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Eastern Electric Mini Max Supreme DAC Review

The high resolution Digital Audio Convertor market is, to me, the most exciting and fastest moving sector in the audiophile industry. It is also global. There are superb products being designed and manufactured ...

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DH Labs Mirage USB Cable Review

DH Labs -- run by Darren Hovsepian, hence the initials -- makes excellent analog cables, including interconnects, speaker wire, and power cords. They also make top-notch digital cables. I know this because I ...

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SOtM sHP-100 Headphone Amplifier & DSD DAC Review

SOtM, a Korean audiophile component manufacturer, is slowly but surely making the industry sit up and take notice. They offer a line of impressive and versatile computer audio products that compete with much ...

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Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier & CD5005 CD Player Review

It’s no accident Marantz has established itself as the dominant player in sub-$1000 stereo components. The company has a talent for trickling down technology and performance from their reference line on ...

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Musical Fidelity M6si Integrated Amplifier Review

I’ve reviewed a number of Musical Fidelity products over the course of the last few years. I have dabbled mostly in the entry-level series of products, with reviews of the V-DAC ...

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SOtM sMS-100 Mini Server & mBPS-d2s Intelligent Battery Review

I have long established a digital audio playback system based on an Ethernet network. I’m not down with a computer in my equipment rack, and have very little patience for all ...

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Denon AVR-X3100W Home Theater Receiver Review

Last month while reviewing the amazingly priced Denon AVR-S700W, I wondered how Denon could offer significant performance improvements without a significant increase in cost. Well, here comes the AVR-X3100W. The 700 was ...

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Tisbury Audio Mini Passive Review

Tisbury Audio is a relatively new artisanal audio design firm located in London, England a few blocks away from the Wimbledon village, where the famed tennis championships are played. It is rather fitting. ...

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Denon AVR-S700W& Envaya Bluetooth Speaker Reviews

D&M Holdings has been on a tear recently. The company that owns Denon has been flooding the market with products chock full of cutting edge features, and priced at amazingly reasonable ...

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CLONES Audio 25p Power Amplifier Review

Having travelled to Hong Kong several years ago, I was surprised to see a large number of high-end audio shops filled with hifi aficionados. Mainland China has been an audiophile hub for decades ...

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Audioengine A2+ Desktop Speakers Review

I have been into computer audio since the time it meant ripping your CDs into lossy files to either load them up on your mp3 player or to play them back over plastic ...

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Darwin Truth Silver Cable Review

Over the past year or so I have come to rely on a few cable manufacturers that make reference products at their price points and even beyond. Darwin Cables, who I first heard ...

Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 
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If you've gone to see a traditional 2D movie at a theater that also does 3D you may have noticed something lacking in your film.  It's not that 3D movies look better - that's a matter of opinion - and it's definitely not your imagination.  The problem stems from the difference in technology needed for 2D and 3D films.  At the most basic level, 3D movies require a polarizer for the effect and have been created with that in mind. They're brighter to make up for the amount of light lost.

 
Friday, 20 May 2011 | 
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 The folks at NHK - known to the English speaking world as Japan Broadcasting Corporation - have been working since 1995 on an exciting new broadcasting standard known as Super Hi-Vision. Super Hi-Vision boasts a resolution 16 times that of 1080p, which is significantly more that even the most up to date movie theater.  It provides a nearly 33 megapixel picture for ridiculously lifelike images.
 
Friday, 20 May 2011 | 
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The folks at BenQ debuted a pair of projectors, announcing them as "the ultimate in big screen entertainment."  That may be a big of an overstatement, but the W1100 and W1200 are pretty slick projectors regardless.  The W1100 offers a twelve-lens optical system for sharp pictures, a brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens, a 4,500:1 contrast ratio and a 10-bit color processor.  It offers a color management system that lets you adjust hue, contrast, color temperature and gamma.


 
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 
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When you pick out a 3D TV, you're stuck making adecision.  You can sacrifice a 1080presolution in favor of lighter and cheaper passive glasses or you can deal withexpensive glasses that need to be fed new batteries or recharged on occasion.  The new tech from Samsung and RealD combinesthe best parts of active and passive technologies but without thedownside. 

 
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 
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Traditionally, mid-range sets between 40 and 49 inches havedominated the market, but in the first quarter of 2011 there has been adefinite shift toward larger sets. The folks at market research firm iSuppli have crunched the numberson TV sales in the first quarter of 2011 and come to the conclusion that largersets are on the rise.  

 
Friday, 13 May 2011 | 
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Android phone users have, historically, had to deal with the issue of not having access to everything that iPhone users have.  The incredibly popular platform created by Apple has been the primary one when it comes to development of applications, which typically means that Apple phones are also the first to get the latest and greatest apps.

 
Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 
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The NR809 is the latest addition to Onkyo's receiver lineup. It's designed as a replacement to last year's NR808 and right out of the gate it makes some improvements.  You'll find two USB ports - one front and one rear facing - as well as Zone 2/3 preouts and ISF video calibration. The NR809 also features a pair of video processors . 

 
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