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Rabbit R1 & AI Pin: Future of Smartphones or Tech Dead‑End?

— June 06, 2024 00:00

Rabbit R1 & AI Pin: Future of Smartphones or Tech Dead-End?

Humane AI Pin & Rabbit R1, talking AI devices launch with a sputter. New AI Siri and Google Assistant expected and a conversational ChatGPT 4o. Do we really have to talk to the Internet now?

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WiSA Gains New Members: Onkyo, DALI, Amber Technologies, and Gibson

— June 20, 2013 18:05

WiSA Gains New Members: Onkyo, DALI, Amber Technologies, and Gibson

The Wireless Speaker and Audio Association (WiSA) has gained 4 new members: Onkyo, DALI, Amber Technologies, and Gibson. Read on to find out the details.

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Electronic House 2013 Home of the Year Awards

Electronic House — May 13, 2013 05:45

Electronic House 2013 Home of the Year Awards

For Electronic House's 2013 Home of the Year Awards we checked out the 12 different categories, some of which included several finalists in Gold, Silver and Bronze designations. You're gonna love it!

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What Makes WiSA Certifications Different From Other Wireless Speaker Solutions

Alan Ruberg — May 06, 2013 03:00

What Makes WiSA Certifications Different From Other Wireless Speaker Solutions

Each wireless technology has its place, but no one is offering wireless surround sound audio for the home theater with all of the WiSA benefits such as interoperable multi-channel surround sound.

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The Hidden Home Theater: Hiding Surround Sound in an Older Home

— April 26, 2013 04:00

The Hidden Home Theater: Hiding Surround Sound in an Older Home

In older homes, home theater really needs to be hidden. If not, then you can ruin the decor of the home. This isn't easy and we give you seven tips to achieve the hidden home theater.

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Legacy Audio Interview: Room Correction, DSP & EQ Processing of Loudspeaker Systems

— April 07, 2013 19:20

Legacy Audio Interview: Room Correction, DSP & EQ Processing of Loudspeaker Systems

We discuss room correction, DSP & EQ processing of loudspeaker systems with Legacy Audio in this interview with Bill Dudleston, Chief Engineer/Owner of Legacy Audio.

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Star Trek: Enterprise Season One Blu‑ray Review

— March 26, 2013 05:00

Star Trek: Enterprise Season One Blu-ray Review

The first season of Star Trek: Enterprise, that bastard-child of the Trek franchise, is hitting Blu-ray, presented in a six-disc set consisting of all 25 episodes, including the 2-hour pilot.

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...into Bad HT Video Technology

— March 06, 2013 07:55

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey...into Bad HT Video Technology

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was filmed in High Frame Rate 3D but it was criticized for looking too real – so real it looked artificial.

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The Inside Story: A Prognosis of Best Buy from a Veteran Employee

— March 04, 2013 06:20

The Inside Story: A Prognosis of Best Buy from a Veteran Employee

I started working for Best Buy during high school and continued with them all the way through my undergrad and into graduate school. This has given me an inside view into the failings of the company.

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Samsung Introduces HomeSync Android TV at Mobile World Congress 2013

— February 28, 2013 05:10

Samsung Introduces HomeSync Android TV at Mobile World Congress 2013

Samsung has introduced HomeSync Android TV a set-top box for your home theater system that runs on Android Jelly Bean. The biggest questions are what will it cost and how quickly will it take off?

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What Sony PlayStation 4 Brings to Your Home Theater System

— February 24, 2013 04:15

What Sony PlayStation 4 Brings to Your Home Theater System

The PlayStation 4 looks like it will deliver exactly what the gaming public wants in a big-screen media experience: More power, more connectivity, smoother frame rates and better all-around graphics

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Speaker Manufacturers: Internet Direct vs Brick and Mortar

, — February 13, 2013 06:00

Speaker Manufacturers: Internet Direct vs Brick and Mortar

Many disagree about advantages and disadvantages of Internet direct (ID) manufacturers versus manufacturers with traditional distributions models. Here's our two-cents with our YouTube discussion.

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Farewell Sony MiniDisc

— February 06, 2013 05:45

Farewell Sony MiniDisc

Sony quietly announced the release of the stereo system to feature its MiniDisc format. Frankly, we were surprised to hear the 20-plus year old format was still alive at all. MiniDisc never caught on.

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MartinLogan Interview on Electrostatic Speaker Design

— January 02, 2013 07:00

MartinLogan Interview on Electrostatic Speaker Design

We recently took a tour of the MartinLogan headquarters in Kansas and sat down for an interview with their Chief Audio Technologist, Joe Vojtko.

