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Recent Home Theater Editorials

How to Build a Budget Audiophile System with an Upgrade Path

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How to Build a Budget Audiophile System with an Upgrade Path

Jerry Del Colliano — July 06, 2022 00:00

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?

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Could Product Placement Recruit The Next Generation of HiFi Buyers?

Jerry Del Colliano — June 17, 2022 08:05

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

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The Key to Finding a New Generation of AV Enthusiasts Is Positive Life Experiences

Jerry Del Colliano — June 10, 2022 00:40

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?

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The Audiophile’s Dilemma: When to Upgrade your System?

— May 31, 2022 01:15

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

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Considerations Before Cutting the Cord On Your Cable or Satellite Provider

Jerry Del Colliano — May 23, 2022 00:05

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?

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Are You Tired of Subscription Model Content Yet?

Jerry Del Colliano — May 14, 2022 11:30

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

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Exactly Why YOU Are So Important To The Audio Video Business

Jerry Del Colliano — May 12, 2022 00:40

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

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Radical Idea for Specialty AV Retailer to Win Loyal Customers

Jerry Del Colliano — May 06, 2022 00:30

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?

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

Jerry Del Colliano — April 25, 2022 01:15

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

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How To Get The Most From Listening At An Audiophile Show

Jerry Del Colliano — April 05, 2022 00:30

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.

6 Audio Products That Might Be the Wave of the Future

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6 Audio Products That Might Be the Wave of the Future

— April 01, 2022 01:20

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.

Abandon Just In Time Manufacturing to Save Audio Industry?

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Abandon Just In Time Manufacturing to Save Audio Industry?

Jerry Del Colliano — March 29, 2022 00:30

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.

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

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

Jerry Del Colliano — March 10, 2022 00:05

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.

How Many Movies Do You Watch More Than Five Times?

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How Many Movies Do You Watch More Than Five Times?

Jerry Del Colliano — March 09, 2022 00:30

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?

What Are You Really Paying For With Audiophile Gear?

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What Are You Really Paying For With Audiophile Gear?

Jerry Del Colliano — March 07, 2022 00:40

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.

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

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

Jerry Del Colliano — February 24, 2022 00:35

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?

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

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

— February 22, 2022 00:00

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?

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

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

Jerry Del Colliano — January 28, 2022 01:20

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.

Dolby Survey: GenZ Could Save Music Sound Quality!

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Dolby Survey: GenZ Could Save Music Sound Quality!

— December 28, 2021 13:50

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?

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

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

Jerry Del Colliano — December 03, 2021 02:00

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?

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

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

— November 08, 2021 01:00

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.

Should Every Home Theater Purchase Be a Big-Ticket Sale?

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Should Every Home Theater Purchase Be a Big-Ticket Sale?

Jerry Del Colliano — November 01, 2021 10:15

In our editorial on risk vs reward of home theater sales in the AV Specialty market we look at what goes into getting return clients which one day may get you that million dollar sale.

Chip Shortages and Pricing Considerations in the AV Industry

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Chip Shortages and Pricing Considerations in the AV Industry

— October 18, 2021 02:10

The IC chip shortage is wreaking havoc on many electronics products, but does this chip shortage threaten the health and viability of the specialty audio and home theater market? Read on to find out.

Rethinking Specialty AV Retail: Getting Out Of The Box and The Store

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Rethinking Specialty AV Retail: Getting Out Of The Box and The Store

Jerry Del Colliano — October 10, 2021 23:30

With online ordering at an all time high and retail specialty stores closing, how is high-end audio gear getting sold? In this article we'll look at new and better ways to sell audiophile equipment.

Three Different Ways To Manage Your Digital Music

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Three Different Ways To Manage Your Digital Music

Jerry Del Colliano — September 28, 2021 13:45

Blu-rays are bulky and not really needed anymore. Streaming in HD is killer but audiophiles hate change. Here are three ways to manage your digital music to get the best sound and convenience.

From 2021 Semiconductor Shortages to Global Chip Glut

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From 2021 Semiconductor Shortages to Global Chip Glut

— September 24, 2021 00:45

The 2021 semiconductor shortage has illuminated serious vulnerabilities in global supply chains. This article looks at how we got here, what governments are doing about it and a possible outcome.

Could Today’s Recording Techniques Be the Problem With The Audiophile Hobby?

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Could Today’s Recording Techniques Be the Problem With The Audiophile Hobby?

Jerry Del Colliano — September 17, 2021 11:20

Could today’s recording techniques be the problem with the audiophile hobby, or do today's younger listeners not really care? We'll look at what goes into the art of recording in our editorial.