiFi Audio System

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Fixing Bass in My Two-Channel HiFi Audio System

— March 29, 2021 01:30

Moving my 2CH hi-fi system into a new room spelled disaster for deep bass. I show how I fixed the bass in this room so all hope isn't lost for others with similar acoustical problems.

Onkyo, Pioneer Looking Strong in Fight to Survive 2021

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Onkyo, Pioneer Looking Strong in Fight to Survive 2021

— March 25, 2021 05:45

Onkyo & Pioneer are face the fight of their life in 2021. But with a new line of A/V receivers, there are some hopeful signs that Onkyo will rise again!

Spotify “Dream On" Event Promises Lossless HiFi in 2021

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Spotify “Dream On" Event Promises Lossless HiFi in 2021

— March 12, 2021 08:00

Spotify, the number one music streaming service said it will finally bring lossless HiFi audio to Premium subscribers during its star-studded Stream On event where it revealed plans for 2021.

Is Physical Inventory the AV Retailers Saving Grace In A Pandemic Economy?

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Is Physical Inventory the AV Retailers Saving Grace In A Pandemic Economy?

Jerry Del Colliano — February 25, 2021 00:00

With people staying at home, AV products are in high demand. Dealers who are sitting on AV inventory are in an excellent position to sell even the normally higher priced models. To see why, read on.

Is Today’s Specialty AV Gear Too Inexpensive?

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Is Today’s Specialty AV Gear Too Inexpensive?

Jerry Del Colliano — February 15, 2021 01:00

For consumers, what you get for your money today with home theater equipment is better than ever before. This article explores how every category of AV product has improved over the last decade.

Why I Sold A Significant Classic Rock Vinyl Collection In 2008 and Never Looked Back

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Why I Sold A Significant Classic Rock Vinyl Collection In 2008 and Never Looked Back

Jerry Del Colliano — January 23, 2021 23:00

The audiophile community doesn’t like change, in fact, they despise it with every fiber of their being. Do you still like vinyl? Find out why I sold this antiquated music medium and never looked back.

PSB Aims to Customize Sound with Audio Personalization Company Audiodo

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PSB Aims to Customize Sound with Audio Personalization Company Audiodo

— January 05, 2021 13:00

Paul Barton is teaming up with Swedish company Audiodo to develop PSB’s next generation of headphones.The tech uses a series of questions to create a personal hearing profile for each user.

Klipsch Teams Up With Dirac To Develop Next-Gen Headphones

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Klipsch Teams Up With Dirac To Develop Next-Gen Headphones

— January 03, 2021 00:00

Klipsch has joined forces with the DSP wizards at Dirac to create new headphone products. The first headphone to benefit from this collaboration is expected to be a wireless in-ear design. Read on.

Is the Romance of High Fidelity Audio Today Dead?

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Is the Romance of High Fidelity Audio Today Dead?

— December 31, 2020 00:00

Today’s audio equipment does not exhibit that same degree of visceral appeal. Is the performance so uniformly good that a lot of the mystique and “skill” of picking out your personal system gone?

Are AV Tradeshows a Thing of the Past?

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Are AV Tradeshows a Thing of the Past?

Jerry Del Colliano — December 29, 2020 01:30

COVID-19 crushed the idea of home theater tradeshows and with the decline of brick and mortar AV stores has the idea of actually listening to a demo of HiFi gear before you buy a thing of the past?

Warner/HBO Max Takes Shot at Theaters, Hits Foot

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Warner/HBO Max Takes Shot at Theaters, Hits Foot

— December 13, 2020 09:00

WarnerMedia announced plans to send its 2021 slate of films to HBO Max without consulting major theater chains like AMC or even its own partners and producers. How will the impact the art of cinema?

Denon & Marantz Announce HDMI 2.1 Receivers 4k/120Hz Works Without Issue!

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Denon & Marantz Announce HDMI 2.1 Receivers 4k/120Hz Works Without Issue!

— December 09, 2020 13:15

Sound United annouced their latest HDMI 2.1 AV receivers from Denon and Marantz actually will support 4k/120Hz resolution without any issues. See how this problem has been resolved and what's next.

Marantz AV7705 11CH AV Processor Giveaway!

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Marantz AV7705 11CH AV Processor Giveaway!

— December 03, 2020 14:00

To end 2020 on a good note, Audioholics teamed up with Marantz to give away a brand new AV7705 11CH AV Processor. Enter to win by 12/31/20 to start your new year off right and be the envy of your friends.

Fire Destroys AKM Audio Chip Factory: Can 2020 Get Any Worse?

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Fire Destroys AKM Audio Chip Factory: Can 2020 Get Any Worse?

— November 13, 2020 12:30

An inferno that blazed for three straight days devastated the AKM semiconductor factory in Nobeoka City, Japan. Read on to learn how this will this affect audio products from your favorite manufacturers.

Denon & Marantz Firmware Update Adds DTS:X Pro & Key Audio Feature Back!

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Denon & Marantz Firmware Update Adds DTS:X Pro & Key Audio Feature Back!

— November 05, 2020 01:00

On Nov 11th, 2020, select 2019 and newer Denon & Marantz AV receivers will be receiving a BIG firmware update that brings DTS:X Pro, Front Wides, and also restores a key audio feature we've been asking for.

The Future of Audiophile Systems Explained In Explicit, Painful Detail

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The Future of Audiophile Systems Explained In Explicit, Painful Detail

Jerry Del Colliano — November 02, 2020 02:00

Is hi-end audio on its way out? Read our thoughts on the challenges that lay ahead for the next generation of audiophiles to create broader appeal and keep this passion alive.

The Boston Acoustics Micro Reference 90 Stereo Review Story

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The Boston Acoustics Micro Reference 90 Stereo Review Story

— October 27, 2020 01:00

I recently said the Legacy Audio Signature SE speakers are most likely the last pair of speakers I will ever buy. See how the Boston Acoustics Micro Reference 90s came to be this for another reviewer.

Bug in HDMI 2.1 chips Affect AV Receivers, XBOX Series X & NVIDIA Graphic Cards

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Bug in HDMI 2.1 chips Affect AV Receivers, XBOX Series X & NVIDIA Graphic Cards

— October 24, 2020 10:00

Certain HDMI 2.1 AV receivers from Denon, Marantz and Yamaha have a bug in their HDMI 2.1 chipsets that causes blank screen for 4k/120Hz & 8k/60Hz resolutions. Sound United gives work around and promises future fix.

Microsoft's Xbox Long-Game Surges with Bethesda Purchase

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Microsoft's Xbox Long-Game Surges with Bethesda Purchase

— October 14, 2020 00:00

Microsoft buys Zenimax in the second biggest acquisition in gaming history. Xbox Game Studios at once solved its exclusive titles problem and stirred interest in pre-orders for Xbox Series X/S.