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Recent Home Theater Editorials

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Rabbit R1 & AI Pin: Future of Smartphones or Tech Dead‑End?

— June 06, 2024 00:00

Rabbit R1 & AI Pin: Future of Smartphones or Tech Dead-End?

Humane AI Pin & Rabbit R1, talking AI devices launch with a sputter. New AI Siri and Google Assistant expected and a conversational ChatGPT 4o. Do we really have to talk to the Internet now?

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RIP Steve Feinstein 1954‑2024

— April 24, 2024 12:00

RIP Steve Feinstein 1954-2024

It is with great sadness to inform you our dear friend and industry veteran Steve Feinstein has passed away on 4/19/24. His unique perspective and contributions to Audioholics will be greatly missed.

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Denon/Marantz/B&W: Is Masimo Poised to Sell its Audio Brands?

— April 08, 2024 00:00

Denon/Marantz/B&W: Is Masimo Poised to Sell its Audio Brands?

Masimo Consumer to be a spin-off company from Masimo and will include audio brands like Denon, Marantz and B&W.; Is the move forced by investors just sound book-keeping or a signal of future sale?

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Audioholics Celebrates 25 Years Online ‑ Giveaway & Livestream Event

— April 02, 2024 14:00

Audioholics Celebrates 25 Years Online - Giveaway & Livestream Event

On April 18th, 2024, Audioholics celebrates 25 years of “pursuing the truth” in audio publishing excellence as we are joined by our review staff and close channel partners with must have prize giveaways.

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Cutting‑Edge Audio Gear We Recommend For Summer 2024

— April 01, 2024 00:00

Cutting-Edge Audio Gear We Recommend For Summer 2024

Looking for the newest, coolest audiovisual products for summer? Check our our annual cutting-edge gear list we recommend for summer. These products will be all the rage so get the NOW.

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Are Aging Baby Boomers Spelling the Demise of Hi‑Fi Audio?

— March 05, 2024 10:00

Are Aging Baby Boomers Spelling the Demise of Hi-Fi Audio?

During COVID people spent money like water, but did audio companies learn anything from the post-pandemic AV recession? Will aging Baby Boomers embrace new technologies designed for younger consumers?

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AV Companies Didn’t See a Post‑COVID Correction Coming

— December 27, 2023 00:00

AV Companies Didn’t See a Post-COVID Correction Coming

The way we consume goods and services changed during the pandemic, but now that supply chains are back to normal will the global marketplace ever be the same? Read how this impacts our AV hobby.

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How To Get Big‑Ass Audiophile Gains By Spending Little Money

— December 11, 2023 00:00

How To Get Big-Ass Audiophile Gains By Spending Little Money

In an era of exploding inflation your next steps forward in your AV journey don’t have to cost you a fortune. We explore low cost options that can yield BIG audiophile gains in your system.

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Now And Then: The Last Beatles Song

— December 04, 2023 09:30

Now And Then: The Last Beatles Song

The Beatles released their first song in decades. “Now And Then” started as a demo recording made by John Lennon in 1978 and was completed with technology from Peter Jackson’s Get Back documentary.

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This Is Your Brain On Pink Floyd

— November 27, 2023 08:00

This Is Your Brain On Pink Floyd

Dolby sponsored a study of how the Pink Floyd song “The Great Gig in the Sky” affects brain waves. The study analyzed the brain waves of 100 people as they listened to the song in Dolby Atmos.

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Audio Listening Test That Fooled the Hollywood Sapphire Group

Hank Landsberg — November 14, 2023 00:15

Audio Listening Test That Fooled the Hollywood Sapphire Group

Some of the most highly trained audiophiles in the industry were asked to do a blind “A-B” listening comparison test of two audio circuits. Were they able to hear a difference, or were they fooled?

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Is Home Theater As We Knew It – Dead?

— November 06, 2023 17:00

Is Home Theater As We Knew It – Dead?

Home theater is accessible for almost everyone today and is easier to use and more affordable than ever. But are true home theaters a thing of the past? Read on to find out.

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THX Ltd. Announces New HDMI 2.1 48Gbps Interconnect Cables

— August 30, 2023 12:10

THX Ltd. Announces New HDMI 2.1 48Gbps Interconnect Cables

THX Ltd. announced the release of THX certified Interconnect cables. The Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 cables are said to deliver 100% uncompressed 48Gpbs signaling for optimal fidelity and reliability.

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Marvel Studios MCU: How Bad Writing Defeated Superhero Movies

— August 18, 2023 12:40

Marvel Studios MCU: How Bad Writing Defeated Superhero Movies

Disney's Marvel Studios and its MCU are in serious trouble and terrible writing is killing it. The recent WGA writer's and SAG actor's strikes are symptoms of larger problems across Hollywood.

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AV Companies That Survived Obsolescence

— August 02, 2023 18:05

AV Companies That Survived Obsolescence

Here are a couple of our top picks for AV companies that had products that were great at their time but faded away. One company, however, survived and made a comeback. Read on to see if you agree.

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Top Six Reasons Audiophiles Hate The Center Channel

— July 18, 2023 00:50

Top Six Reasons Audiophiles Hate The Center Channel

The center channel is perhaps the most important speaker in a home theater, but some audiophiles just hate it for music. We'll give you SIX reasons why we think along with our Youtube discussion.

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Roku Avoids Disaster in Silicon Valley Bank Collapse

— March 21, 2023 00:00

Roku Avoids Disaster in Silicon Valley Bank Collapse

How did Roku fare after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank? Find out how the largest financial crisis since 2008 may have effected the future of the California-based streaming device maker.

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Cord Cutting Is Hard But It Might Soon Be Necessary

— March 06, 2023 08:30

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.

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New Denon, Marantz, and Definitive Technology Products Unveiled at 2023 Press Event

Brian Kahn — February 23, 2023 00:30

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.

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Nine Ideas To Make All‑Important Consumer Shows More Appealing To New Audiophiles

— February 17, 2023 00:30

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.

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Home Theater Seating: Dispelling Myths for Maximum Enjoyment

— February 13, 2023 11:25

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.

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Revisiting the Acoustic Research AR9 4‑Way Legendary Loudspeaker

Tom Tyson — January 22, 2023 01:05

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.

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Thursday Night Football Opens Up New Subscription Concerns For Cord‑Cutters

— January 19, 2023 00:00

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.

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Supreme Court Ruling Could Change Section 230 & the Internet Forever

— October 31, 2022 01:55

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!

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The Curved Monitor Conspiracy Theory Solved Once and For All

— October 18, 2022 00:25

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?

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Dirac Roadmap for 2022 Denon & Marantz AV Products

— October 12, 2022 18:00

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.

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Shopping Local Audio Gear is Getting More Challenging

— October 03, 2022 00:45

Shopping Local Audio Gear is Getting 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.