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Recent Home Theater Editorials

Onkyo USA Hands Distribution to Klipsch: Is Onkyo in Trouble?

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Onkyo USA Hands Distribution to Klipsch: Is Onkyo in Trouble?

— August 26, 2020 05:30

American Onkyo dealers were notified of an abrupt distribution change in a “notice of termination” for their agreement with Onkyo USA, as it will no longer be fulfilling orders. What happens now?

Prepare for AV Shipping Delays and Product Shortages Thanks To COVID-19

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Prepare for AV Shipping Delays and Product Shortages Thanks To COVID-19

Jerry Del Colliano — August 24, 2020 07:00

If you are in the market for some new AV gear, you might want to make a purchase now as it isn’t clear when the next shortage or shipping delay might get in your way due to COVID-19.

DirecTV Lost 954,000 Subscribers In Q2 2020 - Time To Cut The Cord?

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DirecTV Lost 954,000 Subscribers In Q2 2020 - Time To Cut The Cord?

Jerry Del Colliano — August 16, 2020 02:50

With rumors floating that AT&T; might close DirecTV, the news that 954,000 subscribers left the service in Q2-2020 isn’t good. We're going to look at what your options are if you decide to cut the cord

An Audiophile’s Realization: My Last New Speakers

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An Audiophile’s Realization: My Last New Speakers

— June 19, 2020 05:00

The day we get big new speakers is an important day to us audiophiles. We’ve spent years researching them to get the best we can afford. Here’s the story of what are probably my last loudspeakers.

When Was the “Golden Age” of Audio Hi-Fi?

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When Was the “Golden Age” of Audio Hi-Fi?

— April 20, 2020 06:00

The interest of high-quality reproduced sound in the home has been an enduring interest for a large number of people. Is there a period that can be said to be audio’s “Golden Age?". Read on to see.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

— March 15, 2020 00:00

I recently tested positive for COVID-19 after struggling with what I thought was the flu for over a week. This survival guide suggests good reference audio and video material to get you through the isolation period.

Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

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Coronavirus COVID-19: Will it Tank the Audio Industry?

— March 11, 2020 07:00

Looking to buy a new electronic gadget this week? Thanks to the COVID-19 Coronavirus you may hear, "Sorry folks we're all out and don't know when new ones will come in." See how this is impacting us.

Synergistic Research Foundation Cables Company Review

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Synergistic Research Foundation Cables Company Review

— March 10, 2020 01:00

Synergistic Research is a company specializing in scam cables and audio tweaks based on pseudoscience like Foundation. Ted Denney publicly mocked my COVID-19 situation and threatened Audioholics.

Hearing Protection and Listening Safety

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Hearing Protection and Listening Safety

— March 02, 2020 00:00

This article discusses the importance of hearing safety and how to combat tinnitus using active hearing aids and soundscapes. Listen for a lifetime by not abusing your ears to enjoy true hi-fi.

Is Google Rewarding Fake Review Comparison Websites?

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Is Google Rewarding Fake Review Comparison Websites?

Anthony Federici — December 07, 2019 23:00

How many Home Theater Reviews and AV Magazines simply massage press releases and pawn them off as product comparisons monetized with Amazon affiliate links that Google deems useful content? Read on.

Old Integrated Amplifiers in Today's Modern World

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Old Integrated Amplifiers in Today's Modern World

— November 05, 2019 00:00

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.

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

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

— October 27, 2019 09:00

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?

Netflix Boasts ‘Studio Quality’ Sound For Streaming Video

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Netflix Boasts ‘Studio Quality’ Sound For Streaming Video

— October 02, 2019 08:00

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.

AT&T, Comcast and Disney Prepare to Destroy Netflix

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AT&T, Comcast and Disney Prepare to Destroy Netflix

— August 01, 2019 02:00

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.

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

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

— July 10, 2019 02:00

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.

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

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

— May 31, 2019 00:00

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.

Control4 OS 3 Revamps Smarthome Experience More Ease and Power

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Control4 OS 3 Revamps Smarthome Experience More Ease and Power

— May 28, 2019 13:00

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.

Privacy Now! The Destructive Influence of Big Data Surveillance

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Privacy Now! The Destructive Influence of Big Data Surveillance

— May 17, 2019 00:00

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.

Anthem Updates to ARC Genesis Room Correction

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Anthem Updates to ARC Genesis Room Correction

— May 06, 2019 16:00

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.

5G Wireless Apocalypse: Smart City of Surveillance

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5G Wireless Apocalypse: Smart City of Surveillance

— May 01, 2019 10:00

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.

Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

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Audioholics Celebrates 20 Years of Online Success

— April 03, 2019 21:00

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.

5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

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5G Wireless Apocalypse: The RF Health-Risk Conspiracy

— March 28, 2019 06:00

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.

Mobile MQA Goes Mainstream Via Tidal’s Android App

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Mobile MQA Goes Mainstream Via Tidal’s Android App

— March 11, 2019 23:00

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.

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

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

— March 07, 2019 13:00

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?

Can Star Trek Discovery Carry CBS All Access?

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Can Star Trek Discovery Carry CBS All Access?

— February 23, 2019 01:00

Is Star Trek Discovery the solid performer that CBS needs it to be to make their paywall App a success? Some believe that the controversial new Star Trek show may have seen its final season.

Klipsch Dresses Up New Technology in a Classical Outfit

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Klipsch Dresses Up New Technology in a Classical Outfit

— February 08, 2019 22:00

Klipsch made a big splash at CES this year releasing new soundbars, wireless speakers, wireless earbuds, and portable tabletop speakers loaded with new technology but with vintage roots.

Apple - Sony Takeover Predicted as Big Tech Buys Up Hollywood

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Apple - Sony Takeover Predicted as Big Tech Buys Up Hollywood

— January 15, 2019 00:00

The latest rumor about Apple comes via online prediction from Variety that says the iPhone maker will acquire Sony Pictures in 2019. Is Apple positioning themselves to compete with Netflix? Read on.

Bose: Legitimate Audio Company or Slick Marketing?

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Bose: Legitimate Audio Company or Slick Marketing?

— January 03, 2019 00:00

Love them or hate them Bose is the best selling audio brand in the world. Are they really "all marketing and no engineering?" We take a look at this iconic company and sort out truth from fiction.