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Curved TV: Innovation or Gimmick? Curved TV: Innovation or Gimmick? For over a decade the TV industry has been selling us on flatter, thinner HDTVs. But today TV manufacturers are throwing us a curve. Sony, Samsung and LG have all created curved TVs. Will you upgrade?
3D Immersive Surround Formats and Loudspeaker Layouts 3D Immersive Surround Formats and Loudspeaker Layouts With Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D and DTS:X upon us, why has there been no universally accepted speaker layout proposed to accommodate all three competing Immersive Surround formats? We have the solution!
HD Tracks & Hi-Resolution Audio: Why We Support it — and So Should You! HD Tracks & Hi-Resolution Audio: Why We Support it — and So Should You! There's an audiophile trend toward good sound building your own library of high resolution digital audio from sources like HD Tracks. SACD, hi-res audio, binaural+ hifi fidelity; the sky is the limit.
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification and UHD Players for 2015! 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification and UHD Players for 2015! The Ultra HD Blu-ray Specification promises backwards compatibility, an expanded color gamut, higher dynamic range, improved compression codec, and increased data transfer speeds. UHD Blu-ray is here!
DTS Announces DTS:X Immersive Surround Sound Format DTS Announces DTS:X Immersive Surround Sound Format DTS has announced its next-generation, object-based codec technology called DTS:X. 90% of AV manufacturers are already on board to support DTS' new immersive surround codec technology.
The Top Ten Most Influential Speakers of the Last 50 Years The Top Ten Most Influential Speakers of the Last 50 Years Audioholics reveals its picks for the ten most influential speakers over the last 5 decades. We'll take a trip down memory lane to look at classics from Acoustic Research, Advent, Bose, Klipsch, etc.
Is Auto Room EQ and Setup In A/V Receivers Useful? Is Auto Room EQ and Setup In A/V Receivers Useful? Is Auto Room EQ and Setup necessary in A/V receivers? Do they correctly adjust your speaker system for optimal performance, or do they cause more harm than good?
Meridian Audio MQA: High Resolution Streaming Of the Future? Meridian Audio MQA: High Resolution Streaming Of the Future? Meridian Quality Authenticated promises HD Audio in a file size no larger than CD-quality. MQA plays just like a standard lossless file, with HD quality on MQA enabled software and hardware.
What are the Best Amplifiers in the World? What are the Best Amplifiers in the World? Best Power Amplifiers: If you have a thirst for power, you're in luck. We take a look at some of the best amplifiers on the market today, with some models easily exceeding 1kW of output per channel.
Are HRTF’s Necessary in Dolby Atmos Elevation Speakers? Are HRTF’s Necessary in Dolby Atmos Elevation Speakers? Dolby Atmos Elevation speakers employ a HRTF in their analog crossovers in attempt to trick the brain into perceiving height. But is this really necessary or can it degrade their sound quality?