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Darwin Cables Review

There is one thing that all high end audio components require to function as a system, and that is signal and power cables. No getting around it. Of course, there is no market ...

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Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers & DAC Review

Multi-function powered speakers are all the rage in 2017, and no other company has been more at the forefront than Audioengine. They have been making affordable, great sounding, and versatile powered monitors since 2005, along ...

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Bryston BCD-3 CD Player Review

Canadian heavy hitters Bryston surprised everyone a few years ago with their introduction of a speaker line, which now, after wide acceptance and a slew of positive reviews, are considered class leaders in ...

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Okki Nokki RCM-II Record Cleaning Machine

At the beginning of the year, a good friend called me over to his garage and surprised me with a gift of around 500 vintage vinyl records he had little patience to deal with. ...

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Black Rhodium Foxtrot Speaker and Symphony Interconnect Cables

There have never been more purveyors of audio cables marketed to the audiophile community than there are currently. New companies appear monthly, and at every audio show there are new smiling faces displaying ...

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Sonore microRendu Ethernet to USB Streamer Review

In 2016 network file players and streamers are king. This is because just about everyone who has done comparisons has found that mass produced, consumer grade, off the shelf computers are not state of ...

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Intona High Speed USB Isolator Review

It is no secret that digital audio transmitted via USB is not perfect. USB was never intended for high performance audio, but eventually overtook S/PDIF as the most common connection method. Virtually ...

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Bryston BDP-2 Server and BDA-3 DAC Review

There has never been a better time to be a fan of high end digital audio. Audiophiles and non audiophiles alike can spend as little as a few hundred dollars for high quality ...

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Wireworld Signal and Power Cable Review

I had the good fortune to review Wireworld digital cables last month. I say “good fortune” because their AES/EBU and USB cables improved the performance of both my systems in ...

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CLONES Audio Asher DAC Review

CLONES Audio, based in Hong Kong, has been one of my favorite small, artisanal hifi purveyors for a few years now. I was turned on to CLONES Audio by some very knowing ears. ...

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Wireworld Digital Cables Review

Wireworld has been making audiophile grade cables for decades now, and the company’s products have been on my “to investigate” list for several years. This is for a number ...

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Marantz HD-AMP1 Integrated Amplifier & DSD DAC Review

Marantz has been on a serious winning streak with their recent line of SACD players/DAC combos, streamers, receivers, home theater line, and stand alone DAC models. Especially the HD-DAC1 DSD DAC headphone ...

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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