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The Renegade Pumpkin Ale

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The Renegade Pumpkin Ale

Steve DellaSala — September 22, 2008 17:30

When Audioholic's aren't pursuing the truth in audio, they are doing so with quality brews. It took over 6 years for the dynamic duo of Matt Glass and Steve DellaSala to swing into action again and

Apple Wants to DRM Your Shoes, Next Up, Apple Users

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Apple Wants to DRM Your Shoes, Next Up, Apple Users

— September 19, 2008 15:31

Apple is once again unhappy that people want to do with the goods and services they paid for as they please and not as Apple intended, the Cupertino CA based company intends to develop and patent

Blu-ray's Field of Dreams

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Blu-ray's Field of Dreams

— September 17, 2008 15:44

There are two ways to get people to buy your product - offer something innovative and groundbreaking or sell cheap. According to TGDaily, the Blu-ray Disc Association missed that day in marketing

Blu-ray Prognosis: Samsung gives Five Years to Live, BDA says Life Eternal

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Blu-ray Prognosis: Samsung gives Five Years to Live, BDA says Life Eternal

— September 17, 2008 15:07

Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) founding member and hardware manufacturer Samsung doesn’t see much of a lifespan for the nascent Blu-ray optical disc format, but the format’s cheerleaders over at the

 Audio Precision to Discuss Amplifier Measurements at our Trade Show Event

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Audio Precision to Discuss Amplifier Measurements at our Trade Show Event

— September 12, 2008 17:43

As many of you are aware, I am not champion of the classic All Channels Driven (ACD) test popularized by most of the major audio magazines as an accurate way of gauging amplifier performance. Thus I

Phantoms of CEDIA 2008

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Phantoms of CEDIA 2008

— September 11, 2008 05:53

One thing you run across when you go to a show like CEDIA is gear you can neither explain nor properly cover. A lot of times it is just stuff that is there from a manufacturing partner, or perhaps it

My CEDIA Swagger

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My CEDIA Swagger

— September 07, 2008 18:00

I love to roam the floor every year at the CEDIA Expo. This year was no exception, and once again I found myself on a plane to Denver, Colorado, to attend the 2008 show with Tom, Gene and Clint for

An Open Letter to Tradeshow Exhibitors

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An Open Letter to Tradeshow Exhibitors

— September 06, 2008 07:49

I know it costs easily tens of thousands of dollars for even a modest booth at one of these tradeshows. Those mega-structures set up by the major companies cost many times more. But in the end, what

Yamaha BD-S2900 Blu-Ray Player Preview

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Yamaha BD-S2900 Blu-Ray Player Preview

— August 23, 2008 12:00

The new Yamaha BD-S2900 Blu-Ray Disc Player features 1080p/24fps-compatible HDMI video output with 12-bit Deep Color support.

Customer Service Excellence – A Continuing Hallmark for Axiom Audio

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Customer Service Excellence – A Continuing Hallmark for Axiom Audio

— August 18, 2008 19:55

Back in 2005, I reviewed the Axiom EP500 subwoofer and found it to be such a good performer that we awarded it product of the year. Recently I had an issue with my sub and had to call upon the fine

Record Companies Open Pandora's Box

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Record Companies Open Pandora's Box

— August 18, 2008 18:15

Regardless of what you think about Pandora, the message from the record companies is clear: Get too successful and we'll shut you down. The "winners" here are NOT the record companies. It will take

Big Brother Jobs Confirms that Apple can Remotely Control What is on your iPhone

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Big Brother Jobs Confirms that Apple can Remotely Control What is on your iPhone

— August 15, 2008 00:55

Word around the Internet last week that a software developer had discovered what amounted to a kill switch buried in the new iPhone 3G firmware has now been confirmed by Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs has

No Stupid Questions… Part 5: Miscellaneous

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No Stupid Questions… Part 5: Miscellaneous

— August 03, 2008 21:15

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

No Stupid Questions… Part 4: Myths and Legends

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No Stupid Questions… Part 4: Myths and Legends

