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Old Integrated Amplifiers in Today's Modern World

Old Integrated Amplifiers in Today's Modern World

What happens when your pre/pro separates are a hair too big for your entertainment center and your new replacement amp fails after a year and a half? Follow the saga of finding just the right amplifier for a three zone house. The journey will take you to an unexpected ending that leads to a vintage audio piece saving the day. Buckle up and enjoy the ride...

What happens when your pre/pro separates are a hair too big for your entertainment center and your new amp fails after 1.5 years? Follow one mans journey to find out how vintage audio saved the day.

— November 05, 2019 00:00 in Editorials

Marvel vs. DC Rivalry Continues in Digital Media as AT&T vs. Disney & Sony

Marvel vs. DC Rivalry Continues in Digital Media as AT&T vs. Disney & Sony

The rivalry between Marvel and DC is still alive and well through the three major conglomerates that now own all of the most popular characters that were born in comics. But the next battleground for popularity will be in the digital delivery of Marvel and DC characters to your favorite screen. The decision-makers behind the capes and cowls may sit in the air-conditioned offices of AT&T, Disney and Sony but the contest remains as fierce as it ever was in print-publishing as our favorite heroes do battle in the new business-arena of Streaming Video on-Demand. The stakes couldn't be higher, the objective is nothing less than the total subjugation of rival SVoD apps.

The Marvel vs. DC rivalry that was born in comic books will live on as AT&T; and Disney in the next battle for streaming video on-demand supremacy. Who will come out victorious?

— October 27, 2019 09:00 in Editorials

Netflix Boasts ‘Studio Quality’ Sound For Streaming Video

Netflix Boasts ‘Studio Quality’ Sound For Streaming Video

Netflix has launched a “high-quality audio” feature that promises studio-quality sound for 5.1-channel and Dolby Atmos soundtracks. Netflix is now streaming audio at much higher bit rates in order to deliver sound that is indistinguishable from the original master, according to the company. When bandwidth is limited, the audio quality is automatically downgraded to prevent playback interruptions. Read on to learn more.

Netflix has launched a “high-quality audio” feature that promises studio-quality sound for 5.1-channel and Dolby Atmos soundtracks. Read on to find out more.

— October 02, 2019 08:00 in Editorials

AT&T, Comcast and Disney Prepare to Destroy Netflix

AT&T, Comcast and Disney Prepare to Destroy Netflix

Netflix is feeling the summer heat! Three of the most high-powered entertainment conglomerates are moving into streaming, and removing some of the most popular shows from your Netflix queue. Add some bad financial news, limp international subscribers and a falling US subscriber-base, Netflix is just not having a good summer. But don't count everyone's favorite streaming app out just yet, they've been preparing for this for years. Let's take a closer look at how Netflix plans not only to survive, but to maximize its competitive advantages and thrive in a new era for streaming video on-demand.

How will Netflix survive Disney, AT&T; and Comcast moving into the already crowded streaming video-on-demand market? We explore how Netflix will try to continue staying relevant and keep its members.

— August 01, 2019 02:00 in Editorials

Trump's Google - Huawei Ban, Might be Good for Consumers After All

Trump's Google - Huawei Ban, Might be Good for Consumers After All

The China-US trade dispute has spilled over into consumer electronics in a big way, and it’s changing the competitive landscape for cell-phones. After months of problems for Huawei, including the loss of its Android operating system, the company has deployed a sweeping "Plan B". Consumers worldwide may be better off for it. Was Trump right?

The China-US trade dispute has spilled over into consumer electronics in a big way, and it’s changing the competitive landscape for cell-phones. Was Trump right about the Google - Huawei ban? Read on.

— July 10, 2019 02:00 in Editorials

Batwoman & "Woke" Hollywood — The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Batwoman & "Woke" Hollywood — The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The social commentary in much of today's TV and film has become too obvious and predictable, its superficial depictions of stereotypes play out like parodies. The latest example of this debauchery can be seen in the new Batwoman trailer on Youtube that received a 5:1 thumbs down to up ratio. Role reversals of 1950s-style prejudices, while exploiting politically-charged identity issues, is the opposite of progress. Instead of woke, Hollywood is putting us back to sleep.

The social commentary in much of today's TV and film has become obvious and predictable, its superficial depictions of stereotypes play out like parodies.

— May 31, 2019 00:00 in Editorials

Control4 OS 3 Revamps Smarthome Experience More Ease and Power

Control4 OS 3 Revamps Smarthome Experience More Ease and Power

Control4 has just updated their operating system in a big way. The goal was twofold; personalization and ease of operation for the end user. This is the 3rd generation of their OS hence the name OS 3 and we got a chance to beta test it. In this editorial we take a closer look at the Control4 OS 3 and how it has impacted the operation of their system integrated into the Audioholics Showcase Home. See what's new from Control4 and how home automation just got a lot neater.

Control4 has just updated their operating system in a big way. The goal was twofold; personalization and ease of operation for the end user. We beta tested OS 3 in our systems to understand its impact.

