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Recent Home Theater Editorials

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

— January 28, 2022 01:20

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

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.

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Dolby Survey: GenZ Could Save Music Sound Quality!

— December 28, 2021 13:50

Dolby Survey: GenZ Could Save Music Sound Quality!

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?

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

— December 03, 2021 02:00

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

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?

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

— November 08, 2021 01:00

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

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.

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

— November 01, 2021 10:15

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

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.

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Chip Shortages and Pricing Considerations in the AV Industry

— October 18, 2021 02:10

Chip Shortages and Pricing Considerations in the AV Industry

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.

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

— October 10, 2021 23:30

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

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.

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Three Different Ways To Manage Your Digital Music

— September 28, 2021 13:45

Three Different Ways To Manage Your Digital Music

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.

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From 2021 Semiconductor Shortages to Global Chip Glut

— September 24, 2021 00:45

From 2021 Semiconductor Shortages to Global Chip Glut

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.

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

— September 17, 2021 11:20

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

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.

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Should CEDIA Cancel their Show for 2021?

— August 23, 2021 16:00

Should CEDIA Cancel their Show for 2021?

With the Delta variant causing a surge in COVID-19 across our country and a growing list of exhibitors like: Yamaha, Sound United, Harman, Sony, etc pulling out, should CEDIA be cancelled for 2021?

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5 Great Solutions for Video Display in a Conference Room

DEXON — August 23, 2021 01:00

5 Great Solutions for Video Display in a Conference Room

Video conferencing is here to stay and if you're looking to go big there are plenty of video wall solutions for you to choose from. Here are 5 Great Solutions for Video Display in a conference room.

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Should You Save Or Trash Your AV Boxes?

— August 17, 2021 12:30

Should You Save Or Trash Your AV Boxes?

Should you save or trash your AV boxes is a question that many audiophiles have had through the years. Which ones are worth saving and which should hit the recycling bin? Read on to find out.

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Do The Ethics and Politics of The People Who Make and Sell Your AV Gear Matter?

— July 25, 2021 01:55

Do The Ethics and Politics of The People Who Make and Sell Your AV Gear Matter?

Should consumers make an ethical or political choice in their purchasing? There are all real-world examples of products that you could vote on with your economic ballot. But does this matter to you?

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Today’s Home Theater Stores Are Missing Out On The Gaming Boom

— July 02, 2021 01:15

Today’s Home Theater Stores Are Missing Out On The Gaming Boom

There is no stopping the video game industry at this point. So how does the home theater industry cash in on this exploding trend? Read on to find out.

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Are Bowers & Wilkins the Best Car Speakers You Can Get? Are They Worth It?

Sponsored by Bimmertech — June 25, 2021 01:50

Are Bowers & Wilkins the Best Car Speakers You Can Get? Are They Worth It?

Bowers & Wilkins aligned with the most luxurious car brands like Volvo, Maserati and BMW. Are these speakers worth $4k? Can you upgrade in other cars? Learn how to upgrade your sound system with Bimmertech.

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How I Got Into The Hi Fi Biz - The Guy Behind Bose Wave Radio Speaks

— June 15, 2021 01:45

How I Got Into The Hi Fi Biz - The Guy Behind Bose Wave Radio Speaks

The industry of audio electronics is a great industry. I was fortunate enough to spend virtually my entire working career in consumer electronics. How did I get here and what did I learn? Read on.

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

— May 06, 2021 01:20

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

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.

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Audiophiles Need To Embrace Science Over Religion For The Hobby To Have a Future

— April 28, 2021 01:00

Audiophiles Need To Embrace Science Over Religion For The Hobby To Have a Future

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?

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Denon & Marantz Introduce a FREE HDMI Adapter Kit To Solve 4K/120Hz & 8K Incompatibility Issue

— April 27, 2021 07:00

Denon & Marantz Introduce a FREE HDMI Adapter Kit To Solve 4K/120Hz & 8K Incompatibility Issue

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.

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Discovery+ Streaming Service Delivers Content from Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, and Much More

— April 19, 2021 09:55

Discovery+ Streaming Service Delivers Content from Discovery Channel, Food Network, HGTV, and Much More

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.

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Signs Point To A DNA-Altering Audiophile Vaccine Available In The Coming Months

— April 01, 2021 00:00

Signs Point To A DNA-Altering Audiophile Vaccine Available In The Coming Months

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.

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Fixing Bass in My Two-Channel HiFi Audio System

— March 29, 2021 01:30

Fixing Bass in My Two-Channel HiFi Audio System

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.

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Onkyo, Pioneer Looking Strong in Fight to Survive 2021

— March 25, 2021 05:45

Onkyo, Pioneer Looking Strong in Fight to Survive 2021

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!

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The High Barrier to Entry for New Brands in the Specialty AV Market

— March 23, 2021 14:02

The High Barrier to Entry for New Brands in the Specialty AV Market

If you wanted to start an AV company? How would you go about it in today’s market? The barrier to entry for a new brand or even a new product category is sky-high. Read on to find out more.

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Spotify “Dream On" Event Promises Lossless HiFi in 2021

— March 12, 2021 08:00

Spotify “Dream On" Event Promises Lossless HiFi in 2021

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.

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Is Physical Inventory the AV Retailers Saving Grace In A Pandemic Economy?

— February 25, 2021 00:00

Is Physical Inventory the AV Retailers Saving Grace In A Pandemic Economy?

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.

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Is Today’s Specialty AV Gear Too Inexpensive?

— February 15, 2021 01:00

Is Today’s Specialty AV Gear Too Inexpensive?

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.