This AV Rant podcast begins a series of interviews with one of the foremost designers in the field of electrostatic speakers. David Janszen is the son of Arthur A. Janszen, the inventor electrostats.
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This article discusses various audio testing methodologies (ie. SBT, DBT, ABX, etc) and associated biases that may exist in each of them.
If you haven't tuned in to AV Rant in a while, Liz Vinci is the new cohost (Dina finally had enough of Tom). There has also been an interesting "Soup to Nuts" series going on.
Nintendo announced Wii U last week and failed to impress investors with behind-the-curve technology. But what the investors don’t know is that Nintendo is demonstrating the true code of the samurai.
Upgraditus. What is it? Well, simply defined, it is the feeling that something in your AV system needs to be changed or added. Unfortunately, manufacturers know all about it. Don't be fooled by them.
When Michael Bay and James Cameron sit down together to talk about 3D as it pertains to filmmaking, it's something any film aficionado should take notice of and enjoy.
Bose has been the punch-line of jokes about over-priced speakers with paper cones, patented so-called revolutionary technology
By now you've heard that the Sony PlayStation Network has been down all week. Sony finally identified that PSN was the target of an "external intrusion" and some of your personal data was compromised.
Taxi Driver is a piece of film history. Now, the Martin Scorsese thriller makes its Blu-ray debut, fully restored, and marking the 35th anniversary of the film's 1970's theatrical release
If you have a twitter account or visited the Internet at all in the last few days you've heard that Amazon has released a new cloud-based service called Cloud Drive. What it means for you.
Treme is a new drama series on HBO, sprung from the mind of David Simon, creator of the The Wire. Set in New Orleans not long after hurricane Katrina, Treme brings us average people as they rebuild
The Tourist is a lighthearted caper film complete with Interpol vans, overtones of romance and international espionage starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
So I was driving my motorcycle downtown today and scoped this out of the corner of my eye. What's that? Could my eyes deceive me? A DirecTV dish positioned right next to the big Verizon Plus sign?
It is rare that we have something to announce other than product news. However, we are proud to announce that our own Associate Editor, Tom Andry, has released his first book Bob Moore: No Hero.
But don’t believe for a minute that this is the end for the Guitar Hero franchise. The game is only five years old, even by video game standards it’s just a pup. Guitar Hero is the future New Coke.
Most consumers won't run into the problems we do because they have the proverbial "small rooms." They aren't pushing their gear to the limit. But we do. And manufacturers don't often like it.
Bad blood growing between Hulu CEO Jason Kilar and the studios that hired him may hint at the troubles the television networks are having getting online.
According to a survey done at Twice.com, at least 4.5 million shoppers plan to take advantage of Super Bowl sales to pick up a new TV in time for the big game. That number is up 25% from 2010.
Recently I completed a series of articles comparing receivers. Beforehand I wondered how accurate are the specifications on the manufacturers websites? Not very I discovered.
Just in time for Christmas (sort of) a couple of Audioholics sponsors are running contests in our forums. Make sure to take a look at the contest rules for eligibility. Have fun and good luck!
Witness an Audioholic world where surround sound is important. The following video is a story from that world. While it may seem strange and terrifying to us, to them, it is an Audioholic life.
I never thought I could fall victim to the placebo effect being the skeptic that I am in nature. This article explores the power of the placebo and the importance of using a controlled DBT protocol.
According to an article at the Financial Times, SNL Kagen reported that cableTV has suffered its largest customer drop in the past 30 years - nearly 3/4 of a million subscribers in the last quarter!
A week doesn't go by without a request from our readers to conduct a product comparison. While it may seem like a great idea, they are a pain in butt to conduct for reasons discussed in this article.
The popular video game review website GameSpot.com caused a stir when it suggested that Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 might be racist. Meanwhile Consumer Reports disagrees with that assessment.
There's no question that Google is an amazing and capable company. Like Apple, when they go out on a limb to create something new, people tend to take notice- and GoogleTV brings a lot of anticipation
3D. It's the "thing" that everyone has to deal with or risk losing out on this year. I decided to spent a lot of time investigating the various incarnations of 3D from the major manufacturers.
Parent would do well to consider this a must-read article to help prevent accidents at home. This applies, primarily, to those who haven't yet mounted and installed their flat panel TVs on the wall.