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Recent Home Theater Editorials

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Why I Sold A Significant Classic Rock Vinyl Collection In 2008 and Never Looked Back

— January 23, 2021 23:00

Why I Sold A Significant Classic Rock Vinyl Collection In 2008 and Never Looked Back

The audiophile community doesn’t like change, in fact, they despise it with every fiber of their being. Do you still like vinyl? Find out why I sold this antiquated music medium and never looked back.

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Is the Romance of High Fidelity Audio Today Dead?

— December 31, 2020 00:00

Is the Romance of High Fidelity Audio Today Dead?

Today’s audio equipment does not exhibit that same degree of visceral appeal. Is the performance so uniformly good that a lot of the mystique and “skill” of picking out your personal system gone?

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Are AV Tradeshows a Thing of the Past?

— December 29, 2020 01:30

Are AV Tradeshows a Thing of the Past?

COVID-19 crushed the idea of home theater tradeshows and with the decline of brick and mortar AV stores has the idea of actually listening to a demo of HiFi gear before you buy a thing of the past?

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Warner/HBO Max Takes Shot at Theaters, Hits Foot

— December 13, 2020 09:00

Warner/HBO Max Takes Shot at Theaters, Hits Foot

WarnerMedia announced plans to send its 2021 slate of films to HBO Max without consulting major theater chains like AMC or even its own partners and producers. How will the impact the art of cinema?

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Denon & Marantz Firmware Update Adds DTS:X Pro & Key Audio Feature Back!

— November 05, 2020 01:00

Denon & Marantz Firmware Update Adds DTS:X Pro & Key Audio Feature Back!

On Nov 11th, 2020, select 2019 and newer Denon & Marantz AV receivers will be receiving a BIG firmware update that brings DTS:X Pro, Front Wides, and also restores a key audio feature we've been asking for.

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The Future of Audiophile Systems Explained In Explicit, Painful Detail

— November 02, 2020 02:00

The Future of Audiophile Systems Explained In Explicit, Painful Detail

Is hi-end audio on its way out? Read our thoughts on the challenges that lay ahead for the next generation of audiophiles to create broader appeal and keep this passion alive.

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The Boston Acoustics Micro Reference 90 Stereo Review Story

— October 27, 2020 01:00

The Boston Acoustics Micro Reference 90 Stereo Review Story

I recently said the Legacy Audio Signature SE speakers are most likely the last pair of speakers I will ever buy. See how the Boston Acoustics Micro Reference 90s came to be this for another reviewer.

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Microsoft's Xbox Long-Game Surges with Bethesda Purchase

— October 14, 2020 00:00

Microsoft's Xbox Long-Game Surges with Bethesda Purchase

Microsoft buys Zenimax in the second biggest acquisition in gaming history. Xbox Game Studios at once solved its exclusive titles problem and stirred interest in pre-orders for Xbox Series X/S.

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Network Redundancy: The New Normal In a Post-COVID World?

— October 03, 2020 08:30

Network Redundancy: The New Normal In a Post-COVID World?

When COVID-19 messed with all of our lives, it also messed with our connectivity. How do we deal with dropped internet, loss of cell service, and more when our whole life is hooked up to the internet?

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Home Theater Is More Relevant During COVID-19 Than Ever Before

— September 21, 2020 00:00

Home Theater Is More Relevant During COVID-19 Than Ever Before

Home theater has changed a lot over the last 20 years. COVID-19 has made some changes in the way we live our lives, but luckily home theater might be one of the positives to come out of this.

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

— August 26, 2020 05:30

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

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?

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

— August 24, 2020 07:00

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

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.

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

— August 16, 2020 02:50

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

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

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An Audiophile’s Realization: My Last New Speakers

— June 19, 2020 05:00

An Audiophile’s Realization: My Last New Speakers

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.

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

— April 20, 2020 06:00

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

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.

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

— March 15, 2020 00:00

Coronavirus COVID-19 Audioholics Survival Guide

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.

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

— March 11, 2020 07:00

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

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.

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Synergistic Research Foundation Cables Company Review

— March 10, 2020 01:00

Synergistic Research Foundation Cables Company Review

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.

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Hearing Protection and Listening Safety

— March 02, 2020 00:00

Hearing Protection and Listening Safety

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.

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Is Google Rewarding Fake Review Comparison Websites?

Anthony Federici — December 07, 2019 23:00

Is Google Rewarding Fake Review Comparison Websites?

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.

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Old Integrated Amplifiers in Today's Modern World

— November 05, 2019 00:00

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 amp fails after 1.5 years? Follow one mans journey to find out how vintage audio saved the day.

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

— October 27, 2019 09:00

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

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?

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Netflix Boasts ‘Studio Quality’ Sound For Streaming Video

— October 02, 2019 08:00

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. Read on to find out more.

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AT&T, Comcast and Disney Prepare to Destroy Netflix

— August 01, 2019 02:00

AT&T, Comcast and Disney Prepare to Destroy Netflix

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.

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

— July 10, 2019 02:00

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. Was Trump right about the Google - Huawei ban? Read on.

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

— May 31, 2019 00:00

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

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.

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Control4 OS 3 Revamps Smarthome Experience More Ease and Power

— May 28, 2019 13:00

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. We beta tested OS 3 in our systems to understand its impact.

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Privacy Now! The Destructive Influence of Big Data Surveillance

— May 17, 2019 00:00

Privacy Now! The Destructive Influence of Big Data Surveillance

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.