— May 28, 2019 13:00 in Editorials

Privacy Now! The Destructive Influence of Big Data Surveillance

Privacy Now! The Destructive Influence of Big Data Surveillance

This is the final installment in our ongoing look at the upcoming 5G revolution. We'll look at how our lack of privacy online began in the early days of Google and how it's used to manipulate us with the promise of personalization through behavioral data collection. We each get a unique Internet experience through search and social media, designed to shock as with a skewed version of reality based on our own biases to keep us angry, and engaging with ads. The result is tearing democracy apart with online outrage. But all is not lost, with an election year coming, we already see momentum behind meaningful online privacy regulations that could nip this problem in the bud, before the 5G Internet of Things technologies brings the relentless online spying to the world outside.

Privacy issues of the 5G future are just an extension of today’s online privacy concerns. learn how online spying is used to manipulate us and tear our country apart and learn how to protect yourself.

— May 17, 2019 00:00 in Editorials

Anthem Updates to ARC Genesis Room Correction

Anthem Updates to ARC Genesis Room Correction

Anthem Electronics just made a good thing better with the launch of ARC Genesis™, the third generation of their critically-acclaimed Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) software. Pputs the sophistication and power of an advanced audio lab in your hands so that you can achieve "perfect sound" at home is what Anthem claims. But what updates do they bring to the table with their latest "Genesis" edition? Read on to find out.

Anthem Electronics just made a good thing better with the launch of ARC Genesis™, the 3rd generation of their critically-acclaimed Anthem Room Correction (ARC®) software. See what upgrades you get.

— May 06, 2019 16:00 in Editorials

5G Wireless Apocalypse: Smart City of Surveillance

5G Wireless Apocalypse: Smart City of Surveillance

Part two of our 5G Wireless Apocalypse series. 5G will bring us the smart IoT (Internet of things) technology of the future. The first fully-formed smart city, built from the Internet up, will be in Toronto, Canada. It promises to be a marvel of technology, but a disaster for your personal privacy. What can we expect when the city itself is spying on you for both private companies and government agencies?

The first fully-formed smart city promises to be a marvel of technology, but a disaster for your personal privacy. What can we expect when the city itself is spying on you? Read on to find out.

— May 01, 2019 10:00 in Editorials

Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

Audioholics is celebrating our 20-year anniversary this April 18th, 2019. We went from hobby site to one of the industry's largest and most respected AV review publications with the BIGGEST social media network. Our no-nonsense approach with brutally honest reporting and useful how-to's and tech articles has created a loyal following that has helped us earn our success. I'm appreciative of our loyal fans and talented writing staff over the years that have made Audioholics the success it is. Happy Birthday Audioholics and remember, keep listening!

Audioholics is celebrating our 20-year anniversary this April 18th,2019. As one of the industry's largest and most respected AV review publications, we thank our followers and talented writing staff.

— April 03, 2019 21:00 in Editorials

5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

Welcome to the 5G Wireless Apocalypse! This is the first of a three-part series that examines the upcoming 5G wireless network, presenting both the good... and the not so good. In this installment we'll explore the potential health risks from the upcoming 5G wireless network, and examine the science behind claims RF radiation poses a danger to humans.

5G Wireless Apocalypse! This is the first of a three-part series that explores what 5G will bring, presenting both the good... and the not so good. Is 5G bad for your health? Read on.

— March 28, 2019 06:00 in Editorials

Mobile MQA Goes Mainstream Via Tidal’s Android App

Mobile MQA Goes Mainstream Via Tidal’s Android App

Tidal and MQA have announced that all Android devices are now MQA-ready! The latest version of Tidal’s Android app has the MQA decoder built in, so subscribers to Tidal’s HiFi tier can now enjoy the service’s growing catalog of high-resolution “Tidal Masters” content on their mobile devices. MQA also aims to deliver high-res audio to cars, as demonstrated in a “proof-of-concept” listening experience at CES 2019. Read on to learn more.

Tidal announced that all Android devices are now MQA-ready! Subscribers to Tidal’s HiFi tier can now enjoy the service’s high-resolution “Tidal Masters" content on their Android mobile devices.

— March 11, 2019 23:00 in Editorials

Samsung Drops Blu-ray, Drives Nail into Disc-Media Coffin

Samsung Drops Blu-ray, Drives Nail into Disc-Media Coffin

Samsung has announced that it will no longer produce and distribute Blu-ray players in the US. The announcement means that Samsung will also abandon the roll-out a new 4K ultra high definition Blu-ray player that had been slated for release later this year. It’s shocking news from a company that has been a major backer of Blu-ray since the very beginning. The news could be the writing on the wall for the future of disc-based media in general. And, how might it be possible to blame Apple? We'll find a way, as we lament the tragedy that will someday become - the day the disc-media dies.

Samsung has announced that it will no longer produce and distribute Ultra HD Blu-ray players in the US. Does this mark the death of the physical format and is Apple partly to blame?

— March 07, 2019 13:00 in Editorials