— July 27, 2008 19:15

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

No Stupid Questions… Part 3: Players

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No Stupid Questions… Part 3: Players

— July 21, 2008 19:15

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

Deconstructing E3 - Winners and Losers

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Deconstructing E3 - Winners and Losers

— July 21, 2008 15:22

E3 is over and the fallout is still... um... falling. While there were a ton of great looking games and technology on the horizon, I wanted to take a look at how the big three faired - at least from

AVRant #83: The Formula for Suck

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AVRant #83: The Formula for Suck

— July 21, 2008 09:47

Tom's back and he's extra bitter. Dina thinks she's got Tom sold on an iPhone. She's wrong. A story about Tom's dad… it isn't as bad as it sounds at the beginning. Tom gets mad at Denon. Tom gets

The Dark Knight - Busting More than Box Office Records

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The Dark Knight - Busting More than Box Office Records

— July 19, 2008 14:07

The much anticipated Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan, staring Christian Bale as Batman and the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, made its debut this weekend by setting a one-day box office

AV Rant #82 - Monster Madness Infinity

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AV Rant #82 - Monster Madness Infinity

— July 13, 2008 21:37

This week Tom is out of town “getting tan” (we seriously think he checked himself in at a mental institution, but who knows) and Clint DeBoer fills in with Dina. Clint finds that he’s not “bitter

No Stupid Questions… Part 2: Speakers

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No Stupid Questions… Part 2: Speakers

— July 13, 2008 19:15

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

AV Rant Techcast #1: Denon Interview

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AV Rant Techcast #1: Denon Interview

— July 11, 2008 12:24

In my first tech podcast, I interviewed Denon’s own Director of Product Development, Jeff Talmadge, to discuss the new super AVP-A1HDCI pre/pro and POA-A1HDCI 10CH power amplifier. We discuss these

Monster Cable Sues Baby Clothing Company MonsterRepublic.com

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Monster Cable Sues Baby Clothing Company MonsterRepublic.com

— July 07, 2008 18:43

We just received this email from a small business owner of a kids clothing company called Monsterrepublic.com. It appears Monster Cable is at it again with another lawsuit in attempts to protect

AV Rant #81: Wall-E Damage

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AV Rant #81: Wall-E Damage

— July 06, 2008 21:27

Another threesome - this time with J and Dina. Jaime's Flaming Onkyo update. Paul wants to know if he should be interested in tube amps or not. Do Tom and J have Audiophilenervousa? Tom's theory of

No Stupid Questions… Part 1: Displays

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No Stupid Questions… Part 1: Displays

— July 06, 2008 19:50

As a reviewer (much less the host of AV Rant), I am asked on a regular basis for my opinion. Everyone from the checkout guy at the supermarket to random people at parties want me to tell them which

Will the 3D@Home Consortium Jump Out At You!

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Will the [email protected] Consortium Jump Out At You!

— July 04, 2008 12:10

Friday July 11, Journey to the Center of the Earth will join a growing list of 3-D films like Beowulf and Meet the Robinsons. But as the first live-action film to reach out to the third dimension,

A Fortunate Disaster?

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A Fortunate Disaster?

— July 03, 2008 00:25

Several weeks ago, the sump pump in my basement failed me here in Iowa. As I am sure you have read, the flooding was quite extensive in my state. As the water moves southward many towns in Illinois

Happy 4th of July to Voyager 1 & 2 from Audioholics

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Happy 4th of July to Voyager 1 & 2 from Audioholics

— July 02, 2008 15:47

Lately I’ve been editorializing science based stuff I happen upon online while taking a break from the A/V stuff. Despite I am an avid Audioholic, I am also a geeky science guy as well. I suppose

World’s Largest Atom Smasher Audioholics Survival Tips

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World’s Largest Atom Smasher Audioholics Survival Tips

— June 28, 2008 17:10

The world’s largest atom smasher comes online this August in Switzerland. Some critics fear it could create a black hole that would envelop the Earth while others fear it will turn our planet into