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DIY Loudspeakers: Can You Build "Better" Than Professional Designs?

— December 27, 2012 14:45

DIY Loudspeakers: Can You Build "Better" Than Professional Designs?

DIY enthusiasts often think they can build a better loudspeaker than a professional. This article explores why this is often the case surrounding speakers but not other devices. Share your thoughts.

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Tip of the Day: The Audio Sweet Spot

— December 19, 2012 22:02

Tip of the Day: The Audio Sweet Spot

The sweet spot is that one magical place in any listening room where sound waves meet to transform the lucky occupant to audio nirvana. Some tips to enjoy that location.

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FCC Forces Cable Companies to Support HD Streaming on Network Devices

— December 10, 2012 08:00

FCC Forces Cable Companies to Support HD Streaming on Network Devices

The FCC is forcing all cable companies to support streaming HD content from a cable box to network devices by 2014.

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2012 Audioholics GTG Event Sneak Peek

— October 26, 2012 18:40

2012 Audioholics GTG Event Sneak Peek

This is a sneak peek of our 2012 Audioholics GTG event this October 27th that gives you an idea of the equipment being demoed and also hints at prizes and other perks. Register now

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Spock's Beard Progressive Rock Band Informational & Interview

Steve DellaSala — October 22, 2012 22:15

Spock's Beard Progressive Rock Band Informational & Interview

Spock’s Beard have been widely recognized as a premier progressive rock band since their first album titled The Light in 1995. This detailed interview of the band provides also background.

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu‑ray Review

— September 27, 2012 19:20

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 Blu-ray Review

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 leaps from the pages of the original 1986 four-issue comic book series into a magnificent DC home animation on Blu-ray.

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It's Official: All Pop Music is Loud and Sounds the Same

— July 27, 2012 08:35

It's Official: All Pop Music is Loud and Sounds the Same

According to a report on Reuters, our original take on the shrinking Dynamic Range was spot on. Scientists in Spain were able to more or less use a database of the past 50 years of music to "prove"

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Status Acoustics Titus 8T Loudspeaker System Q&A Interview

— July 23, 2012 10:25

Status Acoustics Titus 8T Loudspeaker System Q&A Interview

We were fortunate enough to have Shane Rich (Chief Engineer for RBH Sound / Status Acoustics) on site to help install their new Titus 8T Flagship speaker system in our primary reference room.

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Contest: Be the First to Audition the New SVS SB13‑Ultra Series Sealed Subwoofer and Win It!

— July 10, 2012 22:20

Contest: Be the First to Audition the New SVS SB13-Ultra Series Sealed Subwoofer and Win It!

Sign up and tell us why you should be selected as one of 3 Beta Sub Auditioners. If selected by Audioholics, SVS will ship you their new SB13-Ultra sub to spend two weeks testing and auditioning it!

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Interview: Michael J. Koss Introduces STRIVA Wi‑Fi Headphones

— June 07, 2012 05:00

Interview: Michael J. Koss Introduces STRIVA Wi-Fi Headphones

Audioholics sat down with Michael J. Koss, President and CEO of Koss Corporation and son of the company’s founder, John C. Koss. The historic Koss headphone company is now producing wi-fi headphones.

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Car Audio Head Units Belong in Space Shuttles, Not Cars

— May 22, 2012 04:45

Car Audio Head Units Belong in Space Shuttles, Not Cars

Our new head unit was harder to control than the space shuttle. I mean it. We were fairly certain we could land the Endeavor before we could master all of the features of our new CD receiver.

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Dolby Atmos Coming to Theaters Near You

— May 14, 2012 10:15

Dolby Atmos Coming to Theaters Near You

The new Dolby Atmos platform one-ups ads a new frontier in sound - the upper hemisphere. Theaters featuring Dolby’s new Atmos technology will expand sound into discrete channels above the audience.

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Audioquest Cable "BoomBox" Demo: Legit Science or Slick Marketing?

— April 18, 2012 13:30

Audioquest Cable "BoomBox" Demo: Legit Science or Slick Marketing?

Are hi-end cables, like those by Audioquest, worth the money? We sat in on an Audioquest demo to let them try to convince us of the differences. Here's what we heard and saw.

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AV Rant #280: Ego Stroker

— April 04, 2012 07:45

AV Rant #280: Ego Stroker

Lots of news, reviews, and updates including a comparison of iTunes Match and Mastered for iTunes to an original CD recording. Plus lots more!

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Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season Blu‑ray Review

— March 05, 2012 09:45

Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season Blu-ray Review

HBO has turned the Game of Thrones into a television drama masterpiece with as much care and attention to detail as the its finest work.