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Recent Home Theater Editorials

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

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It Is 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.

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 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.

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.

Network Redundancy: The New Normal In a Post-COVID World?

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Network Redundancy: The New Normal In a Post-COVID World?

Jerry Del Colliano — October 03, 2020 08:30

When COVID-19 messed with all of our lives, it also messed with our connectivity. How do we deal with dropped internet, loss of cell service, and more when our whole life is hooked up to the internet?

Home Theater Is More Relevant During COVID-19 Than Ever Before

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Home Theater Is More Relevant During COVID-19 Than Ever Before

Jerry Del Colliano — September 21, 2020 00:00

Home theater has changed a lot over the last 20 years. COVID-19 has made some changes in the way we live our lives, but luckily home theater might be one of the positives to come out of this.

Onkyo USA Hands Distribution to Klipsch: Is Onkyo in Trouble?

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Onkyo USA Hands Distribution to Klipsch: Is Onkyo in Trouble?

— August 26, 2020 05:30

American Onkyo dealers were notified of an abrupt distribution change in a “notice of termination” for their agreement with Onkyo USA, as it will no longer be fulfilling orders. What happens now?

Prepare for AV Shipping Delays and Product Shortages Thanks To COVID-19

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Prepare for AV Shipping Delays and Product Shortages Thanks To COVID-19

Jerry Del Colliano — August 24, 2020 07:00

If you are in the market for some new AV gear, you might want to make a purchase now as it isn’t clear when the next shortage or shipping delay might get in your way due to COVID-19.

DirecTV Lost 954,000 Subscribers In Q2 2020 - Time To Cut The Cord?

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DirecTV Lost 954,000 Subscribers In Q2 2020 - Time To Cut The Cord?

Jerry Del Colliano — August 16, 2020 02:50

With rumors floating that AT&T; might close DirecTV, the news that 954,000 subscribers left the service in Q2-2020 isn’t good. We're going to look at what your options are if you decide to cut the cord

An Audiophile’s Realization: My Last New Speakers

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An Audiophile’s Realization: My Last New Speakers

— June 19, 2020 05:00

The day we get big new speakers is an important day to us audiophiles. We’ve spent years researching them to get the best we can afford. Here’s the story of what are probably my last loudspeakers.

When Was the “Golden Age” of Audio Hi-Fi?

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When Was the “Golden Age” of Audio Hi-Fi?

— April 20, 2020 06:00

The interest of high-quality reproduced sound in the home has been an enduring interest for a large number of people. Is there a period that can be said to be audio’s “Golden Age?". Read on to see.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

— March 15, 2020 00:00

I recently tested positive for COVID-19 after struggling with what I thought was the flu for over a week. This survival guide suggests good reference audio and video material to get you through the isolation period.

Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

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Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

— March 11, 2020 07:00

Looking to buy a new electronic gadget this week? Thanks to the COVID-19 Coronavirus you may hear, "Sorry folks we're all out and don't know when new ones will come in." See how this is impacting us.