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A/V Static Displays at the 2008 Audioholics SOTU Event

— November 05, 2008 17:03

A/V Static Displays at the 2008 Audioholics SOTU Event

While you’ve all been reading about the seven wonderful demo rooms our sponsors hosted at our event, its important to also mention the excellent static displays which filled the hallways and gave

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Copyright Royalty Agencies Go After Pirates: Preschools and Community Centers

— October 28, 2008 18:00

Copyright Royalty Agencies Go After Pirates: Preschools and Community Centers

When one thinks of a pirate, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Why, villainous children at preschools and community centers of course. The latest chapter in over zealous abuse of copyright fee

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Auralex SonicPrint in Action

— October 28, 2008 10:06

Auralex SonicPrint in Action

Auralex Acoustics showed off their SonicPrint panels at the Audioholics State of the CE Union event. The treated the Pioneer/Dolby and EMP/Yamaha rooms with upwards of 20 panels each giving those

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EMP Prototype Speakers

— October 24, 2008 15:15

EMP Prototype Speakers

EMP, a company sharing the design gurus behind RBH sound attended the 2008 SOTU Event and brought several prototype speakers with them to the show. What caught my eye most was the yet unnamed

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Women and Home Theater: Audioholics 2008 State of The CE Union is For Everyone

Alissa Buchanan — October 24, 2008 14:12

Women and Home Theater: Audioholics 2008 State of The CE Union is For Everyone

Typically, consumer electronics and home theater are perceived as a man’s domain, but with so much attention to aesthetics, ease of use and affordability in the industry, it's no surprise that now

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Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume Demo

— October 24, 2008 13:30

Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume Demo

At the 2008 Audioholics State of the CE Union Expo, Audyssey had their demo room stocked with the newest MTS-01 family of SVS speakers. On top of that, they had two PB13-Ultra subs giving them access

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Emotiva New A/V Processor, CD Player & Speakers on Display

— October 24, 2008 10:11

Emotiva New A/V Processor, CD Player & Speakers on Display

When Emotiva goes to a show like the Audioholics State of the CE Union event, they don't pull punches. While other manufacturers might show off a new product or maybe two, Emotiva's room was FULL of

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The High Road to SOTU, Audioholics Home Theater Tradeshow

— October 23, 2008 14:44

The High Road to SOTU, Audioholics Home Theater Tradeshow

It didn't involve a red Impala convertable, but the road to this year's SOTU event took me about 40,000 feet high and has been quite a trip. Here I found audiophiles, audio-fans and audioholics alike

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Pioneer Speakers, Blu‑ray player, Plasma Demo

— October 23, 2008 10:16

Pioneer Speakers, Blu-ray player, Plasma Demo

Pioneer teamed up with Dolby and showed off a number of new products at the Audioholics State of the CE Union Event at the Dolphin Hotel in Disney. On display were the EX line of speakers (S-3EX

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Join Us this Week at the Audioholics SOTU Tradeshow Event

— October 21, 2008 23:31

Join Us this Week at the Audioholics SOTU Tradeshow Event

The Audioholics 10th Annual SOTU Trade Show event is upon us. This Thursday and Friday, October 23rd and 24th, please join us at the wonderful Disney Dolphin resort in Orlando, Florida to experience

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AVRant #98: Going to Australia

— October 17, 2008 10:14

AVRant #98: Going to Australia

This week on AV Rant: Tom's excited about a new HD channel. Netflix is upping their subscription price… for Blu-ray. Tom and Dina disagree on who is most to blame. Ear fatigue and you. It's

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Audioholics SOTU Trade Show ‑ Registration Deadline This Weekend!

— October 10, 2008 22:50

Audioholics SOTU Trade Show - Registration Deadline This Weekend!

This weekend is your last chance to register for our 10th Annual State of the CE Union Event to be hosted this October 23rd and 24th at the beautiful Disney Dolphin resort in Orlando Florida. With 7

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AVRant #97: Year Stupid 01

— October 10, 2008 10:13

AVRant #97: Year Stupid 01

This week on AV Rant: Ebay helps the little guy (into debt). Best Buy tries to get chicks. Dina admits she’s not normal. Jaime’s shopping for speakers and that gets Tom talking. Lots of tips for

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Yamaha to Demo new BD‑S2900 Blu‑ray Player at Audioholics SOTU Event

— October 08, 2008 15:28

Yamaha to Demo new BD-S2900 Blu-ray Player at Audioholics SOTU Event

Yamaha Electronics Corporation will demonstrate its first Blu-ray disc player and flagship RX-Z11 11.2 channel network AV receiver at Audioholics 2008 State of the CE Union trade show at the Walt

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Have a Scoop of Ice Cream on Ben & Jerry’s

— October 03, 2008 16:10

Have a Scoop of Ice Cream on Ben & Jerry’s

A special thanks goes out to Chris Seymour of Seymour A/V for hooking up a deal to get Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream - the company that brings us ultimate combinations of

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AVRant #96: Sorry Ted

— October 03, 2008 08:00

AVRant #96: Sorry Ted

This week on AV Rant: Ted is mad about a few things. Tom responds. Under $300 Blu-ray players are in stores. J found them. Read the comments below the post for some FANTASTIC information from Rob and

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Audioholics 2008 SOTU Trade Show Last Chance to Register!

Bertica Molinares — October 02, 2008 14:00

Audioholics 2008 SOTU Trade Show Last Chance to Register!

Our event this year will be filled with endless possibilities. Among them, chances to refresh your senses and enjoy your childhood again. This is Disney; the happiest place on earth – and we intend

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The Decibel (dB) and the Violin/Piano Recital

Alan Lofft — October 01, 2008 11:30

The Decibel (dB) and the Violin/Piano Recital

One of the most difficult-to-understand terms for newcomers (and even experienced enthusiasts) in audio and sound reproduction is the decibel, partly because it’s a measure of relative intensity or

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EU 45 Year Copyright Extension Plan to Net Aging Musicians a Cool €30

— September 26, 2008 14:50

EU 45 Year Copyright Extension Plan to Net Aging Musicians a Cool €30

With compact disc sales tanking year over year and recording artist long abused by the system becoming independent via the Internet, the recording industry is in a world wide frenzy to grab whatever

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The Renegade Pumpkin Ale

Steve DellaSala — September 22, 2008 17:30

The Renegade Pumpkin Ale

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

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

— September 19, 2008 15:31

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

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

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Blu‑ray's Field of Dreams

— September 17, 2008 15:44

Blu-ray's Field of Dreams

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

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

— September 17, 2008 15:07

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

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

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Audio Precision to Discuss Amplifier Measurements at our Trade Show Event

— September 12, 2008 17:43

 Audio Precision to Discuss Amplifier Measurements at our Trade Show Event

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

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Phantoms of CEDIA 2008

— September 11, 2008 05:53

Phantoms of CEDIA 2008

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

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My CEDIA Swagger

— September 07, 2008 18:00

My CEDIA Swagger

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

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An Open Letter to Tradeshow Exhibitors

— September 06, 2008 07:49

An Open Letter to Tradeshow Exhibitors

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

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Yamaha BD‑S2900 Blu‑Ray Player Preview

— August 23, 2008 12:00

Yamaha BD-S2900 Blu-Ray Player Preview

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