Recent Home Theater Editorials
Cord Cutting Is Hard But It Might Soon Be Necessary
Is it FINALLY time to cut the cord strangling your wallet from exorbitant cable fees? Are you even watching half streaming services you pay for? Read our editorial to find out how to stream smarter.
New Denon, Marantz, and Definitive Technology Products Unveiled at 2023 Press Event
Audioholics attended the Masimo Consumer’s event at their Carlsbad facility where we were able to demo the new Denon 15.4CH AV receiver, Marantz 16CH separates and Definitive technology Dymension speakers.
Nine Ideas To Make All‑Important Consumer Shows More Appealing To New Audiophiles
What can audio companies do at trade shows to start bringing in a new generation of enthusiasts who likely will enjoy decades of good audio? Read on to find out how to create a better demo experience.
Home Theater Seating: Dispelling Myths for Maximum Enjoyment
Home theater seating is often overlooked as an important category in the hobby, but that is a mistake. Big Hollywood theaters spend a LOT on seating, and so should you. Read on to find out how.
Revisiting the Acoustic Research AR9 4‑Way Legendary Loudspeaker
In 1978, Acoustic Research introduced the AR9, a brand-new, four-way loudspeaker system. Read on to see how the AR9 was conceived and why it is considered to be the most influential speaker ever.
Thursday Night Football Opens Up New Subscription Concerns For Cord‑Cutters
It used to be sports enthusiasts could watch most professional games via standard cable channels. Cutting the cord makes it difficult to even get local games without hefty upgraded subscriptions.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Exactly Why YOU Are So Important To The Audio Video Business
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!
Radical Idea for Specialty AV Retailer to Win Loyal Customers
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.
Why Won’t Audiophiles Add A HDTV To Their System?
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.
How To Get The Most From Listening At An Audiophile Show
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.