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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Exactly Why YOU Are So Important To The Audio Video Business

— May 12, 2022 00:40

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!

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Radical Idea for Specialty AV Retailer to Win Loyal Customers

— May 06, 2022 00:30

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.

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Why Won’t Audiophiles Add A HDTV To Their System?

— April 25, 2022 01:15

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.

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How To Get The Most From Listening At An Audiophile Show

— April 05, 2022 00:30

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.

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6 Audio Products That Might Be the Wave of the Future

— April 01, 2022 01:20

6 Audio Products That Might Be the Wave of the Future

Looking for a gift for the hard to buy for Audioholic? Today we will look at 6 over the top new weird and wacky audio inventions that may just be the wave of the future.

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Abandon Just In Time Manufacturing to Save Audio Industry?

— March 29, 2022 00:30

Abandon Just In Time Manufacturing to Save Audio Industry?

Much of the best audiophile gear is made right here in the USA, but the internal parts are not. How do companies deal with shortages and how do these shortages affect us? Read on to find out.

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Possible War In Taiwan Might Inspire AV Enthusiasts To Buy Gear Now

— March 10, 2022 00:05

Possible War In Taiwan Might Inspire AV Enthusiasts To Buy Gear Now

On the fence about buying new AV gear? With tensions rising all around the world, now may be the BEST time to invest in new technology for your home theater system. Find out why in our editorial.

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How Many Movies Do You Watch More Than Five Times?

— March 09, 2022 00:30

How Many Movies Do You Watch More Than Five Times?

How many movies can you honestly say you’d watch more than 5 times? The answer may radically change how to store and consume the media. Is it time to dump the silver disc collection and embrace streaming?

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What Are You Really Paying For With Audiophile Gear?

— March 07, 2022 00:40

What Are You Really Paying For With Audiophile Gear?

What are we really buying for namebrand audiophile gear? Not all AV components are equal. some differences are huge. Check out our article to see what you are REALLY paying for.

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What Happens When the Value of an AV Product Resets Radically?

— February 24, 2022 00:35

What Happens When the Value of an AV Product Resets Radically?

Many audiophiles indulge in antiquated AV gear that can be rivaled in performance and features today. Can the enthusiasts accept that, or will the lure of “the way it always has been” be too tempting?

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Sound United Sold to Medical Supplier & What the Future May Hold

— February 22, 2022 00:00

Sound United Sold to Medical Supplier & What the Future May Hold

Sound United and its audio brands have been sold to medical tech firm, Masimo Corp. But what does the future hold for brands like Denon, Marantz, Bowers & Wilkins?

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How Art Can Teach The Stagnant World Of Audio A Lesson About The Future

— January 28, 2022 01:20

How Art Can Teach The Stagnant World Of Audio A Lesson About The Future

Is the high end audiophile world dying while other tech savvy industries are moving ahead? In this editorial we are challenging audiophiles to think differently about what comes next for the hobby.

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Dolby Survey: GenZ Could Save Music Sound Quality!

— December 28, 2021 13:50

Dolby Survey: GenZ Could Save Music Sound Quality!

Dolby Labs revealed a OnePoll survey of American adults who listen to 1 hour of music each day showed increased demand for good sound quality from music, especially from GenZ. Good news for Spatial Audio?

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Audiophilia Is A Messy Hobby- How Build It And They Will Come Doesn’t Work In AV Retail

— December 03, 2021 02:00

Audiophilia Is A Messy Hobby- How Build It And They Will Come Doesn’t Work In AV Retail

The audiophilia business done right might not be that luxury oriented despite the hobby’s alternate name of high-end audio. Does the luxuriousness of the store dictate the traffic and clientele?

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Stereo Gear in the 1970’s Was it The Audiophile Golden Age?

— November 08, 2021 01:00

Stereo Gear in the 1970’s Was it The Audiophile Golden Age?

Stereo gear has changed A LOT in the last 50 years, but some people would still say there was never a better time for sound than in the 1970's. Come join us on a look at what the 70's had to offer.